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Georgia Maher

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After studying a BA in Communication and Journalism at UTS, Georgia moved into health and aged care reporting for three years. She also studied broadcast journalism at California State University, Sacramento and The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. An interest in social business took her to India to direct a series of micro documentaries.

TEENAGE GIRL ALLEGEDLY GRABBED AT CHARLESTOWN SQUARE

Police are seeking help to identify a man, who allegedly grabbed then followed a teenage girl at a Lake Macquarie shopping centre. The 13-year-old was with friends at Charlestown Square at around 2:30pm on June 10. Police say the group was approached by a man who appeared agitated and aggressive. He allegedly grabbed the teen by the arm then followed the girls to a nearby shop. The man left the centre when challenged by a member of the public.

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SEARCH FOR MISSING 81 CONTAINERS TO START THIS WEEK

An underwater search for more than 80 containers, that fell off a ship during wild weather a fortnight ago, will start later this week. A specialised search boat left Sydney today and is due to begin work off Port Stephens on Thursday. The initial operation will take five days, and is expected to pinpoint the location of some containers and assess the risk to other mariners. (NO AUDIO)

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MAN BEHIND BARS FOR ALLEGED HORRIFIC CRIME AGAINST SCHOOL GIRL

The bravery of a young girl – and the power of a community have led to the arrest of a man, accused of an unspeakable crime. Among 200 phone calls to police – a tip that led to the alleged sex predator. But it was the 11 year old victim – who had the courage to report the crime, and the strength to relive it – that means a Newcastle community can sleep a little easier tonight. NOTE: Please be advised the identity of the accused has been suppressed by order of a court. Any comments or posts which identify or lead to the identification of the accused may impact court proceedings.

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GAV’S WEATHER: FINE AHEAD OF A CHILLY WEEKEND

A wintry front is making it’s way across The Bight! Today eastern Australia was largely under a blanket of cloud. The system crossing The Bight will cause Victoria and the south east to see some wet, windy weather with some nice snow on the way for the ski resorts. Another front is due to move in behind it. This front will be a vigorous one dropping temperatures further while producing a lot more snow and rain. Tomorrow will be fine with westerly winds and increased sunshine. I say make the most of it before the cold rolls in over the weekend!

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