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MAN STABBED ON CENTRAL COAST

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A 45-year-old man is in a stable condition at Gosford Hospital, after being stabbed during a domestic incident. Emergency services attended a home at Umina Beach at around 6:30 last night, where they found the man with a stab wound to his leg. A 37-year-old woman was arrested and later charged with reckless wounding. She’ll appear in Gosford Local Court today. Read More »

PLANE OUT OF ACTION FOLLOWING STORM

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Homes and cars weren’t the only property damaged in last week’s fierce storm in the Hunter. A Jetstar A320 plane, which was parked inside a maintenance hangar at Newcastle Airport in Williamtown, got blanketed in foam after water damage set off a foam fire retardant sprinklers. The aircraft is out of service until it’s been completely washed down and had its flight components checked. Fortunately the engines escaped unscathed. Read More »

SUSPICIOUS FIRES DESTROY HOUSE AND MINI GOLF CLUB

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A house on The Entrance Road and a nearby mini golf course have been badly damaged, following suspicious fires at Forresters Beach overnight. Emergency services were called to the fires on the same road at about 8.40, but couldn’t save the properties. Two people and their animals managed to escape the blaze unharmed. Police believe one of the fires may have started from a pile of rubbish. Read More »

MAN CHARGED WITH PRODUCING CHILD ABUSE MATERIAL

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A 49-year-old man will face Moree Local Court in June, charged with producing child abuse material. Police arrested the man on Monday, following an investigation into reports a 15-year-old was filmed in the shower. Officers siezed computers and electronic storage devices that allegedly contained footage of young children. The man was granted bail to appear in court on June 1. Read More »

TWO SUSPICIOUS FIRES ON THE CENTRAL COAST

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A house has been destroyed and a mini golf club damaged, following two suspicious fires on the Central Coast last night. Emergency services were called to a home at around 8:40pm on The Entrance Road at Forresters Beach. Fire crews managed to extinguish the blaze a short time later, before finding a second fire at a nearby mini golf club. Fortunately no-one was injured. Police believe the fires were deliberately lit and the incidents linked. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers. Read More »

STORM BILL TOPS $300-MILLION

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Insurance Australia Group has been left with a $300-million bill following last week’s devastating storms. The insurer behind NRMA Insurance and CGU says the storm, which caused widespread damage to the Hunter and Central Coast, will cost it $250-million in claims to customers. Saturday’s sudden hail storm in Sydney is also likely to cost the general insurer $50-million. Meanwhile Ausgrid crews are still working to restore power to 5,500 homes in the Hunter and 2,000 homes across the Central Coast. Read More »

ELDERLY WOMAN ROBBED IN WEST TAMWORTH

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an elderly woman was robbed in West Tamworth. The 71-year-old was walking along Robert Street at around 3:45pm yesterday, when two men on bicycles rode past her. One of the men grabbed her handbag, which was later found with cash and personal items missing. The men are believed to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance. Anyone with information should contact Tamworth Police. Read More »

PREMIER VISITS THE HUNTER VALLEY

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Following a long running battle, Premier Mike Baird has finally visited the community of Bulga late this afternoon.. and before that, he toured two Hunter Valley mine operations. Read More »

METGASCO TO RETURN

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Metgasco plans on returning to Bentley in the next few months, after its suspension was quashed in the Supreme Court on Friday. The decision as renewed calls from ‘Lock the Gate’, for the state government to cancel exploration licenses across the Northern Rivers.   Read More »

CONTROVERSY CONTINUES AT WAUKIVORY CSG SITE

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AGL is seeking approval to temporarily pump flow back water and flare gas from four wells at the Waukivory mine site. It follows the return of samples which revealed bacterial growth in the wells. Read More »

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