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  1. VIDEO: Garfield Firefighters Save Scared Cat Under Police Car

    VIDEO: Garfield Firefighters Save Scared Cat Under Police Car

    GARFIELD, N.J. -- Call it the summer's most amazing rescue: Garfield firefighters stripped the tires from a city police car to get at a scared cat who'd crawled underneath.Garfield Police Officer Noah Murphy hoped to snatch the frisky feline, but she ran under his cruiser and "wedged herself deep inside the car carriage," said Lysa DeLaurentis, the city animal control ...

  2. Port Authority Police Rescue Newark Airport Elevator Shaft Victim

    Port Authority Police Rescue Newark Airport Elevator Shaft Victim

    NEWARK, N.J. -- A subcontractor was hospitalized with neck and back injuries after he fell down an elevator shaft at Newark Airport, the Port Authority said Thursday night.The 38-year-old victim's injuries weren't considered life-threatening, the authority's Joseph Pentangelo told Daily Voice.He was brought to University Hospital after falling into the Terminal B shaft at 7:21 p.m. ...

  3. Feds: Little Ferry Bank Robber Who Grabbed Teller By Blouse Nabbed

    Feds: Little Ferry Bank Robber Who Grabbed Teller By Blouse Nabbed

    NEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey man who robbed two Maryland bank robberies was charged with grabbing a Little Ferry teller by the blouse, snatching money from her hand and fleeing, federal authorities said Thursday.Israel Cosme, 36, of Elizabeth, was arrested on Jan. 24, nine days after federal authorities said he robbed the Main Street TD Bank in Little Ferry in an incident captured on ...

  4. Philly Pair With $60,000 In Suspected Drug Money Busted In Fort Lee Stop

    Philly Pair With $60,000 In Suspected Drug Money Busted In Fort Lee Stop

    FORT LEE, N.J. – Narcotics detectives from the Bergen County prosecutor’s office arrested two Philadelphia men and seized $60,000 in suspected drug money that they said they found in a secret compartment during a Fort Lee traffic stop.Luis Javier Vasquez, 27, and Pedro Diaz, 36, were taken into custody and later released pending court hearings after their silver 2007 Hyundai Sonata was ...

  5. Bergen Prosecutor: Why Mahwah Parks Ban Is Unconstitutional

    Bergen Prosecutor: Why Mahwah Parks Ban Is Unconstitutional

    MAHWAH, N.J. – A new Mahwah ordinance that bans outsiders from using township parks violates the U.S. Constitution in several ways and must not be enforced, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said Thursday.The ordinance, which seeks to limit the use of Mahwah recreational facilities to New Jersey residents, also violates a state Attorney General’s directive that strictly ...

  6. Bergen Prosecutor Orders Mahwah Police Not To Enforce Parks Ban

    Bergen Prosecutor Orders Mahwah Police Not To Enforce Parks Ban

    MAHWAH, N.J. – (UPDATE) A new Mahwah ordinance that bans outsiders from using township parks violates the U.S. Constitution in several ways and must not be enforced, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said Thursday.The ordinance, which seeks to limit the use of Mahwah recreational facilities to New Jersey residents, also violates a state Attorney General’s directive that strictly ...

  7. Port Authority: GWB Toll Cheat Owes $88,000

    Port Authority: GWB Toll Cheat Owes $88,000

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A motorist piled up nearly $88,000 in unpaid tolls and fees at the Hudson River crossings and on the New Jersey Turnpike, police said.Anthony Cotugno, 60, of Bloomfield amassed 1,510 violations -- split nearly evenly between the Turnpike and the Hudson bridge and tunnels, the Port Authority's Joseph Pentangelo told Daily Voice on Thursday.Port Authority Police Officer ...

  8. Robbery Team Mugs Grocery-Carrying Clifton Woman, 72

    Robbery Team Mugs Grocery-Carrying Clifton Woman, 72

    CLIFTON, N.J. -- A couple teamed up to rob a 72-year-old Clifton woman in broad daylight as she brought groceries home, authorities said.The woman told police she was headed home when a woman grabbed her from behind and a man "held some sort of weapon against her body" in the area of Van Houten Avenue and Wonham Street around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.The robbers took jewelry and ...

  9. Mahwah Eruvs Vandalized, Investigated As Bias Crime

    Mahwah Eruvs Vandalized, Investigated As Bias Crime

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Mahwah police were reviewing surveillance video to determine who’s responsible for an outbreak of vandalism to piping attached to utility poles to form a ritual Jewish enclosure known as an eruv, authorities said.The damage – found in four separate locations – “is being investigated as a hate crime or bias crime because the crime targeted a protected class,” Police Chief ...

  10. Elmwood Park Police Welcome New Officer

    Elmwood Park Police Welcome New Officer

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- Elmwood Park police welcomed new Officer Nick Dimovski.Before coming to Elmwood Park, Dimovski worked for the NJIT Police Department in Newark.The Pequannock Township High School alum was graduated from the County College of Morris and William Paterson University.

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