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TWO CHARGED AFTER ARMED HOLD UP

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Two teenagers have been charged and another man is on the run, following an attempted armed robbery at Cardiff last night. Three men, armed with a knife and sledgehammer, entered the Iron Horse hotel on Main Road just before midnight and allegedly threatened an employee. The group was unable to get cash from the safe and fled when police arrived. An 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were arrested a short time later and charged with intent to rob while armed with an offensive weapon. They’ll face Toronto Local Court today. Read More »

COMMUNITY OF TORRYBURN STILL ISOLATED AFTER STORM

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It could be another three weeks before residents of Torryburn, near Gresford, are given a way out, after floodwater swept away the village’s only bridge. While a little ingenuity has allowed fresh supplies to be delivered, many locals feel they’ve been forgotten. Read More »

POLICE CALL FOR MORE SAFETY IN COURT

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An increase in court room violence across the state has the Police Association calling for extra protection for officers. Police are prohibited to carry firearms, tasers or defensive spray in court, and the association says it’s putting lives at risk. Read More »

POLICE HUNT FOR MAN AFTER ERINA FIRE

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Police are hunting a man believed to be linked to a deliberately lit fire at an Erina shopping complex last year. Two CCTV images of the man of interest were released today, he’s described as being of Caucasian appearance and of a medium build. The blaze completely destroyed the centre on Karalta Road in the early hours of November 16, with several businesses badly damaged. Thankfully no-one was injured in the fire. Read More »

INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO SUSPICIOUS FIRE

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Police have released CCTV images of a man they’d like to speak to, in relation to a suspicious fire at Erina last year. The blaze caused extensive damage to seven businesses at a retail complex on Karalta Road on November 16. Fortunately no-one was injured. The man is described as Caucasian in appearance with a medium build. Read More »

TAMWORTH HOME GOES UP IN FLAMES

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An elderly couple suffered minor burns in a fire that destroyed their home in Tamworth overnight. It’s believed the blaze was sparked when the pair used an accelerant, to light a log fire. Read More »

ELDERLY COUPLE INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE

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An elderly couple has escaped with just minor injuries, following a house fire at South Tamworth. Police believe the pair was trying to start a log fire in their Warren Street home when the blaze started at around 6pm. Fire crews arrived a short time later to find the house well alight. They managed to rescue the couple from inside the home, before they were taken to hospital with minor burns. Read More »

ALLEGED MURDERER TO FACE COURT IN JUNE

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A 25-year-old man, accused of murdering his father in Murwillumbah, has had his case adjourned until June. 46-year-old Michael Anthony Martin died at his unit on Quarry Road on June 13 last year. His son, Michael Martin Junior, was charged with his murder in March. He also faces charges relating to another home invasion in April 2014, which left his father seriously injured. Read More »

PUPPY KILLER BEHIND BARS FOR MINIMUM OF 12 MONTHS

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It was a crime that sickened an entire community – and today the Hunter man who bashed and killed nine puppies was jailed for a minimum of 12 months. 25-year-old Nathan Thompson had pleaded guilty to 10 offences, and has also been banned from ever owning a pet. Read More »

DONORS NEEDED: NEW BLOOD BANK OPENS AT BROADMEADOW

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Newcastle’s new $2-million blood donor centre has opened its doors at Broadmeadow. Now with more beds than its old CBD base, the Red Cross Blood Service is looking for an extra 3,000 collections in the first year, including much-needed plasma. Read More »

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