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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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A Dozen First Place Finishes for Ridgewood at Premier Bergen County Regatta

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Leonia NJ, Bergen County Rowing Academy hosted 44 clubs with teams ranging from juniors to masters at the annual Summer Sprints regatta on Overpeck Lake. Ridgewood Crew raced 27 boats and walked away with twelve first-place finishes in 2000 meter and 1000 meter rowing events including: 

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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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Leonia Fire Department Puts in a Hectic Memorial Day Weekend

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Leonia NJ, the Leonia Fire Department has been busy the last few days. Units handled a basement fire in a home in town during the early morning hours on Friday and then responded to a mutual aid to the City of Englewood for a 3rd alarm fire on Saturday. The company then held our annual memorial service and apparatus inspection on Monday morning, which was even interrupted by a call for service. Today, units were out all morning handling various emergencies in town including a 4 car accident on Broad Ave. and a power line on fire on Lakeview Avenue.

The Leonia Fire Department is 100% volunteer, 24/7, 365 days a year for the last 125 years. If interested in joining the team please reach out with any questions or pick up an application from the firehouse if you see us there or Borough Hall.

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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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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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The County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Expand COVID-19 Testing

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Paramus NJ, responding to the uptick of COVID-19 cases and the next surge of the virus, the County of Bergen in partnership with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center have expanded COVID-19 testing directly into North Jersey communities.

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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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Early Morning Raid in Leonia leaves Suspect dead during standoff in FBI kidnapping investigation

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Leonia NJ, one person was shot and killed by FBI agents during an early morning raid in Leonia surrounding a kidnapping investigation. The investigation began in Philadelphia, where authorities were investigating the kidnapping of a 17-year-old boy.

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