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Delivery Man From Wayne Pummeled With Rock In Montclair: PD

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A food worker who lives in Wayne was robbed, punched in the face and beaten with a rock while returning from a delivery near Lackawanna Plaza earlier this week, authorities said.


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


Wayne YMCA Urges Adults to Intervene to Prevent Child Sex Abuse

The Wayne YMCA is marking National Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 22-26, highlighting how adults can spot warning signs of child sexual abuse and step in to help. The awareness week is the lead-up to Healthy Kids Day — a celebration for improving the health and well-bei


Amazon Grants $1.35 Million to Paterson Public Schools for Computer Science Education

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Public Schools’ efforts to prepare students for 21st century careers got a boost on Friday with the announcement of a $1.35 million grant from Amazon.


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.


Woodland Park Police Department Welcomes New Officer

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough Council at last night's meeting swore in new police officer to the Woodland Park Police Department, Fina Matranga. "This is a special night for our department," Chief Eileen Tiernan said. "Any time you can fill an open spot, our resources are better for residents.


63-Year Wayne Firefighter Gregory F. Velardi Dies

WAYNE, NJ — Gregory Velardi was a rarity. He helped produce and harvest crops during World War II. He gave as a member of the military and fought overseas. And, for 63 years, he risked his life as a firefighter.


‘Significant Fraud Arrest’ by Passaic County Sheriff’s Office

A 29-year-old Paterson man arrested Tuesday by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad had faces several additional charges, Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik reported Wednesday.


Newark’s ‘View at Lincoln Park’ Project Could Finally Be Approved

A plan to build a new development across from one of the three major parks in Downtown Newark could potentially receive its most crucial approvals today. The Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) is scheduled to hear the proposal by The View at Lincoln Park, LLC during its meeting today, April 18,


NJ mom charged after toddler found wandering alone outside on street twice

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — A New Jersey mother is facing child endangerment charges after her toddler was found wandering around the streets of Englewood on two different occasions. Police say the 3-year-old daughter of Maria Ramirez was found just after 11 p.m. on April 3 wandering into traffic in the area


Mueller Report: Read full, redacted report here

WASHINGTON — After years of investigating, the Department of Justice released a 400-page redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report Thursday. The report covers subjects ranging from questions about Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election to whether President Donald Tr


Paterson girl allegedly kidnapped, raped by unauthorized immigrant

An unauthorized Mexican immigrant was arrested in a traffic stop in Ohio on Tuesday transporting a 15-year-old Paterson girl he had allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


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 wounded, suspect dead in New York City shooting

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating after a suspect was killed and an NYPD officer was shot in the arm in Washington Heights on Thursday afternoon.


NJ trooper charged with sexting about prepubescent girl

A New Jersey State Police trooper has been charged with having a sexually explicit photo and online conversation about a prepubescent girl. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said Trooper Jeffrey Reitz, assigned to the Commercial Carrier Safety Inspection Unit, exchanged photos in 2014 with an adult


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.


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


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.


Kidnapped 15-Year-Old NJ Girl Found With Previously Deported Man in Ohio: Police

A kidnapped 15-year-old girl from New Jersey has been rescued in Ohio, where authorities say they found her with a man living in the country illegally. Few details on the victim were immediately released; it wasn't clear when she was taken and her name wasn't known. Authorities say she was sexually


One of Two Men Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle in Paterson

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that on Wednesday at approximately 4:42 p.m., officers responded to Church Street near the intersection of Broadway, for reports of two pedestrians struck by a motor vehicle.