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MOLONY ON TRACK FOR 10TH INDIGENOUS TITLE

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Nine-time champion Russell Molony is on track for a 10th title at the Indigenous Classic at Surfest. The Central Coast boardrider won both of his heats today. Read More »

POLICE SCOUR BUSHLAND AS PART OF INVESTIGATION INTO MISSING MAN

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Police are searching bushland near Magenta on the Central Coast, as part of their investigation into a man who’s been missing for almost two decades. 61-year-old Ronald Penn was last seen at his Bateau Bay home on October 12, 1995. Tuggerah Lakes detectives joined specialist units in scouring bushland today, with the search to recommence at 8am tomorrow. In October last year, police charged a 43-year-old Killarney Vale man with being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Mr Penn. He remains in custody and will face Gosford Local Court later this month. Police are asking anyone with information into Mr Penn’s disappearance to contact Crime Stoppers. Read More »

WOMAN THREATENED AT GUNPOINT IN HOME INVASION

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A 21-year-old woman was threatened at gunpoint during a home invasion on the Central Coast. The man entered the home at Gorokan just before 8am, armed with a handgun, and demanded cash from the woman. After being told she didn’t have any, the man grabbed her phone and a camera, before getting into a white Toyota Celica which was being driven by a female. He’s described as Caucasian in appearance, aged in his early 20s, with a thin build. Anyone with information should contact police. Read More »

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO WEST GOSFORD MURDER

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Police have released an image of a vehicle, believed to have been used in the murder of a Central Coast man last year. 29-year-old Laurie Starling was shot out the front of his West Gosford business on July 24. Detectives believe the car is a silver or grey 2013 model Toyota Corolla hatchback. It was captured on CCTV travelling towards Narara, before heading to Sydney soon after Mr Starling was murdered. Police say at least three men of Caucasian appearance and aged in their late 20s to early 30s were involved in the shooting. “We have reason to believe the men are members of an outlaw motorcycle gang and are likely from Sydney,” said Detective Inspector Grant Taylor. “Although we already have some very strong leads, I believe the release of this image will bring us closer to finding those ... Read More »

POLICE SEARCH FAMILY’S HOME AFTER HORROR CRASH

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Police are investigating whether a Central Coast crash – which left a little boy fighting for life and his parents and older brother dead – may have been deliberate. Detectives today searched the family’s Sydney home, for any clues to suggest if the boys’ father failed to brake intentionally. Read More »

SEARCH CALLED OFF FOR MISSING ROCK FISHERMAN

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Emergency services have called off the search for a rock fisherman, who was swept into the ocean at Snapper Point near Frazer Park yesterday. The 22-year-old from San Remo on the Central Coast was with two friends, when he slipped and fell into the water. Police and lifesavers continued to search from the rock platform today, but divers were again unable to enter the water due to dangerous conditions. The search will resume tomorrow morning. Read More »

THREE KILLED IN CRASH AT FOUNTAINDALE

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A car has slammed into a tree on the Central Coast, killing two adults and a young boy, all believed to be members of the same family. A second child – also in the station wagon – is fighting for life in hospital. Read More »

NIKKI WEBSTER SHARES WISDOM AT CENTRAL COAST OPEN DAY

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Fifteen years on from her breakout role at the Sydney Olympics, Nikki Webster is now helping youngsters achieve their dreams. Read More »

NSW’S LARGEST PRIVATE MILITARY COLLECTION UNVEILED

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The state’s largest private military collection was made public today, in the lead-up to the centenary of ANZAC Day. The Central Coast Interactive War Exhibit features rare and authentic artefacts sourced by a local enthusiast. Read More »

PREMIER PLEDGES FUNDING FOR PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE

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New South Wales premier, Mike Baird, has pledged $100-million towards the Pacific Highway at Ourimbah, if re-elected in March. The money would be spent on upgrading the 2.5-kilometre stretch between Ourimbah and Lisarow to dual carriageway, as well as the construction of a bridge. Funding for the project would come from the sale of the state’s electricity infrastructure. We’ll bring you more details in NBN News at 6. Read More »

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