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Murderer Up For Parole Tops Bergen County News

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Man Who Murdered Woman Up For Parole

A man who raped and murdered a New Milford woman in 1976 is up for parole for the fifth time since, and her family is asking the public's help to once again make sure he doesn't become a free man.

Man Charged With Trying To Kill Police Officers

Phillip Hermida, 53, of Wyckoff was charged with trying to kill two police officers by repeatedly attempting to run them down with his car in the parking lot of a Hawthorne Dunkin' Donuts.

New Milford Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

John Hall, 49, of New Milford, who allegedly hunted geese with a crossbow at Hardcastle Pond was arrested Wednesday by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Animal Cruelty Task Force and New Milford Police Department and charged with animal cruelty.

Fair Lawn Teller Stole Nearly $10K From Bank

Paterson resident Natalie Williams, 26, was arrested and charged with third-degree theft Tuesday for taking $9,375 from the Columbia Bank on River Road in Fair Lawn, where she had worked for five years.

Car Just Misses Crashing Into School Building

Nobody was injured when a car jumped the curb, and went up the front steps of Fort Lee's School No. 1, stopping just short of the doors. 

Young Women Team Up for Children of Haiti

River Dell senior Amanda Walker and New Milford alumni Alexa DeMiglio are organizing a benefit event for the children of Haiti.

One-Legged Turkey Can Remain in Township

Eileen, the one-legged turkey that has become an unofficial mascot for Washington Township, will be allowed to stay as long as she continues exhibiting normal behavior, according to Tyco Animal Control.

Votee Park Contamination Addressed with DEP

Teaneck officials met with state Department of Environmental Protection represenatives this week to discuss remediation options for Milton Votee Park and ways the town could move ahead with its planned soccer field turf project.

Glen Rock Superintendent to Retire

Glen Rock Superintendent of Schools David Verducci  announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year, two years before his contract ends.

Mahwah Teacher Named NJ's 'Teacher of the Year'

Yvonne Beatrice's Daughters of the American Revolution award marks the second time she's been named 'teacher of the year'

DARE Plans Own Carnival After Ouster From Garden State Plaza Fair

DARE proposes another carnival a week earlier at Paramus Park

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