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Wayne man charged in hit-and-run involving Paterson boy on bike

The suspect, Joseph Zinhobl, was charged with two third-degree crimes – leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim, said Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald in a joint press release.

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-15 00:40:00

Why is flooding always so bad in North Jersey? The area used to be a prehistoric lake

The Passaic River Basin was a massive lake that formed 25,000 years ago after a glacier that covered a large portion of of North Jersey retreated leaving debris that blocked gaps in the Watchung Mountains, according to federal and state reports.

DAILY RECORD - 2018-08-14 17:36:00

Homeless man beaten with bat in Paterson street robbery, police say

The victim was near the corner of Broadway and Summer Street at about 10 a.m. when the attack took place, according to Sgt. Anthony Lay. The suspect confronted the victim with the bat, demanded money and began striking him, police said.

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-14 16:00:00

8 things to do in North Jersey this week

The Kootz Band will celebrate rock and roll and perform on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Rosen Performing Arts Center at Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive in Wayne. The band will highlight the music of the Beatles, Bee Gees, Stones, Animals, Credence Clearwater, Byrds and the Turtles. $16. For more information, v

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-15 11:04:00

Mom charged with leaving 3-week-old in car as she shopped

Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, of Little Falls, was charged with two counts of child endangerment and one count of abuse and neglect, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.

NJ.COM - 2018-08-14 08:42:00

Hackensack submarine USS Ling apparently flooded intentionally, memorial plaques stolen

HACKENSACK — The USS Ling, submarine museum mired in muck in the Hackensack River, was flooded sometime in the past three days and four memorial plaques embedded in the ground on the riverbank near the vessel were pried out and stolen.

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-14 11:50:00

Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic

Gov. Murphy has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic to allow state resources to deploy to communities heavily impacted by this weekend's devastating flooding.

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-14 15:39:00

Paterson police arrest four in Hamilton Avenue drug raid

Betty C. Fullard, 56; Bernard W. Moore, 37; Richard A. Peters, known on the street as “Dick,” 47, all of Paterson. And Jake R. Otterstedd, 19, of Park Ridge were arrested on drug charges, authorities said.

PATERSONTIMES.COM - 2018-08-14 06:00:27

Parts of Fairfield Remain Flooded in Aftermath of Weekend Storm

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Nearly five inches of torrential rain that the National Weather Service reported to have fallen in the Caldwell-West Caldwell area on Saturday caused havoc on some Fairfield roads and homes as well.Flash flood warnings were sent out as homeowners watched the water flow down from the

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-08-14 23:33:00

Governor Declares State Of Emergency In Bergen, Passaic Counties

Murphy said there is "no doubt" that parts of New Jersey have received nothing less than "historic" amounts of rain, and some communities received an entire month's worth in just a few hours, Murphy said.

PATCH - 2018-08-14 15:06:48

How to help flood victims in Little Falls, Woodland Park

Days after a devastating flood left significant damage in Little Falls and Woodland Park, among other areas in the region, members of the community planned ways to help the victims.

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-15 00:11:00

Prospect Park men arrested for killing man, throwing body into Passaic River in Paterson

Luis Salas, 27, and Jonathan Cristobal, 23, were apprehended on Friday night. Both men have been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, authorities said.


Flash flooding sweeps cars away, strands drivers as rain soaks N.J.

Parts of the state can expect more rain Saturday night, Sunday and even into the beginning of the new week, the Weather Service forecasts say.


2 charged with murder after man's body found in in Passaic River

According to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, Luis Sales, 27, and Jonathan Cristobal, 23, both of Prospect Park, allegedly confronted Jorge Alfaro-Alcalde, 26, of Paterson on April 1 in Westside Park.


NWS: Saturday Storms Bring Over 2 Inches of Rainfall to Wood-Ridge, Teterboro

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ -- Saturday afternoon's storms brought over two inches of rainfall to Wood-Ridge and Teterboro, according to the National Weather Service.In the county, the highest measurement came from Cresskill with over three inches. Measurements from the top Bergen County towns are below:Town/


Passaic man sentenced to 118 years in prison for two first-degree murders

PASSAIC — A city man was sentenced Friday to 118 years in prison for the June 20, 2015 murders of Paterson woman and Garfield man, as well another 18 years from his attempted murder of a second Garfield man, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office reported.


Teen gunman who fired into NYC crowd charged charged with attempted murder: police

FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens — The teen gunman that fired into a crowd late Friday night and was shot by officers when he didn’t drop his weapon has been charged, police said.


Police chief orders shipment of cocaine online, tries to pick it up at local post office: Cops

After the suspect left the post office, detectives pursued him and pulled him over in Ridgefield Park, where he was taken into custody.


Flooding On Route 17 And At Garden State Plaza: Police

PARAMUS, NJ — Flooding has affected traffic on both sides of Route 17 and at the Garden State Plaza, police said.


Suspended New Jersey police chief busted for trying to buy cocaine online

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Authorities say a suspended police chief in New Jersey has been buying cocaine online.Prosecutors say Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Chief Michael Coppola went to a post office box to retrieve the order on Thursday. However, detectives had placed a package containing imitatio