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BLAZE ENGULFS SWANSEA GARAGE

There was a close call for some Lake Macquarie residents this morning, as a fierce blaze engulfed a garage at Swansea, threatening nearby properties. Six fire crews rushed to Lakeside Drive after the inferno broke out just before eight o’clock. Neighbours were evacuated. The blaze gutted the garage – destroying a caravan and car, while also partially damaging the home next door. (VISION ONLY)

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NEWCASTLE MAN WINS BIG IN LOTTERY DRAW

A Newcastle man is now $100,000 richer after walking away with Tuesday’s Super Jackpot 1st prize. Wanting to remain anonymous, the winner who is travelling around Australia, was considering fixing his own vehicle but after hearing the news, plans to recruit a mechanic. The happy traveller purchased the winning ticket from Nextra at Westfield Kotara.

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41 YEAR OLD CHARGED AFTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION

Charges have been laid following an investigation into counterfeit money being used across several Port Stephens suburbs including Lemon Tree Passage and Salamander Bay. A 41-year-old man presented himself to Nelson Bay Police Station on Monday morning where he was charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception and breach of bail. He will face Raymond Terrace Court on Tuesday.

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MAN CRITICAL AFTER NEWCASTLE STABBING

A 47-year-old man has been taken to John Hunter Hospital after being stabbed in the neck and arm in the Newcastle suburb of Bar Beach. Police were called to a Light Street address around 8:30 on Monday night after reports a man had been stabbed. He remains in a critical condition in hospital while police continue to investigate the circumstances.

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