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Fruit thief armed

Wednesday, 11th July, 2012

A Warren Street resident had a knife pulled on him after confronting a man for stealing his mandarins.

Police said the resident confronted a male in his twenties for stealing mandarins from his rear yard on Monday evening.

The resident followed the man along Warren Street, before being threatened with the knife, police said.

Best July drop since ‘96

Wednesday, 11th July, 2012

Roads to Tibooburra, Mutawintji and Packsaddle were all closed after a heavy soaking this week. Roads to Tibooburra, Mutawintji and Packsaddle were all closed after a heavy soaking this week.

Broken Hill turned into a rain-soaked oasis after it recorded its largest July downpour in 16 years this week.

Heavy rains drenched the city and closed roads across the region.

Rain gauges measured 29mm had fallen between Monday and Tuesday mornings.

As of yesterday, roads to Tibooburra, Mutawintji and Packsaddle were all closed due to heavy rain.

Vandalism on the decrease: police

Tuesday, 10th July, 2012

Cases of malicious damage and vandalism are dropping, according to police.

The claim comes after a string of attacks to property over the weekend.

School-aged youths were apparently responsible for hurling bricks at shopfronts and scrawling graffiti on private property.

Machinery left stationary at the BH hospital was also defaced, causing $2000 damage, a ute was damaged and Willyama High also had two windows broken, causing $750 damage.

Well travelled Bug on the fundraising trail

Tuesday, 10th July, 2012

Organiser Norman Elias and co-driver Mario Nearchou with the 1965 VW Beetle. Organiser Norman Elias and co-driver Mario Nearchou with the 1965 VW Beetle.

Broken Hill was invaded by a Bug this week - the four wheeled variety.

The 1965 VW Beetle and its occupants are part way through The Bug Off Cancer! Drive to raise money for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

The drive, which begins and ends in Sydney, travels through three state and one territory.

Service takes off

Tuesday, 10th July, 2012

State Manager for Rex in SA, Victoria and Tasmania, Sandi Watkins and Mayor Wincen Cuy. State Manager for Rex in SA, Victoria and Tasmania, Sandi Watkins and Mayor Wincen Cuy.

The first flight linking Broken Hill to close neighbour Mildura took off from the city yesterday morning, amid calls for local residents to patronise the new service.

Regional Express (Rex) State Manager for SA, Victoria and Tasmania, Sandi Watkins, who was in the city to see off the inaugural flight, said people had asked for the link.

“We have done anecdotal research to determine if the flights would be well patronise,” Ms Watkins told reporters.

“The work done (was) to see if there is business between Mildura and Broken Hill and vice versa. We researched as much as we can.”

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