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SEARCH FOR WOMAN MISSING FROM BRUNSWICK HEADS

Police are seeking the help of the public to locate a 28-year-old woman, missing on the state’s Far North Coast. Amy Friedman was last seen on a fire trail south of Brunswick Heads Surf Club, at around 8 o’clock on Tuesday morning. It wasn’t until late on Thursday afternoon that police were notified of her disappearance, with a search so far unable to locate the woman. She’s described as being of South American appearance, around 170cm tall, with a medium build, brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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LISMORE PLATEAU GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

It’s been nine years in the making. Now, approval has been given for a $45-million residential estate to be built on the North Lismore Plateau. Winten Property Group has chosen a 433-lot estate off Sexton Road as its preferred site. “They’ve approved it with just a few minor conditions around a stage 3 development coming down the track about some protection of aboriginal areas and small changes to a few other conditions but really it’s just going through as approved.” The precinct will see Lismore’s population grow by around 5000 people, within the next 10 years. (VISION ONLY)  

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LOCALS WARNED ABOUT HOME-MADE ROAD SPIKES AT ALSTONVILLE

Alstonville locals are being warned to keep an eye out for home-made road spikes, after a number of motorists ended up with damage to their cars in recent days. A local mechanic took to social media to warn residents, saying he’d had two customers in two days with flat tyres due to the improvised spikes. Both cars had recently been travelling along Teven Road, with police now aware of the incidents. The post has been shared almost 400 times.

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GUNS, DRUGS ALLEGEDLY SEIZED ON FAR NORTH COAST

A 34-year-old man has been charged, after police allegedly located rifles, drugs and stolen property at a home near Lismore. On October 11, officers executed a search warrant at a home on Cawongla Road, Larnook, about 30km north of Lismore. Officers then allegedly located a small hydroponic setup with six cannabis plants, cannabis leaf, MDMA tablets, steroids, three rifles, a trail bike, petrol and credit cards, all believed to be stolen. After inquiries, a 34-year-old man was arrested yesterday and charged with several offences, he was granted conditional bail to appear at court on November 19.

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