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GAVIN MORRIS WEATHER: WARM WITH SOME SHOWERS

The latest tropical moisture feed has surged in over Central Australia. This is set to produce some rain for the interior. It is mostly clear across northern New South Wales. The large high over the south east will continue to generate light onshore winds along the coast with partly cloudy skies and the occasional isolated brief shower. The interior will see more rain as the latest system moves across the country, making for a wet weekend.

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GUILTY VERDICT IN BETTY DIXON COLD CASE

A man charged over the 1982 murder of Elizabeth “Betty” Dixon in the Hunter Valley has today pleaded guilty to being a accessory after the fact. Rodney Lawrence was due to stand trial but the 65-year-old entered his plea to the alternative charge before proceedings began this morning. 31-year-old Elizabeth Dixon was found slumped over the steering wheel of her car in bushland at Ashtonfield near Maitland, suffering 27 stab wounds. The crown alleges another person was responsible for her murder.

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MOTORCYCLIST DIES IN HUNTER VALLEY

A 21-year- old man has died in motorbike crash at Cessnock. Emergency services were called to Subiaco Avenue just after 3pm yesterday, after a motorcyclist lost control and crashed into a fence. The rider was taken to John Hunter Hospital where he later died. Police are investigating the cause of the crash and are urging witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers with any information.

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TWO MEN INJURED IN ALLEGED HAMMER AND KNIFE BRAWL

A man is in a serious condition in Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital, after allegedly being attacked with a hammer. The injuries were reportedy inflicted during a brawl in the Lake Macquarie suburb of Bolton Point. The 47-year-old suffered several blows to his head and arms. A second male, AGED 40, reportedly suffered stab wounds.

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UPDATE: FATAL CRASH NEAR SCONE CLOSES NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY

A 21-year-old man has been killed and another seriously injured, when a truck and ute collided north of Scone. Emergency services were called to the New England Highway at Parkville just after eight o’clock this morning. The young driver of the ute died at the scene, while a man aged in his 60s suffered leg and back injuries. He’s been airlifted to John Hunter Hospital. The crash has closed the New England Highway at Scone. Diversions are in place for light vehicles, while trucks have been parked.

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