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Bronx Man Arrested in Fort Lee Road Rage Incident that Left 77 Year Old in a Coma

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of 29-year-old EFRAIN ESCOBAR of Bronx, NY on charges of aggravated assault and endangering an injured person. The arrest was the result of a months-long investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck and the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Matthew Hintze.

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Fort Lee Woman Accuses Lyft driver of sexual assault after he allegedly urinated in front of her

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Fort Lee NJ, a woman from Fort Lee, New Jersey, has filed a lawsuit against Lyft and one of its drivers, identified only as Luis, alleging sexual assault. The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme Court last month, seeks justice for the plaintiff, referred to as Jane Doe to protect her identity.

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State Grand Jury Declines to Criminally Charge Fort Lee Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting

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Fort lee NJ, a state grand jury has voted not to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations on June 17, 2024 regarding the death of Mohamed Bounaouar, 42, of Las Vegas, Nevada, who was fatally shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey, after an encounter with members of the Fort Lee Police Department on February 4, 2023.

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Woman Charged with Aggravated Manslaughter in Fort Lee 12-year-old’s Overdose Death

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced an additional charge of aggravated manslaughter against 48-year-old FRANCES CASO of Fort Lee, NJ as a result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck and the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Matthew Hintze. This charge is in addition to charges brought against CASO on May 26, 2024.

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Tragic Death of 12-Year-Old Girl in Fort Lee Linked to Fatal Dose of Narcotics

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Fort Lee NJ, a devastating incident has rocked the community of Fort Lee, as authorities confirm that a 12-year-old girl who died Saturday night had ingested a fatal dose of narcotics. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement on Sunday detailing the tragic event and subsequent arrest.

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Authorities Investigate Tragic Death of 12-Year-Old in Fort Lee

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information in the heartbreaking death of a 12-year-old child in a Fort Lee residence:

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George Washington Bridge Lanes Reopened After “Bridge Climber” Incident

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Fort Lee NJ, on Saturday the George Washington Bridge experienced significant traffic disruptions after a person climbed one of the towers on the New York side. The lanes that were closed due to this incident have now reopened, but traffic remains heavily congested.

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Fort Lee Residents Fear Increased Pollution Amid MTA’s Congestion Pricing Plan

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Fort Lee NJ, the looming implementation of congestion pricing near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee has stirred concerns among residents about heightened traffic and pollution levels in their community.

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Fort Lee Middle School Student Olivia Rhee, Wins the North Jersey Spelling Bee

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Fort Lee NJ, each year the County of Bergen is proud to recognize the Regional Champion of the North Jersey Spelling Bee, hosted by the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

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Two Former Fort Lee Students File Suit Over Inappropriate Sexual Advances by a Teacher

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Fort Lee NJ, two former students of Fort Lee have initiated legal action against the school district and Board of Education, alleging that a former teacher engaged in inappropriate behavior towards them.

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Two Charged in Fort Lee Shooting

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of LUIS VILLAO-HARO (DOB: 10/23/1999) and ABDUL JIMENEZ-VERA (DOB: 9/22/2001), both of 642 Faile Street, Bronx, NY on charges related to a shooting in Fort Lee, NJ. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief of Detectives Matthew Finck and the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Matthew Hintze.

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Police Nab Fort Lee Hit-and-Run Suspect

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of OLIVER GARCIA (DOB: 4/3/1995; single; mechanic) of 183 Garfield Avenue, Apartment 1R, Jersey City, NJ for knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury, hindering apprehension, and tampering with physical evidence. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck and the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Matthew J. Hintze.

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Jersey City Man Convicted of Kidnapping and Sexual Assault of a Fort Lee Women

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the conviction of RANDY GALLMAN of Jersey City, NJ in connection with the attack of a Bergen County woman in broad daylight on December 29, 2020. On February 8, 2024, after a two-week trial before the Honorable James X. Sattely, P.J.Cr., in Bergen County Superior Court, RANDY GALLMAN was convicted of attempted kidnapping, attempted sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, simple assault, and harassment. Sentencing is scheduled for May 3, 2024.

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Two Juveniles Arrested After Ramming Police Vehicles at George Washington Bridge

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Fort lee NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) today announced an investigation into two individuals who, based on the investigation to date, eluded police while driving a vehicle that rammed multiple police and commuter vehicles at the entrance to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.  The two individuals in the vehicle were taken into custody.

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Brother of Actor Jason Patric Tragically struck and killed by a NJ Transit Bus in Fort Lee

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Fort lee NJ, last week, the brother of actor Jason Patric tragically passed away after being struck and killed by a New Jersey transit bus while crossing a street, as confirmed by authorities.

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