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Warrane man charged with manslaughter

A 53-year-old Warrane man has been charged by Tasmania Police with manslaughter after his housemate was found dead at the men's home. Detective Inspector David Richardson said the man called police at about 10am on Sunday. He...

Large scrub fire burns on Launceston's outskirts

There is a smoke warning for parts of Launceston as firefighters battle a large scrub fire in Rocherlea. Two water bombers and more than half a dozen fire trucks are on the scene at the moment...

Worker badly burnt in workplace accident

  A TasWater contractor has been badly burnt on the job after flames flared in the trench he was working in. Firefighters are on the scene in North Hobart Between Burnett and Smith Streets, where traffic is...

Tasmanian heat

Tasmania Fire Service have responded to and contained more than 30 vegetation fires in the past 24 hours.    The current Total Fire Ban remains in place in the south, north and areas of the north-west until...

Five rescues in Tasmania in 24 hours

Police on Tasmania's Westpac Helicopters have been kept busy with five rescue missions across the state yesterday. It started at 7am, one helicopter went to a car crash on Masons Rd at Nugent, where a 20-yer-old...

DJ Astro pleads guilty to headbutting Tony Abbott

Tasmanian DJ Astro Labe has pleaded guilty to causing harm to a Commonwealth public official at the Magistrates Court in Hobart. The 38-year-old admitted to headbutting former Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Hobart’s Waterfront in September...

Total Fire Ban as temperatures soar tomorrow

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the southern region of Tasmania and parts of the north for tomorrow. The Tasmania Fire Service said the ban will be in place from midnight tonight until midnight...

Hobart light rail hopes on track

A light rail corridor connecting Hobart's CBD and the northern suburbs is back on the cards following the City Deal agreement made yesterday by the Prime Minister and the Premier. The State Government left its options...

Fifth Waverley assault charge

A fifth person has now been charged over the alleged attempted murder and aggravated armed robbery of a man who was found on a road at Waverley last week. 24-year-old Corey Mitchell Gesler has been charged,...