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Hackensack Man Struck By Car On River Street

HACKENSACK – A 48-year-old Hackensack man was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car Wednesday night on River Street, according to police. Around 10:25 p.m., officers were called to the area of River and Anderson streets, where they found a man lying in the road with facial injuries, Poli


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


What We Know About Alleged Gas Can-Wielding NJ Man at St. Patrick's Cathedral

The man taken into custody Wednesday night after allegedly trying to walk into St. Patrick's Cathedral, in the heart of New York City, with two gasoline cans and lighter fluid was arrested days earlier at a New Jersey church, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4.


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


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.


NJ man fatally crushed by collapsed equipment at work site

JACKSON — A man who called police after he was pinned under a piece of heavy equipment that collapsed on him Thursday morning died several hours later. Kenneth Mann, 58, was taking apart equipment when it collapsed just after 7 a.m. at the garage at Ralph Clayton & Sons, according to a preliminary i


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.


HUMC Launches Mobile Residency Rotation To Aid Storm-Ravaged Caribbean Island

HACKENSACK –Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center rolled out a mobile residency rotation on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, giving a doctor-in-training the opportunity to help a community that is still recovering from damaged caused by severe hurricanes nearly two yea


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


Retired Army Sgt. Had 1,500+ Child Porn Files: Passaic Sheriff

A Passaic County man was arrested on several child pornography-related charges during an investigation by the Passaic County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office Internet Crime Against Children Task Force received several reports regarding someone distributing files of child pornography on the int


Two Car Accident Shuts Two Lanes of Route 17 South in Hasbrouck Heights

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- A two car accident on Route 17 South in Hasbrouck Heights has shut down two lanes of traffic. Traffic is being pushed to the shoulder. Traffic is blocked from Malcolm Avenue across Route 17 to Franklin Avenue West.


Don’t expect Manhattan tolls to ease traffic or fix the subways

“Congestion pricing” is supposed to ease traffic and raise enough funds to fix the subways, but it’s becoming increasingly clear: It’ll do neither. Take, for example, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Wednesday that he and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will set up cashless tolls on the Hudson River cro


NYPD officer shot in New York City; Suspect in custody

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating after an NYPD officer was shot in Washington Heights on Thursday afternoon. The incident was reported near Broadway and 187th Street around 4:30 p.m.


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.


Police Capture New Jersey Illegal Alien Transporting His 15 Year Old “Sex Slave”

LUCAS COUNTY, OH-A traffic stop in Ohio yesterday led to the arrest of an illegal alien from the sanctuary of state of New Jersey. Ohio State Trooper Mitch Ross pulled over a vehicle for a routine traffic stop when he noticed a young girl with a man. Neither of them spoke English or had identificati


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.


NJ man gets life in prison after robbing cigs from Wawa, cash from Valero

Strike nine and he's out. Or maybe that's 21 strikes, if you count all the times Frederick "Chief" Owle has been arrested. Either way, Owle won't get another shot after a Superior Court judge this week sentenced the 49-year-old to life in prison after his most recent bust for stealing a pack of Newp


Court documents detail juror’s claims of misconduct during trial, deliberations in contentious Karina Vetrano murder case

Nearly three weeks after reaching a unanimous guilty verdict, there’s a lone griper among jurors in the Howard Beach jogger murder trial. In court papers filed by defense lawyers for convicted murder Chanel Lewis, a man identified as “Juror A” alleges behind-the-scenes misbehavior by three of his fe


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


Homeland Security Lawyers In Manhattan Are Increasingly Using Video To 'Appear' In Immigration Court 20 Blocks Away

The trip from Federal Plaza to the intersection of Varick and Houston Streets can be done in less than 30 minutes when walking west and taking the uptown 1 train. But for the government’s immigration trial attorneys, who work out of Federal Plaza, the trip is considered so unwieldy that they’re now