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Samantha Long is a reporter, producer and web producer for NBN News in Newcastle, she's previously worked in Tamworth and on the Central Coast. Samantha completed a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Newcastle in 2015 and joined NBN at the end of 2015.

HUNTER GREENS CANDIDATES UNVEILLED

The Greens have revealed two Hunter candidates, contesting the upcoming state election. Sinead Francis-Coan and Charlotte McCabe will contest Sonia Hornery and Tim Crakanthorp’s seats respectively. “Unfortunately I do feel Wallsend can be neglected, by the state government in particular, so I’ll be looking to restore as much attention to what the people of Wallsend are saying…” says Sinead Francis-Coan. “I think climate change is a really big issue because obviously it effects everyone and everything, we have a proposed off-shore oil & gas development at the moment, and I really want to work with the community to make sure that doesn’t happen.” says Charlotte McCabe. Both candidates will focus on global warming and gender equality. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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WOMAN CRITICAL AFTER CABBAGE TREE ROAD CRASH

LATEST 6pm: A woman is in a critical condition, following a head-on collision at Williamtown on Wednesday afternoon. A Holden Statesman and a Toyota Echo collided on Cabbage Tree Road just after 1.30 this afternoon, trapping three people – a man and woman in their 60s, and the male driver of the other vehicle. Emergency crews worked for more than an hour to free them. The woman was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital, while the two men were taken by road ambulance in a stable condition. Police are continue their investigations. EARLIER: Two patients have been taken to John Hunter Hospital by road ambulance, while one other has been airlifted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Cabbage Tree Road at Williamtown is closed in both directions, after a serious two-car collision. It’s understood three people were involved in the accident shortly after …

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WOMAN CHARGED WITH ALLEGED DRUG SUPPLY IN GOSFORD

A 37-year-old woman will face Gosford Local Court today, accused of supplying drugs in the Gosford area. Strike Force Plower was established in October 2018 to investigate the supply of drugs, namely methylamphetamine, in the Gosford area. Around midday yesterday, police arrested a woman after a vehicle stop on the Pacific Highway at Lisarow. The vehicle was searched, and officers allegedly located and seized an amount of drugs, believed to be methylamphetamine. Later in the day, police searched a home on Hills Street, North Gosford, where they seized mobile phones, cannabis and a weapon. The woman was charged with several drug supply offences.

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POLICE SEEK TWO MEN IN RELATION TO EAST MAITLAND ROBBERY

Police have released an image of two men they wish to speak to, in relation to an armed robbery at East Maitland. Around 3.20am on January 15, two men entered a service station on the New England Highway. One man asked the attendant for cigarettes, while the second man took items from the rear of the store. When the man told the attendant he didn’t have any money, the employee refused to hand over the cigarettes. The man threatened the attendant with a bottle he was carrying. He then walked around the counter, pushed the employee, and took the cigarettes from him – while the second man searched the employee’s backpack before both men fled. Investigators would like to speak to two men, described as: – aged between 30-35-years of age, 170cms tall, medium build, wearing a black cap, ‘Dallas …

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TEENS CHARGED FOLLOWING ALLEGED WOY WOY ARMED ROBBERY

Three teenagers have been charged, following an alleged armed robbery in Woy Woy. Around 3.30am on January 14, police allege three boys, all aged 16, entered a service station on Memorial Avenue, Blackwell, and threatened the attendant with a gun while demanding cash. The teens fled on foot with a sum of cash. Officers attended the scene, where they located and seized two replica firearms nearby. Following inquiries, later that day, one teen was arrested and charged with robbery in company, while armed with dangerous weapon. He was refused bail to reappear in a Children’s Court on March 12. Yesterday, another two teens were arrested at a Woy Woy home and charged. Both were refused bail to appear in a Children’s Court today.

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