Central Coast News

MAGPIES CELEBRATE 11-POINT WIN OVER THE BOMBERS

In the Black Diamond AFL, the Wyong Lakes Magpies are still celebrating their dramatic 11-point comeback victory over the Killarney-Vale Bombers. The boys in black-and-white battled through player injuries and bizarre weather conditions yesterday to claim their third home win of the season. Club President Simon Wood says they’re quickly becoming the team to beat. Wyong-Lakes now sit sixth on the BDAFL ladder, facing¬†Singleton next in Round 7 at Rose Point Park. (audio in parts)

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12 PEOPLE CHARGED IN MASS DRUG RAIDS

A dozen people have been charged with more than 200 offences in mass drug raids on the Central Coast. Police executed seven search warrants at homes early yesterday morning in Watanobbi, Wyong, Tumbi Umbi and Long Jetty. It’s alleged drugs, knives, knuckledusters and mobile phones were seized. Eight men and four women were arrested. Eight were refused bail and fronted court today, while the others will appear in court next week. Police established Strike Force Mahratta last November to investigate the supply of methylamphetamines in the region. (No audio)

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POLITICIANS GET THEIR WISHLISTS IN ORDER AHEAD OF BUDGET

The Central Coast’s politicians have wishlists of their own for tonight’s federal budget. When asked today, Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks was keeping tight lipped about her big ticket items for the region… But Labor has detailed its demands in full. Member for Dobell, Emma McBride is calling on the Turnbull Government to “invest in Gosford,” with cash for roads, hospitals and a ‘rescue package’ for Gosford TAFE. Labor is also calling for more funding to Central Coast schools. (no audio)

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