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NEWCASTLE BASED RSL SUB BRANCH COMMEMORATE AUSSIE DIGGERS IN CRETE

True to its word, a local RSL sub branch has delivered a plaque commemorating the service and sacrifice of Aussie diggers on the Greek Island of Crete during World War Two. Specifically, it recognises the contribution of now 101-year-old Alf Carpenter. Back home…and a candlelight vigil is underway in Civic Park’s Memorial Grove, ahead of ANZAC Dawn services and marches across the region tomorrow.

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TWO YOUNG GIRLS APPROACHED BY MAN AT MORISSET

Police are appealing to the public to help find a man who approached two young girls at Morisset Railway Station, allegedly following them and taking photos of the pair. It’s alleged the man approached the two girls on the platform just before 2pm yesterday, making suggestive comments before the pair moved away. The man was later seen approaching several other young girls on the platform, as well as on a Gosford bound train. He is described as being of black African appearance, about 180cm tall, between 30-45 years old and with short dark hair. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.  

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INVESTIGATION CONCLUDES INTO 2015 CHOPPER CRASH

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released its findings into a fatal 2015 helicopter crash in the Watagans National Park, west of Lake Macquarie. Findings into the November 7 crash, which claimed the lives of three people, found low visibility led to a collision with mountainous terrain in the area. It also found that a lack of flight information and emergency beacons were major factors in the search and rescue operation being delayed. The helicopter was returning to Sydney from the Upper Hunter when the incident occurred.

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POLICE INVESTIGATE STOLEN CAR INFERNO

Police are investigating after a stolen car was torched in the Lake Macquarie suburb of Redhead last night. Emergency services were called out to Redhead Road just after 9 o’clock. It took fire crews just under an hour to put the blaze out. The vehicle, which was completely destroyed, was stolen from a Windale property sometime after midday. Police are appealing to the public for information. (Note: no audio)

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