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WOMAN CRITICAL AFTER CABBAGE TREE ROAD CRASH

LATEST 6pm: A woman is in a critical condition, following a head-on collision at Williamtown on Wednesday afternoon. A Holden Statesman and a Toyota Echo collided on Cabbage Tree Road just after 1.30 this afternoon, trapping three people – a man and woman in their 60s, and the male driver of the other vehicle. Emergency crews worked for more than an hour to free them. The woman was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital, while the two men were taken by road ambulance in a stable condition. Police are continue their investigations. EARLIER: Two patients have been taken to John Hunter Hospital by road ambulance, while one other has been airlifted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Cabbage Tree Road at Williamtown is closed in both directions, after a serious two-car collision. It’s understood three people were involved in the accident shortly after …

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POLICE SEEK TWO MEN IN RELATION TO EAST MAITLAND ROBBERY

Police have released an image of two men they wish to speak to, in relation to an armed robbery at East Maitland. Around 3.20am on January 15, two men entered a service station on the New England Highway. One man asked the attendant for cigarettes, while the second man took items from the rear of the store. When the man told the attendant he didn’t have any money, the employee refused to hand over the cigarettes. The man threatened the attendant with a bottle he was carrying. He then walked around the counter, pushed the employee, and took the cigarettes from him – while the second man searched the employee’s backpack before both men fled. Investigators would like to speak to two men, described as: – aged between 30-35-years of age, 170cms tall, medium build, wearing a black cap, ‘Dallas …

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LABOR CANDIDATE FOR UPPER HUNTER MARTIN RUSH WITHDRAWS

Martin Rush has resigned as Labor’s candidate for the state seat of the Upper Hunter. It follows an assault allegation levelled against the Muswellbrook Mayor – which he’s categorically denied. The accusation was made in an anonymous letter, sent to Mr Rush’s political opponent Michael Johnsen. New South Wales police say inquiries were made into the matter, and no further action will be taken. A new Labor candidate is to be selected. (VISION ONLY)

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REVERED NEWCASTLE DOCTOR, NEVILLE ROTHFIELD REMEMBERED

Well known Newcastle doctor, Neville Rothfield is being remembered by generations of Novocastrians, following his passing at the age of 96. With a career spanning 71-years, Doctor Rothfield was one of the country’s longest practicing doctors – retiring just two-years ago. He was also one of the city’s first paediatricians, and also treated the last case of polio in Newcastle in the 1960s. Doctor Rothfield passed away over the weekend, and is survived by his four children, and 10-grandchildren. (VISION ONLY)

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WORK TO BEGIN ON BELMONT BOWLING GREENS

Work will begin soon on two new bowling greens, following the recent merger between Belmont Bowling Club and Belmont Golf Club. The greens will be built on a section of the golf course – the occasion marked with a sod turning this afternoon.. The two-clubs joined forces after the sale of Bowling Club in 2017, for $4.8-million. (VISION ONLY)

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