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Fiery morning for crews

Two early-morning fires have kept crews busy at opposite ends of the state. A suspicious blaze in Hobart did $110,000 damage to a supported accommodation unit on Bedford Street at New Town. Detectives have been investigating the burned-out unit, which has had...

Arrest over rivulet stalking complaints

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information on alleged intimidation of women on South Hobart's rivulet track to come forward. A woman's told social media she had to be escorted out of the area by a jogger, after a man followed...

Burst water main

TasWater is attending a burst water main at Launceston's Riverside in Pitt Avenue. A fountain has been streaming around 20 metres high into the air, but at this stage no customers are believed to have lost supply, although some are noticing...

Same-sex marriage celebrates paper anniversary

Tasmania LGBTI rights pioneer, Rodney Croome, stands proudly at Cascade Hotel today, celebrating the inaugural anniversary of the day Australia voted 'Yes' to same sex marriage.  The postal vote, which asked Australia to divide itself into Yes and No camps on...

Safety concerns at Hobart smelter

  Workers at Hobart's Nyrstar zinc smelter are at risk of electrocution, acid burns and exposure to dangerous fumes, according to the Australian Workers Union. AWU organiser Kevin Midson says the union has called for an urgent, independent safety audit of Nyrstar's...

Laundry fire probe

A Tasmania Fire Service investigator is looking into the cause of a fire at a commercial laundry in Hobart's north this morning. Crews were called to the Chapel Street address around 7.30, finding a large amount of linen on fire.  The blaze...

GST share locked in

GST revenue distribution changes have passed Federal Parliament, prompting Andrew Wilkie to label Tasmanian Senators as hanging the state out to dry. The Federal Independent does not like the deal because a guarantee the state won't be worse off only lasts...

Another Tassie nursing home sanctioned

A visit by the government-run Aged Care Quality Agency have resulted in a Tasmanian retirement home having sanctions, including the intake of new patients, imposed. Yaraandoo, owned by Southern Cross Care Tasmania (SCCT) in the states north-west fell short on 18...

Missing man's body discovered

The body of missing man Elson Kiddle has been located in bushland approximately 2.5km from Lumeah Avenue.  The Tasmania Police have released a statement regarding the discovery, and have thanked the family, friends and volunteers involved in the search.  "This has been a...

Brats busted over Woolies fire

Three teenagers will face the Children's Court over a fire at a Greater Hobart supermarket. Firefighters and police responded to a fire in the toilets of Woolworths Moonah around 4.30 pm on Tuesday.  While there was no major damage, the store was...