News Updates

Firebugs strikes again

TFS and Tasmania Police attended a Structure Fire at Walker Crescent, Bridgewater shortly after 1.30am, subscribers say Police remain at the scene. We are also told by an industry source that a private security firm has been engaged to patrol homes owned by their client out in the area due to this new firebug/s.

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Another vacant house at Gagebrook trashed

Tasmania Police are at a vacant home at Sattler Street, Gagebrook where we are told it has been trashed last night shortly before midnight by offenders. Forensic Services will be attending. A subscriber from the area told TVN “two houses ruined in two nights out here.” An elderly subscriber has tonight pleaded with us to ask residents to report these

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Mercury to learn its punishment Monday

Our report from the 16th of March: Davies Brothers Pty Ltd publishers of The Mercury today agreed through their lawyer that they were guilty of Contempt of Court in relation to the publishing of an article and photo on the 23rd of September last year. The Director of Public Prosecutions Mr Daryl Coates told the Chief Justice that this was

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Woolworths eye spy on customers

Subscribers have written in concerned over Woolworths Eastlands store filming them as they are at the self serve checkouts. No it’s not cctv they are worried about it’s the keypad screen as you are scanning your items Woolworths is filming you. TVN visited today and spoke with a number of their customers who were less than impressed after we told

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Gutwein keen for Ogilvie

POLLY SAYS GUTWEIN’S “KEEN AS MUSTARD” FOR OGILVIE “It’s pretty well known in senior party circles that Ogilvie wants to come over. She’s the runt of the independent pack in Clark, and won’t get any favours from Labor voters. She needs party protection and we’re probably crazy enough to give it to her. Gutwein’s keen as mustard to have her

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Inmate cell wrecker gets more time

STATE OF TASMANIA v B 26 MARCH 2020 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE  B , you have pleaded guilty to two separate crimes: unlawfully injuring property and arson. Both crimes were committed while you were an inmate of the maximum security section of the Risdon Prison. On 28 April 2020, following report of a disturbance in your cell, the dedicated response

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A melee involving 40 people

STATE OF TASMANIA v L  COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE 25 MARCH 2021 The defendant L , aged 37 has been found guilty by a jury of two counts of assault upon one   A  during the course of a melee involving up to 40 people in Rooke and Best Streets Devonport, following their return from the Devonport Cup on 10 January

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Suspended sentence for Lake Leake work place assault

STATE OF TASMANIA v H 25 MARCH 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr H , a jury has found you guilty of one count of assault.  As the jury was effectively left with two pathways to a finding of guilt, it is necessary for me to make findings of fact for the purpose of sentencing. In order to sentence on

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LABOR STILL GETTING READY

With the Liberals seemingly ready for a show down to cement their hold on power for another term, Labor appears to be caught getting ready on the fly. TVN understands that nominations for preselection are open until 5 pm tomorrow, and that an urgent meeting of the party’s central governing committee will decide its candidates. POLLY SAYS “This is one

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First exit trafficking conviction in Australia

A Sydney man who used threats, coercion and deception to force a woman and her child to return to India has become the first person in Australia to be convicted for an exit human trafficking offence. The 29-year-old Lidcombe man was sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment in the District Court of NSW on 21 January. He was charged for the

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South Australian man to face court for allegedly possessing child abuse material

A 61-year-old South Australian man is due to face Christies Beach Magistrate’s Court today (Friday 26 March, 2021), charged with child abuse material offences by the South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (SA JACET). The investigation began in November 2020 after the Australian Federal Police-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding an online user uploading child abuse

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WA man in court on alleged online child abuse offences

A 41-year-old man is expected to face Perth Magistrate’s Court today (26 March 2021) after being charged by the Australian Federal Police with allegedly accessing and possessing child abuse material. As part of a previous unrelated joint AFP and WA Police Force investigation, detectives executed a search warrant in Kalamunda in October 2020, which resulted in a mobile phone being

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