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Pedestrian killed

A 26-year-old man from the Huon Valley has died after being struck by a car while walking in the state's south early this morning. Around 1.25am emergency services responded to a report of a man being...

Billy's murderers jailed for 26 years

Last year's murder of Billy Ray Waters in Northern Tasmania has seen two teenagers sentenced to 26 years each in prison. 18-year-old William Adair Rothwell and 17-year-old Jacob Michael Brennan pleaded guilty to bashing, stabbing and shooting...

NBL team confirmed

After a 24-year hiatus from the National Basketball League, Tasmania will finally be returning. At a special Glenorchy City Council meeting this afternoon, aldermen unanimously voted to sell the Derwent Entertainment Centre to the state government...

Police hunt taxi armed robbers

Police suspect knives were used to threaten and rob a taxi driver in the state's north late last night. The taxi was flagged down by two men on South Esk Road in Trevallyn at about 11.40pm. It's...

Deer season starting

The first part of Tasmania's deer hunting season is opening. From Saturday 29th February to the 5th of April, bucks, that is adult males, can be taken. The second component is for antlerless deer, does, running between...

Tassie's new Spirit fleet

The contract for the replacement Spirit of Tasmania ferries with financially-troubled German company FSG (Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft) has been mutually cancelled. TT Line has reached a Memorandum of Understanding with Finnish ship builder, Rauma Marine Constructions...

Protest prohibition withdrawn

A pro-forestry campaigner is furious at Worksafe Tasmania's decision to withdraw its ban on Bob Brown Foundation protests in working forests, after a Hobart Magistrate described them as "unjustifiably wide". Pro logging advocate Kelly Wilton described...

West Coast bike trail

West coasters have six weeks to comment on new designs for a 35-kilometre network of mountain bike trails slated for Queenstown's Mount Owen, after the West Coast Council launched the design this morning. It's hoped construction...

Autumn's Tasmanian forecast

Australia's soon-to-end summer is shaping up to be one of the three hottest on record according to a weather Bureau climate summary, and the heat is expected to linger. With the Bureau anticipating a warmer...

Brighton grooming accusation

A 44 year old Brighton man has been charged with child exploitation after Tasmania Police executed a search warrant at a Brighton property today (Wednesday). The Tasmanian Joint Anti Child exploitation Team (JACET) arrested the man...