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‘Operation Home Alone’: Cop, Teacher, Minister Among 16 Arrested For Attempting To Lure Minors Online

HACKENSACK—Undercover law enforcement agents targeted men who allegedly used social media attempting to lure underaged girls and boys for sexual activity, arresting 16 defendants in “Operation Home Alone,” the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced April 24.


Creep busted for hiding cam in woman’s apartment when memory card has his family pics on it, police say

A Hawthorne apartment complex maintenance worker was arrested when police discovered photos of him and his family on a camera he had hidden in the woman’s apartment, borough police said in a release.


4 People Hurt, 2 Buildings Evacuated Due To Manhole Fires In Midtown

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – At least four people were injured when a pair of manhole fires broke out Wednesday in Midtown. The fire started around 9:45 a.m. on East 32nd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues.


Cops: Camera hidden in apartment had worker's family photos

HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a camera that a maintenance worker allegedly hid in an apartment complex unit had photos of the worker and his family. The woman who lived in the unit at the Hawthorne Square complex found the camera in the ductwork. Hawthorne police then examined its memory ca


Girlfriend: Lodi Motorcyclist, 24, Critical With Major Injuries Needs 'Lots Of Prayers, Love'

UPDATE: A 24-year-old motorcyclist from Lodi reportedly remained in critical but stable condition Wednesday after crashing in a convenience store parking lot the night before. His girlfriend said he's fighting but still needs prayers and love.


Miller Speaks At Ridgewood Tenants’ Rally

On Saturday, April 13, Assemblyman Michael Miller joined the Ridgewood Tenants Union, his fellow government colleagues, and residents of Ridgewood for the Ridgewood March for Tenant Power & Universal Rent Control which began at 61-20 Madison Street in Ridgewood and ended at 17-08 Summerfield Street.


Fair Lawn Superintendent Thankful for Community Support After Student's Tragic Death

FAIR LAWN, NJ – A week after the Fair Lawn community lost Christian Tawadros, a 12-year-old student at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, to a tragic accident on Route 208, Schools Superintendent Nick Norcia expressed his condolences to the boy’s family and thanked the district faculty for their suppor


Passaic Co. Business Sells Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Worth $240,000

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ — A winning Jersey Cash 5 lottery ticket for the game's Monday drawing was sold in Passaic County. The ticket is worth $240,480 and one of three jackpot-winning tickets sold, New Jersey Lottery officials announced. The jackpot was $721,000.


Cop, teacher, drivers went to house for sex with kids, NJ prosecutors say

NEWARK — A New Jersey police officer and a New York City high school teacher were among the 16 suspects arrested during a sting operation that targeted men who were using social media apps to meet underage boys and girls for sex.


Tag: forced over developement

Reader says the State legislature has been pursuing an Over Development agenda for decades. CBD, forced over developement, high density housing. ” Not only have our small town local leaders failed on the development front. The State has us screwed because they can override local towns if developers


18-year-old woman escapes from men who tried to abduct her in New Jersey

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating after an 18-year-old woman walking in New Jersey was almost abducted over the weekend. The victim told police that a car with two men inside pulled up to her as she walked north on Park Street and Watchung Avenue in Montclair around 3:30 p.m.


Philadelphia pastor among 16 men netted in New Jersey child predator investigation

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia minister is among 16 men arrested in a New Jersey child predator sting operation. The New Jersey attorney general's office announced the arrests during "Operation Home Alone" during a press conference Wednesday.


Paramus Boy Scout Leader Accused Of Sexual Abuse

PARAMUS, NJ — A former Boy Scout leader from Paramus was one of more than 50 who were accused of sexual abuse and named by attorneys who represent victims on Tuesday. James Cooper submitted his registration with the Boy Scouts of America on Sept. 13, 1982, according to records released by the law fi


Two Former Paterson Ambulances to Headed to Dominican Republic

PATERSON, NJ - Communities in the Domincan Republic will gain access to two ambulances thanks to an action by the Paterson City Council on Tuesday. According to Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott the vehicles are no longer in use, and, with hundreds of thousands of miles each, have no value to loca


Convicted felon admits shooting, killing man in VFW parking lot in N.J. during funeral reception

A previously convicted felon admitted he shot and killed a man in the parking lot of a VFW post in Monmouth County following a post-funeral gathering three years ago. Calvin J. Johnson, 42, of Neptune Township, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to aggravated manslaughter, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Of


From a teacher to a minister – NJ AG announces arrests of over a dozen alleged child predators

NANUET - New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has announced the arrests of 16 alleged child predators charged with attempting to lure minors to a Bergen County apartment for sex through chat apps.


'Operation Home Alone' Sting: Rockland, Westchester Men Accused Of Trying To Meet Kids For Sex

Five men from Rockland and one from Westchester – including a high school teacher and a bank manager – were among 16 defendants busted in New Jersey after they’d arranged meetings for sex with what they thought were underage boys and girls, authorities announced Wednesday.


Repainting and repair process to begin on the M train in Ridgewood next week

Members of the New York City Transit attended a Community Board 5 transportation services meeting April 23 to discuss the Queens phase of their 40-month plan to give the entire M train a makeover beginning next week.


Police Investigate Possible Attempted Kidnapping In Montclair, N.J.

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Police in New Jersey are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping. An 18-year-old woman reported the alleged incident around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Montclair.


Hundreds mourn Somers football coach in Tappan

TAPPAN - Hundreds turned out in Rockland County today to honor a longtime Somers teacher and football coach who died suddenly last week. Dominic Narcisco was only 39 when he died in his sleep last week. Many are shocked at the loss in Tappan where Narcisco grew up and also in Somers, where he lived