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TRUCK CRASH CAUSES RAIL-LINE CLOSURE

Commuters were forced to pile onto buses on the Central Coast this morning, after a truck rolled, ending up on train tracks at Tuggerah. The line remains closed, with further delays expected this afternoon. Services were suspended between Wyong and Gosford just after 9 o’clock, with buses replacing trains. Commuters are advised to check the Transport NSW website for the latest updates. Video: Scott Kennedy

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MAN CHARGED OVER DEATH OF CENTRAL COAST WOMAN

A 48-year-old man has been charged with murder, after being arrested in Inverell over the death of Central Coast woman Leisl Smith. Smith was last seen leaving her Wallarah home in August of 2012, and her car was found abandoned at Tuggerah Railway Station more than a month later. Police conducted a number of searches at the time, including at properties at Wallarah, Brookfield, and on the Golden Highway at Merriwa. Late yesterday detectives arrested a 48-year-old man on the Gwydir Highway. He was taken to Inverell Police Station where he was charged with murder. Details in tonight’s news.

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FOUR CHARGED OVER ASSAULT OF CENTRAL COAST TEEN

Charges have been laid against four men, after a teenager was robbed on the Central Coast over the weekend. Police will allege the group approached a 16-year-old at Lisarow in the early hours of October 14, hitting him with a baseball bat, and demanding his shoes. The young man was taken to Gosford Hospital for treatment for a head wound. Following investigations four men, aged 31, 19, 20, and 16, were arrested and charged.

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