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MORE CARS RECALLED FOR FAULTY AIRBAGS

The re-call of potentially deadly car airbags has today grown by another one million vehicles across the country. The defective airbags have been linked to 23 deaths worldwide, including one in Australia – and there are still 25-thousand of the most dangerous on our roads. The message to all car owners – don’t be complacent.

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SECOND MAN ARRESTED OVER HAMILTON SOUTH ASSAULT

A 35-year-old man has been charged in relation to an assault at Hamilton South earlier this month. It’s alleged the accused was one of two men who attacked the occupant of a unit with iron bars on May 6. He was arrested yesterday and charged with a string of offences including malicious wounding in company. A second man, a 26-year-old, was arrested earlier in May in relation to the incident.

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SOUTHBOUND LANES REOPEN AFTER M1 CRASH

Southbound lanes have reopened on the M1 near Mooney Mooney, after a serious motorcycle crash. Emergency services were called to the scene at around lunchtime, after reports a trike had lost a wheel and hit a guard rail. A 69-year-old man was treated on-scene and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition. His 16-year-old passenger was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital with serious leg injuries. BAR POINT: Southbound lanes have reopened on the M1 past Jolls Bridge after a serious motorcycle crash. Traffic remains heavy southbound on the mwy so continue to exercise caution and allow plenty of extra travel time until traffic returns to normal. https://t.co/fHYdi9ar9w — Live Traffic NSW (@LiveTrafficNSW) May 27, 2018

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PORT TO PORT COMES TO AN END IN NEWCASTLE

The Port to Port mountain bike race has come to end in Newcastle, with riders crossing the finish like at Dixon Park. It brings to an end four grueling days, which have taken riders across the Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle. Brendan Johnston claimed the overall men’s victory, while Tamworth’s Holly Harris claimed the overall women’s victory. Tyson Cottrill will have more on the event in NBN News tonight at 6pm.

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MAN CHARGED OVER SERVICE STATION ROBBERY AT LAKE MACQUARIE

A 20-year-old man has been charged, after he allegedly threatened staff with a knife during a service station robbery at Gateshead at Lake Macquarie. It’s understood the man entered the Pacific Highway business around 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, allegedly threatening a staff member and demanding cash. The staff member escaped uninjured through a backdoor. Police later located the Gateshead man at an address in nearby Windale, where he was arrested. He was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon and breach of bail.

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VEHICLE SEIZED IN RELATION TO DEATH OF ILUKA MAN

Police have seized a white Holden Commodore they believe may be linked to the death of Iluka man Aaron Marks at Ballina earlier this month. 38-year-old Marks was found unconscious on a footpath on River Street in the early hours of May 13, and died in hospital several days later. As part of an ongoing investigation a white Holden Commodore was seized on Thursday, and has undergone forensic examination.

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