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TASER FOUND ON TRESPASSING TEEN

Two men have been charged, after they were allegedly caught trespassing on a property south-east of Moree. Police say one of the 18-year-olds, was carrying a taser. The farmer, who had clearly displayed ‘no trespassing’ signs, managed to snap pictures of the the ute the duo was allegedly travelling in. The case will return to court at a later date. (no audio)

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POLICE OFFICER CHARGED OVER CHILD ABUSE MATERIAL

A serving police officer has been charged with possessing and distributing child abuse material in the state’s north west. The 55-year-old male sergeant is attached to the Western Region command and has been ordered to appear in Narrabri Local Court on March 26. He’s also been suspended with pay. The offences allegedly occurred on December 17 last year.

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GUNNEDAH SALEYARDS CONTRACTOR CHARGED OVER DODGY DEALS

A Curlewis man has been charged with fraud offences, police allege relate to dodgy dealings at the Gunnedah saleyards. Police have been investigating the 37-year-old’s actions over a five-year period, in which they allege the contractor overcharged local agents for delivery and branding fees when transporting cattle. Investigators say the man over-invoiced for the processing of over 59,000 head, receiving more than $35,000 above what he was entitled to. He’ll face court in April.

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RED ALERT ISSUED FOR RICHMOND RIVER

Richmond Valley Council says it’s closely monitoring the Richmond River for fish kills, following an outbreak of toxic blue-green algae. It’s issued a red alert – warning locals to avoid swimming, bathing, boating, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, and fishing in the water. The algae can also be deadly, if ingested by livestock and pets. Council is reassuring residents the town water supply remains safe to drink.

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ANOTHER MASS FISH KILL IN THE NEW ENGLAND

The state’s Department of Primary Industries is investigating another mass fish death, this time at Lake Inverell on the Macintyre River. Thousands of fish have washed up on the banks, many juveniles – measuring less than 10-centimetre in length. Initial reports suggest the deaths were the result of low dissolved oxygen, with high algae content also a factor. It follows mass fish deaths at Men-in-dee Lakes, the Namoi River near Lake Keepit and Lake Burrendong. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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