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F-35A JET FIGHTERS TO ARRIVE ON MONDAY

Australia’s airforce will be on full display tomorrow to mark the arrival of the first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at RAAF base Williamtown. A formation flypast will include the two F-35A fighters and three FA-18 Classic Hornets. It will begin off Tomaree Head at 9:50am, with the jets to fly over Newcastle at approximately 10:00am before returning north. The flypast is scheduled to commence from approximately 9:50am off Tomaree Head and into Port Stephens. The jets will fly in proximity to Nelson Bay and Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens, before heading out the Heads and turning south. The formation will track along the Tomaree coast and Worimi Conservation Lands, to Nobbys Lighthouse and down the coast to Redhead. Looping back over the top of Lake Macquarie, the jets will overfly Newcastle city at approximately 10:00am, before heading north towards Williamtown via Raymond Terrace and Medowie, landing at RAAF Base Williamtown by approximately 10:10am. INTERACTIVE MAP 

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MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER FOLLOWING MARYLAND SHOOTING

A man has been charged with murder, after a fatal shooting west of Newcastle on Saturday. The 30 year old was arrested at a Wallsend home at around 4 o’clock this morning – 12 hours after the body of a 38 year old man was found with a single gunshot wound in the garage of a Maryland property. Police say both men were known to each other and have confirmed the incident isn’t bikie related

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MAN FOUND FACE DOWN AND PARTIALLY SUBMERGED IN LAKE MACQUARIE CREEK

A man’s been taken to hospital in a critical condition, after he was found lying face down and partially submerged in a creek at Lake Macquarie. Emergency services including five ambulance crews were called to Kahibah Road at Kahibah just after midday on Saturday, after a passer-by noticed the man not moving at the bottom of an embankment. It’s understood the man, who had been riding a motorbike, may have been in the gully since Friday night. He was taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital suffering chest and abdominal injuries. (VISION ONLY)

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