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NJ's Livvy Dunne, Rookie Phenom BF Take Private Jet To MLB All-Star Game NJ's Livvy Dunne, Rookie Phenom BF Take Private Jet To MLB All-Star Game
NJ's Livvy Dunne, Rookie Phenom BF Take Private Jet To MLB All-Star Game Pittsburgh Pirates rookie phenom Paul Skenes is taking his famed moustache, golden arm, and model girlfriend to the MLB All-Star Game this week. In a post on Instagram on Sunday, LSU gymnast, and influencer, Livvy Dunne — who hails from Bergen County — shared a photo of the pair before heading on a private jet to Texas with friends, where the 22-year-old is set to make his 12th career start in the majors at the big event on Tuesday. Skenes - the first overall pick in the 2023 draft - has only started 11 games in his career since being called up earlier this year, notching six wins with an E…
Videos Show Moment Paramus 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead By US Marshals Agents Videos Show Moment Paramus 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead By US Marshals Agents
Videos Show Moment Paramus 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead By US Marshals Agents The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has released body-worn camera and surveillance footage of an officer-involved shooting that left a 41-year-old New York man dead. Just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2024, 2:05 p.m., US Marshals agents arrived at a Route 1 motel in Monmouth Junction within South Brunswick to execute an arrest warrant on Shamar Leggette, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. As previously reported by Daily Voice, Leggette had been wanted for robbing "Bling Bishop" Lamor Whitehead from Paramus in Bergen County. About 40 minutes after authorities…
Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint
Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint A 74-year-old Paramus church pastor has been arrested and charged with 21 counts of sexual offenses for disturbing sexual assaults on a girl between ages 13 and 18 for years, authorities announced Friday, July 12. Stephen E. Sweet, the pastor at Grace's Lutheran Church in River Edge, became the center of an investigation on Thursday, July 11, on a tip that he'd sexually assaulted a juvenile in the past, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. ** WARNING: The following news article contains graphic and disturbing information. Reader discretion is advised ** Sweet sexually assaulted…
Mediterranean Mansion Boasting Modern Makeover Hits North Jersey Market At $4.875M (PHOTOS) Mediterranean Mansion Boasting Modern Makeover Hits North Jersey Market At $4.875M (PHOTOS)
Mediterranean Mansion Boasting Modern Makeover Hits North Jersey Market At $4.875M (Photos) A newly-renovated Mediterranean colonial is on the market in Bergen County for $4.875 million. The 8,600-square-foot home sits on a private cul-de-sac along 5 Ellens Way, featuring five bedrooms and eight brand-new bathrooms. Listed by Jason Pierce and Richard Orlando of Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty, the home was built in 2004 but remodeled within the last few months to keep the Mediterranean look on the outside, and add a contemporary feel on the inside. One of the largest projects within the remodel was the addition of the 25-by-45-foot in-ground pool, co…
18-year-Old Woman Killed In Bergen County Motorcycle Crash With Jeep, Police Say 18-year-Old Woman Killed In Bergen County Motorcycle Crash With Jeep, Police Say
18-year-Old Woman Killed In Bergen County Motorcycle Crash With Jeep, Police Say An 18-year-old woman died and an 18-year-old man was hospitalized after the motorcycle they'd been riding on collided with a Jeep in Bergen County on Tuesday evening, July 9, authorities said. The 2019 Yamaha motorcycle, operated by the 18-year-old Haverstrawn, NY man, was heading east on E. Palisade Avenue in Englewood when it was struck by a Jeep Cherokee in the westbound lanes, that had been turning left onto Dana Place, Englewood Police Detective Lt. Fred Pulice said. The front driver's side of the Jeep collided with the Yamaha at the intersection, ejecting the Stony Point, NY woman and…
Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette' Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette'
Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette' We've got a brand-new "Bachelorette" and she's a Bergen County babe. Jenn Tran, 26, is the first-ever Asian American to lead the ABC franchise, the 21st season of which premiered Monday night, July 8. "The Bachelorette" Jenn Tran, 26, is ready to meet her men. Disney/John Fleenor Born in Hillsdale and raised by Vietnamese immigrants, Tran graduated from Pascack Valley High School in 2016, where she played basketball and lacrosse.  Tran was featured on the last season of "The Bachelor" starring Joey Graziadei, who ultimately got engaged to Kelsey Anderson. A "bi-lingual beauty…
