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KNIGHTS FINE JACOB SAIFITI OVER PUB FIGHT

Newcastle Knights player Jacob Saifiti has been fined by the club, over last month’s fight outside a Hamilton pub. It’s understood the frontrower has been slugged $50,000 – with half of which being suspended, pending a number of conditions. Saifiti broke his leg in the incident. A 28-year-old man has been charged, and is due to face court next week. (VISION ONLY)

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HAMILTON SOUTH UNIT GUTTED BY FIRE

Police spent Friday morning examining a unit at Hamilton South, gutted by an overnight fire. The unoccupied property on Neill Terrace went up in flames at around a quarter to nine. It took fire crews just over an hour to extinguish the blaze – a neighbouring property suffered smoke damage. The cause of the fire is being investigated. (VISION ONLY)

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PFAS FOUND AT OLD HAMILTON FIRE STATION

PFAS contamination concerns have reached Newcastle, with the toxic chemical found in the soil at Hamilton’s old fire station. An independent report has been conducted, which recommends an assessment of the area in a 500-metre radius. The Environment Protection Authority says it will meet with the property’s owner in January to discuss remediation. It’s unclear what impact the contamination poses to the health of those nearby. (NO AUDIO)

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WOMAN WINCHED FROM CRUISE SHIP NORTH EAST OF NEWCASTLE

A woman suffering a serious medical condition has been winched from a cruise ship off the New South Wales coast. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter rendezvoused with the vessel just after 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon, around 60 nautical miles north east of Newcastle. A Critical Care Medical Team was lowered onto the English liner, and assisted to treat the woman. She was flown to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

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LATE AFTERNOON SHOP FIRE IN JESMOND

A man has been rescued from a balcony during a late afternoon shop fire, in the Newcastle suburb of Jesmond. Fire crews were called to the Hirst Street building shortly after four o’clock – it’s understood packaging had caught alight inside a store. Paramedics assessed one patient… he wasn’t taken to hospital. The building has been given the all-clear, but emergency crews are expected to remain on scene into the night. (NO AUDIO)

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