Central Coast News

WYOMING HOUSE ENGULFED IN FLAMES SECOND TIME IN WEEKS

A house at Wyoming has been engulfed in flames for the second time in weeks. The Japonica Drive property was destroyed at around 11:30 last night, as a blaze tore through the single-storey brick structure. The same house suffered fire damage on July 10. Police are now investigating the cause of this latest blaze, which is being treated as suspicious. (Note: Vision Only – No Audio)

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PEOPLE POWER PREVAILS IN SAVING KANGY ANGY TREES

People power may have prevailed in the fight to stop trees being felled, for the construction of a rail maintenance facility at Kangy Angy. In response to community feedback, the state government has announced the section of road, connecting Orchard Road to the site, could be re-classified to retain vegetation. Previous plans had the stretch earmarked as an industrial road. The re-classification will reduce the proposed width of the road to avoid the clearing of any more trees… and it will also have no kerb, guttering or lighting. (Note: Vision Only – No Audio)

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SERIOUS CONCERNS FOR WELFARE OF MISSING GIRLS

Concerns are growing over the welfare of two teenage girls missing from the Central Coast. 14-year-old Melakai O’Connor (pictured left) was last seen around 10.30am on Tuesday, leaving Berkeley Vale High School. She is believed to be in the Berkeley Vale area in the company of another missing teenager, 14-year-old Lillian Bridge (pictured right). Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers. SERIOUS CONCERNS FOR WELFARE – MISSING 14 YEAR OLD FEMALE MELAKAI O'CONNOR. Missing from the Glenning Valley. Last… Posted by Tuggerah Lakes Police District on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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WOMAN FACES HIGH-RANGE DRINK DRIVING CHARGES FOLLOWING CRASH

A 27-year-old woman has been charged with high-range drink driving after allegedly smashing a car into the garage of a Yattalunga home overnight. Police say she crossed lanes onto the wrong side of Bourke Avenue before the end of the cul-de-sac, driving through garden beds and crashing into the building around 7pm. The driver has then reversed into a Subaru that was parked in the driveway. Her licence has been suspended and is due to front Gosford Court at a later date. (VISION ONLY)  

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ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS ON THE CENTRAL COAST

In the final of NBN’s special series Addressing Homelessness on the Central Coast, we discover despair and strife do not discriminate. Mia Song is highly regarded in the fashion industry, she was reluctant to face the camera, but had a change of heart when the man that saved her asked her to share her story wanting to give hope to those at breaking point on the Central Coast. Sarah El-Moselhi reports.

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FREE TRADE DAY OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS

Tradies from all over the Central Coast have gathered at the Skillion, to promote the return of Free Trade Day. The event sees all kinds of tradies, from plumbers through to removalists, band together to help those in need. And it’s all free of charge. “It was originally an idea that I had from first hand experience working for an electrical company. I did see a lot of people in need of help, people who were financially struggling in dangerous situations.” Tradies looking to sign up or nominate someone in need can register online. The event gets underway on August 29. (VISION ONLY IN PARTS)  

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