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5 hrs ago | via KWQC-TV Davenport
The two balloons were taken for practice runs along with four... . FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, Annie Cheung, right, an anchor driver for the Pikachu balloon, helps untangle a hose used to fill character balloons with helium from a truck in the parking lot at CitiField in N... . Comment?
Tuesday | via NorthJersey.com
On Nov. 19, at 7:57 p.m., a 29-year-old Hackensack man was robbed of his cell phone and cash on Farrandale Avenue, near Parkway West. The victim reported that he asked two males for directions while sitting in his vehicle. Comment?
Tuesday | via Courthouse News Service
Because the suspect behind a series of New Jersey synagogue attacks also allegedly threatened to kill Bergen County judges, judicial recusal is warranted, an appeals court ruled. Aakash Dalal was charged in late February 2012 with criminal mischief for allegedly defacing a synagogue in Hackensack with anti-Semitic graffiti. Comment?
Friday Nov 21 | via The Item
Aiming to avoid any appearance of partiality, an appeals court Friday reversed a lower court ruling and ordered that Bergen County judges may not preside over the trial of a man accused of conspiring to firebomb Jewish facilities in the county. A three-judge panel, ruling in the case of Aakash Dalal, said the issue arose when prosecutors revealed that they intend to offer evidence at trial that Dalal had threatened the lives of two Bergen County judges. Comment?
Thursday Nov 20 | via Patch.com
Mynasia Petty, 23, of Lodi was arrested Monday for allegedly striking a 2-year-old boy "several times on his legs with a belt, causing significant bruising," Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. Staff members at the boy's daycare observed the bruising and contacted the Division of Child Protection and Permanency . Comment?
Monday Nov 10 | via NorthJersey.com
A Garfield man who wore a motorcycle helmet as he allegedly held up an Elmwood Park convenience store at gunpoint in August, was indicted Monday on armed robbery and weapons charges. A grand jury in Hackensack returned a four-count indictment against Ariel P. Drapczynski, 30, in connection with the Aug. 15 heist. Comment?
Friday Nov 7 | via NorthJersey.com
The alleged leader of a Paterson prescription drug ring, whose arrest was announced last year as part of a law enforcement sweep targeting the sale of painkillers, was indicted Friday by a state grand jury on charges related to running a criminal organization and other offenses, authorities said. Authorities said that Aurelio Gutierrez, 61, of Paterson, organized and financed a ring that included members in Bergen County and distributed more than 1,000 pills weekly of the highly-addictive opiate oxycodone, worth between $8 and $30 on the street, to customers across North Jersey. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 5 | via NorthJersey.com
Saddle Brook resident Robert Lintner has been indicted by a grand jury on 10 counts connected with weapons seized by police from his home in August. Lintner was arrested on Aug. 8 after police searched and seized 195 firearms and 300 pounds of black gun powder in his home. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 4 | via The Jersey Journal
Former New York Giants offensive lineman Lucas "Luke" Petitgout was arrested Tuesday on a charge of sexual assault in Bergen County, according to county records. Petitgout was being held Tuesday evening at the Bergen County Jail on $50,000 bail, according to sheriff's office records. Comment?
Thursday Oct 30 | via NorthJersey.com
Two decades after a convicted sex offender lured a 7-year-old named Megan into his house with the promise of seeing a new puppy, then killed her, the law that bears her name remains broadly popular, but gets mixed reviews. Megan's Law was proposed within days of the murder of Megan Kanka and signed into law on Oct. 31, 1994, just three months after the girl was raped and strangled by the man who lived in the house across the street from her home in Mercer County. Comment?
Thursday Oct 30 | via The Item
Embattled borough Councilman Evaristo Burdiez, Jr. was arrested and jailed on a warrant for nonpayment of child support, a spokesman for the county sheriff confirmed Thursday. Burdiez, 43, was released Wednesday night, according to jail records. Comment?
Oct 22, 2014 | via Patch.com
A Grand Jury in Hackensack handed a ten count indictment against Robert J. Lintner, of Saddle Brook, in connection with weapons seized from his home between Aug. 8 and Aug. 9, 2014. Saddle Brook police responded to a call on Aug. 8 at the home of Lintner and upon searching the home, police found firearms, ammunition, ammunition magazines and gunpowder. Comment?
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