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N.J. man accused of killing 3 in drugged-driving gas station crash previously had license suspended, battled addiction

The 29-year-old man who allegedly crashed his car into a Wayne gas station Tuesday while high, killing three people, had previously lost his license after being arrested on charges he drove recklessly while under the influence and has a history of drug addiction.


Judge’s Recommendation to Reinstate Officers Would Cost City Hundreds of Thousands

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Five former Hackensack Police Officers who were fired last year may be reinstated with back pay after a judge issued a non-binding opinion in the matter. According to city officials the move could cost city taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as damage the departmen



Ridgewood NJ, IMPORTANT WINTER STORM MESSAGE: Schools will have an EARLY DISMISSAL on Wednesday, February 20. Children will be dismissed at the closing times posted below. Cafeterias will not operate and lunches will not be provided. Students will attend school as follows:


N.J. man charged with sexually assaulted child in Bergen County

A 27-year-old Hackensack man faces multiple charges after allegedly having sex with a child under 13 years old. Justis A. Oliver was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Wednesday.


'Apple Watch Saved My Life,' Bergen County Mom Says

If it weren't for the Apple Watch, Christina Ling of Edgewater may not be alive. Ling had been experiencing flu symptoms and went to urgent care. all tests came back negative, she said in an interview with USA Today.


School bus driver revived with Narcan after crashing in New Jersey

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver of a school bus carrying children with special needs was revived with the narcotic overdose drug Narcan after crashing in New Jersey Wednesday, according to authorities, and now she is under arrest.


Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $151,858 Jackpot in Bergen County

One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $151,858 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Saturday, Feb. 16th drawing. The winning numbers were: 10, 12, 19, 34 and 37 and the XTRA number was: 02. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket is Garden State News, 1620 Lemoine Ave., Fort


Paterson police arrest six people, seize 237 bags of heroin in Rosa Parks Boulevard raid

Six people were apprehended and an assortment of drugs, including 237 glassine envelopes of heroin, was seized during a drug raid at a Rosa Parks Boulevard apartment, according to police director Jerry Speziale.


NJ Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency for Wed., Feb. 20

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared New Jersey will enter a state of emergency which began this morning, Wednesday, February 20 ahead of the anticipated winter storm.


Police: 2 people dead after vehicle crash in New Jersey

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say two people have died in a crash amid a winter storm in New Jersey. Pemberton Township Police Capt. Dave Kinney said Wednesday that authorities responded about midday to news of a crash on West Hampton Street in the southern New Jersey borough of Pemberton.


Andrew Garfield Arrives in Italy for Milan Fashion Week 2019

The 35-year-old Spider-Man star was spotted arriving at the airport on Tuesday (February 19) ahead of 2019 Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. A few days before, Andrew sat front row at the Central St. Martins fashion show in London, England.


Drug Crackdown: Paterson PD Says Quartet Dealt Heroin, Crack From Multi-Family Home

Paterson police continued an ongoing campaign against drug dealing with a raid that turned up 237 folds of heroin, 15 small bags of crack and more than two and a half pounds of PCP, authorities said.


Silverman Group Buys Industrial Portfolio For $197M

SADDLE BROOK, NJ—The Silverman Group has acquired an industrial portfolio from Rubenstein Properties for $197 million. The portfolio consists of 28 buildings and one development parcel and totals more than 5 million square feet.


Paterson Ex-Con Charged With Shooting Female Clifton Bystander, 19, In Bodega

UPDATE: A Paterson ex-con surrendered to police Wednesday in connection with the shooting of an innocent bystander from Clifton at a city bodega. Keith Hill, 26, is charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses, including being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.


Department Homeland Security: ISIS Remains Moderate Threat in New Jersey

Ridgewood NJ, according to the State of New Jersey office of Homeland Security the terror threat from ISIS to New Jersey is moderate due to the group’s ability to inspire homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) to conduct attacks in the State and surrounding region on behalf of the organization. Since 2


Hollywood Hawk Hangs Out in Hawthorne Says Holly

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Bird watchers rejoice--a hawk named "Hollywood" who seems to enjoy mugging for the camera made an appearance Tuesday, caught on film by Hawthorne Green Team member Holly Cowen.


Westwood Gas Station Attendant Charged With Fondling Customer, Soliciting Sex

A Westwood gas station attendant fondled a customer, then offered the victim money for sex, said police who arrested him. Now police are searching for any other potential victims.


Newark woman is prison-bound after $890,000 food stamps scheme

NEWARK — A woman was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in prison for a food stamps fraud scheme she ran with her father out of a small grocery store in the city. Maria Teresa Venegas, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to one count of Supplemental Nut


Ex-cop convicted in ambush killing of ex-girlfriend

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) � A former New York City police officer has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend with a machete-style knife during an ambush at her New Jersey home.


After woman’s body found on North Jersey street, cops seek info on minivan from video

Authorities are searching for a minivan believed to be involved in the death of a 34-year-old woman who was found lying on a North Bergen street this week. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said Darlene Westbrook was found unresponsive on 43rd Street near Tonnelle Avenue at approximately 8:15 p