Illawarra

Bullies taunt Illawarra girl with Down syndrome: family campaigns for fence

Angela Thompson A single mum is raising money to build a protective fence around her Farmborough Heights home to deter neighbourhood vandals and bullies who taunt her 15-year-old daughter, who has Down syndrome.

Sydney father John Gasovski killed and dumped in Illawarra bushland

John Gasovski

Emma Partridge A Sydney father-of-four who was shot in the back of the head and dumped in bushland may have been killed by organised crime figures he had become involved with, police say.

Child sex charges: Roy 'Dootch' Kennedy steps down as chair of Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council

Kate McIlwain Roy "Dootch" Kennedy has stepped down as chairman of the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council, after child sex charges were brought against him.

Smoke over Illawarra, Sydney caused by backburning

Large amounts of smoke visible across Sydney and the Illawarra on Sunday is due to backburning, the NSW Rural Fire Service says.

Targeted shark captures rise over previous year

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Tim Barlass Three time more sharks were caught in beaches to the south of Sydney compared with the north, according to new figures revealing the number and location of sharks caught in NSW.

Marco Silvestri jailed for crash that killed unborn baby

Shannon Tonkin An Illawarra man has been jailed for eight years for causing a car crash that killed a woman's unborn baby.

Elderly to be forced out of Millers Point as cheap rent deal comes to an end

Eileen Enslow, 90, a resident of the Darling House aged care home in Millers Point.

Nicole Hasham Non-profit community groups are being forced to pay hundreds of dollars a week in rent, throwing their viability into doubt, as the NSW government abandons "peppercorn rent" agreements that have been...

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Hit by truck Corey Carlson, 9, faces his toughest battle

Corey Carlson, who is in a coma after being hit by a truck.

Bree Fuller He is the blond-haired, blue-eyed larrikin who usually spends his boundless energy tackling big kids on the footy field, hoping one day to follow in the footsteps of his famous cousin, Greg Inglis.

Sydney public transport: fewer complaints

Train

Jacob Saulwick Grumbling about public transport might be as much a feature of Sydney as the harbour. But according to government surveys, Sydney residents are doing it less.

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Woman dies after falling into the ocean while rock fishing in Shell Cove

Fishing

Melanie Kembrey A woman has died after falling into the ocean while rock fishing with her husband in the Illawarra region.

BlueScope Steel stack catches on fire at Port Kembla

The fire at the BlueScope steel cinter plant on Monday afternoon.

Glen Humphries An 80-metre stack at BlueScope caught fire on Monday night, sending heavy black clouds of smoke across Port Kembla.

Sydney weather: city battered by thunderstorm

The storm approaches Sydney's CBD.

Alexandra Back A brief but intense storm brought hail and thunder on Monday evening but worse conditions are expected on Tuesday.

Boy, 9, critical after 'terrible' truck crash

Ambulance

Stephanie Gardiner A boy is in a critical condition after being hit by a small truck while riding his bike south of Sydney, with the truck driver stopping briefly before driving away, police say.

Labor promises specialist domestic violence courts if elected

Kirsty Needham State Political Editor A specialist court for domestic violence and sexual assault cases would be established by a NSW Labor government, deputy opposition leader Linda Burney will announce on Sunday.

Emma Regan seeks biker who stayed with her after horrific crash

Emma Regan recovers after her motorbike crash.

Joshua Butler With a metal plate in her hip, her legs in traction and her wrist in a cast, Emma Regan feels thankful to have survived a horrific motorcycle crash last month.

Live: Labour Day long weekend traffic blog

Traffic jam in Sydney

Brittany Ruppert Keep track of the traffic as the NSW school holidays and Labour Day long weekend come to a close.

Top scientist considers legal action against Alan Jones over CSG remarks

Alan Jones

Nicole Hasham NSW Chief Scientist Mary O'Kane is considering legal action against radio broadcaster Alan Jones for suggesting the mining industry may have unduly influenced her landmark report into coal seam gas.

Grand final commuters warned of train delays

Rabbitohs supporter

Esther Han Now the exodus begins. About half of the 83,000 people who crammed into ANZ Stadium to watch the Rabbitohs reclaim premiership glory are expected to catch the train home.

Man stabbed with knife and garden pitch folk in Albion Park Rail

Melanie Kembrey A man is fighting for his life after being stabbed by a man armed with a knife and a garden pitch fork on a vacant block of land south of Wollongong.

Bizarre case of 'schnitzel fraud' as chef ordered to pay $70,000 damages

Schnitzel fraud: a chef has been ordered to pay $70,000 in damages.

Emma Spillett North Wollongong Hotel’s former head chef has been ordered to pay $70,000 in damages to the popular pub over thousands of missing chicken schnitzels.