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Georgina Smyth is a web producer and reporter in Newcastle. She studied Journalism at Newcastle University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and worked in local radio for two years before joining NBN in 2013.

WEATHER: WEEKEND RAIN CLOSING IN

PHOTO: Eddy Groot captures spinifex against brilliant turquoise water.  Bright blue skies prevail across the region today after yesterdays front produced more rain across the region. We’ll see a couple of light patchy showers develop over NE NSW on Thursday and Friday but on Saturday another significant front will begin to move in across the Central Coast, Greater Hunter and NW. It will be a solid southerly change with a low forming but is set to move off shore quickly. Moderate falls are expected to be wide spread with storms possible and isolated heavy localised falls as the system contracts to NE NSW and SE QLD on Sunday.

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LAKE MACQUARIE RESIDENT INJURED IN BREAK-IN

A 49-year-old Windale resident has been left with a broken arm, following a violent break and enter last night. At about 9.20pm, two occupants of a house in James Street were confronted by a man wearing a mask and carrying a baseball bat in the kitchen of their property. The intruder left the premises without any property and was last seen getting into a white 1990’s Mitsubishi sedan with a red P plate. He has been described to police as being Caucasian in appearance, clean shaven, with olive skin and dark short brown hair and an average height and build.

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NURSE CHARGED AFTER ALLEGED SHOPPING SPREE ON STOLEN CARD

A 38-year-old nurse has been charged after she allegedly stole and used a patient’s credit card at a shopping centre in Gosford. It’s alleged the accused stole the card from a 77-year-old patient and used it to purchase goods, earlier this year. An investigation was commenced and the woman has been charged with dishonestly obtaining property by deception. She’ll face Woy Woy Local Court in November.

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FIVE YEAR OLD SURVIVES HORROR UPPER HUNTER CRASH

A five-year-old boy has survived a crash that killed his father, grandfather and a third man when the car they were travelling in rolled down an embankment on remote private property in Gundy, in the NSW Hunter Valley region. Emergency services were called about 5pm, but it is believed the crash likely occurred some hours earlier, possibly that morning. NBN News understands the third man was a local real estate agent, who may have been with them to inspect a property east of Scone. Concerns were raised when they failed to return yesterday afternoon. The car was found by a neighbour. The three men were thrown from the car, and were found dead at the scene. The five-year-old boy was found nearby with a broken arm. He was airlifted to Scone Hospital before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a …

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AWABAKAL LAND COUNCIL PLACED INTO ADMINISTRATION

PHOTO: It’s unclear what will become of the land council-owned post office site.  The future of the former Newcastle Bowling Club site and the old post office remains unclear, with the Baird Government placing the Awabakal Land Council into administration today, following an investigation. The board will be replaced by an administrator, who’ll manage the group’s assets for the next six months. The land council took control of the post office building almost two years ago… its land claim on the bowling club site is yet to be determined.

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WEATHER: MORE INLAND RAIN

PHOTO: Peter Nehl-Jones snapped this shot near Talwood, right on the NSW and QLD border.  Today has seen more rain tumble down inland across the NW and Hunter. This latest system is making its way across northern NSW this evening and will clear by tomorrow making for a fine, sunny Tuesday. Temperatures are going to remain mild so a fantastic day is on the way.

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BODIES FOUND IN TAMWORTH HOUSE

The body of a man and woman have been found in a house in East Tamworth. Emergency services were called to Bailey Avenue at about 10.30 last night, following concerns about the pair’s welfare. The bodies were discovered inside the house, and a crime scene was established. Police say they are not seeking anyone else in relation to the matter. The man and woman will be formally identified today.

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