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BODY OF MISSING MAN IN RICHMOND RIVER FOUND

The body of a 45-year-old man reported missing in the Richmond River, south of Ballina, has been found this morning. A large-scale search has been underway since Tuesday night, with emergency services responding to reports a man had fallen into the river and hadn’t been seen since. His body was discovered this morning around 10am. Police are now trying to piece together his movements prior to his death. They say he may have been drunk, and was allegedly assaulted, moments before disappearing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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WAUCHOPE BIKE RIDER KILLED NEAR PORT MACQUARIE

A 50-year-old King Creek cyclist has died, during his morning ride near Port Macquarie. The incident occurred around 6am, when the man was riding his push-bike northbound on the Oxley Highway. A semi-trailer, being driven by a 42-year-old Port Macquarie man, was also travelling on the Oxley Highway, when the two collided. The cyclist was taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital, where he later died. The driver was also taken to hospital for mandatory tests.

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MAN PRESENTS WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS IN WARATAH

A 24-year-old man is recovering in hospital, after presenting to a Newcastle hospital with gunshot wounds overnight. Around 11pm, a man was dropped at the Mater Hospital in Waratah, suffering gunshot wounds to his hand and shoulder. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. Police are yet to speak to the man due to his medical state. At the same time, police were called to the intersection of Acacia Avenue and Allowah Street, Waratah West, after reports of gun shots. A crime scene was established, with detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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GLASS SAND TO HELP REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!

The future of recycling may be happening right now at Lake Macquarie. The council is using tonnes of crushed glass for road infrastructure, and it’s hoping its neighbours follow suit. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE! @lakemac is the 1st Hunter council to adopt a substitute sand material, using recycled crushed glass! It’s used as bedding material for drainage projects. @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/sXKRNNtUFY — Samantha Long (@SamanthaLongNBN) June 13, 2018

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SURFER RESCUED AFTER BEING FOUND FLOATING IN THE WATER

A 68-year-old man has been rescued by emergency services after he was found floating face down in the surf at Swansea Heads in Lake Macquarie. It’s believed the man fell off his surf board and hit his head on shallow rocks. Onlookers spotted the man and pulled him from the water before starting CPR. He’s believed to have been unconscious in the water for up to two-minutes. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

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