This is the week that was on the Northern Rivers

12th August 2017 7:00 AM
Rhys Cooksey and his magic metre "crocodile" Rhys Cooksey and his magic metre "crocodile" Rhys Cooksey

HERE are our top stories for the week from last Saturday.

If you've missed out on anything, it is here for you to read.

Saturday

Now this is a tattoo

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/about-face-final-twist-kiwi-teens-devast8-tattoo-s/3209095/

Another Tales from the Grave story leaves us wondering what is the truth

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/was-he-shot-or-did-he-fall-lonely-death-a-mystery/3208708/

Sunday

This mum disciplined her son and then had him taken away.

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/mum-loses-custody-kids-because-how-she-handled-tan/3209231/

Peter FitzSimons, Chair of The Australian Republican Movement, making his case at The Southern Cross University Marquee  at The Byron Writers Festival.
Peter FitzSimons, Chair of The Australian Republican Movement, making his case at The Southern Cross University Marquee at The Byron Writers Festival. Sophie Moeller

There was plenty happening at the Byron Bay Writers Festival

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/byron-bay-writers-festival-peter-fitzsimons-case-f/3209259/#/0

Monday

Some lowlifes decided to threaten a couple of workers with a sword

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/pregnant-woman-bound-during-armed-robbery/3209468/

NSW Police have erected a crime scene on North St, Grafton following an alleged shooting incident.
NSW Police have erected a crime scene on North St, Grafton following an alleged shooting incident. Matthew Elkerton

The man who was shot by police was identified as a Grafton local

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/man-shot-by-police-identified-as-grafton-man/3209600/

Tuesday

SES and police emergency crews move through the centre of Lismore looking for people in need of evacuation.
SES and police emergency crews move through the centre of Lismore looking for people in need of evacuation. Marc Stapelberg

Hard to believe that people would be blaming the SES for anything but there was a backlash

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/ses-copping-the-blame-post-flood/3209842/

Wednesday

This dad copped more than he was expecting for some sneaky behaviour

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/casino-father-allegedly-used-social-media-to-groom/3210263/

This council was accused of putting national and state issues before local ones

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/grandstanding-political-agendas-out-of-control-at-/3210369/

Thursday

An alleged animal torturer was granted bail

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/alleged-animal-torturer-released-on-supreme-court-/3210864/

Not the crocodile we were expecting, but bloody good catch

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/crocodile-in-the-river-caught-snapped-and-released/3210422/