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Digital and Social Media Producer at NBN News since October 2015. PhD research candidate at the University of Newcastle.

HEALTH CONCERNS HELD FOR RESALE OF STOLEN GRAFTON MILK

A business in Grafton has been the target of thieves who have stolen milk products over the last two months. Milk, flavoured milk, and assorted dairy products have regularly been stolen from the Dobie Street business since August. Police believe the products are being sold or redistributed throughout the area, and hold concerns becasue of the stringent health requirements for storing and selling milk products. Police urge businesses and retailers they should only buy milk products from reputable outlet

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MUSWELLBROOK MAN MISSING FOR ALMOST TWO WEEKS

Assistance from the public is being sought into the whereabouts of a missing Hunter Valley man. 48-year-old Frank Beckingham was last seen in Muswellbrook in the early hours of Friday 15 September. Concerns are held for Mr Beckingham’s welfare, as his disappearance is out of character. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, with a slim build and shaved head. Mr Beckingham has blue eyes, a goatee and a moustache along with several tattoos. He was last seen wearing navy blue track-pants and a brown jumper.

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MAN DIES A DAY AFTER BEING INVOLVED IN CAR ACCIDENT

A man has been found dead in his home, a day after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash in the north-west of New South Wales. The accident happened at around 5:30pm last Friday, when a Toyota utility left the road and hit a fence on Range Street in Barraba. Friends of the driver helped to remove the vehicle from a ditch, and the 59-year-old male returned to his home. A friend later became concerned for his welfare, and the driver’s body was discovered at home the following afternoon.

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TEENS SURVIVE FRIGHTENING CLIFF PLUNGE

Two teenagers escaped serious injury after their car plunged 20-metres down a cliff on the mid north coast. The 17-year-old driver and his 16-year-old female passenger were sitting in their 4WD at Second Head Lookout in Forster at around nine-thirty when the accident happened. It’s understood the driver accidentally put the car into reverse, sending the car crashing through the safety barrier and onto the rocks below. Both teenagers were able to free themselves from the car. Paramedics had to climb down the cliff to rescue the the pair. The teenagers suffered minor cuts and bruises and were taken to Manning Base Hospital as a precaution.

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WOMAN KILLED IN FOUR-VEHICLE CRASH

A woman has died in a four-vehicle crash on the mid-north coast this morning. The accident, involving a B-Double, two sedans and utility – happened just before nine-o’clock on the Pacific Highway near Telegraph Point. The female passenger in one of the sedans died at the scene. Another person had to be freed from the wreckage by emergency services. All other drivers and passengers were being assessed by paramedics at the scene, and the injured were taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital. There are heavy traffic delays with motorists advised to avoid the New England Highway.

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CCTV IMAGE RELEASED OVER BALLINA HANDBAG SNATCHING

Police have released a CCTV image after a bag was snatched from an elderly woman on the Far North coast. The incident happened at around 4pm last Thursday, as the 83-year-old was walking on Winston Lane in Ballina. Police say a man grabbed the woman’s handbag from behind, and was last seen running towards Martin Street. The woman fell to the ground and was taken to Ballina Hospital in a stable condition with a fractured pelvis. Police wish to speak with a young female who spoke to witnesses shortly after the incident but left before police arrived. She is described as about 16-17 years of age with shoulder length blonde hair and wearing a red jumper and blue pants. Detectives also wish to talk with the male and female depicted in a CCTV image, as they may be witnesses to …

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BODY PULLED FROM GOLD COAST SEAWAY

A man’s body has been recovered from the Gold Coast Seaway. Police were first alerted after an unmanned tinny was found circling in waters off Wavebreak Island, at around 2:30pm. About 15 minutes later, two jetski riders reported seeing a person swept out in rough conditions through the Gold Coast Seaway, and the man’s body was found just before 4pm.

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HOUSE SHOOTING MAY HAVE BEEN TARGETED

A number of shots were fired into a home west of Newcastle overnight. Police say the incident took place shortly after 10:30pm at a house on Cessnock Street in Kitchener. Two women, aged 18 and 52, and a 52-year-old man, who were in the home, were not hurt. Police believe the shooting is targeted.

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WOMAN DIES AFTER CAR VEERS OF RAIL OVERPASS

A woman has been killed after the car she was driving veered off an overpass and landed on railway lines in the Upper Hunter. Police say the accident occured just after 4pm yesterday on the New England Highway at Wingen, about 20 kilometers north of Scone. Emergency services attended but the driver, a woman believed to be in her late 60s, died at the scene.

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