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Pericoe man-hunt ends with arrest in Bega and charge of attempted murder

A man will face court today charged over the alleged attempted murder of his housemate on the Far South Coast at the weekend. Just after 6pm on Saturday, emergency services attended a rural property at Pericoe near Eden after reports two men – aged 28 and 24 – were struck by...

Traffic affected south of Eden, truck rolled

A truck has rolled this morning near Nimbillica Road, on the Princes Highway south of Eden.  We hope the driver is ok. Traffic is affected in both directions. Go to LiveTraffic.com for updated information. 

Police say man missing near Pericoe no threat to public

Far South Coast police are searching for a 50-year-old man who they believe has injuries relating to an incident which has left a 28-year-old man in a Sydney hospital with serious injuries. It's alleged the man, Shane Russell Smith, drove a Landcruiser over the 28-year-old, who was on a motorbike, and...

Plane crash near Braidwood claims life of pilot

The pilot of a light aircraft has died this morning after crashing into a property near Braidwood.  A NSW Ambulance spokesperson says there was nothing that could be done to save the pilot.  It's believed the pilot was the only person on board the plane. Emergency crews from Braidwood and Queanbeyan were called...

Police say operation at Batemans Bay posed 'no threat' to public

Batemans Bay police are releasing no information about an operation in Bavarde Avenue, this morning, except to say it posed "no threat" to the public.  Batemans Bay residents in the area took to social media to voice their concern about the presence of police in forensic suits at a property in...

Narooma Preschool exceeds National Quality Standard

Narooma Pre-School is celebrating after receiving news it has exceeded the National Quality Standard. Image courtesy Narooma Pre-School.  A small Far South Coast pre-school is celebrating after receiving news it has exceeded the National Quality Standard.  “It’s absolutely huge,” said Narooma Preschool Director Kathie Phipps. “I was overwhelmed when we received our...

Right on cue Kalaru grass-fire reminds locals fire season is here

A grass-fire at Kalaru yesterday was contained, but alarmed many locals, and was a reminder that the fire season is here. Image courtesy of Steve Sass.  Yesterday afternoon's grass-fire at Kalaru, near Tathra, alarmed many. One local woman said on social media to say she dreaded what would happen when the...

Fire season starts tomorrow in Bega Valley and Eurobodalla

The official fire season will start tomorrow for the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley shires, eight weeks early than the usual 1st October official commencement. Anyone wanting to burn-off will require a permit and the NSW Rural Fire Service is urging residents to prepare for the fire season now. NSW RFS Superintendent John...