Here's a look at the five stories that topped Bergen and Passaic County news in April:
Sam Berman, 19 of Ramsey: Samuel Berman, who was born in Ridgewood, died on April 6. He sent out one last tweet the day before he died that read: "There has to be somewhere better than here."
Bergen County Employee, 50, Commits Suicide At Van Saun Park : A Bergen County employee killed himself with a single gunshot overnight Wednesday at Van Saun Park in Paramus, authorities confirmed.
17-Year-Old ODs Behind Wheel, Revived By Mahwah Police: A 17-year-old high school student from Rockland County who crashed his car into a guard rail on Route 287 in Mahwah while overdosing on heroin was revived by township police officers using Narcan, authorities said.
Mahwah Native Accused In Highway Body Dumping Found, Charged: A Mahwah native who for two weeks eluded authorities who charged her with dumping a woman’s body late last month in Central Jersey was captured in a New Brunswick motel.
Passaic Welfare Worker Charged With Stealing Food Stamps: A Passaic County welfare worker tapped the food stamp cards of five recipients to buy more than $500 worth of good for herself, said authorities who arrested her on Friday.