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  1. Downed Tree Limb Yanks Down Wires, Blocks Hawthorne Street

    Downed Tree Limb Yanks Down Wires, Blocks Hawthorne Street

    HAWTHORNE, N.J. -- A fallen tree limb in Hawthorne blocked a street and knocked out power to a single home Wednesday.Hawthorne DPW workers cleared the roadway after PSE&G cut the dropped cable in front of 124 Maitland Ave.Police and firefighters responded.No injuries were reported.Boyd A. Loving contributed to this report.

  2. No License, Registration, Insurance, E-ZPass Gets GWB Motorcyclist Busted

    No License, Registration, Insurance, E-ZPass Gets GWB Motorcyclist Busted

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A motorist with a history of traffic trouble got more at the GWB.Just after 8 a.m. Monday -- following two similar stops less than a half-hour earlier -- Port Authority police officers pulled over a maroon sedan that rolled through an E-ZPass lane, triggering the "Toll Unpaid" sign.The bike didn't have a transponder, and the rider, 36-year-old Aaron E. Okon ...

  3. Queens Ex-Con Charged In Passaic Shooting

    Queens Ex-Con Charged In Passaic Shooting

    PASSAIC, N.J. – Authorities charged a Queens ex-con with attempted murder in connection with a shooting in Passaic last week.Bernard Pinckney, 28, of Astoria, was arrested without incident Tuesday on charges stemming from last Wednesday’s shooting at 691 Main Ave., authorities said.Pinckney faces several illegal weapons counts in addition to attempted murder – including being a felon ...

  4. Tedesco Opens Bergen Cooling Centers, Urges Caution During Heat Wave

    Tedesco Opens Bergen Cooling Centers, Urges Caution During Heat Wave

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco opened several cooling centers on Wednesday -- while offering safety suggestions -- amid the heat wave."Temperatures are expected to climb over 90 degrees and the accompanying humidity will make it feel closer to 100 degrees," he said.It's recommended that people stay indoors, if possible, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- when ...

  5. Judge Frees Bergenfield Father, Son Accused Of Abusing Mom/Grandmother, 84

    Judge Frees Bergenfield Father, Son Accused Of Abusing Mom/Grandmother, 84

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. – A local judge on Tuesday freed a father and son charged with denying their 84-year-old mother/grandmother necessities and selling her valuables.Judge Lynn Muller ordered Vance Willard, 61, and his son, Stephen Willard, 25, released from the Bergen County Jail under New Jersey's 2017 Bail Reform and Speedy Trial Act, jail records show.The pair had been arrested and ...

  6. PAPD: Bogota, Rochelle Park Motorcyclists Caught Trying To Cheat GWB Tolls

    PAPD: Bogota, Rochelle Park Motorcyclists Caught Trying To Cheat GWB Tolls

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Toll-evading motorcyclists from Bogota and Rochelle Park were stopped at the GWB in separate morning incidents less than 20 minutes apart, authorities said Wednesday.Port Authority police officers at the lower level tolls stopped Axel Jimenez, 27, of Rochelle Park at 7:36 a.m. Monday after he rode his 2014 Yamaha through an E-ZPass lane, the authority's Joseph ...

  7. Bergenfield PD: Father, Son Abused Mom/Grandmother, 84

    Bergenfield PD: Father, Son Abused Mom/Grandmother, 84

    UPDATE: A local judge on Tuesday freed a father and son charged with denying their 84-year-old mother/grandmother necessities and selling her valuables.SEE: http://bergenfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/judge-frees-bergenfield-father-son-accused-of-abusing-momgrandmother-84/716988/BERGENFIELD, N.J. – An 84-year-old woman was denied necessities and had her valuables stolen and sold by ...

  8. Sheriff: Passaic Man Shared 500+ Child Porn Files Via Mobile App

    Sheriff: Passaic Man Shared 500+ Child Porn Files Via Mobile App

    PASSAIC, N.J. -- A Passaic man used a mobile app to traffic more than 500 kiddie porn images, authorities said.Detectives charged Leonel Tovar Martinez, 40, of Jackson Street with nearly two dozen counts each of possessing, distributing and maintaining child pornography, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said.Members of Berdnik's Internet Crime Unit arrested Martinez following a ...

  9. Ex-Demarest Man Who Wore Wire In $65M Tax Fraud Takedown Gets 17 Months

    Ex-Demarest Man Who Wore Wire In $65M Tax Fraud Takedown Gets 17 Months

    DEMAREST, N.J. – A former Demarest businessman who helped federal authorities crack one of the nation's largest income tax scams ever was sentenced to 17 months in federal prison Tuesday in exchange for wearing a wire.Roberto Diaz will have to serve just about all of that time: There is no parole in the federal prison system.Diaz, 48, agreed to wear a listening device after Bergen ...

  10. Check Fraud Suspect Tussles With Tenafly Police Officers

    Check Fraud Suspect Tussles With Tenafly Police Officers

    TENAFLY, N.J. – A Bronx woman caught trying to cash a forged check hit one Tenafly police officer in the neck and grabbed another while being arrested, authorities said Tuesday.Tenese N. Thompson, 36, “became agitated and attempted to walk away” from officers responding to the PNC Bank just before 6 p.m. Monday, Capt. Michael deMoncada said.Officials at the Highwood Avenue bank had ...

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