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  1. Ex-Karate Assistant Instructor From Haskell Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old Student

    Ex-Karate Assistant Instructor From Haskell Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old Student

    A former assistant karate instructor from Haskell faces a maximum of 40 in state prison after jurors in Paterson convicted him of raping a 9-year-old girl at the Pompton Lakes dojo where he worked and at her Bloomingdale home, authorities said.Luke V. Bakula, 31, was found guilty last week of two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and two counts each of sexual assault and ...

  2. SEE ANYTHING? Hospitalized Teaneck Man Says He Was Slashed In Englewood

    SEE ANYTHING? Hospitalized Teaneck Man Says He Was Slashed In Englewood

    Englewood police sought the public’s help investigating a Teaneck man’s claim that he was slashed in a surprise attack on a city street by an assailant who then ran off.Police responded to Holy Name Medical Center after a friend drove the 24-year-old victim there before dawn Sunday, Deputy Police Chief Gregory Halstead said.The victim told police he was attacked by “a lone assailant” as ...

  3. Popular Hospital Nurse From Ho-Ho-Kus Killed In Tragic Florida Boating Accident

    Popular Hospital Nurse From Ho-Ho-Kus Killed In Tragic Florida Boating Accident

    Authorities in Florida said they were investigating the death of a popular Holy Name Medical Center nurse from Ho-Ho-Kus who was killed in a tragic boating accident.The boat got caught on a sandbar near the Lani Kai resort in Fort Myers, FL on March 8, authorities said.A group of people -- including Irene Doyle Sabo, 52 – then got out, presumably to help free it, authorities said.Sabo's ...

  4. Clifton Police Nab Shoplifter Who Drove There In Car Stolen In Hackensack, Authorities Say

    Clifton Police Nab Shoplifter Who Drove There In Car Stolen In Hackensack, Authorities Say

    Clifton police nabbed a shoplifter who’d driven there in a car stolen out of Hackensack, authorities said.Responding to a report of a thief who’d just fled Corrado’s Market on Main Avenue, officers found Jean Carlos Santana-Maldonado, 29, of Paterson on a nearby street, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said.They also recovered 1 1998 Honda Civic, reported stolen out of Hackensack, that ...

  5. Crane Collapses Near Manhattan's Penn Station, Operator Injured

    Crane Collapses Near Manhattan's Penn Station, Operator Injured

    A construction crane collapsed Monday night near Manhattan’s Penn Station, slightly injuring the operator’s foot, authorities said. There were no other injuries, they said.The more-than-20-foot "knuckleboom” crane was loading I-beams to build a sidewalk shed outside a Kmart near the entrance for the subway and Long Island Railroad when a hydraulic system failed while lifting high beams ...

  6. NJ Attorney General Investigating Death Of Fair Lawn Man, 25, After Paterson Bar Fight

    NJ Attorney General Investigating Death Of Fair Lawn Man, 25, After Paterson Bar Fight

    UPDATE: The death of a 25-year-old Fair Lawn man at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center over the weekend following a scuffle at a Paterson tavern was being investigated by the state Attorney General's Office, authorities said Monday.Steven A. Sherlock was pronounced dead around 4 a.m. Sunday, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said, confirming a report in Daily Voice.He had been taken ...

  7. Mahwah Con Man, Partner Prey On Elderly In $1.6M Scam, Feds Charge

    Mahwah Con Man, Partner Prey On Elderly In $1.6M Scam, Feds Charge

    Using an unlicensed real estate appraiser name Soprano, a pair of contracting con men – one from Mahwah, the other from Clifton – pocketed $1.6 million by targeting elderly victims in a reverse mortgage scam, federal authorities charged.Philip Puccio Jr., 40, of Mahwah, and Rafael Peralta, 46, of Clifton, convinced the homeowners to apply for the mortgages for home repairs, an ...

  8. New Jersey Officially Recognizes Ramapoughs, Powhatan As American Indian Tribes

    New Jersey Officially Recognizes Ramapoughs, Powhatan As American Indian Tribes

    State officials announced Monday that they are officially recognizing the Ramapough Mountain Indians as an American Indian tribe since 1980.In a separate settlement, state authorities acknowledged that New Jersey also officially recognizes the Powhatan Renape Nation, from South Jersey, during that same time period.The move allows both tribes to qualify for various federal and state ...

  9. Growing Threat: NJ Authorities Discover Untraceable ‘Ghost Guns’ In Major Drug Takedown

    Growing Threat: NJ Authorities Discover Untraceable ‘Ghost Guns’ In Major Drug Takedown

    State authorities working a drug investigation seized a half-dozen “ghost gun” assault rifles, along with parts for two more, while arresting a dozen men who they said trafficked weapons and drugs.Concern has been growing among law enforcement nationwide as more criminals assemble do-it-yourself “ghost guns” with a variety of machinery, including 3-D printers, from online mail-order ...

  10. Justice Department: Ramapough Indians' Denial Of Religious Freedom Complaint Should Proceed

    Justice Department: Ramapough Indians' Denial Of Religious Freedom Complaint Should Proceed

    A denial of religious freedom complaint filed by the Ramapough Mountain Indians against the township of Mahwah is ready to be heard, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday.Township officials claimed the Ramapoughs did not “exhaust the variance process at the local level" before filing a federal lawsuit against the township for preventing them from having religious services and ...

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