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  1. Courageous Elmwood Park Dental Assistant Fights Off Robber

    Courageous Elmwood Park Dental Assistant Fights Off Robber

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- A masked robber chased down by a courageous Elmwood Park dental assistant ran over a pedestrian's foot and rammed into another vehicle with a stolen car before fleeing toward Paterson, authorities said.The assistant was alone Monday afternoon in the Broadway dental office when the robber -- wearing a hoodie, ski mask and gloves -- "entered the office, told her ...

  2. Two Stabbed, Two Jailed In Englewood Pot Deal Gone Bad

    Two Stabbed, Two Jailed In Englewood Pot Deal Gone Bad

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- An Englewood pot deal gone bad left two men hospitalized and two others jailed -- one on attempted murder charges.The Irvington victims -- 19 and 25 years old -- were stabbed outside a residence in the 100 block of Glenwood Parkway around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Detective Capt. Timothy Torell said.Both were admitted to Holy Name Medical Center with what Torell said were ...

  3. Franklin Lakes Police Officer Shoots Self During Call

    Franklin Lakes Police Officer Shoots Self During Call

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – A Franklin Lakes police officer shot himself while investigating a dog complaint Friday afternoon, authorities said.“The injury is not life-threatening. Nobody else was injured,” Capt. John Bakelaar said after the incident, which occurred around 2 p.m.“We are looking into the circumstances,” he said.

  4. Rochelle Park Police Find Stolen Semi Handgun, Shotgun, Pot In Drug Raid

    Rochelle Park Police Find Stolen Semi Handgun, Shotgun, Pot In Drug Raid

    ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. – Rochelle Park police seized a loaded semi-automatic handgun, 80 additional rounds of ammunition, a double-barreled shotgun and several ounces of marijuana for sale during a drug raid Friday.James M. Irby, 38, was ordered held in the Bergen County Jail pending a bail hearing on drug and weapons charges, Lt. Dean Pinto said.A group of borough officers armed with a ...

  5. Hero Port Authority Officer Stops Rolling GWB Car With Stoned-Out Driver

    Hero Port Authority Officer Stops Rolling GWB Car With Stoned-Out Driver

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A Port Authority police officer used his cruiser to stop a stolen car whose stoned driver had passed out behind the wheel on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge, authorities said.The owner, a resident of The Modern in Fort Lee, had a valet bring the white 2016 Mercedes sedan to a local business on Thursday to be washed and detailed, police said.An employee ...

  6. Clifton Gas Attendant Struck By Fleeing Car

    Clifton Gas Attendant Struck By Fleeing Car

    CLIFTON, N.J. -- A Clifton service station attendant was injured when he stepped into the path of a fleeing gasoline thief's car and was knocked onto the hood, police said Friday.The Route 3 Shell attendant said he'd just filled the driver's tank with $25 worth of gas and requested payment around 4:40 p.m. when the thief drove off, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said.The 56-year-old ...

  7. VIDEO: Home Invasion Robbers Hold Englewood Couple At Gunpoint

    VIDEO: Home Invasion Robbers Hold Englewood Couple At Gunpoint

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – Three intruders held an Englewood husband and wife at gunpoint for a half-hour while they ransacked their home, police said Friday.A reward was being offered for information leading to arrests of the trio, who were either in their late teens or early 20s, authorities said.The 30-year-old husband was unloading items from his vehicle at the Cross Creek condominium ...

  8. NJ Court: Marine MP In Fort Lee Club Brawl Didn't Have Right To Carry Gun

    NJ Court: Marine MP In Fort Lee Club Brawl Didn't Have Right To Carry Gun

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A Marine MP whose loaded service weapon was pointed at police by another man during a melee outside a Fort Lee nightclub didn’t have the right to carry the gun across state lines at the time, a New Jersey appeals court ruled Friday.Federal law in 2011 didn’t cover Hisashi Pompey, the appellate panel said in upholding a five-year state prison sentence – three of which ...

  9. Time Served For Englewood Woman In $128G Dead Mom Social Security Scam

    Time Served For Englewood Woman In $128G Dead Mom Social Security Scam

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- An Englewood woman who admitted pocketing more than $128,131 in Social Security benefits for nearly eight years after her mother died was sentenced to time served on Friday.Linda Miller, 59, served the six months sentence she plea-bargained with prosecutors while remaining in custody as the case proceeded, Superior Court Judge Christopher R. Kazlau ruled.She must ...

  10. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Pays $1.1M For Customer Data Breach

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Pays $1.1M For Customer Data Breach

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey agreed to pay $1.1 million and improve data-security practices to settle charges that it failed to properly protect the privacy of nearly 690,000 state policyholders whose personal information was contained on two laptops stolen from the insurer’s Newark headquarters.The insurance giant -- New Jersey's largest healthcare provider -- agreed to ...

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