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MAN TASERED AFTER HOLDING A WOMAN UP AT KNIFEPOINT

A man will face court after he allegeldy held a 75-year-old woman at knifepoint during an incident near Lake Macquarie. Police say the man, aged 46, purchased the knife at a Morisset supermarket just before 2:30pm yesterday. As he was leaving the shopping centre, he allegedly approached the woman and held the knife to her back. Bystanders alerted a police officer who was in the supermarket, who drew her firearm and called on the man to drop the knife, but he refused. More police arrived, and the man allegedly released the woman but continued to brandish the knife while attempting to flee. He was tasered by police and arrested. After treatment for an injury to his head, he was charged with armed with intent, using a weapon to avoid apprehension, wielding a knife in public place, affray, and common assault.

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BODY OF MISSING SNORKELLER FOUND AT PORT STEPHENS

There’s been a sad end to the search for a snorkeller at a popular Port Stephens diving spot, with the discovery of his body late yesterday. 29-year-old Scott McGuire hadn’t been seen since going into the water at Birubi Beach on Sunday. His disappearance sparked a large-scale search by emergency services, but it was a fellow snorkeller who discovered his body at around 4:20 yesterday afternoon. Mr McGuire had apparently been diving for lobsters.   Note: no audio

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NEW POLICE MODEL TO IMPACT THE HUNTER

After months of speculation, the new policing model for regional New South Wales has been revealed. In the Hunter, two new police commands – now called districts – have been formed. The southern part of the Central Hunter command will join Hunter Valley. While, Central Hunter’s northern sectors will be taken on by Port Stephens. The Police Commissioner says the restructure is designed to put more police back on the frontline. (VISION ONLY)

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SUPERCARS FANS MEET SOME OF THE SPORT’S BIGGEST STARS

Meanwhile, hundreds of Supercar fans turned out late today to meet and greet some of sport’s biggest stars. Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes and Shane Van Gisbergen signed autographs at Honeysuckle, and die-hards couldn’t resist a selfie with their favourite. It’s one of many fan opportunities in the lead-up to the event – we’ll have more on what the drivers have been up to today, later in sport.   Note: no audio

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MAN ACCUSED OF INDECENTLY ASSAULTING TEEN IN HIS CARE

A 40-year-old man has been refused bail in Newcastle Local Court, accused of indecently assaulting a teenage girl in his care at a facility last month. The state’s Child Abuse Squad began an investigation following reports a 15-year-old girl had been indecently assaulted by a man who was employed by a care facility in the Newcastle area. The man was arrested at Waratah Police Station yesterday afternoon, where he was charged with several offences. Police allege the incidents occurred when the girl was in his care. The man is due to face court again next Wednesday.

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