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Dirty cop admits to taking bribes, ferrying cocaine for informant
A dirty NYPD cop admitted Tuesday to taking bribes and ferrying cocaine for an informant posing as a drug dealer in exchange for six years in prison.Johnny Diaz, 48, wearing an orange prison-issue jumpsuit, took the plea deal in Manhattan Supreme Court before Justice James Burke.“Are you pleading gu
Pregnant former reality star, 26, found dead on sidewalk in the Bronx
A former reality star was found dead on a sidewalk in Manhattan wearing no pants and in possession of cocaine. She was 20 weeks pregnant.Lyric McHenry, 26, was discovered above the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx around 5am on Tuesday.McHenry, who appeared in the E! show EJNYC with Magic Johnso
Hackensack submarine USS Ling apparently flooded intentionally, memorial plaques stolen
HACKENSACK — The USS Ling, submarine museum mired in muck in the Hackensack River, was flooded sometime in the past three days and four memorial plaques embedded in the ground on the riverbank near the vessel were pried out and stolen.
8 things to do in North Jersey this week
The Kootz Band will celebrate rock and roll and perform on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Rosen Performing Arts Center at Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive in Wayne. The band will highlight the music of the Beatles, Bee Gees, Stones, Animals, Credence Clearwater, Byrds and the Turtles. $16. For more information, v
Why is flooding always so bad in North Jersey? The area used to be a prehistoric lake
The Passaic River Basin was a massive lake that formed 25,000 years ago after a glacier that covered a large portion of of North Jersey retreated leaving debris that blocked gaps in the Watchung Mountains, according to federal and state reports.
Mom charged with leaving 3-week-old in car as she shopped
Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, of Little Falls, was charged with two counts of child endangerment and one count of abuse and neglect, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.
Wayne man charged in hit-and-run involving Paterson boy on bike
The suspect, Joseph Zinhobl, was charged with two third-degree crimes – leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim, said Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald in a joint press release.
Homeless man beaten with bat in Paterson street robbery, police say
The victim was near the corner of Broadway and Summer Street at about 10 a.m. when the attack took place, according to Sgt. Anthony Lay. The suspect confronted the victim with the bat, demanded money and began striking him, police said.
One killed in Elmwood Park crash on Route 80 after car hits concrete barriers
The man's identity has not been released yet, pending noticed of his next of kin, said New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn.
Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic
Gov. Murphy has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic to allow state resources to deploy to communities heavily impacted by this weekend's devastating flooding.
Parts of Fairfield Remain Flooded in Aftermath of Weekend Storm
FAIRFIELD, NJ — Nearly five inches of torrential rain that the National Weather Service reported to have fallen in the Caldwell-West Caldwell area on Saturday caused havoc on some Fairfield roads and homes as well.Flash flood warnings were sent out as homeowners watched the water flow down from the
Paterson police arrest four in Hamilton Avenue drug raid
Betty C. Fullard, 56; Bernard W. Moore, 37; Richard A. Peters, known on the street as “Dick,” 47, all of Paterson. And Jake R. Otterstedd, 19, of Park Ridge were arrested on drug charges, authorities said.
Cops dramatically rescue bride from flooded road on wedding day
“Unfortunately, due to the quickly rising flood waters, this bride, her new husband and wedding party friends, got a rough start on things,” the Bogota Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.
Black girls from Paterson told they aren't welcome at Jersey Shore gift shop
Four Paterson girls, ages 12 and 13, were kicked out of the Jenkinson's Aquarium gift shop on Friday during a camp field trip, despite having a chaperone with them.Danielle Parhizkaran, NorthJersey
Cedar Grove Bulk Pickup for Flood Related Items Begins Wednesday
CEDAR GROVE, NJ -Cedar Grove Township is providing additional bulk garbage pickup days due to the flash flooding event that affected many residents. Additional garbage trucks will be in service. All residents may place bulk items at the curbside for pickup on Wednesday and Friday of this week.TAPint
Man faces 10 years in prison for crash that killed 2 teens
Rashaun Bell, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to two counts of leaving the scene of the Oct. 18, 2017 crash in the area of Terrace Avenue and Leonard Street in which Elionel Jimenez, 15, and Alexander Rosas Flores, 16, died.
NJ Transit: Positive train control installation cancels more trains
Additionally, the NJ Transit 7th Avenue Concourse at Penn Station suffered "substantial damage to the ceiling and entrance to the concourse" during this past weekend's flash flooding in New York City. The area is closed while the damage is being repaired. The platform entrance to the escalator for t
Man Found Dead Near Bryant Park, Police Say
MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — The NYPD is investigating the death of a man whose body was found across the street from Bryant Park, police said.
VIDEO: Police help bride caught in floods on her wedding day
Police helped a bride escape from high water on her wedding day.BOGOTA, New Jersey (WABC) --Most people say they'll never forget their wedding day.And that's certainly the case for a pair of newlyweds in New Jersey, but for reasons they never would have expected.The couple and their wedding party go
Pit Bull Stranded Under Paterson's Great Falls Is Rescued
The dog after being was stuck on a ledge Sunday just a few feet above the rolling brown water of the Passaic River. A woman who was above the falls saw the dog staring up at her and contacted Paterson Animal Control. Animal Control personnel, firefighters, and animal rescue staff responded to the sc