Kidnap Hoax, Celebrity Arrest Top This Week's News

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Hostage Scam Triggers Rapid Police Response at Chase Bank

Police from surrounding towns as well as the county and state converged on the Chase Bank on Saddle River Road after receiving reports of a robbery in progress. The situation turned out to be a misunderstanding brought on by a kidnap hoax.

Rapper Jim Jones Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Fair Lawn

Rapper Jim Jones was arrested Wednesday after an altercation with a Fair Lawn police officer outside his Ward Street home, police said

Fair Lawn Named 49th Safest City in United States

Neighborhood research site NeighborhoodScout has named Fair Lawn one of the top 100 safest cities in America.

Two Children Struck While Crossing River Road

A driver turning left onto River Road from Berdan Avenue struck two middle schoolers walking home from school Thursday, a crossing guard said.

Hillside Woman Charged in Fair Lawn Avenue Hit-and-Run

The driver is alleged to have knocked an elderly Fair Lawn woman to the ground in the driveway of a Fair Lawn Avenue strip mall on Jan. 31 and then sped off westbound on Fair Lawn Avenue, according to police.

TJ Faculty Abuzz-ed After Students Raise $17K for American Heart Association [Photos]

Thomas Jefferson Middle School students raised over $17,000 for heart health through the school's Hoops for Heart campaign, organized by the health and physical education faculty members.

Saddle Brook Bagel Shop Staves Off 2 Attempted Break-ins

Workers at Bagels & Beyond, located at 460 Market Street, have twice encountered a suspicious man trying to enter the building in the early morning hours this week, police said.

Saddle Brook Police Nab Alleged Scrap Metal Thieves

Four New York City men were charged with theft for allegedly lifting scrap metal from the burned-out Amloid Toy Factory in Saddle Brook.

Police Chief Proud of Department's Handling of Complaints

Fair Lawn was one of only 21 police departments in Bergen County where officers correctly answered all of the internal affairs complaints questions the ACLU posed in a recent study.

Fair Lawn Grad Stars in Israeli University Comedy

Levi Rybalov, a 2012 Fair Lawn High School graduate, is spending a year off before college at Bar Ilan University in Israel.

Black Ice Blamed for 8-Car Pileup on Route 4 Overpass

Four individuals were transported to area hospitals following the accident, which closed the Route 4 overpass for nearly two hours.


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