Busy week? Here's a rundown of the top news stories in Bergen and Passaic counties this week:
- SURVIVOR: A 16-year-old Northern Highlands High School sophomore from Saddle River jumped from the top level of a five-story parking deck Tuesday morning at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus. He was expected to survive, a source with direct knowledge of the incident said Wednesday.
- BOX TRUCK KILLS BOY ON BIKE: A young boy was struck and killed by a box truck in Garfield while riding a bicycle Tuesday morning. The 12-year-old had emigrated to the U.S. from Albania days earlier.
- CAREN Z. TURNER: Former Port Authority Police Commissioner Caren Z. Turner broke her silence Wednesday releasing a public statement as dashcam footage of her aggressively confronting a pair of Tenafly police officers took the web by storm.
- BODY RECOVERY: The body of a missing Paterson man was pulled from Barbour Pond at Garret Mountain on Wednesday, authorities confirmed Thursday morning.
- BABY COLE: More than $57,000 had been raised as of Saturday afternoon on a GoFundMe for the son of a Ridgewood police officer from Waldwick fighting cancer.
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