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Five charged over New Norfolk fires

FIVE youths have been identified and charged over a series of fires in New Norfolk last month. Tasmania Police says nine were reported from 22 to 25 March 22-25, with garbage bins, a motor vehicle and vegetation set alight. “The five boys, aged 14, 15, 16, 16 and 17 from

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Crash closes Molesworth Rd

5.50PM UPDATE: The crash site on Molesworth Rd has now been cleared and the road has reopened. 4.45PM UPDATE: Police report that tow trucks are on their way and Molesworth Rd is expected to reopen shortly. They thank motorists for their patience. EARLIER: Police and other emergency services are responding

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Crash takes out Lachlan power supply

LACHLAN residents are likely to be without power for most of today following a crash on Lachlan Rd this morning (Wednesday). At about 9.30am police advised that the road was blocked near 190 Lachlan Rd where a truck had hit a power pole. The road has since reopened. Emergency services

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Youth charged over crime spree

NEW Norfolk Police have charged a 17-year-old in relation to an crime spree involving 30 alleged offences. The youth was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) in relation to offences committed in New Norfolk, Bridgewater, Moonah and New Town in the last week. The youth was charged with three counts of aggravated burglary,

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Traffic diverted after highland bridge collapse

A SUSPENSION bridge over the Ouse River near Waddamana is closed until further notice after being found to have collapsed. Tasmania Police issued an alert around 6.45am today (Saturday) announcing that the Bashan Rd bridge had collapsed. Motorists have been advised to take alternative routs to avoid this closure. A

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Bashan Rd suspension bridge closed

POLICE advise that the Bashan Road suspension bridge over the River Ouse at Waddamana has collapsed and motorists should take alternative routes to avoid this closure. Central Highlands Council is attending the scene. Follow the Tasmania Police website for updates. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read

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Adult and youths charged over trail bike incidents

POLICE have charged an adult and three youths and seized four trail bikes following a series of alleged offences in the New Norfolk area. Sergeant Andrea Richardson said that over the past three weeks New Norfolk police had been targeting unregistered trail bikes being ridden on public streets. It was

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New Norfolk youth detained on robbery charges

POLICE say they have charged a 16-year-old from New Norfolk after an incident in Clarendon Vale yesterday. The boy has been detained in custody to appear in court tonight (Monday). It will be alleged that around 2.45am yesterday, March 10, the youth threatened a rideshare driver with a knife at

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Police charge four youths over crime spree

POLICE have charged four youths in relation to a number of crimes committed in the New Norfolk, Bridgewater and Hobart areas over the last month.  The youths – girls aged 12 and 13 and boys aged 14 and 16 – were arrested at Bridgewater yesterday. Police allege the majority of the

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Multiple charges follow police crackdown at New Norfolk

POLICE have charged 25 people with more than 40 offences following an operation at New Norfolk in the past week. In a statement, Tasmania Police said “Taskforce Saturate” aimed to make communities safer by had targetting repeat offenders. “Over the past week, Taskforce Saturate, in collaboration with Bridgewater Police, New

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New Norfolk man on driving and stealing charges

A 33-year-old New Norfolk man has been arrested and charged with a number of offences alleged to have been committed recently in the Hobart and New Norfolk areas, Tasmania Police has announced. After an investigation, the man was charged yesterday (Wednesday) with the following offences: “The man was detained and

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Police seek witnesses to arson attack on old church

POLICE are investigating the fire that badly damaged the former Royal Derwent Hospital chapel yesterday (Monday) evening. At about 6.15pm, emergency services responded to reports of a structure fire at the former St Luke’s Church off Glebe Rd in New Norfolk. “Tasmania Fire Service extinguished the fire and determined the

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