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CROSSMAN BAIL APPLICATION DENIED

42-year-old Natasha Crossman has been remanded in custody to appear in Tamworth Court tomorrow, after her bail application was refused this morning. Ms Crossman has been charged with the murder of Northern Tablelands farmer Mathew Dunbar, three months ago. Mr Dunbar was found unresponsive at his home on Thunderbolts Way in Walcha about 2am on the 2nd of August. Despite the efforts of paramedics, the 42-year-old died at the scene. Following police inquiries, Ms Crossman was arrested about 9.30am yesterday, and was taken to Tamworth Police Station where she was charged with murder. According to News Corp, police will allege Mr Dunbar was found connected to a helium gas tank at the property, and that Ms Crossman maintains her partner suicided.

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MOREE PLAINS SHIRE COUNCIL RAISE MORE THAN $9000 FOR WESPTAC CHOPPER

Staff at Moree Plains Shire Council have donated more than, $9,000 to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service this year. Employees nominated to have funds taken from their wages through payroll each week, proving that every penny adds up. “If you don’t actually have that tangible money in your account or in your hand you don’t really miss it, so it’s just a few dollars that they give a week and it’s just amazing and I think it’s a wonderful thing because like I said anytime, any where and the Westpac helicopter is there.” Council says staff will continue the initiative, next year.   (AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY)

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‘MOVES AFOOT’ FOR BARWON LAC

A cloud of uncertainty continues to hang over the heads of local police following rumours of a possible restructure. Barwon Local Area Command is just one LAC under threat of being dissolved. Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries says she’s been involved in a series of meetings with police department heads, but nothing has been confirmed. “I’m expecting to hear more towards the end of the month, but there’s definitely moves afoot. Anything that sees more police on the beat I’ll be happy with.” (AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY)

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DHIIYAAN REOPENS

After facing years of uncertainty, Moree’s Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre is ready to throw open its doors. While some members of the public will see its $400,000 new look at tonight’s grand re-opening, NBN News had a sneak peak earlier today.

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QUAD BIKE RIDERS HAVE THEIR SAY ON SAFETY

Local quad bike riders are being encouraged to have their say in a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumers Commission. It follows the establishment of a taskforce to investigate the value of implementing a safety standard under the Australian Consumer Law. A series of questions have been released this week to gain the perspective of stakeholders, available for viewing on the A-triple-C’s website. Submissions close on December 15. (VISION ONLY)

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