RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of violating a restraining order repeatedly stabbed himself with a knife during a standoff with police before an officer used a stun gun...
Mayor resigns, charged with election ballot violation
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The Democratic mayor of a northern New Jersey town has resigned amid an election violation charge.
The Bergen County prosecutor's office said Monday that former...
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a police officer, a high school teacher, a minister and 13 others in a sting New Jersey officials said Wednesday was aimed at men who tried to set...
WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school principal who had agreed to donate bone marrow to a 14-year-old stranger in France has died, weeks after he lapsed into a coma during the procedure,...
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man has been charged in a sexual assault that occurred in New Jersey 14 years ago.
Authorities say Roydell Cameron was arrested March 29 at JFK...
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say footprints in the snow led them from a crashed stolen car to the man suspected of stealing the car.
Man pleads not guilty in slayings of parents in New Jersey
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the stabbing deaths of his father and mother in their New Jersey home.
Man pleads not guilty in deadly 2016 hit-and-run boat crash
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of causing a deadly hit-and-run boat crash on a New Jersey lake on Labor Day 2016 has been indicted on death by vessel charges and other counts.
Ex-cop convicted in ambush killing of ex-girlfriend
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A former New York City police officer has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend with a machete-style knife during an ambush at her New Jersey home.
Judge says 5 fired officers should be reinstated, keep rank
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A judge is recommending reinstatement of five officers fired after the city said they engaged in a warrantless search of a New Jersey apartment in 2016.
Fairleigh Dickinson runs winning streak to 4
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Darnell Edge scored 20 points and Fairleigh Dickinson ran its winning streak to four with an 80-77 victory over LIU Brooklyn on Thursday.
Edge was 7-of-12 shooting with three 3-pointers for the Knights (10-11, 5-4 Northeast), whose last loss came at LIU, 79-77, on Jan. 19. The win snapped a three-game losing streak against the Blackbirds (10-11, 4-5). Those three losses were by a total of eight points.
Jenkins scores game-winner in FDU’s 60-58 victory
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Jahlil Jenkins drove the lane with a minute left for the tiebreaking basket and Fairleigh Dickinson held on for a 60-58 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday night.
After Jenkins' basket, the Terriers' final possession lasted the entire final minute as they missed three attempts from the arc and a final tip-in.
Edge, Bishop propel FDU to victory with long-range shooting
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Darnell Edge scored 23 points and Kaleb Bishop 21, with each making five 3-pointers, and Fairleigh Dickinson beat Mount St. Mary's 87-69 on Monday.
Xzavier Malone-Key added 16 points and Jahil Jenkins 10 for the Knights (7-11, 2-4 Northeast), who snapped a three-game losing streak and beat the Mountaineers for the third straight time. FDU shot 52 percent, including 12 of 26 from the arc while making 13 of 15 free throws.
Police charge driver after crashing into jail
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A driver has crashed into a jail in New Jersey.
Police say the 51-year-old South Hackensack man struck the administrative entrance of the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack Friday afternoon.
The driver has been hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries, and no one inside the jail was hurt.
Dog that went missing in February found in Hackensack
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A dog who escaped from his now-former New Jersey home in February was found over the weekend in a city roughly 19 miles away.
Trio combines for 45, Fairleigh Dickinson tops NYIT 84-57
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Xzavier Malone, Darnell Edge and Jahlil Jenkins each scored 15 points, Mike Holloway added 14 and Fairleigh Dickinson cruised past the New York Institute of Technology 84-57 Friday night.
Edge made 5 of 8 shots, including a pair from 3-point distance, Malone added three 3-pointers and Jenkins was 7 of 16 from the floor.
Body of missing swimmer found in northern New Jersey river
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a swimmer who went missing last weekend in northern New Jersey.
Jose Cortez was removed from the Hackensack River around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The 39-year-old Hackensack man had disappeared Sunday afternoon. Authorities say he was with two friends who urged him to stay out of the water, but he went in to the river and began struggling a short time later.
Work continues on century-old rail bridge amid funding doubt
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Preliminary work continues on a key choke point on the rail corridor into New York as a funding dispute delays the start of full construction.
Workers are scheduled to put up a 200-foot utility pole Saturday at the century-old Portal North Bridge over the Hackensack River. The pole will carry power lines to support trains passing into and out of New York.
