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Leonia Gymnastics Instructor Charged with Sexual Assault

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Leonia NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ANIBAL OYOLA (DOB: 6/09/1984; single; gymnastics instructor) of Leonia, NJ on charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Leonia Police Department under the direction of Chief Scott Tamagny.

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Leonia Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Girlfriends Murder in 2022

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Leonia NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that on July 31, 2023, NILES DIAKOS of Leonia, NJ was sentenced to an aggregate term of 35 years in New Jersey State Prison (“NJSP”) with no parole after pleading guilty to the 2022 murder of Alicia Arnone in addition to two Passaic County cases.

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Car Crashes into Building in Leonia, Explodes into Flames

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Leonia NJ, A car crashed into a building in Leonia Thursday afternoon, sparking a fire. The crash happened on the 300 block of Fort Lee Road near Highland Street. The car crashed into the back of an insurance company.

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The Former Leonia Home of Actor Alan Alda’s has hit the Market for Nearly $1.8 million

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Leonia NJ, the former home of actor Alan Alda’s has hit the market for nearly $1.8 million. Alda is best known for his role as Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series “MAS*H,” which aired from 1972 to 1983.

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Leonia Fire Fighters Rescue Cat from the Roof of a Single Family Home

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Leonia NJ, on April 30th  at 1:26PM Leonia Fire Department was dispatched to assist a resident who’s cat was stuck on the roof. Members of the Ladder Company , Lt Quinton, Ff Pawlick were able to bring the cat safely down and reunited her with her family. Units on scene Le-9, Le-8 and Ladder 1. No injuries reported . The cats name was not released to the press.

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Leonia Resident Pleads Guilty of the 2022 Stabbing Murder of Girlfriend

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Leonia NJ, the Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that NILES DIAKOS of Leonia, NJ pled guilty to the March 26, 2022 murder of Alicia Arnone in Leonia, NJ.

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Give Chances, provides quality educational opportunities for people from low-income families

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Leonia NJ,  Give Chances, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded and registered in the State of New Jersey since 2011. It is recognized as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the IRS. One of our missions is to provide quality educational opportunities for people from low-income families that do not have the opportunity to learn including those with disabilities.

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Pennsylvania Car Technician Picked Up for Money Laundering in Leonia

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Leonia NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOSE A. ROSA-VASQUEZ (DOB: 5/15/1991; married; car technician) of 36 East Broad Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvania on a money laundering offense. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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Plastic Bag Discovered in Overpeck County Park May Contain Fetal Membranes

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Leonia NJ, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating what could be the remains of a human placenta and fetal membranes found in a plastic bag in the lake at Overpeck County Park in Leonia.

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The New Jersey Wind Symphony will kick off the Summer Season with a Free Concert at Overpeck Park in Leonia

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Leonia NJ, the Ridgewood based  New Jersey Wind Symphony will kick off the Summer Season with a free concert at Overpeck Park. Dr. Chris Wilhjelm, community leaders, and musicians founded the Ridgewood Concert Band (RCB) in 1983 with the idea of providing high quality performing venues for the many accomplished wind and percussion players living in the New York Metropolitan area. On July 1, 2017, the Ridgewood Concert Band formally changed its name to the New Jersey Wind Symphony to better reflect the identity of the organization.

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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Narcotic Task Force Nabs 2 for Identity Theft and Drug Trafficking

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Leonia NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of ROBERT DIAZ (DOB: 9/30/84; single; marketing associate) of 1471 Great Neck Road, Copiague, NY and JOSE PICHARDO (DOB: 5/17/85; single; marketing associate) of 4037 97th Street, Corona, NY on identify theft and drug offenses. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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New Murder Charges Filed in Leonia Stabbing Murder

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Leonia NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of NILE DIAKOS (DOB: 08/29/1986; single; unemployed) of 147 Grand Avenue, Apartment B, Leonia, NJ, on charges of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, hindering his own apprehension, and unlawful possession of a weapon. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Leonia Police Department under the direction of Chief Scott Tamagny.

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DINOSAURS AFTER DARK IS BACK!

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Leonia NJ, DINOSAURS AFTER DARK IS BACK! , Join Field Station: Dinosaurs any Friday or Saturday nights through October 30 for Dinosaurs After Dark – a funny, mysterious prehistoric adventure.

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Traffic Stop in Leonia Leads to Multiple Arrests for Firearms and Drugs

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Leonia NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of RICHARDS MERCEDES AVILA (DOB: 8/27/1997; single; landscaper) and HECTOR B. MERCEDES CEDENO (DOB: 8/21/1984; single; mechanic) of 7840 Rebel Walk Drive, Manassas, VA on drug and firearm related offenses. These arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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