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  1. 1.5 Magnitude Earthquake Reported In Morris County

    1.5 Magnitude Earthquake Reported In Morris County

    MORRIS COUNTY, N.J. -- A 1.5 magnitude earthquake was reported in Morris County early Monday evening.The quake was recorded a little over a mile from Morris Plains at 6:35 p.m., earthquaketrack.com reported.No injuries were reported.A 1.3 quake was reported in March.

  2. Man Struck By Tree Limb In Westwood

    Man Struck By Tree Limb In Westwood

    WESTWOOD, N.J. -- A man struck by a fallen tree limb in Westwood sustained head and back injuries, responders said.The Ash Street victim was conscious with back pain, as well as a cut on the back of the head that was bandaged by police, responders said.An ambulance responded to the dead-end street, along with firefighters and a utility crew that tended to tangled electrical lines in the ...

  3. First Northbound GWB Jumper Dies During South Walk Fence Construction

    First Northbound GWB Jumper Dies During South Walk Fence Construction

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A man jumped from the northbound George Washington Bridge walkway on Monday afternoon -- the same day that construction of a suicide prevention fence began on the opposite side, authorities said.The Port Authority on Monday had opened the north side to begin construction of the south side prevention fence.The project, scheduled to be completed this year, is part of a ...

  4. Port Authority PD: DWI BMW Driver At GWB Falls During Field Test

    Port Authority PD: DWI BMW Driver At GWB Falls During Field Test

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A drunk BMW driver lost his balance after being stopped before dawn on the George Washington Bridge, Port Authority police said.Officers stopped the car after it "swerved from side to side out of the lane of traffic" on the approach to the lower level tolls at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, the authority's Joseph Pentangelo said.The driver, 50-year-old Paul Thompson of ...

  5. VIDEO: Wallington Police Charge Paterson Man In Van Burglary

    VIDEO: Wallington Police Charge Paterson Man In Van Burglary

    WALLINGTON, N.J. -- Wallington police arrested a Paterson man who they said was captured on video taking tools and electronics from a parked work van.Estanislao Penaloza, 31, was ordered held in the Bergen County Jail and then released by a judge less than 24 hours later pending a court hearing next month, records show.Police charged him with burglary, theft, possession of burglary ...

  6. Ramsey High School Footballers Tackle Suicide Prevention

    Ramsey High School Footballers Tackle Suicide Prevention

    RAMSEY, N.J. -- When the Ramsey High School football team meets Verona next Saturday, the biggest challenge won't be on the field: The teams, who ordinarily don't play one another, will use the game to raise awareness about suicide prevention, MyVeronaNJ.com reports.September is National Suicide Prevention Month.Both teams will wear socks in the signature purple and teal colors of the ...

  7. 'The Roof Is On Fire," Customer Warns Wayne McDonald's Employees

    'The Roof Is On Fire," Customer Warns Wayne McDonald's Employees

    WAYNE, N.J. -- "The roof is on fire," a customer told employees at a Wayne McDonald's -- struck by its second blaze in 13 months.The store manager had begun evacuating employees and patrons after a short-circuited roof lighting fixture began burning at the Hamburg Turnpike eatery around 7 p.m. Sunday, Capt. Laurence W. Martin said.Police Officers Gerry Venezia, Eric Caffrey, ...

  8. Burglar Found In Clifton Home Fights With Resident, Flees

    Burglar Found In Clifton Home Fights With Resident, Flees

    CLIFTON, N.J. -- A burglar who fought with a Clifton resident after breaking into his home fled but was caught by an alert police sergeant two hours later, authorities said Monday.A Main Avenue woman awoke to a noise and found 28-year-old Nelson Ovalles rummaging through a bedroom dresser at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Lt. Robert Bracken said.Also at home at the time were her husband and ...

  9. Police: Bicycle-Riding Gunman Robs Bogota Gas Station

    Police: Bicycle-Riding Gunman Robs Bogota Gas Station

    BOGOTA, N.J. -- A masked gunman on a bicycle robbed a Bogota gas station Saturday night, authorities said.The robber, who was also wearing a hoodie, took an undetermined amount of cash just before 7:30 p.m. from the Lukoil station on Queen Anne Road near the Route 80 overpass, police told Daily Voice.He then fled west on the bicycle toward Cypress Avenue, they said.The attendant wasn't ...

  10. Bergen Native: Overgrown Military Vet Graves Neglected At Paramus Cemetery

    Bergen Native: Overgrown Military Vet Graves Neglected At Paramus Cemetery

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- A Bergen County native paying respects to his late mother-in-law was shocked to find the graves of military veterans at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus covered with grass and weeds."Some stones were completely covered over. Some said Purple Heart recipients," Sean Murphy told Facebook. "You have to dig to see that they're even there."You ...

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