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MAN SUFFERS SERIOUS INJURIES AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR

A middle aged man has sustained serious leg injuries, after being struck by a car on Goonoo Goonoo Road late yesterday. Police say the man was heavily intoxicated at the time, and it’s understood he ran onto the road during peak hour traffic. He was taken to hospital with extensive leg injuries, but otherwise stable. Traffic was disrupted for just over half an hour.   NOT: VISION ONLY

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MOREE RENAL DIALYSIS UNIT READY FOR $2-MILLION UPGRADE

$2-million has been announced to construct a new renal dialysis unit at Moree Hospital. Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, today announcing the funds and immediately putting the project out to tender with the aim of getting it off the ground as soon as possible. It’s set to significantly boost dialysis capacity in the town and cater for future demand. Currently, some patients have to travel to Tamworth, enduring a 6-hour round trip, with Moree’s facility only a five-chair unit.   NOTE: VISION ONLY

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FIREARM STOLEN DURING QUIRINDI BREAK IN

Oxley police are appealing for information¬†after a break in on Underwood Street at Quirindi, between the 5th and 8th of February. The say a distinctive firearm was stolen during the invasion. “It is a Wetherby brand, bolt action, .23-calibre rifle. The rifle was in a leather gun case,” Chief Inspector Phil O’Reilly, Crime Manager Oxley LAC. Police say the resident was absent from the home when the break in occurred, only reporting it to police this week.   NOTE: AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY

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