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Trio charged over alleged crime spree

Three people have been charged following yesterday’s arrests on the Bowen Bridge. The trio from Elderslie, Chigwell and Bridgewater aged between 17 and 20 are also accused of a crime spree. The charges include aggravated burglary, motor...

Improving jobless data

Tasmania's unemployment rate's improved again. In new ABS data, the trend jobless figure has dipped to 5.8% for December. Importantly, over the year Tasmania's employment growth rate of 2.9% was the equal second highest in the nation,...

Henty mine emergency

Police and emergency services are currently on the scene at Henty Gold Mine on the West Coast where a mining worker is missing underground. The worker was reported missing about 4am after his colleagues could not...

Rain, rain, don't go away

The parched east coast is starting to receive some rain as of Thursday morning, after a drenching for the rest of the state overnight. Around 7 millimetres has fallen at St Helens and 12 further inland...

Juror education on social media use

The Tasmania Law Reform Institute is urging the judicial system to improve education for prospective jurors around social media use. Experts say jurors often struggle to get the balance right and it's becoming increasingly difficult to...

Man dead after Brooker Hwy smash

Sadly, a 51-year-old man has died following a crash on the Brooker Highway near Elwick Road, Glenorchy about 10.30am on Wednesday. The man was driving a red Holden Commodore when it collided with the back of...

Glenorchy roadwork snags

There are plenty of local gripes about multiple roadworks across Glenorchy, including the busy Elwick Road, all being performed at the same time. Traffic is frequently banking up, particularly at Barry and Eady Streets, on the...

Mowbray shed fire probe

An arson probe will get underway into a shed fire in the Launceston suburb of Mowbray late on Tuesday night. Crews were called to the property on Verdun Street after 10 pm, finding it well alight.  No...

Welfare concern

UPDATE: Police say Ms Maroni has been found safe.  EARLIER: Police are concerned for the welfare of Marcelle Maroni who became separated from her family in Sandy Bay at lunchtime today (Tuesday). She was last seen walking along...

TFS truck and crew sent to Victoria

A fire truck with specialist capabilities, and three firefighters, will head to Victoria today to assist with a fire burning in peat in the Gippsland region. The heavy tanker truck, fitted with a state of the...