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NEWCASTLE BASED RSL SUB BRANCH COMMEMORATE AUSSIE DIGGERS IN CRETE

True to its word, a local RSL sub branch has delivered a plaque commemorating the service and sacrifice of Aussie diggers on the Greek Island of Crete during World War Two. Specifically, it recognises the contribution of now 101-year-old Alf Carpenter. Back home…and a candlelight vigil is underway in Civic Park’s Memorial Grove, ahead of ANZAC Dawn services and marches across the region tomorrow.

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TWO YOUNG GIRLS APPROACHED BY MAN AT MORISSET

Police are appealing to the public to help find a man who approached two young girls at Morisset Railway Station, allegedly following them and taking photos of the pair. It’s alleged the man approached the two girls on the platform just before 2pm yesterday, making suggestive comments before the pair moved away. The man was later seen approaching several other young girls on the platform, as well as on a Gosford bound train. He is described as being of black African appearance, about 180cm tall, between 30-45 years old and with short dark hair. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.  

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WYONG ROAD UPGRADES COMPLETE

A $147-million upgrade to Wyong Road has been completed ahead of schedule. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, met with RMS representatives this morning, to announce an end to major works at Chittaway Bay, Tuggerah and the busy Mingara Drive intersection at Tumbi Umbi. The upgrades, which include a brand new set of traffic lights, are designed to ease congestion for more than 50,000 motorists using the road each day. (audio in parts)

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GAV’S WEATHER: YOUR ANZAC DAY FORECAST

The trough over the New South Wales coast has been producing cloud, as well as some showers and a few small storms. Isolated coastal showers are expected to continue for the New South Wales coast as the low dips further south. We are likely to see some rain tomorrow morning between Newcastle and Coffs Harbour with the highest probability between Port Stephens and Taree. The Northern Rivers may see some shower activity, so it’s best to be prepared. No rain is expected on the western side of the divide, with the North West and Upper Hunter expected to remain dry.

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INVESTIGATION CONCLUDES INTO 2015 CHOPPER CRASH

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released its findings into a fatal 2015 helicopter crash in the Watagans National Park, west of Lake Macquarie. Findings into the November 7 crash, which claimed the lives of three people, found low visibility led to a collision with mountainous terrain in the area. It also found that a lack of flight information and emergency beacons were major factors in the search and rescue operation being delayed. The helicopter was returning to Sydney from the Upper Hunter when the incident occurred.

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TRUCK CRASH CLOSES M1 PACIFIC MOTORWAY

Southbound lanes of the M1 Pacific Motorway were closed for several hours last night, after two trucks collided near Morriset at Lake Macquarie. The crash occurred at around 11pm, when a truck carrying steal collided with a line-marking truck just south of the Mandalong Road interchange. The motorway reopened close to 3am. No one was injured in the crash. A separate crash near Wyong also created commuter chaos this morning, with traffic cued for around 10 kilometre after a multi vehicle accident.

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