News Updates

Rear ender at Channel area

Ambulance Tasmania and Tasmania Police attended a crash near Cemetery Road, Cradoc this afternoon. We are told a truck was rear ended by a car driven by a P Plater.

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Lead Detective speaks to TVN

Detective Acting Inspector Kelly Taylor told TVN afternoon “The best thing for people to do to assist Police in this serious investigation is to phone Crimestoppers 1800 333 000” Police continue actively searching for a gunman and have a large taskforce with a number of resources deployed now dedicated to the murder investigation. The Acting Inspector also encouraged the man

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Michael Ferguson, Minister – Derwent ferry continues to sail

The Government delivered a trial of our new Bellerive-Hobart ferry last year and it has proven a great success with around 600 passengers per day using the service through summer. The attractiveness of ferries was underlined on the weekend when thousands of people chose the ferries to get to and from the Ashes Test at Blundstone Arena. Commuters have voted

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Serious motorcycle crash

Tasmania Police advise they are investigating the circumstances of a serious single motorbike crash that occurred at Ravenswood last night at around 7.15pm near Mornington Drive. A spokesperson for Tasmania Police said “The male rider, aged in his 30s, had been riding a black Honda CBR 1000 south on Mornington Drive towards Bendigo Street when he crashed. He was transported

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TVN are at the scene of a Murder at Bridgewater this morning.

Our sources say the incident occurred at around 12.35am leaving a man deceased at the scene from multiple gun shots. The scene was attended by Detectives from the CIB, Forensic Services and others. Police have established a major crime scene and a small tent set up in a front yard. TVN held off publishing for a number of hours to

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‘Our security training helped us escape from the gunman’

RABBI Charlie Cytron-Walker, among four people held hostage at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, said Sunday that the attacker grew “increasingly belligerent and threatening” toward the end of the 11-hour standoff, and revealed that the captives had escaped, crediting security courses he had taken for helping them flee. Authorities identified the hostage-taker as a 44-year-old British national, Malik Faisal

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RAT RIP-OFFS

Competition watchdog chairman Rod Sims has warned retailers selling rapid antigen tests for more than $20 that they must “urgently explain” the inflated price tag as part of the consumer watchdog’s crackdown on pharmacies and small business operators seeking to take advantage of the shortage of tests. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) revealed it had received nearly 2000

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Police update regarding fatal crash

Further to our report last night a spokesperson for Tasmania Police has advised TVN this morning that the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was a 50-year-old man from Invermay. “Speed and inattentiveness are believed to be contributing factors in the crash” they said. Police are seeking witnesses to the crash, or anyone who may have seen a white

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Fatal fire caused by discarded smoking materials

Tasmania Fire Service investigators have determined the fire which resulted in the death of a person at Huonville on Friday was accidental, and there are no suspicious circumstances. Tasmania Fire Service, Regional Fire Investigator, Tim McKay, said: “After an extensive examination of the scene of Friday’s fatal fire, and investigations into all the circumstances surrounding this tragic event, I have

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Grandmother escapes bullet

Luckily the Shorewell grandmother wasn’t standing at her stove cooking or at the sink doing dishes as she could have ended up dead following the shootout with Police yesterday. Her husband screamed “quick duck” after shots were fired missing him by around two metres into their home by attending Police officers. Bullets from a Police revolver remained in the wall

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