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More than 40 caught with drugs at NSW event

Sunday  08:45,   16 december 2018

More than 40 people have been caught with illicit drugs at a music festival in NSW this weekend. null The individuals were found with drugs, including cannabis, MDMA, cocaine and LSD at the ‘Festival of the Sun’ in Port Macquarie. Officers from Mid... >>>

Drink spiking victim thought she was going to die, urges caution over festive season

Sunday  07:20,   16 december 2018

A Hobart mother of two says she was so terrified during a suspected drink spiking incident she thought she might die and asked her husband to tell her children she loved them. Mandy Marmion was in Salamanca Place, one of Hobart's popular nightspots, >>>

Dead perch found in far-western NSW river sparks concerns about water quality

Sunday  06:20,   16 december 2018

A property owner in Menindee says he is concerned for the welfare of his horses after finding hundreds of dead perch in a river that he has been using to pump water... >>>

Driver on the run after ramming police car, injuring officers

Sunday  05:55,   16 december 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward as they hunt the... >>>

'Devastating': Thousands of homes still without power after Sydney storm

Sunday  05:30,   16 december 2018

Emergency crews were working to restore power to 50,000 homes on Sunday after a wild storm lashed the... >>>

Croc spotted on road as ex-cyclone dumps heavy rain

Sunday  04:45,   16 december 2018

Cyclone Owen weakened as it passed near the Gulf of Carpentaria, and this morning was about 80km offshore near Cooktown. https://twitter.com/QldPolice/status/1074113470788816897 There is a moderate chance it will re-form into a tropical cyclone in... >>>

Police lay further charges over the death of Kym Taylor

Sunday  04:30,   16 december 2018

Three people have now been charged in connection with the alleged murder of Kym Taylor, whose body was found in Bedfordale last month. Ms Taylor’s remains were found by a member of the public in bushland off Canning Dam Road in Bedfordale on... >>>

Facebook post thanking truckie for guiding couple through north Queensland rain goes viral

Sunday  03:55,   16 december 2018

Emily Clarke wrote the message on Facebook after driving through what they say was "one of the most severe storms" in Proserpine. Her post thanking "Footie" the truck driver has since been shared more than 10,000... >>>

Labor unveils plan for 250,000 affordable rental homes

Sunday  03:45,   16 december 2018

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten claimed the move would save eligible families more than $90 a week in rent. "New homes for low income working families, for key workers like nurses, police, carers and teachers," he said. "And for the fastest-growing... >>>

Search and rescue in Northern Territory after three people fail to return from fishing trip

Sunday  03:45,   16 december 2018

A search-and-rescue effort is underway to locate three people who failed to return from a Northern Territory fishing trip on Friday afternoon. It was reported to police that the trio, including two men, had travelled to Leaders Creek with plans to... >>>

Anti-Adani protesters crash Labor conference

Sunday  03:31,   16 december 2018

Protesters have been carried off stage by security after interrupting Opposition leader Bill Shorten at the National Labor Conference in Adelaide. A man holding a flag opposing the Adani coal mine in Queensland approached the Labor leader as he took >>>

Two men killed as car crashes off Western Ring Road ramp into Altona North dam

Sunday  03:20,   16 december 2018

Police discover the bodies of two men inside a car after it crashes off the side of an elevated freeway ramp and lands in a dam in Melbourne's west. Police said the men were discovered inside the car when it was pulled from the water. The car veered >>>

David Hurley named as Australia's next governor-general

Sunday  01:55,   16 december 2018

Retired General David Hurley will replace current governor-general Peter Cosgrove when the latter's five-year term as the Queen's representative in Australia comes to an end in March next... >>>

A VERY shucking discovery! Diner at NYC's famed Grand Central Oyster Bar finds pea-sized pearl in his $14.75 lunch and it could be worth up to $4K

Sunday  01:30,   16 december 2018

Rick Antosh, 66, (inset bottom) of Edgewater, New Jersey bit into his pan roast (file photo left) at Grand Central Oyster Bar (inset top) in New York City on December 5 and found a pea-sized pearl (right) that could be worth between $2,000 and... >>>

NSW cops injured after breath test ramming

Sunday  00:20,   16 december 2018

A driver is on the run after failing to stop for a breath test, ramming a police car, injuring two police officers and crashing into a parked car in... >>>