What you may have missed

The Tribune is now part of the 24-hour news cycle which means that while we don’t work 24/7 we do our best to keep up-to-date with everything that’s happening in our region, whenever it happens. With our website, Facebook page and Twitter account, we can let readers know news as it happens, between print editions.

If you haven’t visited our website in recent weeks, here are some of the stories you may have missed.

Michaela has the X Factor

Mt Carmel student Michaela Swadling travelled to Albury recently to audition for the top-rating talent program.

The 15-year-old made it through the initial round and now faces an anxious wait until April next year to find out if she is through to the next round.

Accident in Jugiong

A truck slammed into the back of a car and trailer on the Hume Highway near Jugiong Wednesday night, trapping the truck driver and injuring a man and woman.

The man and woman were changing a tyre on the side of the road when the truck veered off the road and hit the trailer.

The truck crashed onto its side and the driver was trapped for three hours before being airlifted to Canberra Hospital.

The man from the car had a broken leg and his wife was taken to Yass District Hospital with chest and ankle injuries.

 Boorowa death update

NSW Police are no closer to finding out why a Boorowa man was killed in his home early last month.

Detectives renewed their appeal into the suspicious death of Barry Lowe, 66.

The victim was found on the kitchen floor of his home in Boorowa by a family member on Wednesday November 7.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

 Murrumbateman fire

After the spate of fires on Wednesday December 5, it was no surprise to see another plume of smoke rising over Murrumbateman about 4pm on Saturday December 8.

The fire, started by a ride-on lawnmower, burnt out a paddock in the area south of Murrumbateman known as the Jiparu Estate.

The fire was attended by about a dozen fire trucks, including from Yass River and Murrumbateman. Although at one point it looked like the fire might get away, the crews soon contained it.

Local residents are advised not to operate machinery, including lawnmowers, on hot, windy days.

The Tribune also has a collection of photo galleries online, including shots from the Yass Open golf day, school formals, fires around the area and much more.

The Tribune team will take a break over Christmas, with no editions published between Friday December 21 and Friday January 4. But if important news breaks over that period we will do our best to get updates to readers via our website.

YASS HAS TALENT: Michaela Swadling's trip to Albury paid off, when she made it through the first round of X-Factor auditions. Photo: Border Mail.

YASS HAS TALENT: Michaela Swadling's trip to Albury paid off, when she made it through the first round of X-Factor auditions. Photo: Border Mail.


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