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MAN CHARGED WITH SUPPLYING GUNS

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A member of the Comanchero motorcycle gang has been charged with supplying unregistered firearms on the Central Coast. Police allege he sold a .357 Magnum revolver to a person at Norah Head earlier this month, as well as organised the sale of a .22 pistol. The second transaction didn’t go ahead. On Wednesday, detectives from the police gangs squad searched a home at Toukley and allegedly seized a stolen motorcycle. A 27-year-old man was arrested at the address on Saturday. He’s due to face Wyong Local Court today. Read More »

UPDATE: ONE WEEK ON FROM THE CYCLONIC STORM

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The clean up continues across the Hunter following last week’s cyclonic storm. As of yesterday, the State Emergency Service had received 18,600 requests for help across the state since last Monday. It says 70 per cent of the jobs have been completed. Meanwhile 20,000 homes in the Hunter and 7,500 on the Central Coast are still without electricity. Extra crews from Sydney have arrived to assist Ausgrid in restoring power to these homes. Read More »

PATROL SEASON ONE OF THE BUSIEST EVER

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The 20-15 patrol season has drawn to a close this afternoon, with Central Coast Surf Lifesaving declaring it one of its busiest ever. Rescue numbers reached a new high, while three people lost their lives swimming at un-patrolled locations. Read More »

12,000 COAST HOMES STILL WITHOUT POWER

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Ausgrid has today restored power to around 5,000 homes and businesses across the Central Coast, but more than 12,000 properties are still in the dark. Work to the major lines is almost complete, and crews will now begin to reconnect lines in more isolated suburbs. All areas are expected to have power by the end of the week. Read More »

MAN IN INDUCED COMA AFTER TERRIGAL BRAWL

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A man is in an induced coma tonight, after a wild brawl erupted on the Central Coast. The 37-year-old smashed his head on the footpath, just hours before thousands of people packed Terrigal Beach for the dawn service. Read More »

GOLDEN CENTRAL COAST SUNRISE STARTS CENTENARY

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A glorious Central Coast sunrise was a fitting start to commemorations at Terrigal, where local surf clubs helped re-create history. Read More »

24,000 CENTRAL COAST HOMES STILL WITHOUT POWER

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Power is still out to more than 24,000 homes across the Central Coast, as Ausgrid works to repair the region’s damaged poles and wires. The company says it’s working throughout the weekend to restore electricity after this week’s storm, but people in Narara may have to wait several days. Meantime Gosford and Wyong Council is still asking the region to stay out of public waterways following concerns of water quality. Read More »

POPPIES STAND TALL AMONG STORM DEBRIS

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As the region continues its storm clean-up, attention is also turning to tomorrow’s ANZAC Day services. Organisers are expecting a big turn out, despite this week’s wild weather. Read More »

STORM’S SILVER LINING FOR CENTRAL COAST

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A silver lining to the east coast low – it’s had a positive impact on the Central Coast’s dam levels, with total storage now at 67 per cent, a level not reached since 1993. Volume has increased by more than 14,000 litres since Sunday, and will supply the coast for about six months. The Mardi to Mangrove dam link has transferred about 558 million litres in the last week, with the amount expected to increase even further once power has been restored. Read More »

BELMONT WOMAN CHARGED WITH FRAUD

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A Belmont woman has been charged with fraud after she allegedly faked having a terminal illness for financial gain. Police say the 31-year-old falsified a certificate from a Sydney doctor, claiming she had ovarian cancer, and set up an online fundraising page for medical treatment. It’s alleged she raised more than $2,500. The woman was issued a court attendance notice yesterday. She’ll appear before Belmont Local Court on June 3. Read More »

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