Unlicensed Driver Caused Head-On Crash, Seriously Injured Victim In Bergen County: Prosecutor Unlicensed Driver Caused Head-On Crash, Seriously Injured Victim In Bergen County: Prosecutor
Unlicensed Driver Caused Head-On Crash, Seriously Injured Victim In Bergen County: Prosecutor A 24-year-old unlicensed driver has been charged in a head-on collision that left the other driver seriously injured this week in Bergen County, prosecutors said. Juan Alban Naranjo, of Elmwood Park, was heading west on Market Street in a 2008 Acura sedan when he crossed into the opposite lane of travel, hitting a 2007 Ford SUV head-on Monday, July 8, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. A passenger in the Ford suffered serious injuries, Musella said. An investigation found Naranjo did not have a valid driver's license, and he was subsequently charged with assault by auto and c…
Sprawling $2M Bergen County Home Features Multiple Levels, Pool Access From Master Bedroom Sprawling $2M Bergen County Home Features Multiple Levels, Pool Access From Master Bedroom
Sprawling $2M Bergen County Home Features Multiple Levels, Pool Access From Master Bedroom An 8,000-square-foot custom-built Bergen County home featuring a pool, sauna, and sweeping views of the Ramapo Mountains is on the market for just under $2 million. The multi-level home at 10 E Saddle River Road in Saddle River has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and is located on a private road, according to listing agent Sheryl Epstein-Romano, of Christie's International Real Estate Group. The main level features an art gallery along with double ovens in the kitchen complete with an oversized island and a walk-in pantry. The main level also boasts a great room with a wet bar and b…
Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?' Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?'
Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?' "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is being called out for an obvious photoshop job on a recent Instagram post. The 52-year-old Montville mom shared a photo of herself with Larsa Pippen, of "Real Housewives of Miami," wishing her a happy birthday on a beach. But something's off: It appears someone cut the "Housewives" out of a different photo and placed them on a beach. Both fans and haters caught on. "Were y'all teleported to the beach or..," one person commented. "This is the kind of beach trip I can afford!" another said. Even celebs were spotted in the peanut g…
Wallington Woman, 32, Killed By Train In Garfield (UPDATE) Wallington Woman, 32, Killed By Train In Garfield (UPDATE)
Wallington Woman, 32, Killed By Train In Garfield (Update) Officials have released the identity of the pedestrian struck and killed by a train in Bergen County this week. Tara Yannette, 32, of Wallington, was near Plauderville Station in Garfield when she was struck just before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, NJ Transit spokesman John Chartier said. ALSO SEE: 'She Was A Survivor:' Loved Ones Mourn Loss Of Woman, 32, Killed By Train In Bergen County The train, Port Jervis Line train 64, departed Port Jervis at 1:35 p.m., and was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken at 3:54 p.m.  There were no injuries reported to the approximately 125 cus…
Westwood HS Brawl: Names Released In Police Documents Westwood HS Brawl: Names Released In Police Documents
Westwood HS Brawl: Names Released In Police Documents Daily Voice has obtained the names of the 10 of the 13 individuals charged in connection with the brawls that broke out following the Westwood High School graduation ceremony last month. As previously reported by Daily Voice, two graduating students and 11 of their family members were slapped with a total of 25 charges including assault, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, and obstruction, following the fights on Thursday, June 20, Washington Township Police Chief John Calamari said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by …
Gas Attendant, 30, Accused Of Inflating Prices At Bergen County Station, Police Say Gas Attendant, 30, Accused Of Inflating Prices At Bergen County Station, Police Say
Gas Attendant, 30, Accused Of Inflating Prices At Bergen County Station, Police Say A 30-year-old gas attendant is facing charges after police said he inflated prices at a Bergen County station. Park Ridge police received complaints that an attendant at the Delta Gas station was fraudulently charging customers by inflating gasoline charges when receiving fuel.  The attendant, a 30-year-old Westwood man who police did not identify by name, would manually charge more money via credit card than actually pumped, according to Park Ridge police.  If the motorist noticed the discrepancy in price, the attendant would pretend it was an accidental mistake and remedy the …
