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Three dead after car hits tree near Coffs Harbour

Three people have tragically died following a horror crash west of Coffs Harbour this morning.

Emergency crews were called to Gleniffer Road near Sunset Ridge Drive at Bellingen just before 2.30am.

Upon arrival, they found an eastbound small SUV had left the road and hit a tree.

Sadly, all three people in the car died at the scene.

A crime scene has been established and a report is being prepared for the information of the Coroner.

The victims have not yet been identified.

A kangaroo at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Kangaroos run over, wounded in ‘deliberate’ attack

Police are investigating after three kangaroos were found run over and wounded in what’s being described as a deliberate attack in the NSW hunter region.

A bushwalker came across the grim discovery whilst walking through Wollombi Park in Muswellbrook about 8.00am on Sunday.

Detectives investigating the horrific attack say that initial inquiries suggest two kangaroos may have been deliberately run over by a vehicle while a third kangaroo, which was found dead, had suffered a wound to the chest.

A crime scene has been established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident are continuing.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam vision in the area at the time to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Truck driver charged after Police find massive haul of cannabis

A truck driver has been arrested after $1 million worth of cannabis was allegedly found during a vehicle stop near Byron Bay.

Police pulled the truck over on the Pacific Highway at Bangalow just before 9am on Thursday because of the manner it was being driven.

The 36-year-old male driver was given a roadside drug test which came back positive.

The man was placed under arrested with officers then searching his truck.

They uncovered 145 bags of cannabis with an estimated street value of $1 million while ice was also discovered.

The Sydney man was charged with supply a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, two counts of drug possession (one being a commercial quantity), and driving under the influence of a prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear before Byron Bay Local Court on Friday.

City of Gold Coast

Second round of consultation on Gold Coast’s City Plan extended

Gold Coasters now have another week to ‘have their say’ on the City Plan changes.

Council has announced that the cut off for the second round of consultation will now wrap up on Wednesday February 12, rather than February 4.

“The public notice for the consultation, as required under the Ministers Guidelines and Rules (MGRs), was not published on the intended date.

“To ensure the community has every opportunity to be made aware and provide feedback on the proposed changes, we will be running a second public notice allowing 20 full business days for the community to provide feedback following the new notice date,” a City spokesperson said.

It comes after the first round of consultation saw a whopping 1203 submissions.

“We have assessed the submissions received and are proposing further changes through a second round of public consultation.

“These changes aim to balance feedback received during the first round of consultation with the need to responsibly manage and plan for growth and safeguard our enviable lifestyle.

“These changes identify matters considered to be ‘significantly different’,” Council’s website reads.

There are still three opportunities to talk to Council Officers in regards to the proposed amendments, at upcoming ‘talk to a planner’ sessions.

16 January 2020 – Australia Fair Shopping Centre 3pm – 7pm – TALK TO A PLANNER
18 January 2020 – Chirn Park, Chirn Crescent & Turpin Road 9am – 12pm – TALK TO A PLANNER
21 January 2020 – Currumbin RSL 6pm – 8pm – TOWN HALL MEETING

For more information, or to have you say on proposed changes, click here.

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Landing plane dumps fuel on school in LA

Firefighters have treated 17 children and six adults for minor injuries after a commercial airliner landing at Los Angeles International airport apparently dumped fuel on their school playground, county fire officials say.

“(Firefighters) working to confirm substance dropped by aircraft although initial reports stated smell of jet fuel in area,” The Los Angeles County Fire Department said on Twitter.

The department said in a second tweet that “70 firefighters and paramedics on-scene and committed to providing care for those injured”.

The fire department did not immediately identify the school.

The Los Angeles Times reported that it was Park Avenue Elementary School in the LA suburb of Cudahy, on the flight path to LAX.

The Times said police could be seen driving behind the jet with sirens as it landed at LAX.

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