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Shops targeted in burglary rampage

An investigation is underway into a series of burglaries at businesses in the Launceston area in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Four offenders forced entry into Riverside's Liquor Stax bottle shop at about midnight, stealing...

Man charged over alleged kidnapping

Police have charged a 41-year-old man from Rosebery in relation to the alleged abduction of a young girl at the Montagu campgrounds near Smithton on Sunday. The girl was left with minor injuries, but didn't require...

Tassie's Grace Tame wins top honour

Photo of Grace Tame (AAP Image/Supplied) Sexual assault survivor and advocate Tasmanian Grace Tame has been named the Australian of the Year. She was just 15 when she was groomed and abused by her high school Maths...

Attempted child abduction sparks hunt

Police are searching for a man and his vehicle after an attempted abduction and assault on a child in Tasmania's North-West. 41-year-old Cecil Maurice Mabb from Rosebery is wanted in relation to the alleged incident at Montagu...

New nurses given a warm welcome

Forty-four newly graduate nurses are beginning their careers at the Launceston General Hospital this week. Health Minister Sarah Courtney says the Tasmanian Health Service recruits newly graduated nurses to work within the hospitals and health services...

Covid jab approved for Aus rollout

The first Covid vaccine has been given regulatory approval for use in Australia. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has granted provisional clearance for the Pfizer jab to be given to people aged 16 and over. Australia is one...

Ute driver sought after child attack

A child's recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after being attacked at a northwest Tasmanian campground on Sunday afternoon. Police are yet to release a description of the occupant of a single-cab Mazda flat tray ute.  The driver is...

Serious bike crash

Police say a cyclist wasn't wearing a helmet when he had a serious crash in Southern Tasmania early this morning. The 24-year-old male suffered severe head injuries in the incident on Blessington Street at South Arm...

Heat sparks Total Fire Ban

The mercury is tipped to hit the mid to high 30s across much of the state on Monday, causing the TFS to issue a Total Fire Ban. Hobart is among 13 municipalities subject to the ban...

New quarantine deal for Tas/Vic

The Tasmanian and Victorian governments have arranged a quarantine-swap deal. Tasmania has agreed to quarantine farm workers heading for the Victorian harvest, while Victoria will provide quarantine facilities for overseas Tasmanians wanting to return home. The Tasmanian...