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Valley Wins, Cop Allegedly Punched, Robbers Get 170 Years Top Wayne News

Here is a recap of what happened this week in town.

Here were the top stories of the week on Wayne Patch.

The two men who shot a Wayne police officer during a Route 23 gas station robbery in 2010 were each sentenced Monday to more than 170 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Monday. Nelson Otero, 48, of Fort Lee, was sentenced to 174 years and Maxcine Cagan, 48, of Floral Park, was sentenced to 172 years.

A number of residents spoke out against an application for a man to sub-divide his lakefront property in the Pines Lakes section of town. They are concerned that if the husband and wife are allowed to divide the property it sets a dangerous precedent.

Local residents pleaded with federal and state officals to develop a long-term solution to flooding in the Passaic River Basin. The residents aired their concerns at a special public meeting held this week.

A Wayne Valley High School student was charged with aggravated assault after he was accused of punching Wayne Police Officer Mike Zaccone in the chest. 

Priscilla Ilem pleaded guilty in federal court Friday on a charge of distributing Oxycodone without a legitimate medial purpose and outside the usual course of professional practice.

For the first time in more than 20 years, Wayne Valley beat Wayne Hills in a football game. The Indians scored all 23 of their points in the first half and held off a late charge by Hills to beat their cross-town rivals 23-17 on Friday night. 

— Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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