Pool Was Selling Point For Bergen County Home That Went For $159K Over Asking Price Pool Was Selling Point For Bergen County Home That Went For $159K Over Asking Price
Pool Was Selling Point For Bergen County Home That Went For $159K Over Asking Price A Bergen County home with a lemonade porch and a picture-perfect pool sold for nearly $160,000 over asking price. The home at 228 Miller Road in Mahwah was listed in early April at $669,000 by Tony Nabhan of Keller Williams City Views Realty. On Friday, June 28, it sold for $858,000. A spokesperson for Keller Williams City Views said the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house had somewhere around 18 offers, but it was the pool — built by Oasis Pool Construction — that sold it. Amenities include a master bedroom with a sitting area and walk-in closet, new bathrooms, floors, appliances and lighting th…
NJ Gymnast Who At 9 Said Her Dream Was Landing Spot On Olympic Team Just Made It Happen NJ Gymnast Who At 9 Said Her Dream Was Landing Spot On Olympic Team Just Made It Happen
NJ Gymnast Who At 9 Said Her Dream Was Landing Spot On Olympic Team Just Made It Happen Hezly Rivera sure stuck the landing on that one. The 16-year-old Bergen County native who at 9 said she dreamed of making a spot on the USA gymnastics team did just that. She's headed to the Paris Olympics. Hezly, whose family moved from  Oradell to Plano, TX, finished fifth in the all-around competition at the Olympic trial last week. Her final score of 111.15 put her on Team USA alongside vets Simone Biles, Jade Carey, Suni Lee, and Jordan Chiles. Rivera was just 9 years old when she told Daily Voice in 2018: "I want to make the national team and go to the Olympics.&nbs…
SUV Plows Into Abandoned Bergen County Animal Hospital (PHOTOS) SUV Plows Into Abandoned Bergen County Animal Hospital (PHOTOS)
SUV Plows Into Abandoned Bergen County Animal Hospital (Photos) No injuries were reported Sunday, June 30 when an SUV plowed into the side of an abandoned animal hospital in Bergen County, witnesses said. Footage captured at the scene by Boyd A. Loving shows the wrecked Honda CRV and minor structural damage to the shuttered clinic at 24-25 Maple Avenue in Fair Lawn. Photo(s) of the day, 06/30/2024: No injuries were reported following the crash of a silver colored Honda CRV into an... Posted by Boyd A. Loving on Sunday, June 30, 2024 Photo(s) of the day, 06/30/2024: No injuries were reported following the crash of a silver colored Honda CR…
Paterson Drug Dealer Charged In OD Death Of Westwood Victim, 38, Prosecutor Says Paterson Drug Dealer Charged In OD Death Of Westwood Victim, 38, Prosecutor Says
Paterson Drug Dealer Charged In OD Death Of Westwood Victim, 38, Prosecutor Says A 39-year-old Paterson man has been charged with providing the drugs that allegedly resulted in a fatal overdose of a Westwood man in May, authorities said. Jesus A. Cantillo is believed to have provided the drugs that led to the death of 38-year-old Lance Kerness, of Westwood, who was found unresponsive in a home on May 2, 2024, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Friday, June 28. Kerness was pronounced dead at the scene, Musella said. Indicators of a possible drug overdose were noted, and detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force were no…
Who Is Dana Bash? Bergen County News Anchor Moderating Presidential Debate Who Is Dana Bash? Bergen County News Anchor Moderating Presidential Debate
Who Is Dana Bash? Bergen County News Anchor Moderating Presidential Debate Bergen County residents may see a familiar face on Thursday, June 27's presidential debate. Dana Bash: the Pascack Hills High School graduate co-moderating alongside CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper. Bash, 53, is the chief political correspondent for CNN, who started out at the network as a producer after graduating from George Washington University. The 90-minute debate held in Atlanta between current US President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump begins at 9 p.m. on CNN. Bash was raised in Teaneck before her family moved to Washington DC, then back t…
1,600 Bergen County Residents Without Power After Stormy Night 1,600 Bergen County Residents Without Power After Stormy Night
