Sunny, seasonable conditions usher in the weekend, and then we'll get a big chance on Sunday, the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Meteorologist Dan Zarrow predicts sporadic rain, gusty winds and possible nighttime downpours.

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A water main break affects a central spot in Toms River. SUEZ crews are repairing a leak just north of Route 37, along Route 166, affecting homes, shops and strip malls in a radius of several blocks out to Old Freehold Road.

Facing ex-addicts, their family members and health care advocates, President Trump declares America's opioid struggle a national health emergency. He vowed Thursday to expand research into non-addictive painkillers and to broaden treatment access for addicts. Governor Christie, the head of the national opiate task force, said it's up to Congress to finance it.

Watch your speed, buckle up and stay sober behind the wheel in Monmouth. County DWI squads set up tonight in Red Bank. State police do the same Saturday around Neptune and Belmar.

A fire on an sports field at Jackson Liberty High School is under scrutiny by arson investigators. Police said it was reported Tuesday evening, and that athletic equipment was destroyed.

The JCP&L scam returns with a vengeance. Callers trying to pry money out of you for phantom unpaid electricity bills now direct potential victims to call a specific number, speak to a specific individual, and pay $500 in prepaid gift cards. The Ocean County Prosecutor recommends telling the caller to get a job,and hang up.

Five years after the Superstorm, Toms River North high schoolers have gathered stories of loss, hope, and emotional turmoil from survivors and transformed them into a stage presentation. "Stronger Than The Storm" premieres Saturday at the school.

Ocean County prosecutors seek an extended sentence for an armed robber from Toms River with more than 30 prior convictions. Richard Allan Guerino was found guilty Wednesday for a 2016 knifepoint holdup of a Toms River Dollar Tree.

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