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Person struck, killed by freight train in Bergen County

A person was struck and killed by a freight train in Bergenfield on Tuesday afternoon, police confirmed. The CSX train hit the pedestrian near Main Street around 2 p.m., according to a statement from the rail freight company.


Can You Hear Us Now?

In little more than six months, the Township of Mahwah has done a complete "360". Early October lows, to November highs, and then unfortunately, back again. Much to the dismay of thousands of loyal residents, Mahwah looks to have returned to the days of gridlock, personal agendas and backstabbing.


Measles Outbreak Prompts Good Samaritan Hospital To Ban Children From Visiting

With the number of measles cases in Rockland at 199 and counting, one hospital in the county has changed its visitor policy to ban children under the age of 18. Officials at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern said that any children under the age of 18, regardless of their vaccination history, are pr


New Details Emerge on Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'; Thousands of Boy Scout Leaders Face Child Sex Allegations

Alarming new details have surfaced about how many people were listed in the Boy Scouts of America’s “perversion files,” according to lawyers who demand the full release of thousands of names of alleged offenders in the files. Nearly 200 of them are from New York and New Jersey.


Snake blamed for power outage at New Jersey hotel

Authorities say they have found an unlikely culprit for a power outage last week that struck a hotel in Mahwah -- a snake. The incident happened last Monday at the Sheraton Mahwah.


Trial postponed in dispute over Ramapough prayer site

A trial over a dispute between the Rampough Lenape Nation and an affluent residential community over access to a sacred prayer site has been postponed. The trial was set to begin Monday in Bergen County Superior Court, but was put on hold because there was no judge available to take the case.


Chanel Lewis sentenced to life in prison for murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

QUEENS — More than two and a half years after the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, and after two trials and the postponement of the killer’s initial sentencing, Chanel Lewis learned his fate Tuesday.


Underdressed burglar wearing single sock and boxer briefs tries to loudly force his way into home, cops say

A suspected burglar wearing only his underwear and a single sock tried to “violently” break down the door of a Wayne home before being arrested by township police, authorities said Tuesday.


Gas Line Struck, Forcing Evacuation Of Office Building In Rockland

The Clarkstown Police Department is on the scene of a gas line rupture in New City. The incident took place around 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, at 337 N Main St.; the building, a professional office building, is being evacuated for safety reasons, said the Clarkstown Police.


"Only Orly" of Ringwood is a Top Real Estate Team for 2018

RINGWOOD, N.J. (April 23, 2019) — The Orly Steinberg team, "Only Orly," ranked in the Top Three real estate sales teams (of four-plus members) at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York for 2018 based on total units sold. Steinberg and her team are affiliate


Next year, you won’t be able to use your license to get on a plane. But N.J. isn’t giving out new IDs yet.

A federal mandate will make your current New Jersey driver’s license useless if you want to use it to fly from any U.S. airport -- unless you upgrade it to a more secure “Real ID” license by October 2020. But, while most other states have already started issuing the Real IDs, no one in New Jersey ha


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


They say this town is the hardest to pronounce in NJ

A recent Reader’s Digest piece sought to find the hardest to pronounce town in all fifty states. This has New Jersey written all over it! We have towns like Bogota, outsiders will say it like they’d say Bogota Columbia. But it’s Buh-GO-ta. Closter is often debated. But if you ask the locals it is sa


Witness says couple was raping toddler — NJ man admits it

A Bloomfield man has admitted raping a toddler — a guilty plea that will send him to prison for 25 years without a chance for parole. Jaime Mauricio Leon, 34, was arrested after a witness told police on June 16, 2017, that he had seen a man and a woman sexually abusing a toddler when he looked throu


New Jersey Has 2 Of The Most Underrated Small Towns In America

If you love small towns, then you're in luck. New Jersey has two of the most underrated small towns in America, according to one publication. The Active Times picked the 50 most underrated small towns in the United States, and the Garden State is home to two of them. So if you're doing a staycation,


These North Jersey Towns Have State's Highest Property Taxes

The average property tax bill in New Jersey last year was $8,767, an increase of $77 from $8,690 in 2017. Many towns, though, paid more than $10,000. Millburn residents paid the most in the state ($24,308) with Alpine trailing in the second spot at ($21,299).


Cash4Life lottery ticket worth $1K a week for life sold at N.J. ShopRite

The Cash4Life ticket sold in New Jersey worth $1,000 a week for life was bought at a North Jersey supermarket. Someone purchased the lucky ticket at ShopRite in the Essex Green Shopping Center on Prospect Avenue in West Orange, New Jersey Lottery officials announced Tuesday.


Lodi Motorcyclist, 24, Critically Injured In Crash

A 24-year-old motorcyclist from Lodi was critically injured in a crash in a Wawa parking lot Tuesday night, authorities confirmed. No other vehicles were involved, they said. Josey Munez, a tow truck driver and landscaper, underwent several hours of surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center fo


Gas Leak At Construction Site Partially Closes Eastbound Route 4 In Fair Lawn

A gas leak at a construction site partially closed eastbound Route 4 in Fair Lawn Tuesday morning. A contractor hit a gas mean at a building under construction between East and West Amsterdam avenues, the former site of the Spivak Lighting building, around 9:30 a.m., Sgt. Brian Metzler said.


N.J. town is getting so big, its school district says it’ll sue to stop ‘overcrowding crisis’

There’s been so much development in Edison, the board of education says it’s planning to sue the township for what it’s called an “overcrowding crisis” in local schools.