1,600 Bergen County Residents Without Power After Stormy Night Thousands of New Jersey residents remain without power following thunderstorms that swept through the region Wednesday, June 26. As of Thursday morning, June 27, JCP&L was reporting 54,000 outages across North Jersey. The most widespread were reported in: More than 1,800 in Ringwood; several hundred. in Wayne; Nearly 3,000 in Boonton Township; 660 in Mine Hill; 1,200 in Mount Arlington; nearly 700 in Vernon; 700 in Stockholm; 1,400 in Great Meadows; 880 in Buttzville. PSE&G was reporting just over 5,000 residents without power, most in Bergen County (1,600 with 223 in Fort Lee, 243…
Cops ID Culprit Behind Bogus Bomb Threats To Police Departments Across Bergen County Cops ID Culprit Behind Bogus Bomb Threats To Police Departments Across Bergen County
Cops ID Culprit Behind Bogus Bomb Threats To Police Departments Across Bergen County A 26-year-old Fair Lawn man is facing charges for calling and emailing false threats to law enforcement agencies across Bergen County, authorities announced Clyde Johnson has been charged with false public alarm in the series of anonymous calls and emails to Franklin Lakes, Paramus, Wyckoff, Maywood, Fair Lawn, Fort Lee, and Bergenfield police departments, as well as local businesses, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Each time, Johnson reported "an individual armed with a deadly weapon or explosive" Musella said. An investigation helmed by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Off…
Overdosing BMW Driver, 60, Revived After Crash At Route 17 Exxon Station, Police Say Overdosing BMW Driver, 60, Revived After Crash At Route 17 Exxon Station, Police Say
Overdosing BMW Driver, 60, Revived After Crash At Route 17 Exxon Station, Police Say Police revived an overdosing 60-year-old Rockland County man who crashed his BMW in Bergen County early Saturday, June 22. Ridgewood police were called to the Exxon station at 490 Route 17 South just before 7:45 a.m., where the BMW driver from Nanuet was found unconscious after crashing in a handicapped parking spot, Ridgewood Police Lt. John Chuck said. Photo(s) of the day, 06/22/2024: For the second time in less than 24 hours, Ridgewood PD patrol officers took a driver... Posted by Boyd A. Loving on Saturday, June 22, 2024 Photo(s) of the day, 06/22/2024: For the second tim…
Million-Dollar Listing: Hints Of Gold Elevate $1M Demarest Home Million-Dollar Listing: Hints Of Gold Elevate $1M Demarest Home
Million-Dollar Listing: Hints Of Gold Elevate $1M Demarest Home A Bergen County home is on the market for just under $1 million. The 1,800-square-foot home at 10 Christie St. in Demarest is listed at  $999,000.  Built in 1977 and designed by its owner, the house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms. What makes it particularly unique is its custom woodwork, says listing agent Besmir Vatoci of Realty One Group Legend. The home features a touch of gold in nearly every room on the cabinetry, light fixtures, door handles, on the fireplace, and along the walls — both in the artistry of the wood and the marble walls of the bathrooms.…
Ex-Civil Court Officer Stole $1.5M In Role As Financial Collector, Bergen Prosecutor Says Ex-Civil Court Officer Stole $1.5M In Role As Financial Collector, Bergen Prosecutor Says
Ex-Civil Court Officer Stole $1.5M In Role As Financial Collector, Bergen Prosecutor Says A Florida man has been arrested on accusations he stole nearly $1.5 million while working as a court officer entrusted with collecting money pursuant to civil court orders, authorities in Bergen County said. Bruce Piekarsky, of Davie, FL, became the center of an investigation in September 2023, when the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts tipped off the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit regarding allegations of misappropriation of funds, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Following a months-long investigation, detectives discovered that Pi…
Artistic Visionary's Custom-Built Mansion Listed At $3.65M In Bergen County Artistic Visionary's Custom-Built Mansion Listed At $3.65M In Bergen County
Artistic Visionary's Custom-Built Mansion Listed At $3.65M In Bergen County A mansion in Bergen County is a "modern masterpiece" and could be yours for $3.65 million. The 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom house at 240 Terrace Rd. in Franklin Lakes has landed on the market. The home offers "luxury, sophistication and unparalleled privacy" according to the listing.  "The home was custom built for a creative visionary that has an eye for artful and beautiful things," said listing agent is Mary Premtaj of Compass in Ridgewood. "And this home essentially provided the perfect environment, or backdrop for her to express and display herself." Amenities include a dipping po…
