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MAN DIES AFTER HORROR SMASH

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A man has died in a horror smash on the Pacific Highway at Tyndale, north of Grafton. Emergency services were called to the accident just after midday, which left the highway closed in both directions. “It would appear that just after midday, a southbound vehicle towing a boat trailer has crossed over the incorrect side of the road and has collided head on with the truck travelling in the opposite direction.” The truck’s two occupants were taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital with minor injuries. Investigations are continuing into the exact cause of the crash. Read More »

DRUG MULE EXTRADITED FROM NSW

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An alleged drug-mule – arrested this week, during the biggest bust in Queensland’s history – has been extradited from New South Wales overnight. Shannon Ireland from Varsity Lakes was arrested in Dubbo on Tuesday, and charged with trafficking dangerous drugs into Queensland. Police claim the 26-year-old worked for a local criminal syndicate, which smuggled hydroponic marijuana through Gold Coast Airport. Police say, after realising his $300,000 drug stash was gone – Ireland reported the suitcase missing to the airline! He’s just one of 17 people arrested over the drug-racket this week. Read More »

MAN ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT DRIVING 200KPH ON PACIFIC HIGHWAY

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A 23-year-old man has been caught allegedly travelling 200 kilometres an hour on the Pacific Highway near Kempsey, as the state’s holiday road safety campaign begins. Police say the silver Audio Quattro passed officers near the Macleay Valley Bridge yesterday, travelling at twice the speed limit. Officers stopped the car and the man was arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station, where his international driving privileges were suspended. He will appear at Kempsey Local Court in May. Read More »

MINERS BODIES RETRIEVED FOLLOWING TRAGIC ACCIDENT

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The bodies of two miners who lost their lives in a tragic accident at a Hunter Valley coal mine have been retrieved. Phillip Grant and Jamie Mitchell died after a 15 metre-long section of wall collapsed on Tuesday night while they were working underground. Read More »

TAKEAWAY STORE IN ‘HOGGY’S’ FIGHT

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A small Central Coast takeaway has found itself in hot water, with international restaurant chain Hog’s Breath Cafe claiming it’s breached trademark laws. The owners of Hoggy’s Take Away say they could lose their business, if forced to change its name. Read More »

POLICE RELEASE CCTV AFTER PHARMACY ROBBERY

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Police have released an image of a person that may be able to assist with their inquiries into an armed robbery at a Cardiff pharmacy earlier this month. A woman entered the shop on Harrison Street at about 9.45pm on April 5, threatened staff with a knife and demanded prescription drugs. The woman then fled the scene with a small quantity of drugs. The woman is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a pale complexion, slim to medium in build, and approximately 160-centimetres tall. Read More »

CHOPPER CRASHES IN COFFS AFTER LOSING ITS TAIL

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A 58 and 62-year-old man sustained minor injuries when a helicopter crashed in Coffs Harbour this morning. It’s understood the chopper crashed at Coffs Harbour Airport after losing its tail. Both men were hospitalised and are due to be discharged later today. Read More »

MINERS BODIES TO BE RECOVERED

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The body of Aberdare man, Jamie Mitchell, has been recovered this morning, after a wall collapsed in a Hunter Valley mine killing two men on Tuesday night. Emergency services were called to the Austar mine at Paxton at about 9.15 on Tuesday night, where they were told seven miners were working 500 metres below the surface, when the wall collapsed and two became trapped. It’s understood the other miners tried to save the pair but were forced to leave due to safety fears. The men were later pronounced dead at the scene. The body of the other miner, Phillip Grant, is yet to be recovered. Read More »

INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO MARYVILLE DEATH

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Police are treating the death of a 32-year-old woman in Maryville overnight, as suspicious. The woman’s body was found in a home next to a mini-mart on Estelle Street. More details at 6.     Read More »

FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER BEN ROGERS CONVICTED OF ASSAULT CHARGES

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Former Knights player Ben Rogers has been fined and placed on a good behaviour bond, after being convicted of two counts of assault. A Newcastle magistrate today rejected Rogers’s claim he’d acted in self defence, during an ugly brawl that followed a charity event. Read More »

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