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ALLEGED DRUNK DRIVER HITS WOMAN AT PORT STEPHENS

A woman has been taken to hospital after being struck by a car at Port Stephens, allegedly driven by a high-range drink driver. Police say the 25-year-old victim was walking along Magnus Street in Nelson Bay shortly after midnight, when she was struck by a Mazda utility. The ute then crashed into the front of a house. The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital with serious injuries. The 43-year-old male driver of the Mazda suffered minor injuries, and allegedly returned a positive breath test. The Nelson Bay man has been charged with high-range drink driving and causing bodily harm by misconduct. He’s due to face court next month.

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MAN ARRESTED IN NELSON BAY OVER 2014 WARRANT

One of the most wanted men in New South Wales has been arrested at Port Stephens. He was granted bail in 2014 after being charged with alleged drug and criminal group offences. A warrant was then issued for his arrest when he failed to comply with the conditions. Investigations led police to arrest the 42-year-old at Nelson Bay, just before 11.30am today. He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.

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46-YEAR-OLD TO FACE COURT OVER ALLEGED ICE FIND

A man is due to face court today on drugs charges. Around 11:45pm yesterday, police were patrolling Lagoons Circuit in Nelson Bay, when they spoke to a man standing beside a car. Police say they found a large plastic resealable bag with a white crystal substance, believed to be ‘ice’, a short distance from the vehicle. Police seized the plastic bag and the man, aged 46, was charged with supply prohibited drug and breach of bail.

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CHARGES LAID OVER NELSON BAY GLASSING ATTACK

A man will front a Newcastle court today, following a glassing incident in Port Stephens, over the weekend. Around 9pm on Saturday, a man was struck on the left side of his face with a schooner glass, during an alleged fight with another man at a licensed premises in Nelson Bay. The victim, aged 30, suffered a severe laceration to his right ear. He remains in John Hunter Hospital and is expected to undergo surgery. A 28-year-old man spoke with detectives at Raymond Terrace Police Station, and was yesterday charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He was refused bail. Related: Glassing Incident Leaves Man Requiring Surgery

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GLASSING INCIDENT LEAVES MAN REQUIRING SURGERY

Police are on the lookout for a man after a glassing incident near Port Stephens overnight which left a man requiring surgery. Just before 9pm, police say two men became involved in an altercation at a licensed premises on Stockton Street in Nelson Bay. During the altercation, a 30-year-old man was struck to the side of his face with a schooner glass, causing a severe laceration to his right ear The other man, who had suffered an injury to his hand, was evicted by staff but left the scene before police arrived. It’s believed the two men are known to each other. The injured man was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital where he will undergosubbed surgery.

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DRIVER ALLEGEDLY MORE THAN FOUR TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT

A man behind the wheel of a car that crashed into a median strip in Port Stephens was allegedly so intoxicated he had to be assisted from the car and couldn’t stand. Just before midnight on Thursday, police responded to reports that an out of control car had driven onto a medium strip on Gowrie Ave in Nelson Bay. Police allegedly found a 38-year-old man behind the wheel with the engine running and helped him from the vehicle. The man allegedly returned a positive breath test of 0.216, and his licence was suspended. He was issued a court attendance notice for May 8. Police conducted more than 5,000 breath tests on day one of Operation Tortoise across the northern region, which runs from the Central Coast to the Queensland border. 280 people were caught speeding, with a further 17 seatbelt …

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NELSON BAY NOW NBN READY

The Communications Minister paid a visit to Port Stephens today, announcing that around 3,000 residents and businesses in Nelson Bay can now connect to the National Broadband Network. Mitch Fifield also defended the government’s rollout approach of fibre-to-the-node. “Because of the approach NBN is taking under this government, pursuing the multi-technology mix, it means we can roll the NBN out much faster than would have been the case,” said Communications Minister Mitch Fifield. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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CORLETTE SHOOTING VICTIM REFUSES TO ASSIST POLICE

Police are appealing for help from the public, after a man was shot in the legs near Nelson Bay overnight. The 31-year-old was found by emergency services with gunshot wounds to both his thighs, inside a property at Corlette. He was rushed to John Hunter Hospital with suspected broken femurs. Police say the man is refusing to speak with officers. Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to come forward.

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BODY OF MISSING NELSON BAY SNORKELER FOUND

Police divers have found the body of a snorkeler, who went missing off Port Stephens yesterday. The 31-year-old Korean national disappeared from Fly Point Beach in the afternoon, prompting an air and sea search. His body was found at around eight o’clock last night. Police say the man had been snorkelling alone.

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NELSON BAY GOLF CLUB BACK UP AND RUNNING

Devastation and determination are two words to describe the Nelson Bay Golf Club’s 2015. After losing their clubhouse to fire earlier this year, the club is now back up and running and have their sights firmly set on the future. Father’s Day, three months ago, members and staff of Nelson Bay Golf Club woke to find their beloved clubhouse burnt to the ground because of an electrical fault. But just in time for the holidays, the club is back on its feet.

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