Democrats, Menendez facing tough fight in blue New Jersey
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — In deep blue New Jersey, Sen. Bob Menendez is in a brutal political fight against his GOP rival, putting Democrats — who are pouring cash into the race— on the defensive as they seek to hold onto imperiled seats in red states.
Rapper Fabolous faces domestic violence, threats charges
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted rapper Fabolous on counts of domestic violence and making terroristic threats.
The rapper, whose real name is John Jackson, was charged in connection with two alleged incidents in Englewood in March.
Toxic site near MetLife Stadium gets $332M cleanup plan
MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — A polluted creek near MetLife Stadium and the Meadowlands sports complex that has some of the highest recorded mercury levels of any freshwater ecosystem in the country is moving ahead with a $332 million cleanup plan, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday.
Political parties must pick county sheriff candidates soon
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Bergen County's major political parties are scrambling to find candidates for sheriff after the state's Wednesday announcement that voters must choose a successor to former Sheriff Michael Saudino on Nov. 6.
Bronze plaques missing from New Jersey sub museum recovered
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say four bronze plaques taken from a World War II-era submarine in New Jersey have been recovered.
Heavy rains leave motorists stranded, roads closed
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Daylong rains are pounding northeastern New Jersey and stranding motorists through the region.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning through 7 p.m. for towns extending from East Rutherford, Hasbrouck Heights and Hackensack north to Oradell and east to Cliffside Park and Fort Lee.
Towns in central New Jersey including Trenton and Princeton are under a flash flood warning until 9:15 p.m.
Soccer captain ready to return after season-ending injury
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Damien Parker laid motionless on the field, waiting for an ambulance to take him away.
The pain below his knee had become unbearable.
The collision he suffered last year ended his season on the spot and left him frozen in the south end zone of Passaic Tech.
There was simply no way to get up.
"I was thinking in my head, what's going on?" said Parker, a senior at Bergen Tech. "It was really, really scary."
2 charged with thefts from New Jersey submarine museum
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man and woman from Connecticut have been charged with stealing items from a World War II-era submarine in New Jersey.
Hackensack police allege Jon Stevens, of West Haven, and Laura Palmese, of Colchester, swam along the Hackensack River and gained access to the USS Ling in mid-August. They're charged with stealing a lantern and a lieutenant's shoulder lapel and are scheduled to appear in court Oct. 1.
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School business administrator resigns after theft charge
LINCOLN PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school administrator stands accused of stealing nearly $15,000 from a district where she once worked.
Adrian Pollio allegedly took the money while serving as business administrator for the Lincoln Park school district, a post she held from 2010 to 2017. She left that job last year to take the same post with the Hackensack school district, but abruptly resigned last week.
Woman fights for fair housing for more than 50 years
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law in 1968, Lee Porter, who had been battling housing discrimination in Bergen County for years, thought she would have to return to her career as a licensed X-ray technician.
Instead, Porter, now 91, is still fighting for equal housing in New Jersey 50 years later as the executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey.
Police chief accused of having cocaine parcel sent resigns
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police chief suspended after his arrest on charges of buying cocaine and having it shipped to his post office box has resigned.
The executive director of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission says 43-year-old Michael Coppola handed in his resignation Aug. 15 as chief of the Palisades Interstate Parkway police department.
Vandals flood historic submarine, plaques stolen
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Vandals have flooded a World War II-era submarine that has been part of the New Jersey Naval Museum since 1972.
Suspended police chief accused of buying cocaine online
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — 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 imitation cocaine in the box. Coppola was arrested during a motor vehicle stop in Ridgefield Park.
Fugitive arrested in alleged child sex trafficking ring
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey have arrested a fugitive wanted for allegedly being involved in a child sex trafficking ring.
Kevin Newell was arrested Tuesday in Maywood by Bergen County authorities and Homeland Security Investigations.
The 55-year-old is charged in Pennsylvania with offenses including trafficking of minors and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a New Jersey woman facing a retrial on charges she killed her ailing husband by smothering him with a plastic bag and tried to kill her daughter the same way.
Jenny Tran was convicted of aggravated manslaughter and received a 50-year prison sentence. But a state appellate court overturned that conviction last month, citing trial-related errors.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Thirty-eight years after the body of a New York man was found shot to death in northern New Jersey, authorities have arrested a suspect in the slaying.
