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  1. VIDEO: Ridgefield Responders Rescue Worker Caught On Rootop Ledge

    VIDEO: Ridgefield Responders Rescue Worker Caught On Rootop Ledge

    RIDGEFIELD, N.J. -- Ridgefield police and firefighters rescued a worker who got stuck Thursday afternoon on a ledge nearly 30 feet above the street.CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE to watch the rescue unfold.The laborer's employer apparently sent the worker up to the roof to clean a ledge of the building in the 600 block of Bergen Boulevard, a source with knowledge of the incident told Daily ...

  2. Wayne PD: Motorcyclist Who Hit Stopped School Bus Captured At Hudson Hotel

    Wayne PD: Motorcyclist Who Hit Stopped School Bus Captured At Hudson Hotel

    WAYNE, N.J. -- A drug-selling motorcyclist who splintered the protective "stop" arm of a school bus while fleeing Wayne police was captured Wednesday at a Hudson County hotel where he'd been holed up, authorities said.John Tassillo, 42, left behind a cache of drugs and counterfeit cash -- along with instructions on how to use the money on hooker, drug dealers and others -- in ...

  3. Hackensack Commuter, 63, Struck By Truck Outside Allendale Train Station

    Hackensack Commuter, 63, Struck By Truck Outside Allendale Train Station

    ALLENDALE, N.J. – A 63-year-old Hackensack man who’d just gotten off the train in Allendale on his way to work was hit by a Chevy Suburban Thursday morning, authorities said.The victim was crossing DeMercurio Drive around 6:40 a.m. when he was struck by the truck as it turned from West Orchard Street, Police Chief George Scherb told Daily Voice.The victim struck his head on the east ...

  4. Passenger Jumps Behind Wheel, Flees After Fort Lee Traffic Stop

    Passenger Jumps Behind Wheel, Flees After Fort Lee Traffic Stop

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A passenger jumped into the driver's seat of a vehicle stopped by police in Fort Lee and took off, responders said.Officers eventually broke off a pursuit of the blue 2006 Acura, which headed west on Route 80 after the stop around 2 p.m. on Route 95.The car was registered out of Newark, police said.

  5. Clifton PD: Armed Suspect Punches Officer In Face

    Clifton PD: Armed Suspect Punches Officer In Face

    CLIFTON, N.J. -- A 20-year-old Clifton man stopped by police punched an officer in the face after they found him carrying a knife, authorities said Thursday.Emilio Martinez-Ferro "became uncooperative with the officers while continuing to reach into his jacket and waistband area" after they stopped him and a companion in the area of Yereance and Lexington avenues around 4:30 ...

  6. Broken Road At GWB Bus Station Moves Jitney Commuters

    Broken Road At GWB Bus Station Moves Jitney Commuters

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A partial road collapse at the 178th Street ramp off the George Washington Bridge from New Jersey forced jitney bus commuters a block over.Temporary plates had to be put down over dowel bars that were sticking out of the roadway.Commuters who ordinarily board jitneys on the upper bus shell were being redirected to 179th Street and Fort Washington Avenue.

  7. Ridgefield Woman Gets 25 Months In Fed Pen For $1.7M Bank Swindle

    Ridgefield Woman Gets 25 Months In Fed Pen For $1.7M Bank Swindle

    RIDGEFIELD, N.J. -- A Ridgefield woman was sentenced Thursday to 25 months in federal prison -- and ordered to pay $1.7 million in restitution and forfeiture -- for conspiring to deposit more than $1 million in fraudulent checks into different bank accounts.Chunhua Jin, 46, pleaded guilty to bank fraud conspiracy charges last May as part of a plea deal.From July 2014 to April 2015, Jin ...

  8. Police: Nothing Suspicious In Fire That Killed Little Ferry Man, 64

    Police: Nothing Suspicious In Fire That Killed Little Ferry Man, 64

    LITTLE FERRY, N.J. -- A house fire that killed a 64-year-old Little Ferry man Wednesday morning wasn't suspicious, although the exact cause hadn't yet been determined, borough police said Thursday afternoon.Ramanathan "Ram" Iyer -- a retired controller of a Teaneck leather goods company -- was alone when the fire broke out on Pickens Street around 8 a.m. Wednesday, responders ...

  9. Paramus PD: Route 17 Driver Had Meth-Like Plant, $30,000 Cash

    Paramus PD: Route 17 Driver Had Meth-Like Plant, $30,000 Cash

    PARAMUS, N.J. – An Albany man stopped by Paramus police had a half-pound of an illegal amphetamine-like chewable plant and nearly $28,000 in cash in his car, authorities said Thursday.Officers Timothy Reed and Forrest Diedolf stopped Alhussain Ali Ashabi, 32, for failing to maintain a lane in his 2017 Nissan Altima on Route 17 around 9 p.m. Monday, Deputy Police Chief Robert M. Guidetti ...

  10. VIDEO: Firefighter Hospitalized In Norwood Townhouse Blaze

    VIDEO: Firefighter Hospitalized In Norwood Townhouse Blaze

    NORWOOD, N.J. -- A firefighter was hospitalized with injuries that authorities said weren't life-threatening after a blaze gutted a Norwood townhouse Wednesday night.The Cedar Court fire began in the basement around 10:30 p.m. and blew up to the roof, responders said. Firefighters had it under control within an hour and cleared the scene at 1:30 a.m.Norwood police and firefighters, ...

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