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Emma Murphy

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Emma Murphy is a Reporter and 6PM News Producer based in Newcastle. Born and bred in the Hunter Valley, she's been a part of the NBN News team for close to a decade, Emma attended the University of Newcastle where she majored in Journalism and Public Relations.

HARD FAREWELL FOR LOYAL FIRE DOG

Dogs are a man’s best friend… and for the duo you’re about to meet, that certainly rings true. Fire & Rescue hound Earl and his handler Tim Garrett have been inseparable for three years, but with the labrador developing epilepsy, he’s been forced into retirement. Today, the pair parted ways – but not before Tim found Earl a new home.

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MAN TASERED BY POLICE TO RETURN TO COURT TOMORROW

A man who was tasered by police in Newcastle, has had his matter mentioned in court today. Police claim 31-year-old Bradley Robson became aggressive when approached by officers yesterday afternoon, following reports of a man allegedly trying to break into a car near Parry Street. Robson was later charged withy a string of offences – including assaulting police. He’ll return to court tomorrow.

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LONG WEEKEND OF TRACKWORK

Over one-thousand rail workers are being kept busy this long weekend, with the Australian Rail Track Corporation conducting major upgrades along both its Hunter and Newcastle lines. No trains are running along either line as staff work to resurface tracks and conduct signal works. Buses will replace trains until 2am on Tuesday.

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