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Another fire in old hospital chapel

EMERGENCY services are once again at the former Royal Derwent Hospital site in New Norfolk where there is another fire in the old church on Glebe Rd. The Tasmania Fire Service advises that crews from the New Norfolk, Bridgewater and Lachlan fire brigades are attending a structure which is currently

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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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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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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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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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Man in custody after firearm incident

A MAN was taken into custody following a disturbance during which gun shots were allegedly fired in New Norfolk on Sunday night. A Tasmania Police spokesperson said multiple calls had been received about a disturbance and multiple gun shots heard in the vicinity of Benjamin Terrace and Fitzgerald Crescent at

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Fired-up over changes to antique gun ownership

LOCAL firearms dealer and political candidate Ray Williams has joined his fellow Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party colleagues in questioning a decision by Tasmania Police to cancel an exemption that allowed antique firearms to be owned without registration or licencing. At a press conference in the New Norfolk Police Station

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