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FIRE DESTROYS UNIT AT NORTH GOSFORD

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Two people have been taken to hospital following a unit fire at North Gosford this morning. Fire and Rescue New South Wales were called to the Gertrude Street complex at around 11 o’clock and found the ground floor apartment well alight. 20 people were evacuated from the building, while a woman in her 70s and a man in his 30s are being treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation at Gosford Hospital. Fire fighters have extinguished the blaze. Read More »

WOMAN TO FACE COURT ON FRAUD CHARGES

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An Adamstown woman will face court in January after she allegedly defrauded a local government body. Police arrested the 53-year-old yesterday following an investigation into irregularities in work-related expenses and invoices at the organisation. She was later charged with six counts of obtaining financial benefit by deception in excess of $31,000. It’s alleged the offences took place between January 2011 and May 2014. The woman will appear before Newcastle Local Court on January 15. Read More »

POLICE IDENTIFY WOMAN FOUND IN GUNNEDAH

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Police have formally identified a woman after her body was discovered in Gunnedah yesterday. 25-year-old Rebecca Perkins was found in a room of the Overlander Motel on Conadilly Street, just after 9am. Homicide detectives arrived last night and Strike Force Neweena has been established to investigate her death. Anyone with information is urged to contact police. Read More »

POLICE SAY ARREST IMMINENT IN WEST GOSFORD SHOOTING

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Police believe they’re closing in on those behind the shooting death of Central Coast business owner, Laurie Starling. He was killed outside his workshop earlier this year, and investigators now suspect outlaw bikie gang members were involved. Read More »

WOMAN’S BODY FOUND IN GUNNEDAH MOTEL ROOM

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Police are investigating after the body of a woman, believed to be aged in her 20s, was found at a motel in Gunnedah in the north west this morning. Officers were called to the business on Conadilly Street shortly after nine o’clock. A crime scene was set up and forensic investigators remained there for most of the day. (vision only) Read More »

BAUMANN CONTINUES TO DENY CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

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Port Stephens MP Craig Baumann continues to deny allegations he ‘hid’ developer donations, today re-affirming his position to state parliament. He denied any wrongdoing during his brief members’ statement, which may be his last address with only a few sitting days left. Mr Baumann moved to the cross bench in September after admitting to not disclosing almost $80,000 of donations from two developers during his 2007 election campaign. The Independent Commission Against Corruption is investigation whether those payments were hidden in order to conceal benefits he exchanged with the donors. Mr Baumann insists his failure to not disclose the donations was a mistake. “In my case, I did not receive one cent from banned donors,” he told the chamber. “I’ve made a mistake with one declaration that did not affect the result of the 2007 or 2011 election.” The ICAC ... Read More »

WORKERS EVACUATED FROM TAREE BUILDING FIRE

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The Taree office of Lyne MP, David Gillespie, was evacuated when an electrical switchboard in the basement caught fire this morning. Fire fighters were called to Hooke Chambers on Victoria Street around 11:30 and quickly cordoned off the area. It took about half an hour for the fire to be extinguished, after crews had trouble locating it amongst thick smoke. Luckily, the building only suffered minimal damage. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AT SCENE OF WEST GOSFORD MURDER

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Detectives have returned to the scene of a Central Coast murder to conduct further forensic tests. 29-year-old, Laurie Starling, was shot dead out the front of his West Gosford business on July 24. Police now believe at least three people were present at the time and that outlaw motorcycle gang members were involved in the murder. “We have information to suggest they were from out of town, but were probably collaborating with people from the Central Coast in planning the shooting of Mr Starling,” said Detective Inspector Grant Taylor from the Homicide Squad. Read More »

QUEST TO FIND PARKINSON’S CURE COMES TO THE HUNTER

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It’s more common than many forms of cancer, but Parkinsons Disease remains largely a mystery. Now, in an Australian-first, internationally renowned specialists have brought their expertise to the Hunter, as part of the global bid to combat the condition. Read More »

POLICE RELEASE CCTV OF ROBBERY SUSPECTS

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Police have released CCTV footage of three men they suspect were involved in an aggravated break and enter at Lake Macquarie last month. Thieves broke into a house on Ocean Street at Redhead between 9pm on October 16 and 7.30 am October 17, while the occupants were sleeping. They stole a laptop and other items from the home. One of the men is described as being aged in his mid 20s, with a stocky build wearing a horizontally-striped hooded jacket with black gloves. The second is tall and skinny wearing track pants and sneakers with a short zippered top and a cap with flaps hanging over the ears. The third man is described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance wearing track pants, a hooded top and peaked cap. Read More »

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