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Fighter jet flyovers mark an important arrival at Williamtown, the first two of Australia’s new fleet have landed from Arizona – tonight, we’ll show you what they’re capable of. NRL star Jarryd Hayne fronts court, accused of the sexual assault of a 26 year old woman in Newcastle, he’s pleading not guilty Two men have been killed in a horror smash at Grafton – drivers are being told they’ll face delays on the Pacific Highway until later this afternoon. Overseas, thousands of protestors have marched through central London, rallying against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Meanwhile, Clean up efforts are underway in Paris after the fourth consecutive weekend of violent protests. In sport, the Newcastle Jets soar into the A-League’s top six with a two-nil win over the Brisbane Roar And, an athlete’s monumental fail at the finish line, …

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KNIGHTS SET TO UNVEIL KURT MANN AS NEW SIGNING

The Knights’ signing splurge continues, with the club securing Dragons utility, Kurt Mann. The 25-year-old was released by St George Illawarra to join Newcastle, on a three-year deal. He’s expected to fill the gap at hooker, as Slade Griffin recovers from an ACL injury. Mann could be at Knights training as early as tomorrow. (VISION ONLY)

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RAAF WILLIAMTOWN WELCOMES NEW F-35A JETS

Hundreds have turned out to watch the arrival of Australia’s new Joint Strike Fighter jets, as they fly into RAAF Williamtown. Did you happen to catch the fly-over? One of three F/A-18 Hornets leaving RAAF Base Williamtown to meet Australia’s first two F35-A Joint Strike Fighters, set to arrive this morning @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/4XH3dFbiCO — Tyson Cottrill (@TysonCottrill) December 9, 2018 The atmosphere of a small festival, aviation fans are out in force at Williamtown to watch the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters arrive ✈️ @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/X3pMgukerm — dukerling (@dukerling) December 9, 2018 Ready and waiting for the arrival of Australia’s first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at RAAF Base Williamtown @nbnnews #F35Arrives @AusAirForce pic.twitter.com/wQImublGMs — Tyson Cottrill (@TysonCottrill) December 9, 2018

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TWO KILLED AND ONE FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER NORTH COAST CRASH

Two men have died and a woman is fighting for life after a single vehicle accident south of Grafton. Southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway at Glenugie were closed as a result of the accident which happened at around 7:45 on Sunday evening. FOR THE LATEST TRAFFIC INFORMATION VISIT LIVE TRAFFIC NSW It’s understood the vehicle left the road, crashing through a fence and rolled. The men died at the scene, while the woman was trapped in the wreck until she could be freed by emergency workers. Motorists are advised to expect delays.

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F-35A JET FIGHTERS TO ARRIVE ON MONDAY

Australia’s airforce will be on full display tomorrow to mark the arrival of the first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at RAAF base Williamtown. A formation flypast will include the two F-35A fighters and three FA-18 Classic Hornets. It will begin off Tomaree Head at 9:50am, with the jets to fly over Newcastle at approximately 10:00am before returning north. The flypast is scheduled to commence from approximately 9:50am off Tomaree Head and into Port Stephens. The jets will fly in proximity to Nelson Bay and Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens, before heading out the Heads and turning south. The formation will track along the Tomaree coast and Worimi Conservation Lands, to Nobbys Lighthouse and down the coast to Redhead. Looping back over the top of Lake Macquarie, the jets will overfly Newcastle city at approximately 10:00am, before heading north towards Williamtown via Raymond Terrace and Medowie, landing at RAAF Base Williamtown by approximately 10:10am. INTERACTIVE MAP 

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