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WOMAN CHARGED OVER FATAL SHOOTING

A 27-year-old woman has been charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder, following the shooting death of a man on the NSW far north coast earlier this year. Police say 31-year-old Ace Hall was taken to Tweed Heads District Hospital on June 24, after suffering a gunshot wound. He died a short time later. The woman was arrested by Queensland Police on Monday, before being extradited to New South Wales and charged at Tweed Heads Police Station. The woman will face court today.

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81-YEAR-OLD WOMAN STRUCK BY A CAR ON THE FAR NORTH COAST

An elderly pedestrian has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a Holden sedan that crossed onto the wrong side of the road and mounted a footpath. The incident happened just after 9:30am yesterday, on River Street in Maclean on the Far North of NSW. The pedestrian, an 81-year-old woman, was airlifted to Lismore Hospital with a partially severed foot, and underwent surgery for fractures to her leg and pelvis. Police believe the 53-year-old female driver of the car may have suffered a medical episode at the time of the accident. The driver was taken to Maclean Hospital for blood and urine testing and also underwent CT scans. Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact police.

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SURF CLUBS OPEN DOORS

They’re the volunteers responsible for saving countless lives on our beaches. Today, the public got a behind-the-scenes look at the North Coast’s surf lifesaving clubs, during an open day aimed at attracting new members.

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LISMORE CHURCH SET ALIGHT

A 61-year-old man will face court over arson charges next month, following a church fire in Lismore last night. Police will allege the Loftville man set a bin alight in Eggins Lane, before moving it to the rear door of the church at The Hub building. Firefighters were called shortly after 10.30, arriving just in time to stop the blaze spreading. “It had started to work its way into the next level, they did find evidence where it had burnt its way, or started to burn its way into the flooring, so it was very lucky timing it was knocked down when it was.” The fire caused extensive damage to the church doors. “We have frequently had homeless people sleeping at the front, because we’ve picked up needles and things like that in the front entrance, so I don’t think …

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