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Jack is NBN News' Digital & Social Media Producer. Born and bred in Newcastle, Jack has previously worked in the news team as an editor and cameraman as well as on outside broadcasts. A passion for local content, Jack sees the importance of connecting communities with their local news, sport and weather.

MORE STORMS ON THE WAY FOR NORTHERN NSW

A detailed warning has been issued for parts of the Hunter, as a series of severe thunderstorms move from Dungog towards Maitland & Newcastle. The communities of Seaham, Wallalong and Tocal are expected to be affected by 1:45 pm, while the storms will arrive in Maitland, Raymond Terrace, Wallsend, Hexham, Beresfield and Morpeth by 2:15 pm. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the Hunter, Mid North Coast, and North West Slopes and Plains. Heavy rainfall and damaging winds are expected over the next few hours, with locations including Tamworth, Scone, Newcastle & Gosford likely to be affected. Flash flooding is also expected in some areas. The increase in storm activity is due to a trough interacting with a warm air mass over the state’s east. The warnings come after much of the state was lashed by …

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DRAWN RESULT IN NSW SHEFFIELD SHIELD CLASH

The Sheffield Shield clash between New South Wales and South Australia at the SCG has ended in a draw, with the Redbacks ending at 6 for 239 in their second innings. Former Belmont fast bowler Greg West added to his three wickets from the first innings, claiming Jake Lehmann for 67. He then combined with fellow Hunter cricketer Jason Sangha to remove Tom Cooper for 10. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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RAAF WILLIAMTOWN WELCOMES NEW F-35A JETS

Hundreds have turned out to watch the arrival of Australia’s new Joint Strike Fighter jets, as they fly into RAAF Williamtown. Did you happen to catch the fly-over? One of three F/A-18 Hornets leaving RAAF Base Williamtown to meet Australia’s first two F35-A Joint Strike Fighters, set to arrive this morning @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/4XH3dFbiCO — Tyson Cottrill (@TysonCottrill) December 9, 2018 The atmosphere of a small festival, aviation fans are out in force at Williamtown to watch the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters arrive ✈️ @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/X3pMgukerm — dukerling (@dukerling) December 9, 2018 Ready and waiting for the arrival of Australia’s first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at RAAF Base Williamtown @nbnnews #F35Arrives @AusAirForce pic.twitter.com/wQImublGMs — Tyson Cottrill (@TysonCottrill) December 9, 2018

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TWO KILLED AND ONE FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER NORTH COAST CRASH

Two men have died and a woman is fighting for life after a single vehicle accident south of Grafton. Southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway at Glenugie were closed as a result of the accident which happened at around 7:45 on Sunday evening. FOR THE LATEST TRAFFIC INFORMATION VISIT LIVE TRAFFIC NSW It’s understood the vehicle left the road, crashing through a fence and rolled. The men died at the scene, while the woman was trapped in the wreck until she could be freed by emergency workers. Motorists are advised to expect delays.

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F-35A JET FIGHTERS TO ARRIVE ON MONDAY

Australia’s airforce will be on full display tomorrow to mark the arrival of the first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at RAAF base Williamtown. A formation flypast will include the two F-35A fighters and three FA-18 Classic Hornets. It will begin off Tomaree Head at 9:50am, with the jets to fly over Newcastle at approximately 10:00am before returning north. The flypast is scheduled to commence from approximately 9:50am off Tomaree Head and into Port Stephens. The jets will fly in proximity to Nelson Bay and Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens, before heading out the Heads and turning south. The formation will track along the Tomaree coast and Worimi Conservation Lands, to Nobbys Lighthouse and down the coast to Redhead. Looping back over the top of Lake Macquarie, the jets will overfly Newcastle city at approximately 10:00am, before heading north towards Williamtown via Raymond Terrace and Medowie, landing at RAAF Base Williamtown by approximately 10:10am. INTERACTIVE MAP 

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LEARNER RIDER CAUGHT ALLEGEDLY TRAVELLING AT SPEEDS UP TO 220KM/H

A learner rider will front court next year after he was caught allegedly travelling at up to 220km/h near Coffs Harbour. The Valla Beach man was pulled over by police after he was spotted travelling along the Pacific Highway at Raleigh at around 9:30 on Saturday night. The 18-year-old learner, who isn’t allowed to travel faster than 90-kilometres an hour, was charged with two offences – including exceeding the speed limit by more than 45-kilometres an hour. His licence was suspended and he’ll will front court in February.

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FLAMES UPSET MELBOURNE IN WNBL

A mixed afternoon for Hunter basketballers in the WNBL, with Katie Rae Ebzery’s Perth Lynx losing to Dandenong, while Hannah Young’s Capitals belted Cassidy McLean’s Bendigo Spirit. On Saturday, Lara McSpadden and the Flames caused a big upset, beating Melbourne by three. McSpadden played another important defensive cameo, finishing with five rebounds and four blocks. (AUDIO IN PARTS)  

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UPDATING NBN NEWS

A 30-year-old man has been charged over the shooting death of another man in Newcastle’s west. A lifesaver has come to the rescue of a man attacked by a shark at Nambucca Heads on the mid-north coast. Chaos in the city of lights, as protesters clash with riot police in Paris. And Melbourne Victory have made it five wins in a row, beating Adelaide two-nil at Marvel Stadium.

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SHARK ATTACK AT NAMBUCCA HEADS

A 36-year-old man’s been left with serious leg injuries, after he was bitten by a shark on the Mid North Coast. The man was surfing near Nambucca Heads this morning, when he was attacked at around 7 o’clock. He managed to make his way to a nearby breakwall, where he was assisted by a member of the public. Ambulance crews treated the surfer at the scene, before he was flown by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital. Local beaches including Shelley Beach and Main Beach remain closed.

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WOMAN TREATED FOR HEAD INJURY AFTER HORSE FALL NEAR MOREE

A woman in her 60s has been flown to hospital after falling from a horse in the state’s north west. Emergency services were called to Garah, near Moree late on Saturday afternoon, where they found a woman who had suffered a head injury. She was treated at the scene by paramedics and the Tamworth-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter’s clinical team, before being flown to Tamworth Hospital in a stable condition.

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