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Pascrell Win, Sex Charges, Burglaries Top County News This Week

Each week Patch highlights some of the top news from around Bergen County

In top county news this week:

Pascrell Easily Beats Rothman In Bitter Primary

Rep. Bill Pascrell easily defeated Rep. Steve Rothman on Tuesday in the hotly contested race for the Democratic nomination in New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District.

Artur Sopel of River Edge and Michael Sumulikoski of Elmwood Park were indicted on alleged sexual misconduct during a school trip to Europe.

Man Robs River Edge Bank

Units from the River Edge Police Department, Bergen County K9 and Bergen County Sheriff's Crime Scene Unit responded to a possible bank robbery at Hudson City Savings Bank on Main Street Wednesday, according to police.

East Ridgewood Avenue Closed Following Underground Fire

Smoke was billowing from a pair of grates on the sidewalk a few steps from the Clearview Warner Quad Cinema in Ridgewood Thursday night.

Teaneck Deputy Mayor Wins Congressional Primary, Will Face Garrett In November

Teaneck Deputy Mayor Adam Gussen easily overtook challengers Jason Castle and Diane Sare in Tuesday night's Democratic primary and will now square off with Tea Party darling incumbent Scott Garrett.

Burglars Strike Eight Times in Three Days

Paramus police said burglars struck eight times in three days. Police said mostly residences, though some businesses had been looted as well.

Burglars Ransack Laurie Lane Home, Police Say

Another Franklin Lakes resident was victimized when burglars ransacked a Laurie Lane home on Tuesday, borough police said.

Man Drives Off Route 17 Into Creek

Hasbrouck Heights police said the Hackensack man fell asleep while driving home after a night shift and was rescued from the water by a Good Samaritan before they arrived at the scene of the accident.

Fair Lawn police detective David Boone was installed Sunday as the new senior pastor at Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church.

Residents Want Planning Board to Evaluate Dam Project

A group of Hillsdale and Westwood residents want more input on United Water's plan to upgrade the dam at the Woodcliff Lake Reservoir, according to Don MacLachlan, an attorney hired by the residents.

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