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MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH NEAR KEMPSEY

A man has been killed in a late night car crash near Kempsey. Police say the Toyota Prado was travelling south on the Pacific Highway at Frederickton when it left the road and rolled several times just after 11:30 last night. The 34-year-old male driver died at the scene. A 52-year-old female front-seat passenger was trapped in the car for a short time. She was later taken to hospital with minor injuries.  

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MAN KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT ON MID NORTH COAST

A man has been killed in a car crash on the Mid North Coast overnight. The 34-year-old was driving a Toyota Prado when it left the southbound lane on the Pacific Highway at Frederickton near Kempsey, rolling several times. He died at the scene. A passenger, a 52-year-old woman, was trapped in the vehicle for a short period of time, before being freed by emergency crews. She was taken to Port Macquarie Hospital with minor injuries. Mid North Coast Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND NEAR MOREE

A crime scene has been established after human remains were found near Moree. The skeletal remains were discovered on the bank of the Mehi River on New Year’s Day. A search of the river bank in the immediate area began on Wednesday morning. The remains have been sent for forensic examination.

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NEW GRANT FOR LAKES ON THE MID NORTH COAST

Lakes on the Mid North Coast are set to benefit from a push to improve water quality. The state government has announced a grant of more than $160-thousand to help keep the lakes pristine. As part of the program, a study will be conducted to determine the best management plan for stormwater run-off. (AUDIO IN PARTS)  

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TEENAGER CHARGED OVER AN ALLEGED STABBING

A teenager has been charged with stabbing a man at a home near Kempsey in the early hours of yesterday morning. The 20-year-old male victim had already been taken to hospital by friends by the time emergency services arrived at the Gowings Road home at Dondingalong. A 17-year-old boy was later arrested by police, charged with reckless wounding and refused bail. Police also spoke with a 16-year-old boy, allegedly involved in another stabbing at the same home that night.

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P-PLATER CAUGHT DRIVING MORE THAN FOUR TIMES OVER THE LIMIT

A P-plater has been caught driving more than four times over the blood-alcohol limit at South West Rocks. The 41-year-old woman suddenly attempted a U-turn in front of an oncoming vehicle yesterday afternoon and crashed. She failed a roadside breath test, her licence was suspended and she’s due to appear in Kempsey Court on January 21. A 64-year-old woman was taken to hospital for chest bruising. (VISION ONLY – NO SOUND)

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CATAMARAN DUO RESCUED OFF COFFS

Two Kempsey brothers narrowly avoided injury, when their catamaran capsized off Coffs Harbour late on Tuesday. It’s understood a rope on the mast snapped, causing the vessel to roll. Shortly before 6pm, Marine Rescue received the callout and towed the capsized vessel safely to the Jetty boat ramp.

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