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SHOULDER CHARGE SET TO RULE SLATER OUT OF GRAND FINAL

Billy Slater will need to beat a grade one charge at the judiciary to be any chance of playing in Sunday’s NRL Grand Final. The Match Review Committee handing the star fullback a 200 point penalty over a shoulder charge in the 14th minute of last night’s preliminary final against Cronulla. If the 35-year-old’s appeal is unsuccessful it will see him ruled out of the premiership decider. It’s understood the hearing may be brought forward to ensure the least disruption ahead of the decider. (VISION ONLY)

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APPEAL FOR INFORMATION AFTER ASSUALT AT HUNTER VALLEY RAILWAY STATION

Police have released a number of CCTV images, in the hope of tracking down a man linked to an assault at Maitland Railway Station last weekend that saw a 45-year-old man kicked and punched in the face. Police say the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning and the injured man was treated by paramedics. Officers are now hoping to speak with a man of Caucasian appearance, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, with fair skin, and short light brown/ginger hair. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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GAV’S WEATHER: WARM EQUINOX WEEKEND

A fine and warm day is on the way to kick start the equinox weekend, with light winds as high pressure systems continue to dominate. The only major weather feature is the cloud mass over the far north west of the nation moving towards the red centre, the first real sign the wet season in looming. Some of the high level cloud will build through your Saturday, affecting parts of the eastern seaboard.

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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED NORTH EAST OF LISMORE

A man, believed to be in his 50s, has died after the motorbike he was riding collided with a truck and a station wagon in the state’s north. Emergency services were called to Bangalow Road at Clunes, around 20 kilometres north east of Lismore, just before 2:30 this afternoon. The man died at the scene. The driver of the tip truck and the driver of the station wagon were taken to Lismore Base Hospital for mandatory testing. Police have commenced an investigation, with the road closed for several hours. It has since re-opened.

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EXPLOSIVE DISCOVERY IN KEEPSAKES OF FORMER DIGGER

A potentially explosive discovery has been made among the keepsakes of a former Hunter Valley, World War 2 digger. John Johnson fought with the revered Rats of Tobruk and also served at El Alemein and New Guinea. He survived the war, but since his death, his collection of military memorabilia was passed down to his family at Coffs Harbour. Inside an old medical kit, a bottle of solution was found to have crystalised, posing a threat similar to TNT. The bomb squad had to be called in to carry out a controlled detonation. The advice – if you’re ever in doubt – always call authorities. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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18-YEAR-OLD ESCAPES CESSNOCK CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Police are appealing to the public to help locate a prisoner, who this morning escaped from Cessnock correctional facility. Jake Nunn was reported missing from the minimum security facility at around 11 o’clock. It’s believed he may be headed for Kurri Kurri or the Central Coast The 18-year-old is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 170cm tall, with a thin build, brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing green coloured shorts, and either a green t-shirt or sloppy joe and joggers. Anyone who sees Mr Nunn should not approach him, and contact Triple Zero (000)

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HIGH SPEED CRASH AT CHARLESTOWN

Investigations are continuing after a car alleged to be stolen crashed into a service station, narrowly missing petrol bowsers at Charlestown this morning. Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway at around 2 o’clock, where they found a Subaru WRX which had slammed into a parked Mercedes. It’s understood the driver had lost control at high speed, crashing through the Metro service station before hitting the parked car. Three people were taken to hospital as a result of the crash. Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. (VISION ONLY)

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APPEAL FOR WITNESSES FOLLOWING MID NORTH COAST CRASH

Motorists who witnessed a fiery crash which claimed the life of a man on the Mid North Coast are being urged to come forward. Police were called to the Pacific Highway at Lake Innes at around 4:30 yesterday afternoon, after a car was found alight next to the north bound lanes. The body of a man was located nearby. Initial investigations suggest the car left the road and struck trees before rolling. It’s now hoped the driver of a white Hyundai i30, with partial registration of DVH which was seen travelling south near Sancrox, as well as two motorcyclists which were seen near the crash to come forward. A number of reports suggest the Hyundai was travelling on the wrong side of the road, however it’s unknown if this was related to the accident.

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