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New trial begins today for Mahwah minister accused of sex with underage girl

Curtis Franklin is already serving an eight-year sentence for sexually assaulting another girl

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New York man dies days after being struck by car in Fair Lawn

Igor Cernenoks, 49, was pronounced dead Monday at 6:30 a.m., police said

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Batstock arrives in New Jersey; event aims to raise money and awareness for White-Nose Syndrome research

Batstock 2012 posterBergen County, NJ – "BATSTOCK" is almost here again! Beginning Friday, August 24th, the three-day event will feature live music, bat movie viewings, artisan bat works, live-bat presentations, and a night bat-walk hosted by Joe D’Angeli. BATSTOCK is NJ's answer to International "Bat Night" — a global event highlighting these fascinating animals celebrated world-wide on August 25th 2012.
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Hit & Run in Fort Lee - Suspect Arrested!

from http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Fort-Lee-NJ-Fatal-Hit-Run-Homicide-Investigation-Anderson-Inwood-Terrace-139770713.html

Suspect Arrested in Fort Lee Hit-and-Run: Sources

A car with New York license plates was found abandoned about a mile from the scene.

By Jonathan Vigliotti and Brian Thompson
|  Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012  |  Updated 11:05 AM EST

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in New Jersey Monday evening, law-enforcement sources tell NBC New York.

Charges against the unidentified suspect in custody are unclear, and the prosecutor's office would not provide more information.

Police were investigating witness reports that the woman killed in the Fort Lee incident appeared to have been the victim of a targeted attack, law-enforcement sources say.

Officers were originally called to Anderson Avenue and Inwood Terrace at about 5:20 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian struck.

Witnesses told authorities they saw the driver mow the woman down and that it did not appear accidental. He allegedly backed up and ran over her a second time before fleeing the scene, witnesses said.

Gene Hoffman, a Wells Fargo manager who was at his office at the time of the incident and saw the victim after she had been hit multiple times, called the scene "horrific."

"I haven't seen anything like that since I was overseas in combat," Hoffman said.

The woman was hit so hard the impact knocked her shoes off. Her name was not released. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Police are investigating whether an abandoned black sedan found about a mile from the scene may have been involved in the hit-and-run.

Authorities hope surveillance video that caught the incident on tape will provide insight into what happened.

Two people who witnessed the hit-and-run said it appeared to begin as some type of argument. Hong Liu and his mother Fengying Gao told NBC New York the driver pulled up alongside the woman as she walked down the street.

Residents were frightened by the commotion.

"Police closed the roads, and we were very nervous," said area resident Rakel Daniele. "It's kind of scary, you know."

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Joint agency sting nabs alleged international scam-artists, netting 1.2 billion in counterfeit documents

image of suspects Park and KangHACKENSACK, N.J. – A five week, multiple agency sting operation has led to the early morning arrest of two alleged international scam-artists in an area hotel.

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Bergen County announces seasonal flu clinics for seniors

flu shotsHACKENSACK, N.J. - Bergen County residents age 65 and over may obtain seasonal flu shots at the following clinics being offered by the Bergen County Department of Health Services. The 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccine includes the H1N1 (2009
pandemic) strain.

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Bergen's Johnny Meatballs to appear at Mercer County Italian American Festival this weekend

Bergen County's own "Johnny Meatballs" DeCarlo will be appearing at the Mercer County Italian American Festival this weekend, at Mercer County Park on Old Trenton Road in West Windsor (directions below).

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Women's Rights Information Center to hold open house on "shared housing" program for families

WomensRights.orgDo you have lots of empty rooms in your house?  Would you like company, or help in paying your mortgage/rent? There are many singles or parents with one or two children who can’t afford their own apartment, but might be great tenants/friends.

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Former Bergen County Improvement Authority Chairman Ronald J. O'Malley indicted in mortgage fraud scheme

former BCIA Chairman Ronald J. O'MalleyNEWARK, N.J. – Ronald J. O'Malley, the former Chairman and a Commissioner of the Bergen County Improvement Authority and a principal in a Ridgewood, N.J. mortgage brokerage firm, was indicted today along with a loan officer and vice president of the firm for perpetrating an alleged mortgage fraud scheme.

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Bergen Bike Tour on September 26 still accepting pledges and riders

Bergen Bike Tour 2010 to benefit Tomorrow's Children FundBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - The 2010 Bergen Bike Tour will be held on Sunday, September 26, at Darlington County Park in Mahwah, New Jersey. Proceeds will support the Tomorrow's Children's Fund and the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, both of which have been the beneficiaries of this event for the past fifteen years.

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