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Jail for lorry driver who caused Cookstown GAA man’s death

A 51-year-old Lithuanian lorry driver who caused the death of Cookstown man Sean McElwee in a head-on crash two years ago was today (Friday) sentenced to a total of 18 months, and banned from driving for ten years.

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Police stop a van selling goods in Coalisland

Licence needed for door-to-door peddling warn police

Selling items door-to-door without a Pedlars Certificate is an offence according to police who came across goods being sold from a van in Coalisland.
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Moortown man convicted of £21k benefit fraud

A 60-year-old Moortown man has been convicted of claiming over £21,000 in benefits that he was not entitled to.
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Tyrone car trader sold clocked cars with fake service histories

An Co Tyrone motor trader has been fined £500 at Omagh Magistrates Court and ordered to pay two customers compensation totalling £2,540 after selling them clocked cars with false service histories.
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Tyrone electrician picks up driving ban

Tyrone electrician picks up driving ban

An electrician has lost his licence for six months at Magherafelt Magistrates Court for being in charge while having consumed excess alcohol.

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Suspected Class A and Class B drugs seized in Cookstown

Two arrested in Cookstown following drugs seizure

Two people have been arrested in Cookstown following a search operation that led to the discovery of suspected Class A and Class B drugs yesterday.

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Police appeal after vets has door damaged

Police in Fivemiletown are appealing for witnesses after damage was caused to the front door of the Three Valleys Veterinary Ltd on Main Street.

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Damien McLaughlin denies the charges against him

Court will wait to see if David Black terror accused turns up

An application to hold a Diplock non-jury murder trial in the absence of a defendant – the first of its kind in Northern Ireland’s legal history – was adjourned today for being “premature”.

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Police and paramedics help drunk teen in Cookstown

Despite ‘increasing teen drinking problems’ funding cuts end vital outreach work on issue

Whilst police continually find themselves dealing with drinking teens, a Mid Ulster charity that could help deal with the issue, can’t - because of funding constraints.

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Lord Morrow is questioning whether McLaughlin has absconded or 'been disappeared'

Lord Morrow questions whether 'absconding Ardboe terror suspect' has 'been disappeared'

The number of remaining questions around the 'disappearance' of a man due to stand trial in relation to the murder of prison officer David Black, has been slated by the DUP's Lord Morrow.

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Car, TV and money stolen from Dungannon home

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car, TV and sum of money were reported stolen from residential premises on the Tullyaran Road, Dungannon.

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Bank notes alert

Fake £50 notes circulating in Mid Ulster

Police in Mid Ulster have warned shop owners and employees to be vigilant as fake £50 notes are currently in circulation.

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Cookstown police seize alcohol from youngsters

Cookstown police seize alcohol from youngsters

Police are warning parents in Cookstown to keep an eye out for their children and know where they are at all times.

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Cookstown man claimed benefits while living abroad

A Cookstown man has been handed a suspended prison sentence after claiming benefits of almost £3.5k whilst living abroad.

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Detention order for stealing T-shirt

Detention order for stealing T-shirt

A Cookstown teenager has been sent to a youth detention centre for two months after stealing a T-shirt worth £29.99.

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Court

Tyrone car breaker fined £15k on third waste offence conviction

A 51-year-old car breaker from south Tyrone has been £15,000 at Dungannon Crown Court for storing hundreds of vehicles on a site without a waste management licence.

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Police

Police to probe ‘all allegations’ around ‘unauthorised’ Union flag pole in Magherafelt

The PSNI is investigating whether to bring criminal charges against those who erected an ‘unauthorised’ Union flag pole in Magherafelt.

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Trading Standards have issued advice after some consumers fell foul of an online scam.

Man conned out of £2,200 in online concert ticket scam

Trading Standards Service has urged potential ticket purchasers to exercise extreme caution when using online ticket booking services for concert and sporting events.

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An international arrest warrant has been issued for McLaughlin

Broken buzzer thwarted bail checks on missing Ardboe terror suspect

Some details have finally emerged about how police lost track of a bailed Ardboe man facing terror offences, after an international arrest warrant was issued.

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Vandals continually defacing sign at Tullaghoge

Anti-Irish vandals target Tullaghoge Fort sign four times

Vandals with something against the Irish language have targeted the sign at Tullaghoge Fort four times since the revamped tourist site was re-opened in summer.

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