Joseph Labosco, of Staten Island, was charged with murder on Monday. The 71-year-old is currently imprisoned in New York for an unrelated crime.
Labosco is accused of killing 50-year-old Wayne Eckhart, of Manhattan, whose body was found in a remote area in Teaneck in October 1980.
SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man abducted a woman and then apparently shot and killed her at a New Jersey motel before turning the weapon on himself.
Bergen County prosecutors say police were called just after 5 a.m. Monday about a domestic violence/kidnapping at a Paterson address.
Police found the male suspect's vehicle near the Knights Inn in South Hackensack and approached a motel room shortly after 8:30 a.m. Monday.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins had an alleged altercation in his brother's New Jersey home that led to the death of a 25-year-old man.
In releasing the complaint and the warrant against 34-year-old William H. Jenkins, of Fair Lawn, on Thursday, the Bergen County prosecutor's office says Jenkins showed extreme indifference to human life in recklessly causing the death of Roosevelt Rene.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man convicted of causing his infant son's death during a troublesome morning feeding session six years ago has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison.
A judge imposed the term Friday on Michael Marrara. He had been convicted in May of aggravated manslaughter, aggravated assault, child endangerment and hindering apprehension.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Transit officials in New Jersey are praising an agreement to put $600 million toward the replacement of a century-old rail bridge, but the project still needs federal dollars to go forward.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A former motor vehicle commission clerk who got tens of thousands of dollars in return for allowing more than 200 people to obtain permits and licenses without passing required exams is now headed to state prison.
Rodman Lora received a seven-year sentence on Friday. He had pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy, computer criminal activity and tampering with public records.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lottery officials say the winner of a Powerball jackpot worth $315 million has come forward.
But the ticket holder's name won't be revealed until a news conference Friday.
Lottery officials say the New Jersey resident holds the lone winning ticket for the May 19 drawing. It was sold at a ShopRite grocery store in Hackensack. The ticket matched all five white balls and the Powerball to win the jackpot, which has a $183.2 million cash value.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Police in Hackensack say an 11-year-old boy has survived a fall from a seventh-floor balcony.
The fifth-grader fell from the balcony of an apartment building at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and landed on an adjacent building.
Police say he's being treated for a broken nose and broken pelvis at Hackensack University Medical Center and is in stable condition.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the business manager for three private schools in New Jersey stole more than $200,000 through a large-scale, complex theft scheme.
Ticket sold in New Jersey wins Powerball jackpot
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lottery officials say a single ticket sold at a New Jersey grocery store won the Powerball jackpot worth an estimated $315.3 million.
The New Jersey Lottery says the winning ticket for Saturday night's drawing was sold at a Shoprite in Hackensack, Bergen County. The ticket matched all five white balls and the Powerball to win the jackpot, which has a $183.2 million cash value.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man kidnapped his boss at knifepoint and threatened to kill him because he needed money to pay child support.
The Record reports 37-year-old Luis Vasconez called his boss Thursday and pleaded for money to pay his child support. Authorities say the North Bergen man returned to work the next day brandishing a knife and forced the victim to drive to the bank to get money.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Fire officials in New Jersey say no one was injured when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed excavation equipment outside a Hackensack mall.
The Hackensack Fire Department says a backhoe was digging to repair a water main at the Shops at Riverside Mall in Hackensack Monday afternoon when it was pulled into the sinkhole. Officials say the sinkhole was undermined due to the water main break.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the trial in a lawsuit accusing New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of selling bogus memorabilia (all times local):
Three memorabilia collectors have settled a lawsuit that claimed New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning provided bogus "game-worn" equipment that was sold to unsuspecting collectors.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Three sports memorabilia collectors who accused New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of providing bogus "game-worn" equipment that was sold to unsuspecting fans settled their lawsuit against the Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Monday, days before the case was scheduled to go to trial.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of causing his infant son's death during a troublesome morning feeding session six years ago has been convicted of aggravated manslaughter.
Michael Marrara faces more than 30 years in prison when he's sentenced June 15. He was also convicted Monday of aggravated assault, child endangerment and hindering apprehension charges.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A man who struck and killed a motorcyclist during a high-speed drag race around MetLife Stadium has been sentenced to five years in state prison.
Joseph Ferretti was convicted of vehicular homicide for his role in the May 2012 crash. The other driver had pleaded guilty last year to death by auto and was sentenced to 364 days in jail.