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TWO ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY ATTEMPTING TO RUN POLICE OFF NORTH COAST ROAD

Two men, both aged 24, have been arrested for drug offences after an alleged attempt to run a police vehicle off the road on the North Coast. The Mitsubishi Triton travelling along Stony Chute Road, west of Nimbin, around 1pm on Sunday when police attempted to stop the vehicle. It is alleged the car continued towards the officers, attempting to run their car off the road. Their vehicle was eventually stopped with both the driver and passenger arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station. Both were charged with multiple drug offences, while the driver was also charged with using a weapon to avoid apprehension.

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SEARCH RESUMES FOR MISSING SWIMMER NEAR COFFS HARBOUR

Emergency services have resumed the search for a missing swimmer at Valla Beach near Coffs Harbour. The 22 year old Queensland man, who was last scene on Friday afternoon, disappeared after becoming caught in a rip at the popular holiday spot. The search was suspended overnight due to poor light and large seas but resumed at first light this morning with Water Police, Surf Life Saving and the Volunteer Rescue Association assisting police officers.

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RELATIONS ON EDGE WITHIN THE COALITION

‘Inept, unnecessary and causing further harm’ – Barnaby Joyce has savaged the Prime Minister’s reaction to his affair in an extraordinary media conference, effectively sparking a war between the leaders, and within the Coalition. Malcolm Turnbull has tried to calm the situation – but even cabinet ministers are criticising BOTH leaders.

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KAYAKER DROWNS NEAR GLOUCESTER

The body of a 54-year-old woman has been pulled from the Barrington River at Rawdon Vale near Gloucester. Police have been told the woman was walking through the water with her kayak when she was swept under by rapids before becoming stuck under a log for a short time. Family members attempted to assist the woman, but she died at the scene.

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