BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — Here's a look at the five stories that topped Bergen County news last week:
FIRE CLOSES DINER: The Oakland Diner will be closed for the next several weeks due to a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon. Owner Harry Mihas is concerned for his staff, many of whom are single moms.
HOME INVADERS: Two robbers smashed their way in through the rear window of a Lodi home and rummaged through the place with guns pointed just after midnight Monday, authorities said.
CAR BURGLARY SPREE: Dumont police urged citizens to lock their cars following a weekend burglary spree.
TODDLER FIGHTS CANCER: Agatha Okumara of Little Ferry never thought she'd have to see her own toddler fight cancer even once. But twice? Now, thousands of Bergen County moms are rallying to make Lil Ryu's 5th birthday his best ever.
RIP, SANTA: Firefighter Mario Izzo, Park Ridge’s very own Santa Claus, died suddenly, leaving a hole in the hearts of all to whom he brought cheer waving from the firetruck on Christmas Eve.