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Killer barred from Tasmania

One of the country's most notorious killers has been refused permission to resettle in Tasmania. In 1996, 18-year-old Matthew De Gruchy bludgeoned his mother, sister and brother to death on the NSW South Coast. After 23 years...

Gale guilty of murder

An Ulverstone man faces a lengthy prison term when he's sentenced next month for the grisly murder of his housemate. Following a trial stretching more than six weeks, a Burnie jury yesterday took less than four...

Fatal Latrobe fire an accident

A house fire which claimed the life of a man on Tuesday night in Gilbert Street, Latrobe has been deemed an accident. The Tasmania Fire Service says while the exact reason for the fire remains open...

Alleged drug and gun offenders face court

People charged with drug trafficking offences after yesterday’s Tasmania Police raids have appeared in front of a Magistrate. 29-year-old Bridgewater man Ryan Edward Brown has pleaded not guilty in the Hobart Magistrates Court to trafficking in...

Child protection questions

Claims that a child who died in April, who'd caught the attention of worried medical staff and family members beforehand, have been raised in Tasmania's parliament. Labor leader Rebecca White's pressed the Human Services Minister Roger...

Gov lashed on homelessness

The Hodgman Government's bunkering down on homelessness, insisting new housing developments that won't be ready for some time are the solution. It's in the face of growing calls for temporary shelter in Hobart to alleviate the...

Development application lodged

The Mount Wellington cable car plans have been lodged with the Hobart City Council. The proponent's describing it as historic, becoming the first development application for the idea after more than a century of discussion. But Ted...

Not kitten around: new cat laws for Bruny

Kingborough Council has become the first Tasmanian council to pass a cat control by-law to help combat the growing number of wild and un-owned cats on Bruny Island, south of Hobart. The measures include compulsory de-sexing...

Drug, firearm raids

Police say dawn raids around Greater Hobart this morning are targeting ice, cannabis and firearms trafficking. Police armed with sledgehammers and the dog squad were seen at locations including an industrial premises on Albert Road at...

Fatal Latrobe fire

An investigation will get underway today into Tasmania's latest fatal domestic fire. Crews were called to a unit on Gilbert Street at Latrobe to find the structure completely engulfed around 9:40 last night.  Firefighters found a body...