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Drunk hoon

It is a 12 month driving ban for a p-plater allegedly nabbed for speeding and drunk driving on the Bass Highway near Hagley. The 23 year old Launceston man was clocked in a Daewoo Lanos at 135 kilometres an hour in...

Victim critical after "callous, brutal" shooting

A gunman remains at large after shooting a father-of-two in a front yard Hobart's north overnight. In a crime detectives describe as "brutal and callous", the 24-year-old took a suspected shotgun blast to the stomach and was rushed to hospital. The victim,...

Body of missing man found North-East Tasmania

Tasmania police have located a body near Myrtle Park north east of Tasmania overnight. Detectives say the body has not been formally identified but it is believed to be that of 24 year old Jake Anderson Brettner. The launceston man has been...

Man shot at Bridgewater

A man is in the Royal Hobart hospital with life threatening injuries, after a shooting in Hobart's northern Suburbs overnight. Just after 8pm last night, the man was reportedly shot at close range at Albion Road, Bridgewater. Investigators and forensic police were...

Gun laws backdown

Having weathered many months of opposition to its proposed alterations to gun laws, the Tasmanian Government has dropped them. The idea was to increase access to self loading rifles and pump action shotguns to farmers and sporting shooters, but the government...

Abattoir cleared of animal cruelty

A Tasmanian slaughterhouse has been cleared of animal cruelty. Biosecurity Tasmania launched an investigation into the facility at Cressy, after a video from animal activists purportedly showing staff beating and throwing young cows was leaked to them. In a statement, the department...

Fragrance trims hotel bid

Hotel developer the Fragrance Group is hopeful its latest bid for a multi-storey project in Hobart will get across the line. The Singapore-based outfit was forced back to the drawing board after an outcry against its original 75-metre design slated for...

Ferguson slams Labor "stunt, muckraking"

Health Minister Michael Ferguson is welcoming a Tasmania Police finding that he has no case to answer in connection to the Angela Williamson saga. Shadow Attorney-General Ella Haddad referred the Minister to police, alleging he'd passed on the sacked Cricket Australia...

Concerns for missing man

Police remain hopeful a young man who's vanished in the state's north this week will turn up. 24-year-old Jake Daniel Anderson-Brettner was last seen around 6 pm Wednesday in Launceston. driving his black Nissan ute (registration H89ND). His ute was located unattended...

No Ferguson probe

Labor's referral to police of whether state Health Minister Michael Ferguson had any involvement in Cricket Tasmania's sacking of Angela Williamson will not be investigated. The Premier has issued a statement that he'd received advice from the Police Commissioner that no...