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Police search for missing man

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John Thistleton 12:33 PM   ACT Policing ask for help to find missing man.

NSW police confiscate Harley Davidson motorbike at Yass

NSW have confiscated a motor bike at Yass.

John Thistleton 10:25 AM   Police confiscate rider's Harley Davidson at Yass.

Non-native 'weeds' picked to shade Barangaroo walkway

Divisive: An impression of the Barangaroo Central Waterfront Promenade with the disputed trees.

Anne Davies 12:00 AM   The western promenade at Barangaroo is to be planted with a non-Australian tree species that has been classified as a weed.

Deborra-lee Furness explores Turrell exhibition at National Gallery of Australia in Canberra

Deborra-lee Furness, wife of Australian actor Hugh Jackman, visited the James Turrell: A retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday evening.

Kimberley Granger 9:27 PM   Hugh Jackman is expected to fly in to Canberra for the announcement of Australian of the Year. Wife and adoption campaigner Deborra-lee Furness visited the James Turrell exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday.

How Sweet it is

Optimist: Dancer Charity (Verity Hunt-Ballard) belts out a tune in Sweet Charity.

Ron Cerabona 9:23 PM   The award-winning production of "Sweet Charity" is coming to Canberra. Here's a sneak preview.

Not geeks or nerds, Cancon gamers prefer 'history buffs'

Jay Lajtar, from Orange NSW, takes a closer look at the miniatures figures at Cancon 2015.

Kimberley Granger 11:30 PM   History buffs have gathered from across Australia and the world to attend Cancon, a miniature gaming convention in Canberra.

They're not going to the chapel but they're going to get married.

Jenny Seymour, left, and her wife Jeannette Walsh married at the British High Commission on September 26, 2014.

Georgina Connery 11:30 PM   Six same-sex couples have legally tied the knot in the past six months in Canberra.

Canberrans gather at Federation Mall for Australia Day Live

The Governor-General, pictured at the launch of the Discover the Anzacs website in October, will lead a tribute marking the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in Canberra on Sunday evening.

Ben Westcott 11:00 PM   On Australia Day, there will be a range of events across the day from the morning in Commonwealth Park, with kids rides and face-painting, through to a fireworks display at night on Lake Burley Griffin.

Technology makes cheating tougher for uni students

Arts-based degrees force you to broaden your mind, before the world around you tries to stitch it closed again.

Matthew Raggatt 11:30 PM   Universities have warned students against trying to slip another's work past them.

Severe thunderstorm warning cancelled for Canberra

Canberrans prepare for wet weather.

Kimberley Granger 4:41 PM   A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Canberra and the region.

Tiny tyke remembers the day her leg broke

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Matthew Raggatt 11:30 PM   Haylie Fleming wanted to see some Monster Trucks, but instead she ended up in the back of an ambulance. 

26-year-old caught speeding 80km/h over the limit

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Kimberley Granger 3:52 PM   A man has had his license suspended and number plates seized after he was allegedly caught driving 80km/h over the limit at Goulburn.

Armed robbery at Kambah Woolworths Liquor store

Police were called the scene of an armed robbery in Kambah.

Kimberley Granger 3:38 PM   A woman has been arrested by police after an armed robbery at Kambah Woolworths Liquor store on Saturday afternoon

Canberra's gun clubs are going off

Above target: Members of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, from left, Kym Chiaverini of NSW, Leanee Johnston of NSW, President of SSAA ACT David True, and Ashlea McCarthy of SA.

Ben Westcott 3:22 PM   New statistics show Canberra is becoming the calibre capital with more than 18,000 firearms in the territory.

Youth licence rates up 10pc from 2001

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Matthew Raggatt   Young Canberrans have argued for a better, more frequent public transport service and this seems to be borne out in the jump in the number of younger licence holders in the city. Matthew Raggat reports.

Pedestrian seeks compensation as cyclists move to sign up for membership insurance

Lud Kerec advocates mandatory public insurance and registration for the city's cyclists.

Matthew Raggatt 11:30 PM   A call for mandatory cyclist insurance is being made as the family of a six-year-old Canberra girl injured in a cycling accident goes to court to seek recompense from an uninsured rider.  

Drowning in a backyard pool in Canberra 'only a matter of time'

Ethan, 4, and Aislinn, 2, Hastings play in their temporary pool at home in south Canberra.

Kimberley Granger   Despite ACT having the lowest drowning rate in Australia, another drowning in a home pool is "only matter of time", experts say.

Details of ACT's 1026 suspected toxic sites are commercially sensitive

Figures from the Environmental Protection Authority have grown to more than 1000 potentially contaminated sites in ACT.

Mark Sawa 11:30 PM   The number of potentially contaminated sites in the ACT now exceeds 1000, according to latest figures from the Environment Protection Authority.

ACT cycling figures among the worst in the world says lobby group

Cycleing need promotion.

Ben Westcott 11:00 PM   A prominent Canberra cycling group has furiously condemned the ACT government's approach to cyclists in the city, saying Canberra's figures on this topic are among "the worst in the world".

Cconsumers launch boycott campaigns against big petrol

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Primrose Riordan   Canberra and south coast motorists are organising boycotts of chain brand petrol stations to protest what they say are "unfair" prices.

ACT budget's $770 million deficit biggest by far

ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr said the report omitted some major projects and that the ACT government's record $2.5 billion infrastructure investment in the 2014-15 ACT budget was driving construction in Canberra.

Kirsten Lawson   Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced a $770 million budget deficit this year, a shortfall deficit of a scale that vastly outweighs anything seen since self-government.

Complaints against parking inspectors double

Matthew Raggatt   Canberra drivers prefer to yell at parking inspectors rather than make a personal complaint, newly released figures show.

Missing Canberra man Michael McDonald found

Michael McDonald is missing.

A Canberra man reported missing on Friday has been found.

Taxi jobs drop to lowest levels in a decade

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Matthew Raggatt 11:30 PM   Cab rides drop as the industry feels the pinch.

Canberra's Asian Cup party ends on a high

Iraq fan Ali Haned before tonight's quarter final.

Lee Gaskin   Fans were chanting, the face-paint was everywhere to see and the drums were banging for at least a couple of hours before kick-off for Friday night's Asian Cup quarter-final between Iran and Iraq at Canberra Stadium.

CBD workers desperate for a park think outside the box

Canberra parking is always in high demand.

Ben Westcott 11:00 PM   Canberrans living in the CBD are renting out their car parks to earn a little bit of extra cash, while workers desperate for a park are glad for the relief.

Lightning-scarred tree signals more rain in Canberra

Unkindest cut: Peter Conway with the street tree outside his home on Elimatta St, in Braddon, after it was struck by lightning earlier this week.

Foliage across Canberra received an ample soaking this week, but one tree came out a little worse for wear.

Stanhope blasts Shorten over asylum seekers

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Ross Peake   Former Labor ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has launched an angry and emotional tirade on his party  for its treatment of asylum seekers.

Government ordered to retain one of three Dickson Towers, forcing rethink of plans for Northbourne Avenue

An artist's impression of the Dickson Towers redevelopment, turning it into a 160 unit development.

Kirsten Lawson   The government has been ordered to retain one of the three Dickson Towers buildings on Northbourne Avenue, a decision that has implications for plans to demolish the swathe of historic public housing buildings on the entranceway to the city.

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Ross River Virus cases up this summer

Alert: The mosquito population is booming after the 'perfect storm' of warn spring, wet start to summer.

Matthew Raggatt 11:30 PM   Cover up when outside, wear mosquito repellent and empty outdoor containers of water to avoid those Ross River mossie bites. Matthew Raggatt reports.