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Police charge man after gun fired in public

A 35-year-old East Devonport man has been charged with a number of firearm offences, after a gun was allegedly fired in public. Police received reports of a shooting at Canning Drive in East Devonport on Tuesday...

Calls to boost cop numbers

Tasmania's Police Association is calling for an additional 70 officers around the state, along with 18 additional support staff, as part of its newly-released list of election priorities. It's concerned the force's criminal investigation capability is...

JackJumpers unveil first signing

A basketball product of the Ulverstone-based North West Thunder has been unveiled as the JackJumpers' first major signing, ahead of the club's entry into the National Baskball League next season. 18-year-old Sejr Deans joins as a...

Tassie warned to batten down the hatches

The State Emergency Service says Tasmanians need to prepare their properties for damaging winds on Wednesday.  kunyani-Mt Wellington recorded a 102-kilometre an hour gust early early in the morning. Crews are on standby around the warning area...

Man abducted child due to "cannibalistic tendencies"

A court has heard disturbing evidence in relation to an abduction case in the state's North West. The Supreme Court in Burnie heard 42-year-old Cecil Maurice Mabb abducted a young girl from the Montagu Campground in...

Cyber attack in Tas shuts down pokies

Poker machines at Tasmania's two casinos have been offline since the Easter weekend due to a ransomware cyber attack. Owner Federal Group was forced to shut down gaming machines at Hobart's Wrest Point and the Country...

Praise for North-West one year on from lockdown

Premier Peter Gutwein has thanked the North-West community for their efforts in containing COVID-19, twelve months on from the region's tough lockdown. In a statement, Premier Gutwein said Tasmania is now one of the safest places...

Rescues aplenty

A man in his 20s has been winched to safety after falling down a cliff at Doctors Rocks near Wynyard last night. The rescue helicopter was dispatched as the location was considered too dangerous for a...

Labor's Mersey Community Hospital funding injection

The reinstatement of maternity services at the Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe has been met with applause. Labor is promising it will bring back maternity and birthing facilities at the hospital if it wins the state...

Funding boost promise for the Tamar

The Liberals are promising to inject $4 million into the Tamar River, if re-elected. Over the next two years, the Liberals are committing to establish a dredging program aimed at fixing the Tamar Estuary. Premier Peter Gutwein...