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POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION TO LOCATE WANTED NEWCASTLE WOMAN

Police are appealing to the public for any information to help locate a 24-year-old female in Newcastle, wanted by virtue of outstanding warrant. Rebecca Barlow is currently wanted on an outstanding warrant for breach of her good behaviour bond. She is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 155 to 160cm tall, medium build, with fair/freckled complexion and brown hair. She is believed to be frequenting the Newcastle, Wallsend and Maryland areas. Anyone with information is urged to contact Newcastle Police on (02) 4929 0999, Waratah Police on (02) 4926 6599, or Crime Stoppers.

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AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR CANCER PATIENTS

A new partnership, launched in Newcastle this morning, aims to ease the financial burden on cancer patients by offering affordable accommodation near treatment centres. Cancer Council NSW has teamed up with AccorHotels for the initiative, which will see 62 of the company’s hotels offer rooms at a reduced rate in Sydney, Newcastle and other locations across the state. Shayne Connell from Hunter Central Coast Cancer Council says it’s concerning to hear that some patients are forfeiting vital treatment because of the cost, and lack of accommodation when being treated away from home. “When you are diagnosed with cancer, your time should be spent on getting to your radiation and chemotherapy treatments, eating properly and staying focused on the goal of getting better. This partnership with AccorHotels will help local cancer patients and their families rest easy knowing accommodation options close …

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FIGHTING FIT IN SUPPORT OF AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

More than 130 people were put through their paces in Newcastle this morning, to help raise awareness of Autism. The bootcamp at Nobbys Beach saw people run, lunge and box for the cause. “People with autism, most normal day-to-day activities can be a bit of a challenge so we’re asking everyone here to put in a little bit of effort, out of your comfort zone and have some fun,” said organiser Leanne Hawke. Close to $3,000 was raised for Autism Spectrum Australia. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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RESIDENTS RALLY FOR MEDICARE

A group of passionate Newcastle residents rallied in Hamilton today, to send a message to the Turnbull Government about changes to Medicare. Shadow Assistant Health Minister Steven Jones also joined the cause, with many concerned about proposed cuts, including $650-million off pathology services. “Today’s rally is an opportunity for people of Newcastle to come together and says enough’s enough. Hands off our medicare,” said Newcastle MP Sharon Claydon. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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NEWCASTLE MAN SENTENCED TO 32 YEARS GAOL FOR MURDER

Newcastle man Anthony Richard Dent will spend at least 32-years in goal for the murder of Anthony O’Grady back in 2014. A Sydney Supreme Court today handed down a 40-year-sentence for the murder, with the non-parole period. The court described the murder as a “gratuitous killing for no good reason.” Dent and three other men lured Mr O’Grady to Wickham Park in March, bashing him unconscious and then emptying his pockets. They then gagged him and hog tied his hands and feet. Mr O’Grady was found by a passer by the next morning. Dent will be eligible for parole in 2048.

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CALLS FOR SOCCEROO QUALIFIER TO BE HELD IN NEWCASTLE

Opposition leader Luke Foley is calling on the state government to grant Newcastle the rights to host an upcoming Socceroo’s World Cup qualifier match. In a letter written to Premier Mike Baird, Mr Foley says Hunter Stadium, should be the venue for Australia’s match against the United Arab Emirates – scheduled for March 28 next year. It comes after Newcastle successfully hosted a semi-final match between the two countries in last year’s Asian Cup. “Staging a major World Cup qualifier in Newcastle will be a reward for the Hunter’s football enthusiasts, but it will also benefit the local economy by attracting visitors to the region and generating national and international media exposure for the Hunter’s visitor attractions,” said Mr Foley. Mr Foley has also raised the issue with Football Federation Australia’s CEO, David Gallop.

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POLICE SEIZE STOLEN PROPERTY AFTER ARRESTS RELATING TO THEFTS FROM VEHICLES

Two women have been charged over a string of offences relating to thefts from a number of vehicles across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie over the last fortnight. On Tuesday, investigations led police to arrest a 35-year-old woman in relation to the offences. She was charged with five counts of goods in custody, and 15 counts of dishonestly obtaining property by deception. Yesterday, police attended properties in Windale, where they seized numerous items believed to have been stolen from motor vehicles, including wallets and purses, personal papers, credit cards, clothing and electronic devices. The seized items are believed to have been stolen from Adamstown Heights, Cardiff, Warners Bay, Belmont, Mount Hutton, Charlestown and Garden Suburb. A second woman, aged 33, was arrested. She was later charged with larceny, dishonestly obtaining property by deception, and goods in custody. Police are now appealing …

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CITIZENS’ ARREST IN HAMILTON LEADS TO FIGHT FOR LIFE

A man is fighting for his life in hospital, following a citizens’ arrest in Newcastle early this morning. Police say the 34-year-old was detained by two other men, after an alleged attempt to break into a home at Hamilton at around 3am. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition… one of the other men was treated for facial injuries. No charges have been laid.

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