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Drug report released

The state's peak body on drug use is urging a sceptical approach to new data which shows cannabis, MDMA, oxycodone, and fentanyl use in Tasmania are soaring. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission wastewater report showed we had the highest average capital...

Light Mofo: churches illuminate debate

Hobart churches are ditching their complaints and fighting art with art in response to this year's Dark Mofo festival. The large inverted crosses seen on the waterfront in 2018 stirred up debate about who has the right to offend who; the...

Another meningococcal case

A young girl has been discharged from the Royal Hobart Hospital after contracting the state's third case of meningococcal this year. The 3-year-old from Spreyton in the north-west was diagnosed with the B strain of the potentially deadly disease last week...

Man charged over burglaries

A man is behind bars following a string of car burglaries and shed break-ins across Launceston in recent months. The 45-year-old from Kings Meadows was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with 12 counts of burglary and 11 counts of stealing. Launceston detectives...

Elderly abuse prevention

On the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the state government's unveiling a prevention strategy covering this year to 2022 with $850,000 of funding. Walks have been held through the streets of Hobart and Launceston in a show of solidarity...

Tick of approval for 5 star hotel near the Gorge

Developers are hoping to begin work on Launceston's new 5 star hotel as soon as possible, after the $50 million dollar project was given the green light. Josef Chromy's luxury 39 metre 'Gorge Hotel' was voted through 10 votes to 1...

Killer barred from Tasmania

One of the country's most notorious killers has been refused permission to resettle in Tasmania. In 1996, 18-year-old Matthew De Gruchy bludgeoned his mother, sister and brother to death on the NSW South Coast. After 23 years behind bars, the now 43-year-old...

Gale guilty of murder

An Ulverstone man faces a lengthy prison term when he's sentenced next month for the grisly murder of his housemate. Following a trial stretching more than six weeks, a Burnie jury yesterday took less than four hours to find Darren Ward...

Fatal Latrobe fire an accident

A house fire which claimed the life of a man on Tuesday night in Gilbert Street, Latrobe has been deemed an accident. The Tasmania Fire Service says while the exact reason for the fire remains open to more than one possible...

Alleged drug and gun offenders face court

People charged with drug trafficking offences after yesterday’s Tasmania Police raids have appeared in front of a Magistrate. 29-year-old Bridgewater man Ryan Edward Brown has pleaded not guilty in the Hobart Magistrates Court to trafficking in methamphetamine and cannabis between September...