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GAV’S WEATHER: HOT, DRY AND SUNNY

Central, Eastern and Northern Australia is hot, dry and sunny and that heat is headed our way. There is a large slow moving high which plans to sit over the Tasman for most of the week making sure conditions remain hot and mostly sunny with daily coastal sea breezes. The northerly winds will increase driving the mercury into the high 30s and 40s in the coming days. So a hot sunny day is on the way with NW to NE winds.

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GAV’S WEATHER: HOT AHEAD OF THE NEXT CHANGE

The next weather system is moving in over the south east ahead of it conditions are hot and clear. This front will now begin to move over the region from tomorrow. This will return the inclement weather, so the sunshine and heat takes another short break. Expect a hot start to the day before cloud increases to the south and the change begins to have an affect producing showers as we begin the weekend which will be a bit cooler and cloud affected with isolated showers.

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MAN CHARGED OVER MARYLAND FATAL STABBING

A 21 year old man will front court this afternoon charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Newcastle overnight. Police were called to a Maryland property around 9pm where they found a 52 year old man with multiple stab wounds to his chest and stomach. He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. A short time later a 21 year old man was arrested nearby. He was taken to Waratah police station and has been charged with murder. He’s been refused bail and will face Newcastle Local Court today.

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POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP TO FIND MISSING HUNTER MAN

Police are appealing for help to find a man missing from the Hunter. 41-year-old Matthew James was last seen by family members about 9am on Monday December 4 as he drove away from his Karuah home. It’s believed he could have headed to bushland in the local area including Karuah, Medowie, Clarencetown, Swan Bay, Tea Gardens or Hawks Nest areas. Police say he has also spoken about travelling to Queensland. The 41 year old suffers from a medical condition as such there’s serious concerns for his welfare. Matthew is described as being about 175-180cm tall with a medium to solid build, a long beard and regularly wears a wide brimmed hat. He’s believed to be travelling in a 1989 white Toyota Hilux. If you have any information please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.  

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FATAL STABBING IN NEWCASTLE

A man has died and another is in custody following a fatal stabbing in Newcastle last night. Police were called to the Maryland property around 9pm where they found a 52 year old man with multiple stab wounds to his chest and stomach. He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. A short time later a 21 year old man was arrested nearby. He was taken to Waratah police station and is assisting police with their inquiries. The pair were known to each other.

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