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Heroin Auto Crash, Mayan Violence Debunked and More in Top County News

Here are the top headlines from around Bergen County, brought to you by the Patch editors who know those towns best.

Ridgewood police claim a Westwood man high on heroin failed to navigate a turn and violently slammed his car into a tree on Lincoln Avenue.

Mayan Apocalypse Spurs Rumors of Violence in Ridgewood School

One high schooler's online talk of the Mayan end of days caused police and school officials to initiate a serious investigation in an effort to publicly dispel rumors that there would be violence at Ridgewood High School.

Wyckoff cops cuffed a 23-year-old New Yorker who tried to illegally obtain two often-abused prescription drugs from a local pharmacy, according to local police.

Cops: Good Samaritan Hit By Drunk Driver

A Paramus man was critically injured when he was struck by a drunk driver while helping another drunk driver who had crashed her car into a pole, authorities said.

Feds: Bergen Men Conspired to Sell Guns Linked to Former Despot

A pair of men from Bergen County were charged in a scheme to sell guns believed to have belonged to the family of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Thursday.  

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