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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Right to die

James Regan, Myocum Jeff Dawson’s article ‘Celebrating a life and dignified death’ (10 February) highlights the systemic bias that exists...

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

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Man charged over alleged sexual assault of young girl – Lismore

A man has been charged over the alleged sexual assault of a young girl at Lismore yesterday.

Investigation underway into assault at skate park near Lismore 

Police are investigating an assault at a skate park in the state’s north at the weekend.

Man charged with intimidating 10-year-old girl

A man has been charged following investigations into an alleged child approach incident in Lismore last month.

Lismore hospital employee attacked with syringe

A woman has been charged after allegedly assaulting an employee at Lismore Base Hospital on Saturday (November 10).

Man charged over Lismore stabbing

A man has been charged following an altercation in a property at Girards Hill on Tuesday, which allegedly resulted in a 22-year-old man being stabbed to his upper torso and hand.

Woman injured in Eltham hit and run, man charged

A 45-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after a hit and run at Eltham this morning.

Armed robbery at Lismore Workers Club

The manager of Lismore Workers Club was tied up and forced to open a safe and hand over his car keys to an armed robber who forced his way into the club last night.

Woman charged with stealing firefighting equipment

It seems inconceivable that in the middle of a bushfire emergency someone would break into a fire truck and steal valuable firefighting equipment. But that’s exactly what happened yesterday in Lismore.

Driver reaches 100km/h on wrong side of road in school zone

Police have arrested an unlicensed driver from Queensland, who they allege reached speeds of more 100km/h in Lismore yesterday and drove through a school zone on the wrong side of the road.

G’bah man charged with raping teenage girl in Lismore

Police allege a 35-year-old Goonellabah man supplied a 16-year-old girl with methylamphetamine before sexually assaulting her at a Lismore property on Wednesday.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.