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TWO DEAD AND THREE INJURED IN BOXING DAY CRASH

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Crash investigators are hoping to speak with three men who survived a double fatal crash the M1 near Mooney Mooney today. Two men died and three were injured following the single-vehicle crash, which partially blocked the motorway, when their vehicle hit an embankment north of Jolls Bridge around 5am. One man was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. A second man was trapped in the wreckage and also died before he could be released. The driver, a 29-year-old man, and two passengers, aged 22 and 27, are believed to live in the Auburn area. They remain in hospital where they are reported to be in a stable condition. The two men who died are yet to be formally identified; however, police have been told the man thrown from the vehicle was aged 31, while the second man ... Read More »

POLICE SEIZE MORE THAN $43 MILLION WORTH OF DRUGS ON CENTRAL COAST

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Police have arrested six men and say they’ve seized millions of dollars worth of drugs, following the execution of multiple search warrants at properties on the Central Coast yesterday. Officers say more than $43-million worth of methylamphetamine¬†was allegedly found, as well as firearms, cash and exotic animals. The arrests follow ongoing investigations, Strike Force Gingera and Operation Galatin, into a major drug supply syndicate.   Read More »

CHRIS HARTCHER QUITS PORTFOLIO

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PHOTO: Barry O’Farrell and Chris Hartcher at a NSW Service Centre opening on the Central Coast last month.¬† NSW Energy Minister, Chris Hartcher, has quit his portfolio after a search warrant of his office was issued by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. In September, ICAC officers reportedly searched the Central Coast offices of Chris Spence and Darren Webber. There were reports computers and documents were seized in relation to claims of irregularities in donations. Meantime a senior staff member of Energy Minister Chris Hartcher, Tim Koelma, resigned last year and his electorate officer Ray Carter was suspended. However Mr Hartcher says he’ll continue to serve as member for Terrigal, on the NSW Central Coast and is confident he’ll be cleared of any wrongdoing. A statement was released by Mr Hartcher this morning, stating it was the first contact he has ... Read More »

POLICE INVESTIGATE SUSPECTED CENTRAL COAST MURDER-SUICIDE

The bodies of a man and a woman were found at a home on the Central Coast last night in what police believe may have been a murder-suicide. Emergency services were called to the Natasha Place home at Woongarrah at about 5.45pm where they located the bodies. Neighbours claim the couple were separated and the house was up for sale. Police established a crime scene and brought in forensic officers. At this stage, there is no evidence that there was a third party involved. Read More »

ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND DONATE BLOOD

Central Coast residents are being encouraged to roll up their sleeves ahead of the Easter long weekend. 20,000 blood donations are needed across New South Wales – 1000 from Central Coast. Read More »

LACK OF PREPARATION COSTLY FOR SEAHAWKS

A lack of backline experience and preparation has been blamed for the Central Coast Seahawks unsuccessful tilt at this year’s Country Rugby Union Championships. Despite the dismal showing at home, coach Carl Von Kotze believes there was plenty to come out of the 2012 campaign. Read More »

NEW LOOK NAISDA

Australia’s leading indigenous dance college, Naisda has unveiled its new look campus at Kariong today. The $5-million upgrade is set to help nurture the talent of the nation’s up and coming performers. Read More »

EX HMAS ADELAIDE SCUTTLED

The ex HMAS Adelaide is now resting on the ocean floor off the Central Coast of New South Wales. The scuttling was delayed by more than an hour, by a pod of dolphins who were frolicking within the exclusion zone. When the process finally got underway just before midday, it took about a minute to sink the ex naval frigate. Thousands of people lined Avoca Beach to witness the scuttling, including protestors who tried to fight it. The vessel will form an artificial reef and unique dive site and is expected to inject millions of dollars into the local tourism industry. Read More »

UNITED LOSS ENDS TOP TWO HOPES

Central Coast’s three one win, over United at Skilled Park overnight has ended the Gold Coast’s chance of finishing second in the A League. A hard road trip to Perth and three fresh faces for the Mariners overwhelming United. Read More »

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