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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...

Cascade's refreshing donation

Water has replaced beer today coming off at the production line at Hobart's Cascade Brewery, which is donating 120,000 cans - or around 50,000 litres - to bushfire ravaged parts of Australia.  Each can is filled...

Charity's Back to School appeal

A new survey is highlighting the scale of poverty in Australia. The Smith Family surveyed more than 1000 people, fining 55 per cent have seen children and families in their area affected by poverty. The survey of...

Snakes want your water

More snakes are crossing paths with humans this warm season in Tasmania as they come out of the bush searching for water. Reptile Rescue's Chris Daly expects last season's 9500 callouts will be easily topped. Chris, who's...

Dams the answer, as water restrictions rolled out

As Tasmania's big dry continues, Stage 1 water restrictions are today being rolled out in nearly all the state's serviced areas until at least April. Only the Huon Valley, Circular Head, King Island and West Coast...