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| Police are investigating a shooting in Launceston last night. Authorities were called to New Street in Invermay at around 8:30pm after reports of gunshots in the area. Witnesses say an altercation between a group of people...
| Another total fire ban is on the way for parts of Tasmania on Saturday the 21st of December, again involving the east and this time the north. Temperatures rising to the mid 20's across the east and north east tomorrow and...
| Greater Hobart and Bridport are under Stage 1 water restrictions as of today. Following on from this week's announcement of Stage 2 restrictions for Coles Bay on the East Coast, TasWater is today imposing lower-level cutbacks...
| Just days after Worksafe Tasmania launched a quad bike safety campaign, a 51-year-old Bruny Island man is fighting for his life following an ATV crash at Alonnah. Police say the local man was riding an unregistered Polaris...
| The Hobart City Council is welcoming the University of Tasmania's decision to pay it millions of dollars in lieu of rates, despite no legal obligation. As an educational institution the uni is exempt from general rates,...
| Two women have allegedly been caught with half-a-million dollars worth of the drug ice on the Spirit of Tasmania. The pair, aged 26 and 42, were allegedly found with more than 700 grams of ice during sniffer dog checks at...
| Tasmania's perennial quest to produce enough jobs is making some small headway. Trend unemployment for Tasmania in November has improved a little to sit at 6.1% in new ABS data, not the worst....that belongs to Queensland...
| Hobart's inbound and outbound Brisbane service is among 28 flights being scrapped around the country today, as Jetstar baggage handlers and ramp workers walk off the job at interstate airports. Two hour strikes are underway...
| Crews are racing against time to get containment lines around a 4370-hectare bushfire west of Swansea, where high temperatures are forecast for the rest of the week. The McNeills Road fire is burning in rocky and hilly terrain,...
| Three people from Hobart are facing charges over the alleged theft of firefighting equipment. Two chainsaws and 100 litres of petrol were stolen from Parks and Wildlife and Sustainable Timbers Tasmania vehicles some time...
| A burst of warmer air is tracking towards Tasmania, having started out with roasting temperatures in Western Australia. Inland areas of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia are thought possible to eclipse 50 Celsius. Launceston...
| Two Launceston women are behind bars for their roles in separate, brutal home invasions on elderly men. Kylie Maree Herlihy pleaded guilty after entering a South Launceston unit twice in one day in May, her accomplice bashing...

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