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Daily Voice is a local news organization. Our mission is to report on need-to-know local information and up-to-the-minute breaking news. We bridge the “news desert” between national and hyper-local, covering town, city, county, and state. Read Full About Us >

We are apolitical, non-partisan, and as fair and complete as possible. Readers know we don’t take sides. We do not publish editorials or opinion pieces, nor do we endorse political candidates.

Our reporting is accurate, confirmed, and trustworthy. We report what needs reporting, including from multiple perspectives if possible.

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ATTEMPTED MURDER: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities ATTEMPTED MURDER: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities
Attempted Murder: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities A 33-year-old Ridgefield man choked a Fairview pre-teen “to the point of unconsciousness” and had removed both his and the incapacitated child's clothes before he was stopped, authorities said. Julio Amaro-Vasquez, who lives on Bergen Boulevard just off Oakdene Avenue, was charged with attempted murder, attempted aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, attempted sexual assault by contact and child endangerment. He wasn't the only person arrested in connection with the alleged incident, however. Amaro-Vasquez's girlfriend, Marlin Cervantes Santos, 30, of Fairview, “directed…
Bomb Threat By Employee's Ex Clears Teterboro Walmart Bomb Threat By Employee's Ex Clears Teterboro Walmart
Bomb Threat By Employee's Ex Clears Teterboro Walmart A threatening comment from the ex-husband of a store associate cleared the Teterboro Walmart on Tuesday, authorities said. The man had called the Teterboro Landing Walmart shortly before noon June 11, Moonachie Police Lt. Jeff Napolitano said. "When he was told that the associate was not available, he became agitated and [said] that he would blow up the store," the lieutenant said. Responding officers found the store evacuated and began looking into what happened, Napolitano said. "Further investigation revealed no credibility to the threat and no danger posed to Walmart or its …
Former Bergen County Dad Fights For Better Life Quality For Disabled Son Former Bergen County Dad Fights For Better Life Quality For Disabled Son
Former Bergen County Dad Fights For Better Life Quality For Disabled Son Two steps forward, one step back. Lately, that's how progress looks for 17-year-old Jason Leider, a former Elmwood Park resident who lives with Hunter Syndrome, like his 15-year-old brother, Justin. The genetic and degenerative disease comes with a life expectancy of between 15 and 20 years, according to the boys' father, Jeff Leider. The disease impacts the entire body, most notably, making it impossible to break down waste. Leider — who recently moved to Florida from Elmwood Park with his wife, Deanna, Jason, Justin, and their daughter — credits two enzyme-replacement medications for the…
CAUGHT: Couple Charged In Cold-Blooded Killing Of Paterson Man CAUGHT: Couple Charged In Cold-Blooded Killing Of Paterson Man
Caught: Couple Charged In Cold-Blooded Killing Of Paterson Man 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Paterson couple have been charged in connection with what authorities said was the premeditated cold-blooded shooting death of a 44-year-old city man earlier this month. Mathew X. Amaro, 27, shot Twahee Howard in the area of Chadwick and Weiss streets shortly before 9 p.m. June 2, authorities said. Howard, 44, was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center of multiple gunshot wounds a short time later. Amaro is charged with murder, conspiracy, and drug and weapons offenses, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge…
Dad, Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On NJ Turnpike: State Police Dad, Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On NJ Turnpike: State Police
Dad, Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On NJ Turnpike: State Police A 37-year-old Monmouth County motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in Newark on Saturday June 8, authorities said. At 2:31 a.m. Ryan Schamlz, a Keyport resident, was opearting a Harley Davidson south on the ramp of the Turnpike by Interchange 14 when he crashed into an international truck hauling a utility trailer that was stopped on the access road at the intersection, Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. Schmalz suffered fatal injuries, Lebron said. The crash remains under investigation, Lebron said.  I have no words right no…
'Explosion' Injures 3 Workers At Plant In Waynesboro: Authorities (UPDATE) 'Explosion' Injures 3 Workers At Plant In Waynesboro: Authorities (UPDATE)
'Explosion' Injures 3 Workers At Plant In Waynesboro: Authorities (Update) Multiple people were injured in an explosion-like event at a manufacturing plant in South Central Pennsylvania. Emergency crews were called to the "fire department incident" at Johnson Controls located at 100 Cumberland Valley Avenue in Waynesboro at 7:23 a.m., according to emergency dispatchers in Franklin County. "An air chamber rupture," was also reported to the police. They added that the incident is contained to the facility. Three people were injured, two of whom were airlifted to hospitals, according to dispatchers and witnesses. The extent of their injuries is unknown. Daily …
Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School
Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School Newly-released bodycam footage shows the arrest of a Bergen County mother who showed up more than four times the legal limit to pick up her son from school. The video shared by DriveThruTours shows the DUI investigation and subsequent arrest of Mayowa Kubikisha, 28, outside of Memorial Elementary School on Thursday, May 9, as first reported by Daily Voice. Montvale PD bodycam footage via DriveThruTours Officers conducted a series of field sobriety tests and found 40 airplane bottles of vodka, a bottle of EJ rum, a tall white can of beer, and a green bottle of beer — all open containe…
Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail
Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail A drunken man was hospitalized and another jailed for assaulting him at a private industrial garage in Rutherford, authorities said. The 40-year-old victim from Cranford approached an East Rutherford police officer who was fueling his patrol vehicle at the Rutherford DPW garage on Highland Cross -- just off northbound Route 17 near the Meadowlands -- around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, Police Chief John Russo said.  He was bleeding from a head wound, the chief said. "It was determined he was assaulted by an acquaintance at a private industrial garage where both were at that eveni…
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Daily Voice is a local news organization. Our mission is to report on need-to-know local information and up-to-the-minute breaking news. We bridge the “news desert” between national and hyper-local, covering town, city, county, and state. Read Full About Us >

We are apolitical, non-partisan, and as fair and complete as possible. Readers know we don’t take sides. We do not publish editorials or opinion pieces, nor do we endorse political candidates.

