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Police seek witnesses to Wayatinah crash

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred on the Lyell Hwy near Westerway yesterday (April 25) around 3.30pm. The highway was closed for about four hours while emergency services responded to the scene, where a Toyota Landcruiser and a Holden Barina had collided. “The driver of the Landcruiser

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Crash closes Lyell Hwy near Wayatinah

8.45PM UPDATE: Police advise that the Lyell Hwy at Wayatinah has reopened following the earlier crash. EARLIER: Police and other emergency services are at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on the Lyell Hwy at Wayatinah. A police spokesperson said one of the occupants had sustained serious injuries and the

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Crash closes Bridgewater Bridge

SUNDAY UPDATE: Police are seeking witnesses or video of yesterday’s three-vehicle crash near the Bridgewater Bridge at Granton. They ask that anyone who saw the crash happen, or who has dash cam vision, to contact police on 131 444 or report to crimestopperstas.com.au referring to Crash #23002412. 6.15PM UPDATE: Police

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Mayor decries memorial garden ‘desecration’

THE removal of nearly 40 plants from the recently-opened Queen’s Jubilee Garden at New Norfolk was an act of desecration as well as theft, Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis said this afternoon (Thursday). Inspecting the damage at the Humphrey St garden, Cr Dracoulis expressed disappointment at the lack of

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Stay safe on the wet roads

TASMANIA Police are calling on motorists to drive with extra caution this afternoon, with wet weather affecting many parts of Tasmania. Drivers are urged to: See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news

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Police clamp for Granton speedster

A SOUTHERN Tasmanian man has had his vehicle clamped for 28 days by members of the Tasmania Police road policing services after a mobile speed camera detected his vehicle exceeding the speed limit by more than 47km/h on March 18. Acting Sergeant Shane Etherington said a car was detected travelling

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Concern for missing woman at New Norfolk

UPDATE: At 1.55pm on March 22, police reported that the woman missing from New Norfolk had been found safe. EARLIER: Police have concerns for the welfare of Judith Helen Willison who was last seen on the evening of Monday, March 20, and is believed to be in the New Norfolk

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Police investigating Fairview firearms incident

DETECTIVES from the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) at Bridgewater Police are investigating an firearm incident alleged to have occurred in the Fairview area of New Norfolk overnight. Police attended the scene about 2am today (Tuesday), after a firearm was reported as being discharged at a house on Benjamin Tce. No

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Granton rollover blocked highway

THE north-bound lane of the Brooker Highway near Granton was temporarily blocked after a car overturned at around 8.30pm yesterday (Thursday). In a statement, Tasmania Police described the incident as a single vehicle rollover the Granton roundabout. No serious injuries were reported and the road was reopened by 10pm. See

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New Norfolk men charged over Howrah burglary

THREE New Norfolk men have been charged with several offences after police intercepted them allegedly leaving the scene of a burglary in Howrah this morning. “Around 6am, police received information regarding a vehicle leaving Fermoy Crescent where a house under construction had been burgled. Police attended and located the vehicle

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Camera captures Boyer Rd speedster

A SOUTHERN Tasmanian man has had his car clamped by police after a mobile speed camera detected his vehicle speeding by more than 70km/h above the speed limit at Dromedary last week. Inspector Jim Semmens said it was alleged that the car was detected travelling at 152km/h in an 80km/h

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Drug and firearm charges follow dangerous driving complaints

POLICE have laid multiple charges against a man who was reportedly driving dangerously at New Norfolk earlier this week. In a statement released earlier today (Friday), a Tasmania Police spokesperson said a man from Richmond had been charged with driving, drug and firearms offences. “Around 10.55 pm Wednesday night, police

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