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HIGH SPEED CHASE

A 27-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in Coffs Harbour Local Court this morning, charged over a high-speed police pursuit. The chase began on the Pacific Highway yesterday afternoon when a blue Holden Commodore was allegedly detected travelling at 136 kilometres an hour in a 60 zone. “at a point near Vernon Street Coffs Harbour the vehicle lost control and collided with a stationary vehicle and mounted the footpath. it is dangerous driving especially in a built up area of Coffs Harbour 136, over double the speed limit is extremely dangerous.) The accused is facing numerous driving offences… he’s due back in court on Tuesday. (*****)

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FEARS FOR MISSING NEWCASTLE MAN

A search has resumed in bushland near Lake Macquarie for a missing Newcastle man. Mitchell Hancock was last seen leaving his home on Clarence Road, New Lambton, about 3am on Tuesday. The 31 year old is believed to be driving a Blue Holden Berlina with NSW registration BRB26U. Police and his family have serious concerns for his welfare after he failed to meet existing appointments or attend work. Local police and Polair are scouring bushland west of Toronto, near Freemans Waterhole. Police are asking for the community to keep a lookout for Mr Hancock and contact them immediately if they see him. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall with a solid build and has fair hair with a beard and moustache.

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GOANNA BITE HOSPITALISES SEVEN YEAR OLD

A warning tonight to be very wary when approaching goannas in recreational areas, after a seven year old boy required surgery to his foot following a bite from a lace monitor this week in the Kuringai National Park. Reptile keepers are appealing to the public to avoid feeding the carnivorous creatures as they are now known to carry venom.

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TRAIN YOURSELF FOR BACKWARDS TRAVEL

The state opposition claims Hunter and Central Coast rail passengers are in for an uncomfortable ride, due to government penny pinching. Labor says documents, obtained under Freedom of Information, confirm that new intercity trains will be fitted with fixed, not reversible seating… meaning some passengers will make their journey facing backwards. The government says half the seats will face the direction of travel, while seats at either end of the carriage will be configured for families and groups. (“JODIE McKAY, NSW SHADOW TRANSPORT MINISTER TALKING – AUDIO IN PARTS”).

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THE TALE OF THE HOT LOBSTERS

A warning to seafood restaurants on the Central Coast after two Newcastle eateries have allegedly been found in possession of black market lobsters. Department of Primary Industries officers raided the premises in Newcastle and Adamstown, seizing 45 eastern rock lobsters. Many were still alive, and were returned to the sea. It’s illegal to buy or sell lobsters that haven’t been caught and tagged by commercial operators. (Vision Only. No Audio).

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