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Lilydale Road tragedy

  Crash investigators are trying to piece together what led to a fatal smash in Launceston's north this morning. A Bellingham man sustained lethal injuries when his southbound utility left Lilydale Road on Fingerpost Hill and hit a ditch, rolling and coming...

Feds lashed over charity funding

The Morrison Government is yet to announce whether it'll come up with $150,000 for a charity which has had to radically slash services in southern Tasmania.  A grant rejection for Loaves and Fishes has forced it to pull out of Hobart...

Orca enticing riddle

The potential presence of Type B killer whales swimming at the mouth of the Tamar River is proving a tantalising mystery. That sub-species has never ever been officially documented anywhere off the East Coast of Australia. Dean Hodgetts took video from his...

Protect yourself from bushfire smoke

Public Health is warning Tasmanians that exposure to smoke during the bushfire season can seriously harm your health. People with asthma or lung problems are at a higher risk of health harms and also those with heart disease, diabetes, a previous...

New report on insanity pleas

Fairer laws for people with mental health or cognitive impairments facing court are being called for by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute. A new report - which was originally prompted by former Attorney-General, the late Vanessa Goodwin - has made 3 recommendations.  The...

Car flips, injuring child

A two-year-old is recovering in the Royal Hobart Hospital after a car flipped early this morning in Hobart's north. Police allege the child's mother was driving when they tried to intercept the vehicle on Tolosa Street in Glenorchy just after 2am. Officers...

15yo accused of lighting Hadspen fire

A teenager has been charged with deliberately lighting a fire in Tasmania's north. Around 2:30 on Sunday afternoon, police received reports that two youths were allegedly setting vegetation alight on Illawarra Road at the South Esk River Bridge crossing in Hadspen. Bystanders...

German teenager killed

It was a 19 year old German man on a 12 month working visa who was killed in the car crash at New Norfolk on Sunday morning. Investigations seem to point to excessive speed for his 2000 model Mazda 323 coming...

Hobart armed robbery

An armed robbery at the Marquis Hotel bottle shop in Hobart's Brisbane Street has police on the lookout for a man thought to be aged 40 to 50. It happened a little after 6pm Sunday night when the man took out...