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The Northern Territory news Thu 27 Oct 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Thu 27 Oct 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-10-27

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/235447

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/645787

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Thursday, October 27, 2011. NT NEWS. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:27-OGE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K m g 1 7 0 4 0 1 ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Warning on rain TERRITORY motorists are being urged to drive carefully in the rain after five minor accidents in the Top End in the past day. Senior Sergeant Louise Jorgensen said: We dont get much practice driving in wet weather during the dry season. She told drivers to: SLOW down; LEAVE plenty of room between vehicles; TURN on headlights; ENSURE brakes are working properly; ENSURE tyres have adequate tread; and TRY to brake gently. Death investigation Hunt for clues after body found By SARAH CRAWFORD POLICE are investigating the suspicious death of the brother of a former Katherine alderman. Ray Niceforo, 41, was found dead near Gorge Rd, outside of Katherine about 10.30am on Tuesday. His brother is Nino Niceforo, a former alderman who once owned Italian restaurant, the Diggers Den. The major crime division has travelled from Darwin to Katherine to investigate. Detective Superintendent Richard Bryson said police wanted to speak with anyone who had seen or spoken to Mr Niceforo between last Friday and Tuesday morning. We would also like to speak to anyone that observed any persons or vehicles at a small roadside clearing, about 12.5km past the Katherine Hospital, along Gorge Rd towards Katherine Gorge, during that same period, he said. Police also want to speak to anyone who heard or saw anything unusual near a unit complex at the corner of the Victoria Highway and Quinn St during the same period. Ray Niceforo was born in Katherine and was the youngest of five boys. His parents, Anna and Peter Niceforo, owned Sorentos cafe and a bakery in Katherine for many years. Mr Niceforo moved down south for business for a few years and then returned to Katherine. A crime scene still remains near Gorge Rd, between Katherine Hospital and the Katherine Gorge. One lane will remain closed until further notice. Motorists are asked to adhere to traffic directions. Police are appealing to anyone with any information about the death or anyone who may have observed any suspicious behaviour to call them on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Hatchet hearing delay TWO Darwin taxi drivers who allegedly attacked a neighbour with a tomahawk had their hearing adjourned yesterday so they could track down a witness. Abdul Qadir, 54, and Mohammad Nazam Qadir, 25, were charged with aggravated assault and going armed in public after the alleged attack in Karama, Darwin, in July last year. Duty lawyer Chrissy McConnel told magistrate Elizabeth Morris that the men would be selfrepresented at the hearing. Senior Crown prosecutor Mark Thomas said the DPP would not object to the adjournment because their principal witness was in Portugal. He said the case had history because there was animosity between the two parties involved. Ms Morris adjourned the matter until November 29. Let there be rock IF YOU like your music hard and heavy, you are going to enjoy a new rock radio station in Darwin. Classic Rock Digital on Monday started blasting the likes of AC/DC, Zep, Chisel and the Stones on internet and digital radio. The station is run by Grant Boadcasters, who air Mix 104.9 and Hot 100 from Peary St, Darwin, and set up a Cold Chisel station before the bands Darwin gig. classicrock.com said: Some of the greatest rock songs were never massive chart successes but they transcended generations. Simulated crash By SARAH CRAWFORD Firefighters take part in Exercise Hazmat Rhino, which simulated a plane crash at Darwin International Airport yesterday Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI THE chances of a pelican hitting a plane at Darwin Airport may be nil but they are now prepared for that scenario. A full-scale simulated disaster was carried out on a taxiway at Darwin Airport involving 12 dead and 37 injured people yesterday morning. The scenario was a pelican hits a Defence Force Super Hornet jet coming into land blowing out both engines. The pilot and crewmen eject midair into nearby marshlands. The now unmanned Super Hornet crashes on to the runway and breaks up. Pieces from the jet strike an Airbus A320 smashing into the fuselage and starting a fire. Emergency director Bob Calaby said the scenario was highly unlikely. He said bird strikes from kites and magpie geese were a risk. Darwin Airport staff regularly patrols the runway armed with shot guns and blank cartridges to scare away the flocks of birds. The guns produce a loud bang, puff of smoke and a flash. The fire on the passenger plane was represented by flares while the Airbus was a bus on the taxiway. Aviation Rescue Firefighting crews practised extinguishing a fully alight plane and providing first aid to the wounded. St Johns Ambulance and Defence Force paramedics attended. Break-in charges TWO men allegedly caused $500 damage by smashing a shop window in order to steal $100 worth of alcohol. Alice Springs Police have charged two men, aged 32 and 33, for the break-in at Red Ochre Grill in the Todd Mall about 4am on Tuesday. The pair have also been charged with criminal damage. People are urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if they witness any suspicious activity in Alice Springs.