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  1. Unidentified Bergenfield Woman Turns Out To Be A Resident

    Unidentified Bergenfield Woman Turns Out To Be A Resident

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- Bergenfield police Tuesday night identified a Filipino woman who, it turns out, lives in town.Yolanda Ranin, 78, wasn't carrying identification and couldn't provide much information through a translator when authorities first found her, Police Chief Cathy Madalone said earlier.After issuing an alert through local and social media, an identification was ...

  2. NY Residents Feel Shock Waves From 4.1 Mid-Atlantic Earthquake

    NY Residents Feel Shock Waves From 4.1 Mid-Atlantic Earthquake

    Tristate area residents reported briefly feeling tremors from a 4.1-magnitude earthquake that occurred near Dover, Delaware shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday.The quake officially was recorded at 4:47 p.m. 10 kilometers east/northeast of Dover, according to the U.S. Geological Survey."Lasted five seconds or so," Eugene Bazzarelli of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey said.Residents of New ...

  3. Suspect In NJ Chase, Crash Caught In Westchester

    Suspect In NJ Chase, Crash Caught In Westchester

    TENAFLY, N.J. -- A suspect wanted in connection with a chase that ended with a Tenafly police officer hospitalized after a crash in Cresskill was arrested in Peekskill, authorities said.Jamie Smalls, 21, spent barely 48 hours in the Bergen County Jail before a judge released him Friday under New Jersey's 2017 bail reform law, records show.The Nov. 20 pursuit began after police were ...

  4. Data Of 57 Million Uber Users, Drivers Exposed In Massive Hack

    Data Of 57 Million Uber Users, Drivers Exposed In Massive Hack

    Uber paid hackers to delete personal data of 57 million users and drivers following a breach late last year but didn't tell anyone until Tuesday, multiple news outlets reported.Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement that he only recently learned that names, email addresses and phone numbers were exposed.No location history, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or dates ...

  5. Backseat Injuries Prompt Recall Of 900,000 Honda Odysseys

    Backseat Injuries Prompt Recall Of 900,000 Honda Odysseys

    Honda is recalling 900,000 Odyssey minivans following reports that second-row seats can tip forward.All but 100,000 of the models from 2011-2017 were sold in the United States, company officials said Saturday.Honda said it received 46 reports of injuries connected to the problem, which occurs when the seats aren't properly latched.“If a second row seat is not properly latched after ...

  6. Sent Money To Scammers Via Western Union? You Could Get Some Back

    Sent Money To Scammers Via Western Union? You Could Get Some Back

    If you were conned into sending money to scammers using Western Union’s wire transfer service, you could get some back.You could qualify for compensation if you were the victim of a fraud-induced money transfer using Western Union services between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017 -- part of a $586 million settlement with the company by all 50 states and the District of Columbia.The ...

  7. Port Authority PD: GWB Trucking Company Toll Evaders Owed $62,000

    Port Authority PD: GWB Trucking Company Toll Evaders Owed $62,000

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A trucking company owner and her driver were arrested at the George Washington Bridge after a check turned up more than $62,000 in unpaid tolls and fees, authorities said.Port Authority Police Officer Leonel Gonzalez stopped the 2015 Mack dump truck on the upper level Monday morning after Rigoberto Cardenas, 39, of Morristown drove through an EZ Pass toll lane ...

  8. 90-Day Prison Sentence, Max, For Man Who Groped Girl On Newark Flight

    90-Day Prison Sentence, Max, For Man Who Groped Girl On Newark Flight

    An Indian national is headed to prison for no more than 90 days after admitting in federal court Thursday that he groped a teenage girl on a flight to Newark from Seattle.Vijaykumar Krishnappa, 29, pleaded guilty to assault in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States in exchange for a sentence of 30 to 90 days.Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 17.Krishnappa didn't know the ...

  9. Man Jumps To Death From GWB Lower Level

    Man Jumps To Death From GWB Lower Level

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- The body of a man who jumped from the George Washington Bridge early Wednesday was recovered just after 7:30 a.m, authorities said.The 30-something man was taken to Pier 125 in Manhattan after jumping from the westbound level at 7:10 a.m., the authority's Joseph Pentangelo said.NYC EMS pronounced him dead at the pier at 7:48 a.m., he said."An unattended Toyota ...

  10. Yonkers Man Admits Role In $3.5M 'Shotgunning' Scheme

    Yonkers Man Admits Role In $3.5M 'Shotgunning' Scheme

    A Westchester man admitted his role in a $3.5 million "shotgunning" scheme, Feds say on Friday.Simon Curanaj, 62, of Yonkers took a guilty plea to conspiracy in federal court in Newark -- along with an accomplice, Michael Arroyo, 59 of the Bronx -- in exchange for leniency.Both admitted using false information and simultaneous loan applications at several banks to fraudulently ...

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