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Police find plane wreckage after search in remote South-West Tasmania

Airlines of Tasmania says it's still in shock at the tragic loss of one of their pilots in a crash in Tasmania’s South-West. Tasmania Managing Director Shannon Wells says they're saddened at the confirmation by Police Search and Rescue that they...

Siege in Launceston comes to a dramatic end

A 16-hour siege has come to a dramatic end after armed officers stormed a home in suburban Launceston. A 24-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman are in police custody and assisting with enquiries after the siege in a home on New...

Stand-off with gunman continues in Launceston suburb

A standoff in Launceston is continuing after a man and woman barricaded themselves inside a home on New World Avenue in Trevallyn and fired shots at police. Police have confirmed that 33 shots were fired overnight and 14 nearby residents have...

Former East Coast Mayor Michael Kent dies

A colleague of the late East Coast Councillor Michael Kent has paid tribute after he died following a long battle with cancer. The former Glamorgan Spring Bay Mayor led the push to reform shop trading hours in Tasmania. Current Mayor Debbie...

Pablo's bar shooter pleads guilty

Wayne William Howlett has pleaded guilty in the Hobart Supreme Court to recklessly discharging a firearm and property damage. The 38-year-old from Glenorchy fired a semi-automatic rifle at a Hobart cocktail bar on June 24. The court heard Howlett had painted his...

Chargers bombshell

The new basketball competition replacing the SEABL will not involve the Hobart Chargers next year, and even seasons beyond that. Basketball Tasmania is accused of making its required endorsement for the club to enter the competition so onerous that the board...

Gunman holds up service station, demands cash, cigarettes

A sawn-off rifle, a young male, and a demand for cash confronted BP Launceston in Wellington Street late last night.  Around 11:05pm last night, a dark green sedan pulled into a dark parking lot at the rear entrance, pausing briefly in...

West Coast rescue

Two divers are lucky to be alive after a rogue wave flipped their boat on the West Coast. One of the men phoned for help near the mouth of Macquarie Harbour around 8.30 Thursday morning. Tourist and fish farm vessels diverted to...

No backing down

Chanting their way through central Hobart, public sector nurses, midwives and their 'true believers' wound up on Tasmania's parliament house lawns.  Among those greeting them was Labor leader Rebecca White who's on board their fight for a sweeter deal than the government's...

Woman allegedly caught six times over the legal limit

Devonport police have charged a 34-year-old woman with drink driving offences after she was allegedly detected with a blood alcohol reading of more than six times the legal limit. The woman was driving on Wenvoe Street around 8.30am yesterday and returned...