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Body found in vehicle linked to wanted man

POLICE today found what they believe is the car of Robert Greig, who is wanted in connection with alleged shootings at Glenfern and New Norfolk last week. At about 11.45am, police received a report from a member of the public that the vehicle of interest – a blue/grey Holden Colorado

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Taskforce probing Glenfern incident as manhunt continues

TASMANIA Police has established a taskforce to aid the investigation into the alleged shooting of two police vehicles near New Norfolk earlier this week. Commander Tim Dooley said earlier today (Thursday) that specific resources had been allocated to deal with evidence-gathering relating to the two shooting incidents while other resources

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Manhunt for Brighton man after Glenfern incident

POLICE have released images of a person of interest and the vehicle he is believed to be driving, as their investigations continue into an incident where shots were reportedly fired at two police vehicles at Glenfern, near New Norfolk overnight. Significant police resources including the rescue helicopter, drones and specialist

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Drivers pinged in Granton roadworks zone

TASMANIA police today (Wednesday) conducted traffic speed checks on the Brooker Hwy at Granton where there is a reduced speed zone due to the preliminary construction works for the new Bridgewater Bridge. In a period of 2.5 hours, 25 motorists were detected well in excess of the signposted 60 km/h

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Arson investigation into Circle St coffee shop fire

DETECTIVES from the Glenorchy Criminal Investigation Branch are investigating the fire that gutted the Circle Coffee House at New Norfolk yesterday evening (August 20). Addressing a media conference this afternoon, Acting Inspector Darren Latham said the incident was being treated as suspicious. The Tasmania Fire Service was called to the

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Crash blocks Granton roundabout

POLICE and emergency services are attending a serious single vehicle crash at the Granton roundabout. As a 8.45pm police advise that the roundabout is currently and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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New Norfolk man injured in bike and bus crash

A NEW Norfolk man was hospitalised earlier tonight after being involved in a motor vehicle accident in Hobart around 5.15pm. A Tasmania Police spokesman said the man was riding a bicycle that collided with a bus at the intersection of Liverpool and Barrack streets. Police say the Metro bus was

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Two highway crashes this morning

EMERGENCY services responded to two motor vehicle crashes at opposite ends of the Derwent Valley this morning (Tuesday). At about 6.30am there was an incident on the Brooker Highway involving multiple cars heading up the hill from Granton towards Claremont. One lane of traffic was blocked for about an hour

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Arrests follow Bridgewater Bridge drama

POLICE have arrested two young men following a traffic incident that spanned both sides of the River Derwent at Granton and Bridgewater earlier today (Friday). “Around 12.45pm … a Toyota Corolla was stolen from Hopkins St, Moonah. The vehicle was seen by police a short time later, travelling on the

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Police investigating Granton gunshot

POLICE are investigating an incident that was reported to have occurred at a Granton residence early this morning. Glenorchy CIB is conducting a number of inquiries to determine what occurred at the Black Snake Lane address. A spokesperson said police were notified of an incident at Granton at 3am today

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Fairview supermarket seeking help after burglary

THE owners of the New Norfolk IGA Xpress Supermarket are seeking help to identify the people responsible for burgling the business yesterday. The business is located on Benjamin Terrace at Fairview and video of the incident can be seen on its Facebook page. One of the people involved was wearing

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Warning to motorists as road weather warning continues

POLICE advise all motorists intending to use elevated roads during the evening to consider an alternate route or use with caution. Roads at elevations over over 300 metres throughout the state may be subject to ice and snow overnight. Conditions may deteriorate rapidly. Icy roads will make driving conditions dangerous

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