No baby yet for flood mum

THE pregnant Mullumbimby woman who was trapped by floodwaters at her Upper Wilsons Creek home on Sunday had still not given birth at the time The Northern Star went to press last night.

A spokeswoman from North Coast Area Health Service confirmed the woman was in a stable condition and that she was ‘comfortable’.

The woman went into labour early on Sunday morning and SES workers were alerted.

She was eventually rescued with the help of the Mullumbimby Rural Fire Service’s 4WD truck.

It is believed the woman’s family wanted her in hospital as a ‘precaution’ because of uncertainty about the weather.

New commander

NSW Police Northern Region is gaining a wealth of experience with the appointment of the new commander, Assistant Commissioner Carlene York.

Ass Comm York, who began her new job yesterday, has just vacated the commander’s seat of the Forensic Services Group.

The new commander said she was looking forward to overseeing policing operations in one of the most beautiful and diverse regions of New South Wales.

Ass Comm York will be based in Newcastle.

Drink driver

MARK CHRISTOPHER HOLMES pleaded guilty at Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday to low-range drink driving.

The 33-year-old Tweed Heads man was fined a total of $376 and disqualified from driving for four months.

He was caught driving on Bay Street at 10pm, January 23, with a blood alcohol reading of .055 per cent.



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