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41 YEAR-OLD KILLED IN CENTRAL COAST CRASH

A 41-year-old man was killed, when the Ford Laser he was driving hit a parked car at Berkley Vale on the Central Coast. Emergency services were called to Lakedge Avenue, around 6:25 on Monday evening, following reports of a two-vehicle crash. When they arrived, they found the hatchback had hit the back of a parked Toyota Hi-Ace van. The driver died at the scene.

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TWO SHARKS FOUND SPEARED AT UMINA BEACH

Two juvenile sharks were found speared at Umina Beach yesterday afternoon. It was first feared they were protected grey nurse sharks, but experts have since identified them as dusky whalers. Dusky Whalers can be legally taken subject to local rules, but there is a bag limit of one per person. The Department of Prime Industries are still investigating. (VISION ONLY)

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CENTRAL COAST POLICE OFFICER BITTEN WHILE MAKING ARREST

A police officer has been bitten on the arm while attempting to make an arrest on the Central Coast. The incident occurred as police attempted to arrest a 32-year-old woman on Primrose Road at Hamlyn Terrace on Friday evening. During the arrest, the woman allegedly bit the officer’s right forearm. Pepper spray was used to detach the woman from the officer’s arm. The officer was taken to Wyong Hospital for a tetanus shot and antibiotic treatment, while the woman was charged with multiple offences including assaulting police occasioning actual bodily harm.

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MINISTER REFUSES LAST-MINUTE CHANGE FOR RAIL DEPOT

A last-ditch effort to change the location of the $300-million Kangy Angy rail depot has been defeated. Mayor Jane Smith says she wrote to Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, explaining the community’s concerns and requesting the facility be built at Warnervale instead. Contracts have been awarded and pre-construction works are already underway. (audio in parts)

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