Our reporting is accurate, confirmed, and trustworthy. We report what needs reporting, including from multiple perspectives if possible.

Best of Daily Voice

ATTEMPTED MURDER: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities ATTEMPTED MURDER: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities
Attempted Murder: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities A 33-year-old Ridgefield man choked a Fairview pre-teen “to the point of unconsciousness” and had removed both his and the incapacitated child's clothes before he was stopped, authorities said. Julio Amaro-Vasquez, who lives on Bergen Boulevard just off Oakdene Avenue, was charged with attempted murder, attempted aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, attempted sexual assault by contact and child endangerment. He wasn't the only person arrested in connection with the alleged incident, however. Amaro-Vasquez's girlfriend, Marlin Cervantes Santos, 30, of Fairview, “directed…
Bomb Threat By Employee's Ex Clears Teterboro Walmart Bomb Threat By Employee's Ex Clears Teterboro Walmart
Bomb Threat By Employee's Ex Clears Teterboro Walmart A threatening comment from the ex-husband of a store associate cleared the Teterboro Walmart on Tuesday, authorities said. The man had called the Teterboro Landing Walmart shortly before noon June 11, Moonachie Police Lt. Jeff Napolitano said. "When he was told that the associate was not available, he became agitated and [said] that he would blow up the store," the lieutenant said. Responding officers found the store evacuated and began looking into what happened, Napolitano said. "Further investigation revealed no credibility to the threat and no danger posed to Walmart or its …
Former Bergen County Dad Fights For Better Life Quality For Disabled Son Former Bergen County Dad Fights For Better Life Quality For Disabled Son
Former Bergen County Dad Fights For Better Life Quality For Disabled Son Two steps forward, one step back. Lately, that's how progress looks for 17-year-old Jason Leider, a former Elmwood Park resident who lives with Hunter Syndrome, like his 15-year-old brother, Justin. The genetic and degenerative disease comes with a life expectancy of between 15 and 20 years, according to the boys' father, Jeff Leider. The disease impacts the entire body, most notably, making it impossible to break down waste. Leider — who recently moved to Florida from Elmwood Park with his wife, Deanna, Jason, Justin, and their daughter — credits two enzyme-replacement medications for the…
CAUGHT: Couple Charged In Cold-Blooded Killing Of Paterson Man CAUGHT: Couple Charged In Cold-Blooded Killing Of Paterson Man
Caught: Couple Charged In Cold-Blooded Killing Of Paterson Man 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Paterson couple have been charged in connection with what authorities said was the premeditated cold-blooded shooting death of a 44-year-old city man earlier this month. Mathew X. Amaro, 27, shot Twahee Howard in the area of Chadwick and Weiss streets shortly before 9 p.m. June 2, authorities said. Howard, 44, was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center of multiple gunshot wounds a short time later. Amaro is charged with murder, conspiracy, and drug and weapons offenses, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge…
Dad, Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On NJ Turnpike: State Police Dad, Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On NJ Turnpike: State Police
Dad, Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On NJ Turnpike: State Police A 37-year-old Monmouth County motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in Newark on Saturday June 8, authorities said. At 2:31 a.m. Ryan Schamlz, a Keyport resident, was opearting a Harley Davidson south on the ramp of the Turnpike by Interchange 14 when he crashed into an international truck hauling a utility trailer that was stopped on the access road at the intersection, Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. Schmalz suffered fatal injuries, Lebron said. The crash remains under investigation, Lebron said.  I have no words right no…
'Explosion' Injures 3 Workers At Plant In Waynesboro: Authorities (UPDATE) 'Explosion' Injures 3 Workers At Plant In Waynesboro: Authorities (UPDATE)
'Explosion' Injures 3 Workers At Plant In Waynesboro: Authorities (Update) Multiple people were injured in an explosion-like event at a manufacturing plant in South Central Pennsylvania. Emergency crews were called to the "fire department incident" at Johnson Controls located at 100 Cumberland Valley Avenue in Waynesboro at 7:23 a.m., according to emergency dispatchers in Franklin County. "An air chamber rupture," was also reported to the police. They added that the incident is contained to the facility. Three people were injured, two of whom were airlifted to hospitals, according to dispatchers and witnesses. The extent of their injuries is unknown. Daily …
Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School
Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School Newly-released bodycam footage shows the arrest of a Bergen County mother who showed up more than four times the legal limit to pick up her son from school. The video shared by DriveThruTours shows the DUI investigation and subsequent arrest of Mayowa Kubikisha, 28, outside of Memorial Elementary School on Thursday, May 9, as first reported by Daily Voice. Montvale PD bodycam footage via DriveThruTours Officers conducted a series of field sobriety tests and found 40 airplane bottles of vodka, a bottle of EJ rum, a tall white can of beer, and a green bottle of beer — all open containe…
Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail
Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail A drunken man was hospitalized and another jailed for assaulting him at a private industrial garage in Rutherford, authorities said. The 40-year-old victim from Cranford approached an East Rutherford police officer who was fueling his patrol vehicle at the Rutherford DPW garage on Highland Cross -- just off northbound Route 17 near the Meadowlands -- around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, Police Chief John Russo said.  He was bleeding from a head wound, the chief said. "It was determined he was assaulted by an acquaintance at a private industrial garage where both were at that eveni…
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