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Coroner unable to determine date of death for 83yo man

Coronial findings are out on an 83-year-old recluse who's body was discovered in his Ravenswood public housing unit possibly months after he died. Coroner Olivia McTaggart says Geoffrey Brian Homan had suffered multiple heart attacks in the previous 12 months and...

Premier catches COVID

AAP image/Josh Agnew The Premier has tested positive to COVID. Jeremy Rockliff spent the weekend in Hobart and attended Sunday's Jackjumpers match after his first question time in the top job last week. In a statement Mr Rockliff says he woke up on...

Man in his 80s is Tasmania's latest Covid linked death

Tasmania's Coronavirus toll inches closer to 60, in the wake of dropping case numbers. A man in his 80s is the latest death to be linked to Covid-19, he passed away at a residential aged care facility in the south. 59 Tasmanians...

Lake Leake crash claims woman's life

A woman has died in a horror crash on the Lake Leake Highway. Tasmania Police, Ambulance Tasmania, Tasmania Fire Service and the State Emergency Service were called to Lake Leake at around 2.15pm yesterday. At the time of the crash, a green...

Tasmania records two more Covid linked deaths

Public Health has confirmed two more Tasmanians have passed away from Covid-19. A woman in her 80s has died at the Royal Hobart Hospital, another woman in her 80s passing away in aged care in the south. Their deaths takes the state's...

Howrah man found dead on Eastern Shore

Update: A 38-year-old man has been charged with murder. Bellerive CIB detectives have charged the Howrah man in relation to last night's suspicious death on the Eastern Shore. Emergency services were called to a Howrah residence about 3pm following reports of a sudden...

Beams sticks with Tasmania

(Image courtesy of Cricket Tasmania) Salliann Beams, who steered Tasmania's women cricketers to the National Cricket League's title, is to stay on as coach of the Tigers and Hurricanes. "Look, after we got over the line, our thoughts quickly went onto going...

"Woefully inadequate" support for child case workers and carers

Tasmania's child abuse Commission of Inquiry has turned its focus to out-of-home care. The first person to give evidence on Friday was a Therapeutic Specialist from the Sexual Assault Support Service.  Sonya Enkelmann recalled her time as a project manager for the...

"Life-threatening" flash flooding warning

  UPDATE 9am Friday: A warning for life-threatening flash flooding now centres on the Huon Valley as the east coast low tracks south from Greater Hobart and surrounds. Kunyani-Mt Wellington and Nugent have had more than 120 millimetres each overnight. The SES response centre...

Northern prison clarity

Plans for a northern prison to be built near Westbury have been officially dropped, as the Tasmanian government instead concentrates on re-purposing the Ashley Youth Detention Centre. A band of Westbury locals had been fiercely opposing the facility's construction at Brushy...