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  1. Murphy Nominates Bergen Prosecutor Grewal As Next NJ Attorney General

    Murphy Nominates Bergen Prosecutor Grewal As Next NJ Attorney General

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Gov.-elect Phil Murphy on Tuesday nominated Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal of Glen Rock as the state's next attorney general.“The American dream is alive and well in New Jersey,” Grewal said at a Trenton news conference during the late-morning announcement.Murphy's nomination of Grewal, who would become New Jersey's first Sikh attorney general, must be ...

  2. Man Shot, Killed In Paterson

    Man Shot, Killed In Paterson

    PATERSON, N.J. -- A Paterson man was shot and killed Monday night, authorities confirmed.The shooting occurred around 8:40 p.m. in the 300 block of 12th Avenue, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Deputy Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said in a joint release.They didn't say whether they had a suspect.They asked that anyone who saw something or has information that ...

  3. VIDEO: Paterson Special Ed Teacher Goes On Profane, Racial Tirade In Class

    VIDEO: Paterson Special Ed Teacher Goes On Profane, Racial Tirade In Class

    PATERSON, N.J. -- A viral video in which a Paterson special education teacher uses racial epithets and profanity against a group of disruptive students led to her dismissal, according to published reports.Georgiana Jackson, who'd worked for the district for nearly three years, resigned on Friday, a spokeswoman told the Paterson Times.The video, recorded that day, shows Jackson pounding ...

  4. Sleeping Child Left On Paterson School Bus: Clifton Driver, Aide Fired

    Sleeping Child Left On Paterson School Bus: Clifton Driver, Aide Fired

    PATERSON, N.J. -- A sleeping Paterson kindergarten student was left on a bus Monday afternoon, leading to the firing of the driver and an aide and a fine against the Clifton bus company, district officials confirmed.The youngster was left behind after the driver dropped off students at School 14 on Union Avenue, authorities told the Paterson Times.As a result, Acting Schools Supt. ...

  5. PHOTOS: Furniture Truck Splits Utility Pole In Fair Lawn

    PHOTOS: Furniture Truck Splits Utility Pole In Fair Lawn

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- A truck carrying furniture rolled into a utility pole in Fair Lawn Monday morning, snapping it in half.The driver and another occupant were taken to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with injuries that responders said weren't life-threatening after the box truck hit a curb, rolled struck the pole at Saddle River Road and Berdan Avenue.The truck's tank was filled with ...

  6. VIDEO: Times Square Suicide Bomber, 27, Identified

    VIDEO: Times Square Suicide Bomber, 27, Identified

    UPDATE: Authorities identified a would-be suicide bomber who was caught on video prematurely detonating an improvised device beneath Times Square early Monday as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah.Ullah, a Bangladeshi national who worked at an electrical company, was "wearing an improvised low-tech explosive device attached to his body" when it accidentally went off as he walked ...

  7. Authorities: Attempted Murder Charges For Paterson Trio Who Stabbed Boy, 15

    Authorities: Attempted Murder Charges For Paterson Trio Who Stabbed Boy, 15

    PATERSON, N.J. – Authorities filed attempted murder charges against three men who they said were involved in stabbing a 15-year-old boy in Paterson last month.Estiby R. Fernandez, 21, Robert W. Pena-Marzan, 18, and Jimmy Polanco, 22, all from Paterson, also were charged with aggravated assault and various weapons counts, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Deputy Paterson ...

  8. Bergen's Top Law Enforcers Counsel Heirs In Their Careers

    Bergen's Top Law Enforcers Counsel Heirs In Their Careers

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – More than 150 students – many of whom will pursue careers in law enforcement – were graduated last week from a unique program sponsored by the Bergen County sheriff and prosecutor.The NJ Police Community Affairs Officers Association's 10-week Law Enforcement Career Development Course counsels college students interested in law enforcement careers.The only program of ...

  9. Customers Halt Hammer-Wielding Patron In Fair Lawn Bar Fight

    Customers Halt Hammer-Wielding Patron In Fair Lawn Bar Fight

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- A Fair Lawn pub patron who got into an argument with another man left and returned with a hammer but was stopped by other customers from using it, police said.Francis Schneider, 53, was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses and released pending a court hearing after the 1:30 a.m. incident Sunday at JJ's Pub on Broadway (Route 4) at Plaza Road, Sgt. ...

  10. Bergen Prosecutor's Detectives Bust Woman, Pair With 12 Pounds Of Pot

    Bergen Prosecutor's Detectives Bust Woman, Pair With 12 Pounds Of Pot

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives crashed a drug deal in Hackensack, arresting an accused dealer from Paterson, busting a pair of pot buyers from Poughkeepsie and seizing 12 pounds of weed, authorities said.Tipped off a short time earlier that Sashagaye Brown, 31, was selling large quantities of the drug in the area, investigators moved in Friday during a deal in ...

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