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58 year old Launceston man Rod Patterson, well known in the state for his humorous Autobarn TV commercials, was stabbed during the frightening knife attack on Bourke Street in Melbourne’s CBD on Friday afternoon after trying to stop the attack. Mr Patterson was taken to the Alfred Hospital in a serious but stable condition, but […]

Tasmania Police remain concerned for the welfare of 70 year old Moonah man Elson Kiddle, who has not been seen by family since approximately 11 AM yesterday when he left his home in West Moonah. Elson Kiddle was described as being around 170cm tall, slim build with white hair and green eyes, with a tanned […]

At approximately 1 PM today (10th November 2018), a man in his late 50’s working at a traffic management company suffered a serious medical incident, and passed away. Tas Ambulance attempted CPR on the man, however, despite their efforts, the man was unable to be revived. Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends. […]

Residents in the Midway Point area were in shock on Sunday night after seeing powerpoints melting and catching on fire, cords burning, televisions blowing up and falling off the wall and other electrical appliances getting burnt out. The incident, which affected close to 80 Tasnetworks/Aurora customers was due to a faulty Tasnetworks transformer, which reportedly […]

Cracker Night will be held across Tasmania on the 26th of May. For decades, families across Tasmania and around Australia have celebrated Cracker Night. The annual event will see Tasmanian families enjoy the fun of personal fireworks displays. Dogs are particularly afraid of fireworks, so owners should try to keep dogs inside, put blinds down, […]

About $250,000 worth of Ecstacy was intercepted by police, after being mailed to Hobart. Police have been cracking down on border security as part of Operation Vitreus Week of Action. Detective Inspector Colin Riley from Tasmania Police told the press two parcels containing MDMA were found in the mail coming in to Hobart on Wednesday. Over […]

The popular Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel was burnt to the ground at around 10:30 on Tuesday night. Two heavy TFS tankers responded to the incident, with two others later being dispatched. Investigations into what caused the fire are expected to commence on Wednesday. Acting Sergeant Gavin Spencer from Tasmania Police said extensive damage was caused […]

Winter has arrived early in Australia, and it’s likely not going away any time soon! Both Adelaide and Darwin experienced their coldest morning of the year on Monday, dropping to below 6 degrees. Many parts of Australia, including in Victoria and Tasmania have been dumped with snow over the past few days. Perth had its […]

Kingborough Council agreed to send out a draft dog management policy at last nights council meeting, which, if implemented, would see dogs banned from public areas such as beaches and sporting grounds at all times, except for the existing designated off-lead dog areas at Kingston Beach and Clarks Beach. Dogs would be required to be […]

Thursday night was one of the worst weather events we’ve had with rainfall in excess of 129mm (The Mercury). When digital radio “DAB+” was turned on about a month ago it was well known that in an emergency situation, an additional pop up emergency station could be added to provide up-to-date emergency information and news […]


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