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FEMALE TEACHER CHARGED WITH GROOMING STUDENT

A female teacher is facing court at Toronto on Friday after allegedly grooming a 15-year-old boy at a Hunter Valley high school. Lake Macquarie police allege the 26-year-old woman sent explicit images of herself to a student at the school where she taught. She was arrested at a home in Wyee on Thursday. The teacher has been charged with grooming a child for unlawful activity, aggravated indecent assault and three counts of “aggravated sexually touch another person”.

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EMERGENCY BLAZES IN NORTHERN NSW: TINGHA & TABULAM

UPDATE 2:30PM WEDNESDAY: Both the Tingha and Tabulam blazes remain at EMERGENCY level. Linton upgraded to WATCH AND ACT. Here’s the latest update from the Rural Fire Service: TINGHA The fire is spreading quickly under strong and gusty winds. The fire is spreading in multiple directions and there is an immediate threat to lives and properties. The fire has crossed Howell Road is a moving in a southerly direction. The fire has also crossed Old Mill Road and is moving in an easterly direction towards Guyra Road. Emergency Alert telephone warning messages are being sent to telephones in the area. Be aware that telephone coverage may be affected by the fire activity. Tingha Township – If you are in the area of Tingha township, including in the areas of Hospital Flat Road, Copes Creek Road and to the north-east of Tingha, …

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YACHT FIRE ON BRISBANE WATER

A fire has destroyed a yacht moored off Gosford today. Local boat owners watched on as flames engulfed the 36 footer around midday. Thankfully no one was on-board at the time. “I was just downstairs doing some work on my boat and I overheard someone scream out does someone have a fire extinguisher. I popped my head up and the boat next to me was on It took just 15 minutes for emergency services to bring the blaze under control. The fire is not being treated as suspicious. (AUDIO-ONLY IN PARTS)

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WORK BEGINS ON NEXT STAGE OF PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE

Meanwhile, the Premier joined her candidate for The Entrace, Brian Perrem during today’s Central Coast stopover, as the next stage of the Pacific Highway upgrade at Lisarow gets underway. Key features include an additional lane in each direction, new cycle paths and a new bridge over the rail line. Mr Perrem says the works will improve travel times for the 30,000 motorists who use the 1.6 kilometre stretch each day. “This road goes to a snail’s crawl sometimes. These upgrades will make it much better. It has worked in the north when we’ve gone from Ourimbah down to where they finished the last time. This will improve people getting home to their families a lot quicker.” Brian Perrem- Liberal Candidate for The Entrance. (AUDIO ONLY IN PARTS)

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WIDE LOAD BLOCKS MI OFF RAMP NEWCASTLE

One of two northbound lanes is closed on the M1 Pacific Motorway at Cameron Park as work continues to salvage a truck with a shifted wide load on the off-ramp to Newcastle Link Road. The northbound off-ramp from the motorway to Newcastle Link Road eastbound remains closed and motorists are advised to exit the motorway at George Booth Drive to use Cameron Park Drive instead. Motorists wanting to access the Hunter Expressway westbound can still use the off-ramp. Emergency services, traffic crews, heavy tow trucks and bridge engineers remain on site. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and exercise caution. Transport Management Centre

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THE TIDES TURN FOR WOY WOY WHARF

Peninsula residents say they’ve finally been heard – council and the state government allocating more than $5 million toward overhauling Woy Woy Wharf. The existing jetty will be replaced by a pontoon wharf, that will accommodate vessels up to 35 metres long.  

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