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New police fine powers

Tasmania Police are now able to dish out on-the-spot fines for those flouting pandemic restrictions. Previously, flagrant offenders could only be arrested or issued with a court summons. Police, ADF and SES personnel have been busy conducting...

Brave staff see off robber

A failed robber's on the run after trying to hold up a pizza shop at Mornington on Hobart's eastern shore on Wednesday night. Police say a male masked with a blue bandana entered Pompeo's Pizza on...

Coronavirus racist attack

Another case of racial abuse aimed at Asians involving coronavirus taunts has reared its head in Tasmania. The latest is from Launceston where teenagers are claimed to have hurled coronavirus insults, a coat hanger and lollies...

Trees 'spiked' in Tasmania's south

Tasmania's forest wars look set to reignite following news 'spiked' timber has damaged sawmilling equipment. Potentially fatal bolts were allegedly discovered driven into logs at two Tasmanian logging mills in the Derwent Valley and at Bridgewater. Karanja...

West coast rescue

Rescue police on the state's west coast are hoping a break in the weather will allow the Westpac Helicopter to pick up a pair of stranded walkers. A 19-year-old Rosebery woman suffered a medical condition while...

Body found in burned-out home

There'll be a probe after a body was found in a home destroyed by fire at Geeveston overnight. The Geeveston, Huonville and Franklin brigades found the Fourfoot Road address well alight on arrival just after midnight...

Tas renters receive help

$2,000 or four weeks rent is being offered by the state government to Tasmanian tenants facing extreme hardship. The COVID19 Rent Relief Fund is eligible for those with less than $5,000 in savings and who pay...

Remote plane owner accused of attacking eagle

Authorities are investigating an alleged toy-plane attack on a native bird in Tasmania's northwest. DPIPWE says it's received reports of a remote-controlled plane being flown at a juvenile white-bellied sea eagle in the Don River area...

Property market changing

Damage from the coronavirus downturn's become apparent in Tasmania's real estate market. In new Real Estate Institute of Tasmania figures, the number of home sale slumped in April, Launceston down 39%, Hobart off nearly 37%, with North...

Coroner to probe deaths

Two deaths at Burnie's North West Regional Hospital have been referred to the coroner. Health authorities say a man died on Sunday morning and a woman early on Monday.  Both were aged in their 60s. The pair had...