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WEATHER UPDATE: HOT AND STORMY

Very hot today with a hot night on the way ahead of a weak change that will be felt across the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid North Coast tomorrow and likely to trigger storms during the afternoon. Cloud is going to increase with scattered showers for most of New South Wales. The hot northerly winds will get strong for northern New South Wales and south-east Queensland. The change is going to leave behind a trough which is likely to help flare up more storms as we move through the week especially for areas across the Northern New South Wales Ranges and south-east Queensland.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS WRAPS UP

PHOTO: Athletes on final day.  It’s been described by athletes and volunteers as the best week of their lives, and on the final day of the Special Olympics, all are exhausted. But they’re saving that last bit of energy for tomorrow night- when the games will be officially closed.

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NEWCASTLE WOMAN JAILED FOR LOVE TRIANGLE MURDER

PHOTO: Steven Quire.  A 29-year-old Newcastle woman who murdered her lesbian lover’s de facto partner had been jailed for at least 17 years in the NSW Supreme Court today. Tanya Louise Lane was sentenced to a maximum term of 22 years for the murder of Steven Quire at a Rutherford home in 2010, because she wanted him out of their way “permanently”. The court heard evidence of a rocky love triangle, with Lane in a “close, passionate and intimate relationship” with Mr Quire’s partner, Renae Burns.

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MAN BITTEN BY SHARK AT PORT MACQUARIE BEACH

A 26-year-old man is in a stable condition after being bitten by a shark at a Port Macquarie beach late yesterday afternoon. At about 6.15 the man was surfing with a group of friends at Shelly Beach when he fell off his board and felt something hit his right hand. The man was taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital, where he was informed the wounds were consistent with a shark bit. He was treated for puncture wounds to his hand and lacerations to his leg. Police say an expert will attempt to identify the species of shark involved. The incident comes less than a week after Port Macquarie teenager Zac Young died after being mauled by a tiger shark while bodyboarding near Coffs Harbour.    

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