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Woman Found in River With Gunshot Wound, Coyote Capture Tops County News

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

In top county news this week:

Woman Found In River With Gunshot Wound to Head

The body of a 37-year old New Milford woman was found by a close relative Tuesday morning with a fatal gunshot wound to the head in the Hackensack River, police said. The death was ruled a suicide

Coyote Captured in Teaneck Injured, Could be Released

The coyote captured by county animal control officers on Fenimore Road in Teaneck Monday morning may be released if wildlife experts can treat the animal for its injuries, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Police Crackdown on Drivers and Jaywalkers

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich said the Fort Lee Police Department is deploying undercover cops to catch drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians. Police have also been ticketing jaywalkers.

Teen Pedestrian Struck by Car, Taken to Hospital

A Fair Lawn teenager was struck by a car near the high school Monday afternoon and taken to the hospital reporting pain throughout her entire body, police said. 

Campaign Signs May be Banned From Public Right-Of-Way

The Mahwah council is considering altering or re-interpreting the township’s sign ordinance to limit or ban the signage allowed in the public right-of-way.

New Leadership in Ridgewood

In the closest election in years, Ridgewood voters opted for Councilman Paul Aronsohn, Planning Board Vice Chairman Albert Pucciarelli and thus far, by the slimmest of margins, Gwenn Hauck who had 16 more votes than the fourth-leading vote-getter, incumbent Mayor Keith Killion. 

Love Triangle Led To 2011 Murder Of Teaneck Man, Prosecutor Says

A jealous husband who was found shot to death last year in his charred Elm Avenue home, authorities charged. Sui Kam “Tony” Tung, 49, faces first-degree murder, first-degree felony murder and aggravated arson charges in the March 2011 death of Robert Cantor, according to a statement from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Franklin Lakes Broker Admits Tax, Election Fraud

Franklin Lakes insurance broker Joseph Bigica has admitted that he failed to pay more than $2 million in personal income taxes and made almost $100,000 in illegal contributions to a an unnamed federal entity, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced this week.

Board Shoots Down Retail Development At Deserted Dealership

The Westwood Zoning Board unanimously voted to deny an application to build a five-unit retail space on the site of a former Chevrolet dealership on Kinderkamack Road.

Paramus School Board Names New Superintendent

Kenneth J. Rota will serve as the new superintendent of Paramus Public Schools effective July 1, after the Board of Education appointed him to the position Monday. Rota is currently the superintendent of the East Rutherford school district.

 

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