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Fox taskforce makes another bust

Further to our report last Thursday Detective Inspector Fox advises of further arrests following more raids. Detective Inspector Fox says: On 10/5/2021 members of Launceston Firearms Taskforce executed a search warrant at a South Launceston address. As a result of the search the following was located and seized; 3 x pistols 1 x improvised homemade explosive device Over 1000 rounds

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Prison firebug gets 6 months

STATE OF TASMANIA v  R 10 MAY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE  The defendant, Mr R, has pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully setting fire to property. On 20 November 2019 he was an inmate of Risdon Prison and housed in the maximum security unit. He was and is serving a term of imprisonment of eight years backdated to December

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New Town high school sells Claytons hoodies

So on a cold winters day freezing cold if a student puts the hood of their hoodie on it gets confiscated. A Hobart school is selling hoodies to students on the proviso they sign an agreement not to wear the hood. New Town High school students need to sign an agreement that states “I will not wear the hood of

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Police confirm investigations

Tasmania Police have confirmed to TVN that they have received a report in relation to allegations raised by an Ambulance Tasmania patient and they are conducting an investigation.

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Launceston subscriber questions cop chase

Tasmania Police in Launceston have been on the lookout for a stolen car yesterday the community centre learner driver car was stolen from George Town Road Sunday night. Our Launceston subscriber outlined how the incident played out over almost three hours yesterday. The stolen Hyundai was spotted parked at around 8.00pm at Pioneer Parade, Ravenswood last night and Police were

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Flinders Island crash update

Further to our report last night Tasmania Police have issued a statement. Police say: A 33 year old man has been seriously injured in a single vehicle rollover on Flinders Island overnight. About 6.15pm last night, a single vehicle, single occupant crash occurred on Wingaroo Road near the property Markana Park, Flinders Island. The driver was travelling south on Wingaroo

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ACCC consults on proposed Woolworths undertaking for PFD acquisition

The ACCC is seeking views on a proposed undertaking offered by Woolworths (ASX: WOW) and PFD Food Services in relation to Woolworths’ proposed acquisition of 65 per cent of PFD. In response to the ACCC’s statement of issues outlining preliminary competition concerns, Woolworths and PFD have offered a draft behavioural undertaking designed to maintain a degree of separation and independence between Woolworths

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Exclusive: Young woman makes allegations against Ambo’s.

TVN is told an Ambulance Tasmania member has been stood down pending investigations after allegations were made by a young woman last month. The woman has alleged she was sexually assaulted ‘the whole way’ whilst being transported to the RHH from an outer suburb. The woman further alleges the other attending Ambulance members were ‘nasty and mocking’ her. Comment has

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Hobart City Council Dumps Festival

The Taste of Tasmania bain marie festival has been dumped by the Hobart City Council during its meeting this afternoon. The council will assist in trying to find an alternative operator after running it for over 30 years. The festival has cost ratepayers money every year.

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Robbery arrest

Detective Inspector Steven from Devonport Criminal Investigation Branch advises Police have charged a 31 year old Penguin man with the Armed Robbery of the Lighthouse Hotel on the 2nd May 2021. “The man was arrested at a residence in Penguin earlier today where he attempted to evade police before crashing his vehicle into a power pole” Inspector Steven said.

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