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Sam Burbury completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, before joining NBN's Lismore newsroom as a reporter in November 2015. He moved south to Newcastle, where he now works as a reporter & producer, in July 2018.

IS FISHING HARMING SHARKS?

Fishermen have been doing it for years… catching a great white or hammerhead, snapping a picture, then throwing the animal back. Now, researchers believe the seemingly harmless practice, may actually be harming sharks, raising questions about how we monitor them.

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MAN CHARGED OVER CBD CARJACKING

Police have charged a 32-year-old man over a carjacking in Newcastle. Witnesses say a male attempted to force an elderly couple from their car on Wood Street, at around midday yesterday. When they resisted, he allegedly targeted an 83-year-old man, in a different vehicle. “He was in the passenger side, waiting for his daughter to come out of the salon, and yeah.” “He was, he was shaken, but he was alright.” “It’s bad everywhere, I think these days. You can’t really go anywhere without looking over your shoulder.” Police arrested the 32-year-old accused at a Raymond Terrace home.

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DAGG REPLACES RUSH FOR LABOR IN UPPER HUNTER

Labor has unveiled its new candidate for Upper Hunter, with Cessnock Deputy Mayor Melanie Dagg replacing Martin Rush. Mr Rush resigned last month, following an assault allegation against him, which he’s categorically denied. Ms Dagg is asking voters to judge her, on her merits. “I am under no illusion I am will have to work hard, everyday, to win the trust of this community.” The young mum says her priorities include providing quality health and education services. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN CONTINUES AT STOCKTON

The search for a missing man from Stockton has ramped up, with more than 20 SES volunteers conducting a line search of the area this morning. Police say Steven Fenwick was last seen at around 2.30 A-M, near the intersection of Fullerton and Meredith Streets. Some of his personal belongings were found in nearby bushland yesterday. Today’s extensive search of the area and surrounding dunes sadly failed to locate the 33-year-old. Mr Fenwick was last seen wearing a black shirt, black boardshorts, a red cap, and thongs. Anyone with any information, should contact police.

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