Peter Keeley could have died from head injuries, suffocation or drugs, murder trial told
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The death of Canberra real estate agent Peter Keeley could have been due to a combination of head injuries and suffocation or drugs in his system, his murder trial has heard. Two teenage boys, both aged 17 at the time of his death, have faced a trial in the NSW Supreme Court charged with murdering the 56-year-old in bushland near the...
Yass Valley Council to take its message to the streets – and people
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Yass Valley Council members are hitting the road later month to speak to locals about what they want, need and see for their region - and have their say on its future. Mayor Allan McGrath will lead the executive management team and his fellow councillors on a series of visits to the Valley's towns, villages and hamlets, answering questions ranging...
Queanbeyan council flags cat containment policy for all new developments
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For owners buying into new developments in the Queanbeyan-Palerang region, the term 'domestic cat' will take on a very literal meaning. The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) is looking to extend its Cat Containment Policy from Googong and Jumping Creek to cover all new greenfield residential developments in a bid to protect native wildlife. Current greenfield developments in the region include...
Multiple weapons found during highway vehicle stop
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A man has been charged with multiple firearm and driving offences after he was stopped by police on the Princes Highway, North Batemans Bay. South Coast Police District officers stopped an unregistered Holden Commodore and spoke with the 40-year-old driver at about 10:30 pm on Friday (13 May). READ ALSO: Seriously injured police officer back on the beat Further inquiries...
Affordable water costs for locals
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There's some good news for Riverina ratepayers feeling the pinch with the promise that affordable water prices will continue. Riverina Water’s access charge will remain at $160 per annum for the fourth year straight. This comes as a relief for locals across the region feeling pressure from the rising cost of living. According to recent national research, 51 per cent...
Man arrested after Wagga drug bust
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A man has been charged over the alleged supply of illicit drugs in the state’s Riverina region. Following extensive inquiries, investigators from Strike Force Oltis converged on a home in Wagga Wagga at around 8:15 am (Thursday 12 May). A 42-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station, where he was charged with nine...
Support offered to impacted residents as flying foxes fill Eurobodalla sky
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Eurobodalla Council is offering support to residents impacted by an influx of grey-headed flying foxes.  While the megabats are crucial in keeping forests healthy, an inundation to the area following several hard years is impacting people's lives.  Eurobodalla Shire Council says there are about 18,900 flying foxes shire-wide, with about 12,000 at the Catalina golf course and 6000 at the Batemans Bay...
Former ABC News head Gaven Morris to join Region Media’s advisory board
Business
Former ABC News Director Gaven Morris is the latest appointment to Region Media’s Advisory Board, following his departure from the national broadcaster late last year. The ABC’s Director of News, Analysis and Investigations since 2015, Morris was also instrumental in founding the News 24 channel and has worked for CNN, Al Jazeera English, Channel Ten and the Canberra Times, where...
Council waste services disrupted across southern NSW
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Southern NSW communities have been urged to hold onto certain waste items following a chemical fire at a Sydney processing plant. Solvent ignited at Cleanaway's St Marys facility on 19 April, damaging specialised equipment used to process waste. The NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) said impacted items included flammable and water-based paint, flammable solvents, aerosols and other automotive and household...
Four dogs, one puppy discovered dead inside woman’s house of horrors
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GRAPHIC WARNING: This article contains disturbing content, including images  A woman has been jailed for shocking animal cruelty crimes after five dead dogs, including a puppy, were discovered inside her home. Earlier in May, the 28-year-old was sentenced to 18 months' jail with a non-parole period of nine months by the Queanbeyan Local Court. She was also prohibited from owning...
Investigations continue into fatal livestock ‘hit and run’ at Tumorrana
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Cootamundra Rural Crime Investigators (RCIs) continue their investigations in Tumorrana after multiple livestock were fatally injured in April. RCIs believe trespassers on the property committed what appears to be a hit-and-run on the 2 - 3 month old black Angus steers. The landholder of the property on the Wee-Jasper Road discovered one steer dead and another injured. Unfortunately, the second animal...
Bridge sculpture latest addition to Bay’s changing face
Arts & Culture
Steel from Batemans Bay’s iconic old bridge has been given a new lease on life as part of the changing face of the NSW South Coast town. Artist Joel Adler has salvaged and repurposed about five tonnes of the bridge steel to create a two-storey high sculpture, which was lifted into place this month. It is the latest part of...
McCormack offers a $20 million Wagga Airport upgrade if elected
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Michael McCormack has pledged $20 million to revamp Wagga Wagga Airport if the coalition is returned in the upcoming federal election. "They will do a major redevelopment of this site, a $20 million commitment to this airport to look at runways, to refurbish parking areas and for an airport terminal," he said. "The terminal ... has been operating since 1986....
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