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ARMED ROBBERY AT NEWCASTLE SERVICE STATION

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Police are appealing for the public’s help, following an armed robbery in Newcastle overnight. Just before midnight, a man wielding a knife, entered a service station on Parry Street and demanded money from an employee. He took an unknown amount of cash from the register before running along Denison Street. The man’s described as being in his early 20s, about 183-centimetres tall with a medium build and dark curly hair. Read More »

TWO DEAD AFTER HEAD-ON NORTH OF WOODBURN

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Two people are dead following a devastating accident south of Ballina, on the New South Wales north coast. Tonight, three children¬†are being treated in hospital following the crash, which saw two cars collide as an overtaking lane came to an end. Read More »

CENTRAL COAST BOXER STEPS INTO OLYMPIC RING

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Umina boxer Satali Tevi Fuimaono will step into the ring for the first time tonight at the Youth Olympic Games in China. The 16-year-old will take on Ukrainian boxer Ramil Gadzhyiev in the men’s 75kg division. The Central Coast star is a world champion and two time national title holder and will also be looking to settle a score with Russia’s Vitaliy Bakhmatov, who knocked him off at the world championships earlier this year. (NO VISION) Read More »

MAN RECEIVES ARM FRACTURES AFTER BEING ATTACKED WITH A BAT IN HOME INVASION

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A 20-year-old man has received fractures to his arms after being attacked with a bat, during a home invasion at Green Point this morning. The man and a 43-year-old woman were confronted by two men at a home on Park Crescent at about 2.30, before he was assaulted. He managed to break free and notified neighbours, but the men fled the scene. Read More »

ICAC: JODI McKAY DENIES ACCEPTING BRIBE FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGN

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The former Member for Newcastle Jodi McKay has come out swinging at the corruption commission, telling the inquiry she would never sell herself for political donations. In a heated exchange with Nathan Tinkler’s lawyer, Ms McKay categorically denied accepting a bribe from the coal mogul because her political future was desperate. Read More »

JRPP DEFERS CONTROVERSIAL BOARDING HOUSE DEVELOPMENT

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Plans for a controversial four storey boarding house at Ourimbah have been hit with a roadblock, with the Joint Regional Planning Panel last night imposing six restrictions on its design. The development will now have to be down-sized to three stories, include more communal rooms, natural light and a social impact statement. The Glen Road Development Action Group has contested the plans, saying the size would destroy the character of the old village. Revised plans will have to be re-submitted to Wyong Council, before returning to the planning panel. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

SAD END FOR STRANDED DOLPHIN

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Animal rescuers have lost a battle to save a risso dolphin south of Newcastle, after it beached itself yesterday afternoon. Volunteers from ORRCA joined locals in caring for the animal, and initially, signs were promising. But just after 7:30pm its condition quickly deteriorated, and it died a short time later. The dolphin has been taken to Taronga Zoo to determine the cause of death. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

CARTHAGE STREET HOME LOSES ROOF IN FIRE

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Smoke filled the streets of east Tamworth as the roof of a home went up in flames overnight. Emergency services were called to the Carthage Street home at about 7.30, where crews found the roof well alight. Fire fighters broke into the home from the front and back entrances, as well as the roof. It took about 40 minutes to extinguish and secure surrounding properties. “After the initial knockdown they conducted a search of the premises but nobody could be found the residents later turned up and advised us nobody was at home.” [VISION WITH AUDIO IN PARTS] Read More »

WARNING ABOUT TOXIC SHELLFISH

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The Department of Primary Industries has issued a warning about toxic shellfish near Newcastle. It says an algal bloom, detected in waters off Stockton Beach today, produces diarrhectic shellfish poisoning toxins. Residents are advised not to eat any oysters, mussels, cockles or clams taken from the area. Cooking does not destroy the toxins. The New South Wales Food Authority is monitoring the situation and says all shellfish purchased through commercial seafood outlets will not affected. Read More »

CENTRAL COAST POLICE PRESENCE RECEIVES A BOOST

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The Central Coast’s police presence got a small boost today, with Brisbane Water Local Area Command receiving a new recruit. The newcomer is one of the state’s 170 new officers, who graduated from the New South Wales Police Force Academy in Goulburn today. Read More »

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