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Rutherford Ambulance Station Approved

Plans to build a new ambulance station at Rutherford have now been given the tick of approval. Maitland Council has signed off on a development application to build the $3.8 million dollar facility, which has been in the pipeline for some time now. The new station is expected to be a major improvement on the […]

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Driving Ban for Stockton Dunes

Stockton Beach at the Worimi Conservation Lands is now off limits to drivers, due to stormy weather conditions. Large swells have made it too dangerous for vehicles to travel, with cars at risk of being swamped by the sea. People are also being reminded not to drive between Lavis Lane and Anna Bay out of […]

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Stolen Car Involved in Charlestown Crash

Police believe the Holden Cruze involved in a car crash at Charlestown this morning may have been stolen. Just before 1:30am, the car smashed into a concrete barrier along the Pacific Highway, forcing a section of it to close. Three men allegedly exited the car and fled the scene. A female passenger was taken to […]

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East Maitland Restaurant Robbed

Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly robbed an East Maitland restaurant yesterday. It’s believed the man approached the service counter of the High Street business around 3pm, where he produced a knife and demanded cash. He fled the scene on foot with the money and was last seen heading to a […]

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Calls for Updates to Cessnock Road

State Labor says the Government needs to provide funding to update some of Maitland’s most notorious roads in next week’s budget. They’re calling for more money to be put towards updates on Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow which is a major thoroughfare to and from the Hunter Expressway. However, a low-lying section is prone to […]

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Alleged Finks Bikie Member Arrested on Gun Charges

A Newcastle man is facing dozens of charges, after police seized a number of firearms from a storage facility earlier this month. Officers under Strike Force Raptor raided the Cardiff property as part of their investigation into the Hunter’s bikie gang problem. They found a semi-automatic shotgun, 4 semi-automatic rifles, pump-action shotguns and ammunition. Today, […]

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First Light Rail Stop Installed

Another milestone has been reached in the construction of Newcastle’s light rail network. The first stop has been installed just outside the Civic Theatre. A 6.5 tonne roof canopy, which was locally manufactured, was craned into place in an operation that took more than four hours. The stop is designed for people who are looking […]

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Police Investigate Possible Shooting in Waratah West

Police are investigating after a man with gunshot wounds turned up to the Calvary Mater hospital on Wednesday night. The 24-year-old mad presented himself to the hospital at about 11pm, suffering wounds to his hand and shoulder. Police were called, however they were unable to speak to the man due to his medical state. His […]

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Man Pleads Guilty to Hunter Crime Spree

The man who held up a Hunter pharmacy and supermarket last year has pleaded guilty to four counts of armed robbery in court. 44-year-old Greg Garvey appeared in Newcastle Court via audio visual link from gaol on Wednesday. It comes after a crime spree through the region back on October 26. He first held up […]

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Man Pulled Unconscious from Water on Frenchmans Beach

Members of the public have rescued an unconscious man from the water at Frenchmans Beach at Swansea Heads this morning. The man, believed to be in his 60s, had been underwater for around 2 minutes when he was spotted at about 11:30am. Bystanders jumped into action and performed CPR until he regained consciousness. Paramedics later […]

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