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Fisherman feared drowned at Great Lake

POLICE have scaled back their search for a man who has been missing from Boundary Bay, near Liawenee, since early this afternoon. The search will resume at first light tomorrow (Friday) morning but police fear that the man has drowned in the Great Lake. A Tasmania Police spokesperson said it

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Dangerous day on the Lyell Highway

A TOURIST has died and another person has been flown to hospital in two separate incidents on the Lyell Highway today. The incidents occurred on a day of high winds throughout much of the state which resulted in trees falling on a number of roads. Tasmania Police advise that a

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New Norfolk man charged over Christmas morning fires

POLICE at Glenorchy are investigating two incidents during the early hours of Christmas Day in which Molotov cocktails were allegedly thrown at parked vehicles in Berriedale. Shortly before 2am today (December 25), police were called to Maroni Rd where they identified three vehicles which appeared to have been damaged. Around

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Safety urged on the river this summer

STAYING safe on the River Derwent at New Norfolk is the subject of a new education campaign launched this week by MAST (Marine and Safety Tasmania), the Derwent Valley Council and various stakeholder groups to reduce anti-social activity and ensure waterway users are aware of the rules. MAST and the

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Police seek witnesses to Boyer crash

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a crash on Boyer Rd near the Norske Skog paper mill around 4.20pm on Friday, December 16. They would like to hear from anyone who saw, or who has video of a silver Holden Rodeo dual cab with a black bull bar, at around that

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Woman missing at New Norfolk

UPDATED: As of 12.45pm police report that Ms Willison has been located safe and well at New Norfolk. EARLIER: Significant emergency services resources are on the ground at New Norfolk as police seek public assistance to locate a woman who has been reported missing. Tasmania Police holds concerns for the

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Road closures and warnings

LOCAL roads have begun to be affected by flooding, leading to several closures and warnings. Roads closed: Bashan Rd, at Swinging Bridge Highland Lakes Rd, from Poatina Rd to Deloraine Lake Augusta Rd Victoria Valley Rd at Kenmere Creek Bridge Waddamana Rd from the Swinging Bridge Water on the road:

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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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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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