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Embezzlement Apology, Violent Car Accidents Lead December's Top Stories

A look back at the most clicked stories of December.

Glen Rock Man Accused of Embezzling $60K From Youth Soccer Club: "I Apologize"

It remains unclear what motivated Sean Corry to embezzle from the Glen Rock Shooting Stars, but the club's former treasurer said he is remorseful. It's very likely Corry will not have a criminal record when he completes restitution payments.

A 17-year-old girl suffered serious injuries when an SUV unexpectedly went off road and struck her while she was standing in her N. Pleasant Ave. driveway. 

Ridgewood police said a 24-year-old Westwood man who violently struck a tree on Lincoln Avenue was under the influence of heroin at the time of the crash. Police claimed to have found hypodermic needles, heroin and drug paraphernalia in the car.

Authorities Remove Black Bear 'Holly' From Glen Rock Tree

A state Fish and Game employee shot a 220 lbs. black bear with a tranquilizer gun in a residential neighborhood in Glen Rock. The bear, dubbed "Holly" by neighbors, was relocated to a no-hunt state park.

Citing sources, we reported Raymond's would be opening in the second week of December. The co-owner denied a date was selected; the Ridgewood restaurant then opened the second Monday of December.

Owner Suspects Missing Dog Was Stolen on Christmas Eve in Glen Rock

A deaf 15-year-old daschound mix vanished from its owners' yard on Christmas Eve. Last we heard, Edina was still missing.

Council Takes Boot to Student Parking at RHS in Favor of Teachers

The village council agreed in principle to cede public parking next to Ridgewood High School at the school district's request. The council still must vote on 

A 21-year-old Ringwood woman allegedly stole an estimated $10,000 of jewelry from her employer and sold the items feet away at nearby pawn stores. 

Mayan Apocalypse Message Spurs Unfounded Rumors of Violence at RHS

One student's active imagination on the supposed end of times triggered fears of a school shooting at Ridgewood High School. School and police officials quickly told the public there was no credible threat.

Proposed Shade Tree Policy: Residents Replace Cleared Trees or Pay Up

Under a new shade tree proposal, residents would have to replace the number of trees they remove from their property or toss some green into a tree trust fund. It is, needless to say, a controversial plan.

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