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Disabled North Jersey native walks for autism awareness

Walk Now for Autism SpeaksNorth Jersey native Robert Newman became disabled back in 2004. But that isn't stopping him from tackling a 5K walk to raise awareness and funds for "Walk Now for Autism Speaks!" next Saturday, April 17. "Can you imagine hearing the words 'your child has autism'?" Newman told BergenNOW.

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Lodi man charged with sexual assault upon 12 year old

Andre Jeffery of Lodi, NJLODI, N.J. - A Grove Street man was arrested yesterday on charges that he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old child.

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Bergen County declared a disaster area in wake of March 12 storm

storm damageHACKENSACK, N.J. - Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney announced that Bergen County has been declared a disaster area in the wake of the March 12 storm that flooded streets, toppled trees and utility poles, and left hundreds of thousands of people without power.

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DNA test leads to arrest of former Wyckoff Board of Education member for November pharmacy burglary and Oxycontin theft

Matthew Cole of Wyckoff, New JerseyWYCKOFF, N.J. - Following an extensive police investigation of a burglary that occurred at a local pharmacy on November 29, police have arrested a former Board of Education member for the burglary and theft of 361 Oxycontin pills that was reported on BergenNOW on December 1.

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High school students can learn about career in law enforcement in "Explorers" program

Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuireHACKENSACK, N.J. – Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the Bergen County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its new Law Enforcement Explorers Program, which is designed for high school students interested in law enforcement. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 7, 2010.

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Bergen County's homeless families need assistance from local religious congregations

Family Promise of Bergen County seeks support congregationsFamily Promise of Bergen County, formerly the Interreligious Fellowship for the Homeless, is seeking support congregations to assist in helping Bergen's homeless children and families.

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Wyckoff police seek help from public to catch alleged hit and run driver who fled in high speed chase

high-speed car chase in Wyckoff & Franklin LakesWYCKOFF, N.J. - Local police are searching for a West Milford man who has allegedly been in two separate hit-and-run accidents, and who eluded them in a high-speed chase on Route 208 and 287.

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Two Wyckoff teens charged with vandalizing reservoir valve system & flooding stream with 15M gallons of water at Ramapo Reservation in Mahwah

Eric Michael and Christopher Vivona of Wyckoff, New JerseyMAHWAH, N.J. - Two suspects were arrested by the Bergen County Police Department yesterday on charges that they broke off the handles of a reservoir valve system, allowing 15 million gallons of water to break through a dam and flood an adjoining stream in the Ramapo Reservation.

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Rutherford senior citizens to benefit from first responders' Gold Star Identification Program

55 Kip Center in Rutherford, New JerseyRUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Bergen County Sheriff's Office today offered its Gold Star Identification Program to local senior citizens at 55 Kip Center.  The program provides first responders with vital medical information in the event of an emergency.

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Fairview man arrested for infant abuse and attempted murder

Yopher Jimenez of Fairview, New JerseyFAIRVIEW, N.J. - A Fairview man was arrested Sunday night, after cops received an emergency 911 call that an infant was not breathing.

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