Foot pursuit results in arrest of alleged armed robber inner Newcastle

A man has been arrested and is expected to be charged over the armed robbery of a man and a woman in Newcastle yesterday. About 2:20pm (Wednesday 10 September 2014), a man and a woman were walking along King Street when they were approached by a man holding a beer bottle. He allegedly threw the bottle at… click for more

Fatal motor collision in Hunter Region, Ravensworth

A man has died after a head-on motor vehicle collision in the Hunter Region today. About 7.30am (Wednesday 10 September 2014) emergency services were called to the New England Highway, near the intersection of the Old Highway, at Ravensworth. Witnesses have told police a head-on collision occurred between a eastbound Holden Utility and a Ford Territory travelling… click for more

Child approached and investigations are occurring at East Maitland

Police are investigating after a male approached two children at East Maitland. About 4.15pm on Saturday (6 September 2014), a 13-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy were at a playground on Macgowan Street. Police have been told a youth approached the children and spoke to them inappropriately. The children left the playground, and the girl told her mother what… click for more

Missing Port Macquarie man found deceased

Police will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner following the death of a man who went missing in Port Macquarie on Friday. About 11am (Friday 5 September 2014), the 37-year-old man was last seen at his parent’s home in Port Macquarie. He was reported missing to police and officers attached to Mid North Coast Local… click for more

One dead, five injured when car, bus collide – New England

A man died and five people were injured when a car and a bus collided on the New England Highway south of Armidale this morning. The crash happened about 1.30am (Saturday 6 September 2014), at Kentucky, about 40km south of Armidale, when the southbound sedan and northbound coach collided. The bus then slid a further 200m before… click for more

Man charged over break and enters in Taree area

A man will appear in court today charged with a number of break-and-enter offences in the Taree area. The alleged break-ins took place at homes and businesses between June 2009 and February 2014. Following investigations by police from Manning/Great Lakes Local Area Command, an 18-year-old man was arrested at a home in Purfleet about 6.15pm… click for more

Fatal motorbike crash near Maitland

A motorcyclist has died in a single vehicle collision near Maitland today. About 1.20pm (Friday 5 September 2014), emergency services were called to Aberglasslyn Road, Aberglassyn, after reports of a motorcycle crash. Officers from Central Hunter Local Area Command attended the scene, where they found a single motorcycle had collided with a tree. The rider, a man… click for more

Lady, 26, dies in car crash at Hexham NSW

A report will be prepared for the Coroner following a single-vehicle crash at Hexham. About 2.30pm today (Tuesday 2 September 2014), a 26-year-old woman was driving along the New England Highway, underneath the Hexham Bridge. Police have been told her Nissan Pulsar crossed onto the wrong side of the road, before leaving the roadway and… click for more

Karen Howard, Chairperson of Hunter Medicare Local resigns

Hunter Medicare Local Karen Howard

Chair, Ms Karen Howard has today announced her resignation from the Board of the Hunter Medicare Local (HML), effective immediately. Ms Howard’s decision to resign from the Board was made due to her need to focus on other commitments and imminent new directions. “I am very honoured to have had this opportunity to serve the… click for more