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ONE DEAD TWO INJURED DURING GRAFTON CRASH

A man has died while two teenagers have been left injured following a crash in Grafton early this morning. Just before 1am, police were called to Back Lane at Junction Hill to find a Holden Astra had left the road and struck a drain. A 24-year-old man who had been travelling in the back of the car died at the scene. Two 17-year-old girls, who were travelling as passengers have been treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver, an 18-year-old man, escaped injury but was taken hospital, he’s been released and is currently assisting police with inquiries. The crash continues to be investigated while a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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POLICE PURSUIT CROSSES NSW-QUEENSLAND BORDER

Two people have been arrested after allegedly stealing a car and evading police while crossing the Queensland-New South Wales border earlier today. New South Wales Police were informed by their Queensland counterparts they were following an allegedly stolen vehicle through the Gold Coast south towards the border, around 1am. Police say the utility had been driven at speed through Logan, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and at one point rammed a police car. The utility came to a stop after running out of petrol on Pottsville Road in Mooball. A man and woman ran from the scene and attempted to access a nearby house, but were arrested. Police allege they located a small amount of methylamphetamine, cannabis, ammunition, and a knife during a search of the pair. The 27-year-old man was charged with a string of offences, including driving in …

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VINTAGE CAR RALLY ROLLS OUT

A cavalcade of lovingly restored vintage cars took to streets today, as part of the 57th Northern Rivers Vintage Car Rally. The collection includes a rare 1915 Model T Ford right through to makes from the 70s and 80s. With 62 cars taking part – it’s the biggest event on the club’s calendar. “There’s people from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Tenterfield, everywhere, Coffs Harbour” The rally will continue tomorrow, with cars travelling to Coraki and Casino before a presentation at the Lismore Heights Bowling Club. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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CONCERNS HELD FOR MISSING INVERELL MAN

Information is being sought from the public to help locate a missing person in northern New South Wales. 25-year-old Dallas Albury was last seen by friends and family on July 31 in Inverell, and he has not had contact with them since August 3. Mr Albury is known to frequent the Inverell, Lake Macquarie and Central Coast areas, and there are concerns for his welfare. He has been described as being of caucasian appearance, 175-180cm tall, with a thin build, dark brown hair and brown eyes.

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JET BOAT RESCUES FISHERMAN AND HIS DOG

A man and his dog have had a lucky escape after their boat’s motor failed off the coast of Ballina last night. Police tasked the Ballina Jet Boat Rescue after two flares were spotted off Lighthouse Beach, around 9pm. “We activated the jet boat the guys headed out and found a small boat just off the surf zone at Lighthouse Beach.” The man said he made several attempts to signal nearby fishermen from his boat, before lighting the flares. He and his dog are now safely on their way back home, to Victoria. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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NORTHERN RIVERS MAN WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANTS

Police are appealing for information to find a wanted man in the Northern Rivers. 33-year-old Michael Foster is wanted on outstanding warrants relating to serious traffic offences including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm. Police say he frequents the Dunoon, Goonellabah, Lismore and Rocky Creek areas. Mr Foster is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170cm tall, with a thin build, brown eyes and brown hair.

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