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Two Bergen County cops disciplined after confrontation with trooper caught on video [video]

Two Bergen County police officers have been disciplined for their roles in a confrontation with a state trooper that was captured in a tense, expletive-filled video tape. The trooper’s dashboard video shows the unidentified trooper briefly taking his gun out of his holster as he investigates an unannounced traffic stop that a county officer had made on Interstate 95 near Leonia in May.

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Leonia police to be issued Tasers

The first police-issued Taser will hit the streets of Leonia on Monday, as the borough becomes the latest to join a growing movement to get stun guns into the hands of police officers.

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A heartfelt act of heroism on a Leonia field

For Wayne Koby, the events of Sept. 28, 2012 can best be described as “an act of God.”

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Leonia resident competes on new Lifetime show competes on Lifetime show

Hoda Mahmoodzadegan is featured on the Aug. 5 episode of "Supermarket Superstar."

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Ordinance to clean up vacant properties in Leonia

LEONIA €” Borough officials adopted an ordinance at the July 15 council meeting to allow and enhance the maintenance of vacant properties throughout the town.

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Sculpture dedicated to former Leonia official

LEONIA €” Leonia resident Richard Stenken presented a sculpture to the borough of Leonia July 14 to commemorate his father, John R. Stenken, who served on the council from 1954-1957 and mayor 1958-1963.

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Leonia council responds to critics over FD closing

LEONIA €” The Mayor and Council, with the exception of Councilman Gil Hawkins, released a statement June 29 responding to comments about its decision to close the firehouse in the wake of an alleged sexual assault there.

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Records battle rages around Leonia firehouse case

The war of words over the borough’s fire department has been taken up a notch with the firefighters’ attorney accusing the town of violating the state’s Open Public Records Act, and a resident claiming the lawyer has stonewalled his requests for records of rosters, fire calls, certifications and finances.

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Tensions rise as the Leonia Fire Company president responds to criticism from borough mayor, council

The president of the Leonia Fire Company has fired back at the mayor and Borough Council for critical statements they made about the fire chief and the fire company’s attorney in the wake of an alleged sexual assault last month on a 3-year-old boy in the firehouse.

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Leonia HS grad remembered with tutoring center

LEONIA €” The friends of Kevin Kuchipudi, a Leonia High School graduate who died of a seizure earlier this year, were inspired by one of his last wishes and plan to dedicate a tutoring center in the high school in his name.

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