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PAWS-ITIVE OUTCOME FOR LOST LISMORE FELINE

A cunning cat burglar and its overjoyed owner will soon be reunited, nearly a year after the much-loved feline went missing. Tahma Collopy’s pet ‘Leelo’ disappeared when floodwater swept through Lismore last march. Then late last week, Leelo broke into Lismore Police Station, much to the amusement of officers. Hoping somebody might recognise her, they then posted a photo on Facebook. Ms Collopy, who now lives in Armidale, saw that post and is now making her way back to Lismore, to pickup the cat from a friend.

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GAV’S WEATHER: CHANGE ON THE WAY

There’s a lot of cloud making its way across the north and west of the country. Central and Eastern Australia is mostly clear. Partly cloudy along the northern NSW coast and into southern Queensland. More wet weather will come down in the north west. Eastern Australia is still extremely hot but some rain is now on the way. The trough is on the move and will help flare up a few showers and storms later in the week, as the best southerly change of the year moves through. Another hot day with north-west to north-east winds ahead of the first significant rain band and associated southerly change of the year on Wednesday.

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HUNTER BUSINESS FINED $15,000 FOR ILLEGALLY STORING WASTE

A Hunter business has been fined by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for storing waste without the appropriate authority. The property on Brickworks road in Thornton was inspected in early January, and found to have stockpiles of roof tiles, asphalt, and building and demolition waste. The EPA instructed the owners of the proerty – North Thornton Group – to cease receiving and processing materials at the site last year, after an inspection in July uncovered stockpiles of green waste, aggregate, and asphalt. North Thornton Group was fined $15,000 after the recent inspection found the company continued to allow the site to be used as an unlawful waste facility.

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TWO ALLEGEDLY DISCOVERED HAVING SEX ON A FAR NORTH COAST BEACH

Two men have been issued criminal infringement notices after police allegedly discovered the pair engaged in a sex act on a beach on the far north coast. Police were conducting high visibility patrols of Tweed-Byron beaches on Friday afternoon, when they allegedly saw the two naked men engaged in a sex act, about 400 metres outside the designated clothing optional area. The two men, aged 27 and 57, were issued criminal infringement notices for offensive behaviour. Police say they will continue to patrol local beaches and nearby bushland in response to community concerns about illegal nude bathing and lewd behaviour. Tyagarah beach near Byron Bay is the only current legal nude bathing beach in the region.

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PENNO-TOMPSETT’S MOTHER TAKES THE SEARCH INTO HER OWN HANDS

A mother has vowed to keep searching for her missing son – until she brings him home. Nearly one-month since Newcastle man Jayden Penno-Tompsett disappeared in northern Queensland… Rachel Penno is taking matters into her own hands. INFORMATION QLD Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 Sutton Security/Private Investigator: 0423 408 650 GoFundMe Page:¬†https://www.gofundme.com/help-find-jayden-penno  

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