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Tyson Cottrill is a journalist and producer based in Newcastle, with 10 years television news experience. Tyson first began work with NBN in 2007, before being employed as a journalist at Channel Nine in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Born and raised in Newcastle, Tyson has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University.

CAVES BACH MURDER INQUEST: ANONYMOUS CALLER URGED TO CONTACT POLICE

A $250,000 reward is now being offered for information relating to the double homicide of Robert Pashkuss and Stacey McMaugh at Caves Beach in 2008. A coronial inquest today came to a dramatic end in Newcastle, with one person may be able to help police solve this cold case. That person is being urged to contact Inspector Anthony Agnew at Maroubra Police Station on (02) 993499299 – with their safety assured if they do.

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700 SANTA’S POUND THE PAVEMENT FOR VARIETY

There’s no doubt plenty of Santa’s helpers are resting their weary legs tonight, after ditching the reindeer and sleigh for some joggers. Around 700 jolly runners pounded the pavement in Newcastle this morning, for the Variety Santa Fun Run. All money raised will go towards helping make life easier for sick kids, through medical equipment and specialised programs.

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SIX INJURED IN LAKE MACQUARIE CAR CRASH

Six people have been involved in a two-car crash at Cooranbong overnight. A 22-year-old woman suffered injuries to her lower legs in the smash – just after seven-o’clock. She was flown to John Hunter Hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, while two other passengers were transported via ambulance. Their injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

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NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL BACKS STREET SAFE PROGRAM

The Salvation Army will continue helping Newcastle partygoers, following the success of a nine-month trial. The Street Safe Program will now receive $30, 000 from Newcastle City Council, up from $10,000 last year. During the pilot program, more than 50 volunteers spent Saturday nights providing assistance to 162 intoxicated people, and helping eight to find shelter. They handed out 95 bottles of water, 1800 lollipops, and 180 pairs of thongs.

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