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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


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.


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.


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


NYPD Officer Shot In Washington Heights; 1 Suspect Dead

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An NYPD officer was shot Thursday afternoon in Washington Heights. 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 in the air.


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.


NYPD: Hasbrouck Heights Professor Charged With Attempted Arson, Endangerment At St. Patrick's

UPDATE: A philosophy professor from Hasbrouck Heights was being charged with attempted arson and reckless endangerment for trying to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan with four gallons of gasoline, two cans of lighter fluid and lighters Wednesday night, the NYPD said Thursday.


St Patrick’s suspect previously arrested at N.J. cathedral

A college philosophy teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New York Police Department said.


Sheriff: Paterson man arrested with stolen credit cards, driver’s license

A city man wanted for several active New Jersey Superior Court warrants was arrested on Tuesday with stolen credit cards and someone else’s driver’s license, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.


PHOTOS: Bloomfield HS track and field teams host West Orange

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield High School boys and girls track and field teams hosted a dual meet April 17 at the John Gibson Track and Field Complex/Foley Field. The boys won to improve to 3-0 in the tough Super Essex Conference-American Division.


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


Hasbrouck Heights Weekend Weather Forecast

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, 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 read more info from the National Weather Service here.


Effects of New Jersey earthquake possibly felt in CT

(WFSB) -- Some folks in CT said they felt an earthquake around noon on Thursday. Channel 3 Meteorologist Mark Dixon said a 1.8 magnitude earthquake was detected in Clifton, NJ on Thursday, at 11:38 a.m.


Six Alleged Drug Dealers Nabbed In Early Morning Raids At Several Westchester Locations

A spike in fatal overdoses in the region led to a yearlong investigation that led to charges against a half-dozen alleged drug dealers as authorities work to curtail drug trafficking in the area.


Lodi (3) at Garfield (2) - Baseball

Tied 2-2 in the top of the seventh inning, Marcos Suarez scored the game winning run on a fielder's choice, helping Lodi earn a 3-2 victory over Garfield in Garfield. In the top of the seventh inning, Marcos Suarez got on base to lead off after a missed play by Garfield. Jacob Suarez then came in as


Lodi Police Ask for Help in Possible Kidnapping

Lodi NJ, The Lodi Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance regarding a suspicious incident/possible kidnapping that occurred last night, 4/15/2019 at approx. 9:20 PM.


Man with gas cans at cathedral is NJ college prof who teaches God class

The man arrested while carrying cans of gasoline and lighter fluid at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral is a college professor from New Jersey who teaches a course on the existence of God and had previously been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral days earlier.


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.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Belleville-Nutley

BELLEVILLE-NUTLEY, NJ — New and exciting events are coming to the Belleville-nutley area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ti


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