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TWO DEAD IN PACIFIC HIGHWAY CRASH

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A man and woman have died after a car crash on the Pacific Highway at South Grafton. Police say the car veered off the road, before hitting a drain, just after 2:30 this afternoon. The 62-year-old female passenger died at the scene, while the 67-year-old driver was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital, where he later died. Read More »

NEW CHALLENGE FOR POPULAR BLOCKHEADS

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Completing the massive renovation challenge that is The Block would be enough for most couples, but not Max and Karstan. The Newcastle couple is about to embark on a month-long walk from Melbourne to Merewether, to spread some Christmas cheer. To donate to Max and Karstan’s Door to Door Walk for Starlight CLICK HERE Read More »

THIEVES RAMRAID WOLLONGBAR PETROL STATION

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The owners of a Wollongbar service station have been left with a damage bill worth thousands of dollars after a ram raid early this morning. It’s believed the man stole a car at about three o’clock, before using it to smash his way into the front of the Bruxner Highway business. He stole cash and cigarettes before driving off. Calvin Conlon, who owns the service station, says he and his wife are devastated, but are hopeful the offender will be caught. “I just hope the police will deal with him and Karma will catch him up shortly.” Police are currently reviewing security footage. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

MAN ASSAULTED DURING HOME INVASION

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A man has suffered head and arm injuries during a violent home invasion at Tenambit last night. The 43-year-old was confronted by two men, wielding an axe and a meat cleaver, inside his Maize Street home at around 6:30. The pair demanded money and assaulted the occupant, before leaving empty handed. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Read More »

FATAL STABBING ON CENTRAL COAST

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A 50-year-old man has been stabbed to death on the Central Coast. The man was discovered in his home on Hood Street at Ettalong, at around eight o’clock this morning with multiple stab wounds. Police are investigating. Read More »

BODY FOUND IN LANSDOWNE RIVER

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A body – believed to be that of a missing Coopernook man – has been found in a river near Taree. Police made the discovery in Lansdowne River just after six o’clock last night. The 34-year-old went missing on Saturday. Initial investigations suggest the man’s death isn’t suspicious. Read More »

NEW LABOR MEMBERS CELEBRATE VICTORIES

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And after the convincing victories, Opposition Leader John Robertson and his new members have vowed to hold the Liberal Government to account. Read More »

LABOR CLAIMS VICTORY IN HUNTER BY-ELECTIONS

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The New South Wales Labor Party has claimed victory in the seats of Newcastle and Charlestown, after two by-elections were held in the Hunter today. The seats were vacated after Liberal MP’s Tim Owen and Andrew Cornwell admitted to the Independent Commission Against Corruption they had accepted banned donations. Charlestown Labor candidate and Lake Macquarie Mayor Jodie Harrison had a comfortable win. “This is Labor heartland, this is where we live, we are Labor people and we have good strong policy to support the working people of the Hunter,” said Ms Harrison as she claimed victory. But it was much tighter in the seat of Newcastle for Labor’s Tim Crakanthorp. Mr Crakanthorp finished with 36.95% of the first preference vote, or 14,895 votes, while Independent candidate Karen Howard claimed 26.32%, or 10,610 votes. Greens candidate Michael Osborne came home with ... Read More »

POLICE SEEK HELP TO INDENTIFY DECEASED MAN AT COOLONGOLOOK

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Police have issued to a plea for help to identify a man who died after being hit by a car near Coolongolook on Friday night. The man had been walking along the highway when he was struck by a southbound car at around 7pm. He’s described as Caucasian, aged 25 to 30 years, around 175cm tall and was wearing blue jeans, work boots and a black jumper. Read More »

UPPER HUNTER SCHOOL CELEBRATES HISTORY

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Today marked a major milestone in the history of Scone High School. Students past and present proudly re-enacted a walk, which 50 years ago heralded a new beginning across town. Read More »

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