Man charged with rape in Logan park

A MAN has been charged following an alleged rape in Logan.

Police say the 28-year-old Loganlea man sexually assaulted a minor in a park in Loganlea around 4.30pm on Friday.

He was found by police a short time later and taken into custody.

He has been charged with three counts of rape and one count of deprivation of liberty to face Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday.

Mother of four dies in Hunter Valley car crash

A MOTHER of four has died after her car lost control in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.

Her four children were passengers in the Toyota Kluger when the vehicle left the Golden Highway west of Denman around 5.45pm on Friday.

The 49-year-old died at the scene while twin girls, 15, a 12-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl were all taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

It’s believed the vehicle lost control while negotiating a right hand bend and hit a large fence post, before rolling and hitting a telegraph pole.


Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of NSW

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for people in the Mid North Coast, Hunter, North West Slopes and Plains, Northern Tablelands and parts of the Northern Rivers, Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and Upper Western Forecast Districts.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that the severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Taree, Newcastle, Gosford, Armidale, Tamworth and Moree.



The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 7:35 pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in Sydney Newcastle Wollongong or surrounding areas, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Teen charged after dropping paver in front of speeding train

Police have charged a teenage boy after a paver, weighing more than 500g, was allegedly dropped in front of a speeding train at Toongabbie yesterday.

Officers from the Police Transport Command were called to Toongabbie Railway Station following reports a compressed rubber paver had been thrown from a footbridge in front of a westbound train shortly after 4.15pm.

About 30 minutes later, police arrested two boys, both aged 14, at the station. Officers allege a knife was found in the pants of one boy when he was searched.

The boys were taken to Blacktown Police Station where the teen from Toongabbie was charged with

Drop thing on or towards public passenger vehicle, Wield knife in a public place, Common assault, Destroy or damage property, and Smoke in or on public passenger vehicle/train/public place.

The boy was granted conditional and is due to appear in a children’s court on Thursday 7 April 2016.

The second teen, who is from Doonside, will be dealt with by youth caution for the offence of malicious damage.

Woman charged after stabbing man in stomach during argument

A woman has been charged after a man was stabbed in the stomach on the NSW Central Coast yesterday.

About 7.30pm, a 52-year-old woman and 53-year-old man were in their home on Citrus Close, Wyoming when they began to argue.

The woman then approached the man and allegedly stabbed him in the stomach.

Police and Paramedics were called to the scene and located the man on the veranda before transporting him to Gosford Hospital.

The woman was arrested at the home and taken to Gosford Police Station.

She has been charged with reckless wounding and was granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Friday 1 April 2016.