9AM: And that wraps up today's edition of Up and At It folks, join us from 7am tomorrow for your latest news update.
8.55am: A FORMER Australian Federal Police chief has backed a decision by Tamworth police not to arrest a local family for cannabis possession.
Oxley police commander Clint Pheeney on Friday said officers had “higher priorities” than raiding the home of Dan Haslam, a terminal cancer patient using marijuana to deal with the crushing nausea and loss of appetite associated with chemotherapy.
The carbon tax will be gone within days, but that promised $550 saving could be a mirage http://t.co/6USK7lGEph— smh.com.au (@smh) July 13, 2014
TAMWORTH motorcyclists touched by a mum’s fight for her baby who has a terminal illness have organised a fundraiser in August.
The riders, spearheaded by Troy Windle, are having a run and tattoo show on August 23.
8.20am: Police are warning people to stay within their limits on alpine tracks, as the search continues for two missing snowboarders in Victoria.
8.10am: Wow, did you catch this great pic from Glen Innes last week?
7:55am: A MAN has been charged over the hit-and-run death of former Tamworth veterinarian Martin Pearson.
Dr Pearson was riding in the Audax Queensland GT series cycling race when he was struck by a vehicle on the Inglewood Millmerran Rd near Inglewood on April 25.
7.45am: And Germany has won the 2014 World Cup after a thrilling match that went into extra time against Argentina. Germany won 1-0.
7.40am: And some disturbing news for mums.
Woman calls on baby formula brand to recall product after discovering a dead lizard rotting inside http://t.co/18RzJAbr9V— smh.com.au (@smh) July 13, 2014
7.30am: NEW England MP Barnaby Joyce has labelled high-profile animal rights organisation PETA an “extremist group” after it released footage allegedly shot by undercover operatives of the barbaric treatment of sheep at 19 shearing sheds in Australia.
POLICE officers have made a grim discovery after the body of a man missing from Inverell was found on Saturday.
Kyle Pullen was reported missing on Thursday after he left work at Bindaree Beef on Warialda Rd at about 3.30pm and did not arrive home and could not be contacted.
6.45am: We'll be bringing you as much information as we can from the state's New England and North West over the next couple of hours.
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The North West Slopes and Plains forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Becoming cloudy. Areas of fog and frost on the slopes in the morning. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 19.
The Northern Tablelands forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the south. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h before dawn then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 5 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 18.
1977 – Governor General Sir John Kerr resigns.
1995 – The Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag are proclaimed as official Flags of Australia.