Two people died following a light plane crash south-west of Bathurst on November 4.
Emergency services were called to a property in Carcoar at about 7.45pm after receiving reports of a light plane crash.
The plane had taken off from Orange Regional Airport earlier that afternoon with two people on board.
Both people on board the plane, one man and one woman, died at the scene.
Officers from Chifley Police District guarded the site overnight, with investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau arriving the following day.
They were expected to examine the scene for several days to gather information for their reports on the incident.
Inmate assaulted and airlifted from jail
A 31-YEAR-OLD inmate at Bathurst Correctional Centre had to be airlifted to Sydney after being assaulted at the jail on November 8.
The Toll helicopter landed on an oval near the jail to transport the man to specialist treatment.
A spokeswoman for NSW Corrective Services said the man had been flown to Westmead Hospital.
She said the inmate, who was housed in B Wing of the jail, attended the officers' station around 1pm with facial injuries.
He was taken to the jail clinic for assessment but his condition rapidly deteriorated and ambulance officers were called.
The man was treated at the scene by paramedics and transported by road ambulance to a nearby oval where the Toll helicopter was on standby to fly the man to Sydney.
Detectives as well as forensic services officers were called to the jail to commence investigations.
Young man killed in crash near Oberon
A 29-year-old man was killed in a horror road crash near Oberon late on the evening on November 16.
Chifley Police District duty officer Inspector Glenn Cogdell said emergency services were called to the scene on Abercrombie Road at the intersection with Sloggetts Road just after 7.15pm.
He said the driver, a 29-year-old male, was driving towards Oberon when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a gum tree.
As a result of the crash, the car caught on fire.
Inspector Cogdell said witnesses came across the scene but weren't able to get to the driver because of the heat from the flames. The car was engulfed by the blaze.
He said Oberon SES and other emergency services assisted police at the scene.
Winning Lotto ticket sold in Trinity Heights
A BATHURST lottery player won the jackpot prize of $1.5 million in the November 16 Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.
The ticket was unregistered, so officials from The Lott had no way of contacting the winner to break the news and had to wait for them to come forward to claim their prize.
The life-changing entry was purchased at Trinity News & Gifts at the Trinity Heights Shopping Centre and owner Sharon Bryon said she couldn't believe one of their customers was suddenly $1.5 million richer.
"I had tears in my eyes just now when I read we'd sold the winning ticket," she said.
"I am so excited for whoever our winner may be. I can't believe it!
"I'm sure the word will spread very quickly in the community and we will have plenty of people checking their tickets!"
Extensive damage after house fire
A SCOTFORD Place home was extensively damaged after a fire, which began in the bedroom and then ripped through half the property.
Station Officer with Fire and Rescue NSW, Chris Sanders, said the Triple-0 call was received at around 8.15am on November 16.
He said upon arrival fire crews found the left hand side of the house was totally engulfed by the fire.
Fire crews donned breathing apparatus, and entered the property with the hose through the front door.
"We had six fire fighters fighting the blaze, going in two at a time, with back up crews outside," he said.
In all, 20 fire personal were on the ground, along with police and ambulance.
Officer Sanders said the female owner, who self evacuated after the smoke detectors went off, was treated at the scene by paramedics.
"Half the house is completely destroyed, the other half suffered smoke and fire damage," he said.
While the house was damaged, no one was hurt.
Officer Sanders said the fire was an accidental electrical fire.
He said his crews did a great job in stopping the fire from spreading to the rest of the house.
"When we arrived the severity of the fire was right up there, but they had it under control in 20 minutes. The fire was extinguished in one hour," he said.
ALSO MAKING NEWS IN NOVEMBER:
- It was reported that COVID-19 wasn't slowing the Bathurst property market, with 588 properties sold between January and the end of October, compared to 556 over the same period in 2019.
- Councillor Warren Aubin said he was "doubtful" he will see Mount Panorama's second circuit built in his lifetime.
- Renzaglia Wines' 2018 Bella Luna Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend was awarded a 2020 NSW Wine Industry Association gold medal in Class 27, competing with 54 other entries.