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CCTV IMAGES RELEASED IN SUPERMARKET BREAK-IN INVESTIGATION

Police investigating a number of break-ins in the Hunter region have released CCTV images, in the hope of tracking down those involved. The images relate to two break-ins, one at Fletcher on January 12 and a second at Kurri Kurri on April 19. They show a group of up to four people forcing their way into the supermarkets using sledge hammers, block splitters and jemmy bars. A dark-blue duel cab ute, and a white sedan can also been seen. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.  

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LIGHT RAIL TRADERS TO LAUNCH CLASS ACTION

Newcastle inner city traders will launch a class action against the state government, over loss of business they say has been caused by the light rail works in the city. 45 businesses have confirmed they’ll be signing on with Mitry Lawyers in a fight for compensation. The group will be supported by small business advocates from Sydney, who claim livelihoods have been affected by light rail construction there. (VISION ONLY)

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MISSING PERSONS WEEK: JADEN PENNO-TOMPSETT

Few missing persons cases have proven as baffling as that of Jayden Penno-Tompsett – a young Newcastle man who disappeared in outback Queensland, during a roadtrip to Cairns. Tonight, as part of Missing Persons Week, we’re taking a closer look at Jayden’s case – and his mother’s determination to find him. For more on Jayden’s case and Missing Persons Week, click here.

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NELSON BAY FORESHORE CLEANUP CONTINUING

Part of Nelson Bay’s foreshore remains closed, as the clean-up from yesterday’s marina blaze continues. Port Stephens Council says people should avoid the strip of sand between the marina and the public wharf, until further notice. Work has begun to remove what little remains of the destroyed boats.

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‘DRESS LIKE A FARMER’ DAY IS A BIG HIT

Around 600 students and staff at a lakeside primary school sent a heartwarming message of hope and support to those in drought-ravaged areas. Eleebana Public held a ‘dress-like-a-farmer’ day, making it a gold coin donation event. Together, the school community raised just over a thousand dollars for drought relief. (no audio)

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