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Opening arguments took place in the murder trial of Liam McAtasney Wednesday whose accused of strangling former high school classmate Sarah Stern during a robbery before throwing her body off a bridge with accomplice Preston Taylor in December of 2016.

A plan to shine a light on so-called 'dark money' in politics raised and spent by independent groups is advancing in the legislature though some progressive activists have concerns because the bill would reinstate the ability for county parties to transfer money to snuff out insurgent primary challenges.

Ocean County 10th district assemblyman Dave Wolfe has announced that he will not be seeking re-election this November.

Should New Jersey make unbuckled backseat passengers reason enough for a driver to get pulled over?