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TAREE SES OPEN DAY

The New South Wales SES held its annual open day in Taree today inviting the community to observe how to deal with emergency situations. The main theme centered around preparing for the current storm season and staying safe in dangerous situations.  

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SUSPICIOUS HOUSE FIRE IN PORT MACQUARIE BEING INVESTIGATED

Police are appealing for information about a suspicious house fire in Port Macquarie. Emergency services were called to an Ocean View Terrace home around 6.30 on Wednesday night following reports of a fire causing major damage. Police say they’re searching for two people with a ‘buzz-cut’ hairstyle who may be able to assist with their investigation. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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FATAL ACCIDENT NORTH OF GRAFTON

A motorcyclist has died, after crashing into a parked car just north of Grafton. The man, believed to be in his 60s, was riding on the Pacific Highway at Ulmarra at around 9:30 this morning when his bike hit the parked vehicle. He died at the scene. An investigation is underway.

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PAEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIEST JOHN DENHAM FOUND GUILTY OF ANOTHER SEXUAL OFFENCE

One of Australia’s most notorious paedophile priests has been found guilty of sex offences against another victim. John Sidney Denham is convicted of four offences against a young boy at Taree in the late 1970s after a judge-alone trial in Port Macquarie. It means Denham has now been found guilty of child sex crimes against 58 boys, aged 5 to 17, between 1968 and 1986. (VISION ONLY)

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