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Recent articles by Richard:

New Jersey to impose new penalties for drunk-driving starting Dec. 1: What you need to know

The new law aims to get more DWI offenders off the road, state officials said. → Read More

Gold Coast developer James Demetrakis gets probation for bank loan scam

Developer James Demetrakis was sentenced to two years probation and fined $75,000 for his role in an insider lending scam at Mariner's Bank. → Read More

Jason Vanderee asks judge to toss indictment in fatal Wayne gas station crash

Jason Vanderee, charged with killing three people in Wayne while driving high on drugs, asks a judge to dismiss the indictment against him. → Read More

These Passaic County mayors support covering reservoirs to reduce lead threat in water

The mayors of communities served by Passaic Valley Water Commission get behind controversial $135 million project mandated by federal EPA. → Read More

Passaic County Sheriff Berdnik wins; Duffy, Lepore reelected as Dems sweep

Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik and Democratic freeholder incumbents Terry Duffy and Pat Lepore won new terms on Tuesday. → Read More

Shawn Kelly asks judge to toss Greenwood Lake fatal boat crash case

Shawn Kelly has asked a state judge to dismiss the Greenwood Lake death-by-vessel case against him, citing a lack of evidence. → Read More

Lenape protest groundbreaking of Passaic's new Dundee Island Park, say it's 'sacred ground'

Members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation protested at a groundbreaking, saying the Dundee Island Park in Passaic is "sacred ground" to Native Americans. → Read More

Was Jason Vanderee too stoned after fatal Wayne gas station crash to heed Miranda warning?

The defense is questioning whether Jason Vanderee was intoxicated when cops gave him his Miranda rights following the fatal crash in Wayne. → Read More

Acosta headed to new trial in slaying. This time, state will use facial recognition.

This time prosecutors will use facial recognition, a cutting-edge technology in which facial features are enhanced and compared with a database. → Read More

Low turnout a risk for Berdnik in Passaic County Sheriff's race

Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik is a heavy favorite to win a fourth term. But low turnout could help Republican challenger Darren Woolridge. → Read More

How many black bears were killed in the 2019 NJ bow hunt? 152 in the first two days.

After two days, 152 bears have been killed, surpassing last year's six-day total of 140. → Read More

Another NJ bear hunt begins with estimated bruin population dropping

Bow hunters went looking for black bears on Monday, the start of the six-day season, as the overall population has dropped. → Read More

NJ bear hunt debate resumes as sportsmen, activists get ready for new season on Monday

For the second year in a row, Phil Murphy has banned hunters from taking black bears on state lands during the six-day bow and muzzle loader season. → Read More

Here's why the Passaic County courthouse project is way over budget

The annex is so loaded with asbestos that workers are still removing the cancer-causing material a year after they began gutting the building. → Read More

Hawthorne cardiologist John Strobeck found not guilty of fondling patient

Hawthorne cardiologist John Strobeck was acquitted of charges he touched a female patient's breast during an examination in 2012. → Read More

Hawthorne cardiologist Strobeck testifies, says any touch of breast was 'inadvertent'

Cardiologist John Strobeck took the witness stand in his own defense. Jury deliberations are set to begin on Friday. → Read More

Paterson's 'So Icy' gang defendants reach plea deals in racketeering case

Eight reputed members of the Paterson gang agreed to plea bargains, ending the state's racketeering case dubbed Operation Icebox. → Read More

Woman testifies Hawthorne cardiologist Strobeck groped her during examination

The accuser, who says she was groped by Hawthorne doctor John Strobeck, testified Tuesday at his trial in Superior Court in Passaic County. → Read More

Inmate dies at Passaic County Jail; no sign of foul play, spokesman says

An inmate at the Passaic County Jail, Omar McClean, was found dead in his cell Monday. A jail spokesman said there was no sign of suicide or foul play. → Read More

Hawthorne cardiologist John Strobeck goes on trial, accused of fondling

Cardiologist John Strobeck says any contact with the female patient during an exam in 2012 was 'inadvertent.' → Read More