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Train Kills Person In Rockland Overnight
NANUET, NY — An overnight train struck and killed someone overnight in Rockland County, according to Metropolitan Transit Authority officials. The incident is under investigation by the MTA's police department.
Two wounded in early morning shooting in Paterson's 3rd Ward
The shooting took place at about 3:30 a.m. on the dead-end block of East 37th Street, near 20th Avenue, authorities said. Other details of the crime have not yet been released by authorities.
N.J. nanny who abused infant and broke her leg has been found guilty
The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday that Laura Gonzalez, 39, of Paramus, had been found guilty.
Paramus Man Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run Boat Crash
PARAMUS, NJ — A borough resident was charged in connection to a fatal hit-and-run boating crash from 2016 that resulted in the death of a man, authorities announced.
New Video Sheds Light On Fair Lawn Incident With Ex-Cop
Detective Cpl. John Welsh, president of the Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 197, one of two unions representing Passaic County Sheriff's officers, said the videos are an example of "not judging a book by its cover."
Justice? Franklin Lakes Owner Who Abused German Shepherds 'Walks Away,' Investigator Says
A 65-year-old Franklin Lakes woman with a history of similar offenses "got to walk away with a slap on the wrist" after pleading guilty Thursday to a single count of animal cruelty for severely damaging 14 German Shepherds in an illegal kennel that she operated from her home, an animal control inves
Minivan taxi catches fire while driving in Ridgewood
Black smoke started pouring from the Village Taxi minivan while he was driving, prompting him to pull into the parking lot of Barry's Ridgewood Auto Body to avoid damaging homes in the area. Storck said he used to work at the auto body shop. After escaping, Storck watched as firefighters took a hose
Maywood, Hackensack PDs seek public help on duo stealing credit cards
On July 3, the credit cards were allegedly stolen from gym patrons at Hackensack University Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center on Route 17 and the Retro Fitness in Hackensack, said Maywood Detective Matt Parodi. The suspect who allegedly took the credit cards would then hand them off to anot
North Jersey cop busted on DWI, cocaine charges, authorities say
Alex J. Guzman, 39, of Carlstadt is due in Bergen County Superior Court next week face allegations of possession of suspected cocaine, which stem from his Saturday night arrest, East Rutherford police said.
Paterson Fire Department to adopt dog that had been tossed onto Great Falls ledge
All seemed lost for a dog stranded on a ledge in Paterson after it was believed to have been thrown off a bridge, but it found its new home in the process. The dog, named Paterson after the city he was rescued in, was retrieved Sunday near the base of the Great Falls. Once he finishes treatment at R
Paterson cops employ 'walk-and-park' strategy on problem stretch of Broadway near library
PATERSON – Heroin addicts nodding off after a fix, vagrants drinking alcohol from containers in plastic bags, ragged prostitutes wandering the sidewalks in search of customers – those are the people who dominate the scene along Broadway near Paterson’s main library.
Angry NJ Ex-Sheriff's Officer Confronts Teen In Viral Video
The encounter, which reportedly occurred in Fair Lawn, starts when the former officer, a captain, tells the boy, "Don't be a punk." The man then says he is a captain with the Passaic County Sheriff's Department and flashes his badge in the boy's face.
Hackensack submarine USS Ling apparently flooded intentionally, memorial plaques stolen
USS Ling flood after vandals open hatches and four bronze plaques stolen from memorial for thousands of lives lost in World War II. North Jersey Record Vandals climbed aboard the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine, and set to work. Armed with tools to cut through locks, they worked to open hatc
Crash in Carlstadt temporarily shuts down New Jersey Turnpike
The crash happened on the western spur of the Turnpike northbound at 1:37 p.m., Trooper Alejandro Goez said. The driver was entrapped and had to be extricated.The driver was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, Goez said. Traffic had to be directed to the eastern spur of the Turnpike.Read
Jenkinson's Aquarium gift shop employee fired after kicking black girls out of shop
A woman at the Jenkinson's Aquarium gift shop told a group of black teenagers they were not welcome, Paterson resident Attiyya Barrett said.Shannon Mullen and Erik Larsen and Mike Davis, Asbury Park Press
Liev Schreiber denies hitting photographer
In this Aug. 14, 2018 photo, actor Liev Schreiber leaves court in Nyack, N.Y., after appearing on a harassment charge. Schreiber denied allegations that he attacked a local photographer while he was in suburban New York filming his Showtime series "Ray Donovan." The 50-year-old was hit with a harass
Serial Bank Robber Admits Holding Up Fort Lee, Hasbrouck Heights Branches, Targeting Englewood
A serial bank robber from the Bronx admitted Wednesday that he held up banks in Fort Lee and Hasbrouck Heights and was planning to hit another in Englewood when federal agents captured him.Eddy Cruz, 42, also admitted during a plea hearing in U.S. District Court in Trenton that he robbed a PNC Bank
Metro-North asked NJ Transit not to cancel remaining express train
Instead, the train — which only makes stops in Rockland en route to Secaucus Junction and Hoboken Terminal — has been axed three times this month, leading to crowded conditions and a miserable morning commute.
Heavy rains cause more flooding, damage in NJ; states of emergency declared in NJ, NY
LITTLE FALLS, N. J. — Governors Phil Murphy and Andrew Cuomo have declared states of emergency for multiple counties after heavy rains caused flooding and extensive damage throughout the two states.Residents in affected counties such as Little Falls in New Jersey have a long way to go before the cl
Dam of floating cars made flash flood worse, N.J. mayor says
The flash flood thatdamaged homes and businesses in North Jerseyon Saturday was made worse when more than 40 cars from a dealership floated into a bridge and formed a dam that diverted flood waters to local streets, according to the mayor of one of the hard hit towns.Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmar