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Man pleads guilty to holding knife to 75-year-old woman's back

Man pleads guilty to holding knife to 75-year-old woman's back

David Clarke was agitated, paranoid and possibly suffering from a mental illness when he approached the woman outside the shops in Morisset Square in the Hunter.

  • by Sam Rigney

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'Dying declaration': man set alight identified his killer, court told
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'Dying declaration': man set alight identified his killer, court told

Screaming in pain by the side of the road, Wade Still was able to tell rescuers the name of the man who "poured petrol" on him, police allege.

  • by Sam Rigney
Man charged with murdering partner’s ex-boyfriend
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Man charged with murdering partner’s ex-boyfriend

Jordan Byrne died after allegedly being stabbed at North Bondi on Saturday night.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Second man charged over death of man found burnt in Lake Macquarie
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Second man charged over death of man found burnt in Lake Macquarie

Two men are before the courts after a man was found badly burnt by the side of the road in Lake Macquarie on Monday.

  • by Rachel Clun
Crime Stoppers Australia launch annual 'Rogue Radar'
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Crime Stoppers Australia launch annual 'Rogue Radar'

Crime Stoppers' Rogue Radar is targeting 10 men who have been on the run for a collective 60 years

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Facebook serial rapist jailed for 'despicable' sexual assault spree
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Facebook serial rapist jailed for 'despicable' sexual assault spree

Andrew James Benn will serve at least 30 years in jail for 33 offences, including 21 counts of rape, of 14 teenage girls and young women in the NSW Hunter.

  • by Sam Rigney
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James Estate Wines' ex-chief on 99 charges in $20m cheque fraud scheme
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James Estate Wines' ex-chief on 99 charges in $20m cheque fraud scheme

David Anthony James is facing 98 counts of attempted fraud and one count of fraud.

  • by Donna Page
Judicial review sought for mother convicted of killing her four babies
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Judicial review sought for mother convicted of killing her four babies

Kathleen Folbigg will watch her story on television from jail as lawyers urge the NSW Attorney-General to decide on a formal inquiry into her case.

  • by Joanne McCarthy
Woman charged with murder over death of elderly mother
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Woman charged with murder over death of elderly mother

Police were called after the death of the 92-year-old woman at an aged care facility in the Southern Highlands.

  • by Rachel Clun
'Sudden coughing sound' before collapse: Father-of-two dies after seeking pneumonia treatment
Inquest

'Sudden coughing sound' before collapse: Father-of-two dies after seeking pneumonia treatment

Philip Ibrahim was due to be discharged from the intensive care unit of a Sydney hospital following treatment for pneumonia when he suddenly deteriorated and died in 2014, an inquest has heard.

  • by Sarah McPhee
Timothy Whiteley, charged over murder of toddler, denied bail
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Timothy Whiteley, charged over murder of toddler, denied bail

The 26-year-old has been charged with murder, seven weeks after the suspicious death of a 20-month-old girl.

  • by Sage Swinton & Sam Rigney