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The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Apr 2022



The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Apr 2022

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

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Saturday April 16 2022 NEWS 11 V2 - NTNE01Z01MA Murder charges after alleged stabbing NT Police have charged a man with murder after the death of another man earlier this month. A 54-year-old man was allegedly assaulted with a blunt weapon near his Smith St home. Emergency services were called after a witness ran into a nearby business to call for help. He was taken to the Royal Darwin Hospital but died late this week. A man, 51, was arrested on Thursday and charged with murder. He is expected to face court on April 19. Detective acting senior sergeant Michael Budge alleged it was a horrendous act of domestic violence. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, please reach out for help, he said. You can contact police at any time on 131 444 or in an emergency call 000. IT was a rescue in all the traditional senses of the word brave, caring and selfless but it was also a tad non-traditional, it must be said. It was non-traditional in a sort of Territory style, because it relied heavily on a large croc and a thong, both of the blow-up variety. Two men bravely plunged into a weed-infested lake in Palmerston with the Territory-typical pool toys to save an exhausted pooch that was on the brink of drowning. Long-haired border collie Jaxon was spooked by a storm, causing him to flee his Gunn home. Durack resident Laura Julian spotted the petrified dog struggling in the lake from her kitchen window. My husband ran in but it was deep and the weeds were too thick for him to actually get into the middle, Ms Julian said. People watching on saw and came and helped we went back to our house and grabbed the blow-up croc and thong and Chris (husband) and Daniel (bystander) went into the lake and got the dog. Ms Julian said it was only a matter of time before Jaxon would have drowned. Luckily they got him in time, she said. Once Jaxon reached solid ground, the family rang the number on his collar. Jaxons owner and Gunn local, Leya Cowley said he had a history of being spooked by storms and escaping. I was surprised when they called because that meant he broke out of our house, Ms Cowley said. It looks like he busted the glass sliding door open I would have thought being locked inside the house he would be safe but obviously not. The incident has raised concerns among locals, questioning if a dog could almost drown in the lake then a kid most certainly could. City of Palmerston chief executive Luccio Cercarelli said an extensive Lakes Management Plan had been implemented which included management of the weed salvinia. Managing the ecology of these lakes with such an invasive weed is tremendously difficult but the council is committed to reducing the spread through its intensive management program, Mr Cercarelli said. He said the council was currently operating its weed harvester and had purchased a second machine which will help speed up the process. Council is relieved the dog was uninjured and will continue to work with the community to ensure everyone remains safe around our lakes, he said. Ms Cowley said she did not realise the gravity of the situation until she saw the video of the rescue. Then it really sunk in what they had done for him (Jaxon), she said. Thank you youre absolute legends; if it wasnt for you he would be dead. Hero dads Daniel Jipp and Chris Julian rescued Jaxon the border collie from a weed-infested lake (insets) with a blow-up croc and thong. Main picture: Glenn Campbell FLOSS ADAMS Heroes use blow-up toys to rescue drowning pooch Croc and awe(some) Caravans destroyed in rural area blaze TWO caravans have been destroyed after a structure fire at Girraween on Thursday evening. Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service fireys from the Humpty Doo and Palmerston fire stations attended the scene at a property on Dudley Court after it was reported to triple-0 about 5.50pm. They arrived about 13 minutes later and found the two caravans ablaze. Crews extinguished the blaze, while St John NT helped a resident who had received se rious burns in the fire. They were taken to hospital for further treatment. Both caravans were de stroyed in the fire. A fire investigator has at tended the scene and investigations into the cause of the fire are underway. BETHANY GRIFFITHS DARWIN FAMILY DAY CARE Darwin Palmerston Rural | 8920 0600 |info@tccg.org.au MURRAYA CHILDRENS CENTRE Leanyer | 8927 1080|murraya@tccg.org.au BEES CREEK OSHC AND VACATION CARE Bees Creek | 8983 3290 |beescreek.oshc@tccg.org.au MANILTOA CHILDRENS CENTRE Coolalinga | 8900 9365 | maniltoa@tccg.org.au Family Day Care Educators are small business owners and child care professionals who work in their own homes to provide a high quality caring, safe and educaonal environment for children to play, learn and develop. To discuss the qualificaon requirements, suitability checks and applicaon process contact hr@tccg.org.au or phone our head office on 8920 0600. Recruiting for Darwin Family Day Care Home based educators

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