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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. '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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Gunmen Rob Elmwood Park Gas Station, Attendant Tells Police

    Gunmen Rob Elmwood Park Gas Station, Attendant Tells Police

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- An Elmwood Park gas station attendant told police that two gunmen in ski masks robbed him Friday night.The pump jockey at the Sunoco on River Drive told responding officers he'd closed the station for the night and was walking to his car when the pair came up, pointed the guns at him and demanded money, Chief Michael Foligno told Daily Voice.They then fled south on ...

  8. Paterson Mayor Admits Having Employees Do Private Work On City Dime

    Paterson Mayor Admits Having Employees Do Private Work On City Dime

    PATERSON, N.J. -- Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres is headed to state prison for five years after admitting Friday that had city employees work at a private warehouse leased by his daughter and nephew while collecting taxpayer money.Torres, 58, of Paterson, pleaded guilty to single charge of second-degree conspiracy before a state judge in Jersey City.In return, state prosecutors will ...

  9. Report: Feds Launch Religious Discrimination Probe Of Woodcliff Lake

    Report: Feds Launch Religious Discrimination Probe Of Woodcliff Lake

    WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. -- Federal authorities reportedly are investigating allegations of religious discrimination against a Jewish congregation that's been trying to build a new worship center in Woodcliff Lake.Valley Chabad last year filed a federal lawsuit against the town -- whose mayor, Carlos Rendo, is gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno's running mate for lieutenant governor -- ...

  10. Woman Struck By Car In Garfield

    Woman Struck By Car In Garfield

    GARFIELD, N.J. -- A woman struck by a car in Garfield was hospitalized Friday with injuries that police said weren't life-threatening.The car mounted the sidewalk, struck a house and hit the pedestrian at the corner of Jewell Street and Semel Avenue around 2:30 p.m., responders told Daily Voice.A mangled stroller was found at the scene, but no one had been in it, police said.No charges ...

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