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Launceston armed robbery

Tasmania Police is crediting information from the public for catching a teenager accused of armed robbery in Launceston. It is claimed the 17 year old boy used a knife to hold up the Newnham IGA Supermarket...

Bystander tackles alleged armed robber

An alleged armed robber has been tackled to the ground by a bystander while attempting to flee a supermarket in the northwest. At about 11.40 yesterday morning, Tasmania Police allege a 20-year-old man entered the Wivenhoe...

Tasmanian Academic Apologises For George Pell Article

A supporter of George Pell has apologised to abuse survivors for using a church publication to criticise the "wickedness" of those who accused the senior Catholic. David Daintree, who is the director of the Christopher Dawson...

Rare Virus Detected In Eastern Tasmania

Authorities have issued a health warning for the east coast of the state, after a rare mosquito-borne virus was detected. Barmah Forest Virus causes symptoms similar to that of Ross River Virus, including muscle and joint...

Ten days festival NW launch

Hundreds assembled on the beach at Devonport's Bluff early this morning for the launch of the Ten Days on The Island festival. The sunrise celebration was billed as music, dance, performance and poetry inspired by the...

Sydney trio extradited to Tasmania to face drug charges

Authorities believe they've cracked a Tasmanian ice importation ring after arresting three people in Sydney and one Tasmanian man.  Two men, aged 22 and 24, and a 25-year-old woman were remanded in custody after a brief...

Longer sentence for Zeehan burglar

A man who took part in a brutal home invasion at Zeehan in May last year has had nearly two years added to his existing prison sentence. Shaun Anthony Dennison, who's already behind bars for an...

Duck 'shortage' rubbished

There is a counterclaim today that duck numbers are fine and any suggestion otherwise is just anti-hunting propaganda. After Victoria scaled back its shooting season because the Game Management Authority found duck numbers are low there...

Ten Days On The Island's new structure

The new format of three consecutive weekends for Tasmania's major cultural showpiece Ten Days On The Island is about to get underway. The biennial festival begins in the North West, moves to the North the following...

Police hunt man wanted over fraudulent sale of electrical goods

Tasmania Police says it's investigating reports of a man claiming to be selling liquidated electrical goods that never arrive. Officers have received a number of reports from people across the state who say they were contacted...