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ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY AND ASSAULT AT WYONG

Police are appealing for information, following an attempted armed robbery and assault in Wyong last night. Around 10pm, a 37-year-old woman was approached from behind by three men on Hope Street, before being punched in the face and threatened with a firearm. The trio left the area, and were last seen heading toward Alison Road. An extensive search of the area was conducted, however no one was found. All three men are described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged between 15 and 20-years-old, about 160cm tall with thin builds. One was wearing a black-hooded jumper, black cap and shorts, a second man was also wearing a black hoodie, with brown shorts. And a third man was wearing a brown and white jacket and long pants. Police are seeking any witnesses or anyone with mobile phone or dashcam vision to come …

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BUS DRIVERS HIT THE BRAKES

Bus drivers on the Central Coast are threatening to shut down services on Friday, if a new enterprise agreement can’t be reached. Drivers are fighting for better pay and super-annuation benefits. They’re preparing to walk off the job from noon, and have also advised that Opal cards will be switched off for an indefinite period. (VISION ONLY)

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MENINGOCOCCAL DEATH ON THE CENTRAL COAST

A 19-year-old woman has died on the Central Coast, after contracting meningococcal disease. Mischelle Rhodes died at Gosford Hospital last week from an unconfirmed strain of the disease, with health authorities urging the community to be aware of the symptoms. People in close contact with Mischelle have been given antibiotics to reduce the risk of the disease spreading. Symptoms can include sudden onset of fever, headache, neck stiffness, joint pain, a rash of red-purple spots or bruises, nausea and vomiting. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical advice immediately.

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OVERNIGHT FATAL ON M1 MOTORWAY

A 55-year-old man has died, after the car he was driving hit a wall on the M1 Motorway last night. Emergency services including the Hunter’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter were called to the scene at Mount White, at around 6 o’clock yesterday evening. The car’s driver was treated by paramedics, but died at the scene. His female passenger was uninjured.

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MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT ON THE CENTRAL COAST

A 19-year-old man has been flown to hospital, after falling from a motorbike on the Central Coast. It’s understood the young man was involved in a race at a Somersby motorcycle club when the accident happened. He’s been taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital suffering chest and shoulder injuries. He’s reported to be in a stable condition.

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