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Elderly couple found dead in Bergen County home; Family car found at ShopRite

ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating after an elderly couple was found dead with knife wounds in their Bergen County, New Jersey, officials said. Police arrived at the scene on Lafayette Place near Englewood Avenue in Englewood Saturday afternoon.


New Jersey Burglar Caught After Mistaking Police Car For His Getaway Lyft, Police Say

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. (CBS) — A man was arrested in Bergen County, New Jersey, Thursday during an attempted burglary after mistaking a police car for his Lyft ride, police say. Rochelle Park police responded to a call of a burglary just after 10 p.m., when residents awoke to the sound of someone attem


CAUGHT: Son Stabbed Parents To Death In Bergen County: Prosecutor

A man accused of stabbing his parents to death was caught on Saturday night, Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes confirmed to Patch. The son, who was not identified, was caught soon after authorities released the identities of the husband and wife who were found dead in their Englewood home Saturday morn


CAUGHT! Authorities Capture Man Suspected Of Killing Englewood Parents Days Earlier

UPDATE: Authorities Saturday evening captured an Englewood man suspected of stabbing his parents to death at least three days ago after he went back to get his father's car. The suspect returned to the ShopRite supermarket to retrieve his father's 2010 Honda Accord, which he apparently had left ther


Judge opens a Pandora’s Box in filing NJ local government vacancies

A ruling by Superior Court judge Katherine Regan Dupuis that refused to immediately order the seating of a Linden councilman-elect could have a ripple effect throughout the state, especially in a municipality where a majority party decides to simple not fill a vacant seat held by the minority party.


Ramsey's Tommy FitzPatrick, 6, Dies After Brave Cancer Fight

RAMSEY, NJ — Tommy FitzPatrick was a typical 6-year-old boy. He loved his family, friends, playing hide-and-seek, anything "Star Wars," and Legos. FitzPatrick died Tuesday after a courageous 2-year battle with brain cancer, his obituary stated.


Downed Wires Close Rt. 17 In Both Directions In Ramsey

RAMSEY, NJ — Route 17 is closed in both directions due to downed wires. The closure is south of Lake Street in Ramsey, according to 511nj.org, the state's emergency traffic notification system.


Officials Investigating After 7-Year-Old Girl Dies At New Jersey Motel

CARNEY’S POINT TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — An investigation is underway in Salem County after a child died at a motel. The 7-year-old girl suffered a cardiac arrest at the Friendship Motor Inn in Carney’s Point Township Friday night.


Police investigate apparent double murder in Englewood, New Jersey

ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are on the scene of an apparent double murder in Bergen County, New Jersey, officials said. It happened on Lafayette Place near Englewood Avenue in Englewood Saturday.


New Jersey Approves $20 Million Subsidy For Horse Racing Industry

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is back in the horse racing business. The return of state support is good news for tracks that have struggled to compete with rivals in adjacent states that offer casino gambling as well.


UPDATE: Senior Couple Brutally Stabbed to Death in Englewood

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Major Crimes Unit and the Englewood Police Department are investigating the stabbing deaths of two individuals that were found inside their residence at 113 Lafayette Place.


Ramsey (40) at Dumont (51) - Girls Basketball

Meghan Heaney scored 17 points and had three steals for Dumont in a 51-40 win against Ramsey in Dumont. Jenna Mazzone drained three 3-pointers on her way to 13 points for Dumont (13-10), while Brianna Perez finished with 12 points.


Hawthorne Ambulance Knocked On Its Side, Three Removed

The extent of injuries hadn't been determined after a Hawthorne ambulance got knocked on its side by an SUV in a late Friday night crash. Three people inside the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Corps rig had to be removed and taken to a local hospital after the crash at Goffle Road and Lafayette Avenu


Wallington PD Nabs Accused Robber In Vicious Beating Of Gas Station Attendant With Hammer

Wallington police identified and arrested an accused masked robber who they said viciously beat a gas station attendant with a huge hammer while taking $300. George Marcelino-Perez, 24, of Passaic was the bandit caught on surveillance video dressed all in black “like a ninja” and pacing up and down


Hey New Jersey, enjoy your weekend because we may see snow Sunday night

Forecasters are seeing snow in New Jersey’s future. Don’t panic yet: It’s not supposed to be much. Forecasters from the National Weather Service don’t expect the Sunday snow to leave any area of the state with more than two inches of snow, and most the the Garden State will see less than an inch.


Your Kids Will Love This Easy 1-Mile Waterfall Hike Right Here In New Jersey

If you’re a frequent reader of Only In New Jersey, you’re likely familiar with the gorgeous Great Falls. I’ve covered them in the past, but not quite like this. Today, I present a mile-long walking tour that takes you to several important and interesting sites, one of which is a breathtaking waterfa


Two Nabbed In Nyack Drug Bust

Two men were arrested following an investigation into drug sales in the Nyack area. Leonard T. Cozart, 71, of Nyak, and Gregory Diaz, 46, of Valley Cottage, were arrested on Friday by Orangetown Police Department and the Rockland County REACT Team, along with the Rockland County Drug Task Force duri


Man Charged With Rape After Incident At Hotel In Orangeburg, Police Say

A 34-year-old area man was arrested for rape Thursday after turning himself into Orangetown Police detectives. Felix Francois of Spring Valley was charged with third-degree rape and sexual misconduct following an investigation into an incident that took place on Feb. 3 with a 20-year-old woman, said


Kids Hospitalized After Serious Vehicle Crash In Mahwah: Police

MAHWAH, NJ — Two children and a man were taken to the hospital after a motor vehicle crash at Ridge Road and Lydia Lane Friday morning, police said. A Toyota Rav IV was pulling out of Lydia Lane and turning left onto Ridge Road when it was hit by a Lincoln sedan that was in front of it going south o


Parents Slain In Englewood, Son Sought

A man killed his parents in Englewood Saturday morning and fled, said authorities who were searching for him, a source with direct knowledge of the double-homicide confirmed. A Be On the Lookout (BOLO) was issued after the man took off in a 2010 Honda Accord after the 12:17 p.m. killings on Lafayett