NJ Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Luxury Items From New York University Roommate, Sold Them: NYPD NJ Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Luxury Items From New York University Roommate, Sold Them: NYPD
NJ Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Luxury Items From New York University Roommate, Sold Them: Nypd An 18-year-old Bergen County woman is accused of stealing more than $49,000 in handbags and jewelry from her NYU roommate and then selling the items online, according to police and various news reports. Kaitlyn Fung, of Old Tappan, was charged on Thursday, May 2 with grand larceny after confessing to taking a 19-year-old complainant's ring, bracelet, tote, enclave, and top, totaling about $49,000, the NYPD tells Daily Voice. Fung then sold the items online, the NYPD said. Fung and her mother are both named in a lawsuit filed by 19-year-old Aurora Agapov, whose father is Andre Agapov, the CE…
Man Who Tracked Victim With GPS Before Attempted Armed Robbery Pleads Guilty: Bergen Prosecutor Man Who Tracked Victim With GPS Before Attempted Armed Robbery Pleads Guilty: Bergen Prosecutor
Man Who Tracked Victim With GPS Before Attempted Armed Robbery Pleads Guilty: Bergen Prosecutor A 27-year-old Bergen County man admitted to planting a tracking device on the vehicle of a man he tried to rob at gunpoint, officials said. Zef Hajdari, of Edgewater, pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery of a Teaneck resident in 2022, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. his co-conspirator, Jeremy Chico, was being held on Rikers Island. On June 16, 2022, Teaneck police were called to a home where they learned the victim was approached by a suspect, later identified as Hajdari, who pointed a gun at him and tried to rob him when he pulled up to his house, Musella's office sai…
Medical Billing Worker, 36, Embezzled $400K From Employer, Bergen Prosecutor Says Medical Billing Worker, 36, Embezzled $400K From Employer, Bergen Prosecutor Says
Medical Billing Worker, 36, Embezzled $400K From Employer, Bergen Prosecutor Says A 36-year-old Passaic County woman is facing charges in Bergen County after authorities say she stole $400,000 from her employer, officials announced. Briana Rodriguez embezzled the money through unauthorized refunds to accounts under her control through her role as a medical billing professional, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The investigation, led by Chief Mathew Finck, came about in March 2022 when Hackensack police notified the BCPO's financial crimes unit of alleged employee embezzlement. Rodriguez was arrested outside of her home on Tuesday, June 18 by Bloomfield p…
Newly Minted Millionaire! Lotto Ticket Sold In Bergen County Wins $1 Mil Newly Minted Millionaire! Lotto Ticket Sold In Bergen County Wins $1 Mil
Newly Minted Millionaire! Lotto Ticket Sold In Bergen County Wins $1 Mil It was a fantastic Friday for a Mega Millions player in Bergen County. Their ticket matched all five numbers in the Mega Millions drawing held on Friday, June 14, winning $1 million. They were the only player in the country to win the big prize. The ticket was sold at 7-Eleven in New Milford. The winning numbers were 1, 25, 26, 31, 65 and the gold Megaball was 2.
GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ
Gotcha! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ UPDATE: Authorities captured a man who stabbed a woman in the parking lot of CNBC corporate headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. The 30-year-old victim was leaving the Sylvan Avenue (Route 9W) facility shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, when Harshkuma H. Patel, 29, of Piscataway, approached her in the parking lot, the prosecutor said. The accused assailant, who 'd previously been seen hanging around the area, tapped on the woman's car window in the CNBC parking lot, sources said. The victim, who didn't know Patel, opened the window, …
Peek Inside Indian-Pakistani Restaurant Spicing Up Downtown Hackensack Peek Inside Indian-Pakistani Restaurant Spicing Up Downtown Hackensack
Peek Inside Indian-Pakistani Restaurant Spicing Up Downtown Hackensack A brand-new restaurant specializing in Indian and Pakistani cuisine has opened in Bergen County. Parathas & Platters held a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month on Main Street in Hackensack. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Parathas & Platters (@parathas.platters) Cecilia Levine Cecilia Levine The restaurant, which is 100 percent Halal, has rice platters and parathas, or flatbreads, which can be eaten plain or stuffed with meats and vegetables. Its owners already own two other restaurants, Dera in Spring Valley,…
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…
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…