UPDATE: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire UPDATE: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire
Update: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire UPDATE: Three cats died in a fierce fire that all but destroyed a Fair Lawn home, officials said. The feline trio were the only ones home when the three-alarm blaze ignited at the front of the nearly 100-year-old wood-frame house on 5th Street off Morlot Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Fair Lawn native Nick Cornwell and his wife, Ashley, also lost all of their belongings. “We encountered heavy fire upon our arrival," Fair Lawn Fire Department Assistant Chief Ralph Rinaldo said. "The members did a great job knocking the fire down using deck guns before entering the b…
Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash
Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash A 38-year-old passenger was killed and the driver seriously injured in an overnight crash on Route 80, authorities confirmed. Richard Bahamonte of Hillside was pronounced dead at the scene of the eastbound crash near the Teaneck/Ridgefield Park border west of Exit 68 just after 3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, NJ State Police said. The driver, Julio Brito, 40, of Hasbrouck Heights, lost control of the Honda, which careened off the road, slammed into a concrete barrier and ended up on its roof, they said. State Police and medics from Holy Name Medical Center tried to resuscitate both occupants. B…
Shot Girl: Kylie Kelce Thrills Fans At Jersey Shore Bar (VIDEO) Shot Girl: Kylie Kelce Thrills Fans At Jersey Shore Bar (VIDEO)
Shot Girl: Kylie Kelce Thrills Fans At Jersey Shore Bar (Video) NFL wife and Montgomery County, PA native Kylie Kelce thrilled revelers at a Sea Isle City bar last weekend. The 31-year-old who is married to Philadelphia Eagle Jason Kelce, was captured in a video jamming out behind the bar at The Ocean Drive last weekend. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Word to the Wise (@wttwpodcast) Video captured by Franki Rudnesky was shared by wttwpodcast on Instagram. The Kelces were in town for Mike's Seafood's annual Autism Benefit Polar Walk. View this post on Instagram …
New Rutherford Pizzeria Homage To Popular Owner's Late Grandmother New Rutherford Pizzeria Homage To Popular Owner's Late Grandmother
New Rutherford Pizzeria Homage To Popular Owner's Late Grandmother The owner of a popular Bergen County pizzeria that shuttered in August 2022 is weeks away from reopening a new shop. Dave Ligas, who owned Tavolino in Wallington, will be opening Casano's Pizza Parlor at 8 Highland Cross — formerly home to Top That! Donuts — in Rutherford, this spring, he tells Daily Voice. The pizzeria is named after Ligas' late grandmother: Marie Rene Casano, an "avid cook" who for years worked as a waitress at Mama Lucia’s in Newark, he said. Marie Rene died in the 1970s, and Casano's Pizza Parlor is retro-themed, in her honor, her grandson said. Follow Ligas as "…
Burglars Hit Same Saddle Brook Residence Twice While Homeowner Is There, Police Say Burglars Hit Same Saddle Brook Residence Twice While Homeowner Is There, Police Say
Burglars Hit Same Saddle Brook Residence Twice While Homeowner Is There, Police Say A Saddle Brook resident was home when burglars entered not once but twice, apparently trying to find a vehicle key fob, authorities said. It was shortly before 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, when a dark-colored sedan dropped off two burglars in front of the victim's home at the south end of town, said Capt. John A. Zotollo, Jr., the officer in charge of the department. The pair removed a rear screen, climbed in and fled with several purses and a jacket, the captain said. All were later found discarded nearby after the thieves had apparently rummaged through them, he said. The duo doubled back an…
Detectives Nab Driver From Hudson In Fort Lee Hit-Run Bus Stop Crash That Seriously Injured Two Detectives Nab Driver From Hudson In Fort Lee Hit-Run Bus Stop Crash That Seriously Injured Two
Detectives Nab Driver From Hudson In Fort Lee Hit-Run Bus Stop Crash That Seriously Injured Two Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives charged a mechanic from Jersey City with a hit-and-run chain-reaction crash that seriously injured two people at a bus stop near the George Washington Bridge nearly a week ago. Oliver Garcia, 28, was driving 2007 BMW 550i that slammed into a Honda CRV, knocking it into the pedestrians at the Lemoine Avenue bus stop in front of the Wells Fargo Bank branch shortly before 7 p.m. last Saturday, Feb. 17, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The Honda driver remained at the scene, but Garcia sped off, the prosecutor said. The pedestrians were taken to…
NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria
NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria A New Jersey hospital must pay $3 million to the family of a woman who died from a flesh-eating bacteria nearly seven years ago. A Camden County Superior Court jury awarded the money to the family of 54-year-old Adrienne Nock — who visited Jefferson Washington Township Hospital visited twice with symptoms before she died in 2017, according to the law firm Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky.  Nock, of Franklinville, was remembered as a "beloved" client advocate for the Camden County Board of Social Services. The lawsuit said Nock went to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on …
Accused NJ Killer Walks Free After Decade In Prison For College Student's Murder Accused NJ Killer Walks Free After Decade In Prison For College Student's Murder
Accused NJ Killer Walks Free After Decade In Prison For College Student's Murder Timothy Puskas is a free man. The one-time convicted killer was released on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from MIddlesex County Jail, after winning a second trial on a murder charge, according to his attorney, Joseph Mazraani. Puskas was convicted seven years ago in the slaying of 22-year-old college student William “Billy” McCaw in New Brunswick. He'd been incarcerated for 10 years. A Middlesex County jury deliberated five hours before returning the not guilty verdict in the six-week trial, which began on Jan. 9, Mazraani said. Puskas’ 2017 murder conviction was reversed by an appellate court …
Bergen County HS Mourns Loss Of Senior Joseph McNeice, 18: 'Unimaginable' Bergen County HS Mourns Loss Of Senior Joseph McNeice, 18: 'Unimaginable'
Bergen County HS Mourns Loss Of Senior Joseph McNeice, 18: 'Unimaginable' A Bergen County high school is mourning the loss of one of its students. Joseph "Joe" McNeice, 18, of Montvale, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, his obituary on the Becker Funeral Home website says. "He courageously battled hardships every single day of his life, but he outmatched each obstacle with a positive outlook and smiling face," Joe's obituary says. A senior at Pascack Hills High School, Joe was a "dynamic force" on the school's bowling team, having learned the game from his older brother, Sean, Jeo's obituary reads. "Joe loved to live HIS life every day. He was eager to…
Man Held Sexually Abused Woman Captive At Gunpoint In Hackensack Home: Police Man Held Sexually Abused Woman Captive At Gunpoint In Hackensack Home: Police
Man Held Sexually Abused Woman Captive At Gunpoint In Hackensack Home: Police A car salesman was arrested by Hackensack police after he held a woman he’d sexually abused captive at gunpoint, authorities said. Christopher Baboolal, 29, was seized without incident at the Poplar Avenue home where the victim had been held against her will, said Hackensack Police Capt. Michael Antista, the officer in charge of the department. They recovered a gun – for which Baboolal didn’t have a permit -- and a high-capacity magazine, which is also illegal in New Jersey, the captain said. Colleagues from neighboring Ridgefield Park brought the woman to city police headquarters, Antista…
RECOGNIZE ANYONE? Hoboken PD Seeks Help Following Pistol-Whip Knifepoint Carjacking RECOGNIZE ANYONE? Hoboken PD Seeks Help Following Pistol-Whip Knifepoint Carjacking
Recognize Anyone? Hoboken PD Seeks Help Following Pistol-Whip Knifepoint Carjacking Hoboken police turned to the public for help investigating a carjacking in which the victim was pistol-whipped and threatened with a knife. Multiple masked robbers pulled the victim from his 2008 Honda Accord on Sinatra Drive near Stevens Tech and demanded his cell phone shortly after 11:30 p.m. Jan. 15, city police said. One of them then hit him in the head with a gun while another threatened him with a large combat-style knife, the victim told police. The trio fled with the vehicle, the phone and valuables that included power tools and recording equipment worth a combined $2,300, he…
What Happens When You Try To Rob Two Stores Across From Police HQ? Ask Little Ferry PD What Happens When You Try To Rob Two Stores Across From Police HQ? Ask Little Ferry PD
What Happens When You Try To Rob Two Stores Across From Police HQ? Ask Little Ferry PD "This is a robbery, give me all your Oxy pills and Percocet,” read the note a would-be robber handed to a female pharmacist at a CVS in Little Ferry. “Otherwise my boys are coming in.” The unarmed bandit might have succeeded had he not chosen a target DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET from police HQ. It was shortly before noon Wednesday, Feb. 21, when Santiago Munoz-Pelaez entered the Liberty Street CVS in a blue hoodie, batting gloves and a mask covering his nose and mouth, Little Ferry Police Chief James Walters said. The pharmacist backed up after reading the note and told Munoz-Pelaez, 25, of…