Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Former priest charged with historical child sexual abuse

POLICE have charged a former priest over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage boy more than 40 years ago in far north New South Wales. The now 85-year-old man was arrested in Newcastle yesterday, following a near seven-month police operation. In August last year, detectives from the Richmond Police District received a complaint about […]

Police shoot dead man wanted over fatal stabbing

A MAN wanted over the stabbing murder of a young mother near Newcastle has been shot and killed by police. Investigators spent the night trying to track down 21-year-old Tafifi Walton following the stabbing death of a 27-year-old woman, believed to be his partner at a home in Glendale on Wednesday. After extensive investigations, officers […]

New M1 exit at Varsity Lakes set to open

MOTORISTS will slowly start to see some changes on the M1 at Varsity Lakes with the new interchange due to open in stages from today. Transport and Main Roads (TMR) South Coast Regional Director Paul Noonan said the new interchange would improve safety along this busy section. “The original Varsity Lakes (Exit 84) and Burleigh […]