Thin blue line at council meetings

Police cars at the Bushy Park Pool earlier tonight. THE cost of police presence at council meetings was questioned by members of the public attending tonight’s community forum and Derwent Valley Council meeting in the hall at the Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool. Two uniformed police officers sat through

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Seeking information about Eve Askew

AS part of National Missing Persons Week, Tasmania Police is seeking information about the disappearance of Upper Derwent Valley girl Eve Askew who was last seen on November 16, 1991, aged 14. Eve went missing from her family home at Fitzgerald, near Maydena. At the time of her disappearance she

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Seeking information about Jason Mazurek

AS part of National Missing Persons Week, Tasmania Police is seeking information about the disappearance of Derwent Valley man Jason Mazurek who was last seen at Sandy Bay on September 15, 2002, aged 20. Jason was last seen around 2am that Saturday morning, walking out the Wrest Point Casino main

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Arson attack shuts down three businesses

POLICE investigating yesterday’s shop fire in New Norfolk have determined that the blaze was deliberately lit. The local Vinnies charity shop at 34B Burnett St was gutted and two adjoining businesses suffered smoke and water damage. Acting Inspector Mark Burke of Tasmania Police said the fire had started beside a

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Charity shop fire

MULTIPLE units from local fire brigades are at the scene of a fire behind the St Vincent de Paul charity shop in New Norfolk this morning. The fire was reported at 6.16am, with multiple Tasmania Fire Service heavy tankers and heavy pumpers quickly turning out to the shop on the

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Supermarket burglar sought

A person trying to open the cigarette cabinet Value Plus Fairview.in the early hours of Tuesday morning.  THE operators of New Norfolk’s Value Plus Supermarket hope local residents may be able to identify the person who broke into the business in the early hours of today (Tuesday). They have posted

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Farrell elevated to upper house presidency

Craig Farrell in the chair at today’s sitting of Tasmania’s Legislative Council. LOCAL Legislative Councillor Craig Farrell has been elected unopposed to the position of president of the Upper House of the Tasmanian parliament. Mr Farrell, of New Norfolk, said he was extremely honoured to have been voted in as the

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Police seek witnesses to highway crash

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a four-car crash on the  Lyell Highway yesterday morning. The road was closed between Granton and Sorell Creek for five hours while emergency services attended to the injured and investigated the scene Senior Constable Richard Keygan said a 28-year-old Glenorchy man had been admitted to

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Police seek witnesses to Ellendale incident

TWO men have been charged over an alleged aggravated armed robbery at Ellendale about 10pm on Wednesday. Detective Sergeant Ben Duffey of Tasmania Police said the event appeared to be an isolated incident. “The resident of the address attended the Royal Hobart Hospital and was treated for minor injuries,” Sgt

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Two in custody after latest Willow Court fire

Fire burning through the roof of Glenora House at Willow Court. NEW Norfolk was once again in the news for all the wrong reasons today, when yet another fire took hold in one of the buildings on the former Royal Derwent Hospital/Willow Court Centre campus.At the end of today, another building

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