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MOREE MAN CHARGED AFTER STANDOFF

A 69-year-old man has been charged with firearm offences following a standoff in Moree last night. Barwon police attended a house in Dover St at around nine o’clock after becoming concerned for the man’s welfare. Police forced their way into the house, but retreated when they saw the man allegedly holding two rifles. He eventually left the house and was arrested.

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FARMERS GO GREEN

Farmers endeavouring to help the environment have called for more recognition from the federal government, as it prepares to introduce its carbon trading scheme. It came as Shadow Climate Change Minister Greg Hunt, met with farmers near Spring Ridge to examine new ways of improving soil health.

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MISSING PERSON WEEK

National Missing Person Week began today with a warning the number of people suffering from dementia is expected to increase by 327 percent over the next 40 years. Police say dementia and memory loss contributes to ten percent of all missing person cases. Manilla resident Paul Ison is one of 35,000 people who are expected to be reported missing this year. Mr Ison is described as being of medium build with grey hair and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a grey beanie and white jacket with blue and green stripes. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000.

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FARRER BULLYING CASE SETTLED

The bullying matter has been finalised between the State of New South Wales and a former student at Tamworth’s Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School. The Supreme Court increased his compensation to include all past medical treatment and any further expenses.

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