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Judge Releases Ridgewood Police Officer Charged With Sexting Purported Girl, 15

UPDATE: A judge in Hackensack on Thursday allowed the release -- with conditions -- of a Ridgewood police officer accused of having sex chats on Tinder with what he thought was a 15-year-old girl but was really an undercover detective with the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.


Bergen County Psychologist charged with repeated sexual assaults of a child

A psychologist whose business works with children was accused Thursday of multiple sexual assaults of a child under 13 years old. Lorenzo Puertas, 78, was charged Wednesday with two counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo ann


Joe Giudice, Husband Of ‘Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ Star, Loses Appeal And Set To Be Deported

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — “Real Housewives of New Jersey” husband Joe Giudice has lost his appeal to avoid deportation to Italy. His attorneys said Thursday they are “extremely disappointed” by the Board of Immigration’s decision and have appealed to the federal circuit court in Philadelphia.


NYPD Officer Shot, 1 Suspect Dead After Washington Heights Gun Battle

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An NYPD officer was shot Thursday afternoon in Washington Heights. The armed suspect police were crashing was killed in the gun battle. It happened at 187th Street and Wadsworth Avenue at around 4:30 p.m. Police were responding to a 911 call of a man firing shots into the air


Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Weekend Weather Forecast

FAIR LAWN-SADDLE BROOK, NJ — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Flash Flood Watch for your area on Saturday, lasting from 2:00 am to 2:00 pm. You can find more info from the National Weather Service here.


St. Patrick's Cathedral arrest: Man had 2 gas cans, prior arrest and 1-way ticket to Rome

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man arrested after attempting to enter St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan with two gasoline cans and lighter fluid Wednesday night was also arrested at a church in New Jersey Monday and had booked a one-way ticket to Rome, according to police.


Car Drives On Top Of Another Car At Bergen County Mall [Video]

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — Parking is often at a premium at New Jersey malls, but one driver took it to another level at The Outlets at Bergen Town Center recently. A video posted to Twitter Tuesday shows a Mercedes Benz parked on top of a Toyota at the mall. It was filmed by Twitter user @max_zavian at ab


Westchester dad: Son did not accidentally shoot himself

YONKERS - A Westchester father whose 12-year-old son died of a gunshot wound last week says he doesn’t believe his son accidentally shot himself. Nyran Plummer was found inside his third-floor apartment on Nepperhan Avenue in Yonkers with a gunshot wound to the head on Saturday night. Plummer died y


Police searching for teen who attacked 70-year-old in the Bronx

CLAREMONT VILLAGE, Bronx (WABC) -- Police in the Bronx are on the lookout for a teenage suspect they say attacked a 70-year-old man in broad daylight. Officials say the suspect captured on surveillance approached the victim from behind and hit him in the head with a stick, which knocked him unconsci


Bergen Tech (5) at Fair Lawn (4) - Softball

Francesca Laurito went 2-for-5 with a double as Bergen Tech defeated Fair Lawn 5-4 in 10 innings in Fair Lawn. Fair Lawn (5-5) tied the game in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings, and matched the two runs Bergen Tech (7-3) scored in the eighth.


NJ mom charged after toddler found wandering alone outside on street twice

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — A New Jersey mother is facing child endangerment charges after her toddler was found wandering around the streets of Englewood on two different occasions. Police say the 3-year-old daughter of Maria Ramirez was found just after 11 p.m. on April 3 wandering into traffic in the area


Deported immigrant sexually assaulted missing NJ girl, cops say

A Mexican national who was in the country illegally was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol after they found him with a 15-year-old girl who had been reported missing from Paterson.


1st Ward hosts annual Easter Egg Hunt, with more to come in EO

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange 1st Ward Councilwoman Amy Lewis and council Chairman Chris James, also of the 1st Ward, hosted the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Soverel Field Park on Saturday, April 13, in conjunction with Mayor Ted Green and the East Orange Recreation Department.


Paterson: Car hits two people on Church Street

A vehicle struck two people on the corner of Church Street and Broadway on Wednesday afternoon. Police responded to report of two pedestrians struck by a vehicle at around 4:42 p.m. A 2013 Toyota Prius collided with the two victims who were not in a crosswalk.


Police rescue 20 dogs — 5 critical — from NJ woman’s home

SHAMONG — A woman faces 60 counts of animal cruelty after officers rescued 20 dogs from "deplorable and inhumane conditions" at her home. Marissa Corbett, 39, was arrested and released with a pending court date.


Brinks heist survivor says Judith Clark was more than just a getaway driver in 1981 murder of 2 cops and security guard

Newly paroled former radical Judith Clark was more than just a getaway driver — she was just as willing to pull the trigger as the robbers who killed two cops and a security guard, a survivor of the deadly 1981 Brinks heist told the Daily News.


Hawthorne Maintenance Man Arrested, Charged With Hiding Camera in Apartment

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Oscar Martinez, a 52 year-old resident of Hawthorne, was arrested on March 21, 2019, on charges of burglary, criminal mischief, and invasion of privacy, according to the Hawthorne Police Department. The arrest followed when a resident of the Hawthorne Square Apartments located on For


Trial of Bronx teen accused of fatally stabbing classmate set for June

A Bronx judge has nixed a defense request for a special prosecutor in case of the fatal 2017 school stabbing by a “bullied” high-schooler, clearing the way for a June 18 trial.


R.I.P. VIP? Site of classic Jersey City diner sold

JERSEY CITY — The Sip Avenue site that is home to the VIP Diner, the Journal Square eatery in business for over 45 years, has been sold. Real estate firm Holliday Fenoglio Fowler announced the sale of 175 Sip Ave. on Thursday, making public a deal that has been rumored for months. The property is a


Amazon Grants $1.35 Million to Paterson Public Schools for Computer Science Education

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Public Schools’ efforts to prepare students for 21st century careers got a boost on Friday with the announcement of a $1.35 million grant from Amazon.