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Eyre Highway Closed

The Eyre Highway closed yesterday due to a fuel tanker fire near Kimba. Emergency services responded to reports a fuel tanker that rolled and caught alight on the Eyre Highway yesterday morning, the tanker driver was not injured in the crash. The Eyre Highway remained blocked in both directions between Kimba and...

Jamestown Hay Shed Fire Update

CFS crews are still in attendance at a hay shed fire on RM Williams Way, Jamestown, in the Mid North of South Australia.CFS currently have fire trucks and bulk water carriers on scene, along with a water tanker and grader from Northern Areas Council. CFS resources will remain on site...

Woman arrested over death at Port Augusta

A woman has been arrested for murder following the death of a man at Port Augusta overnight. Just after 11.30pm on Wednesday 30 October, police and ambulance crews were called to Meally Street Port Augusta, following reports of a man with serious stab wounds. On arrival, a 35-year-old man was treated at...

Port Augusta Man Tests Positive to THC at School Pick Up

A 30-year-old man from Port Augusta tested positive for THC, during a state-wide road safety blitz targeting school zones. The man was picking up his child at the time of the drug test but was not alone in the offence, with multiple drivers caught with drugs and alcohol in their system...

CFS Are Calling the Community to Be Prepared for Bush Fires This Summer

Yesterday’s Hay Shed fire’s in Jamestown are a timely reminder that bushfire season is well and truly upon us in regional South Australia. It is speculated that the fires were caused by a spontaneous combustion due to proteins found in the hay, with 99% of spontaneous combustions caused by this. CFS Chief...

Teenagers Arrested Over Moonta Break In

Two teenagers have been arrested after a break-in at Moonta last week. Police will allege that bottles of alcohol were stolen from a hotel, after CCTV footage identified the suspects, Police arrested them on Friday morning near Kadina. A 17-year-old boy from the Northern Territory and a 15-year-old boy from Elizabeth South...

Port Pirie Regional Council is Australia’s First Community Power Network

Port Pirie Regional Council have been named Australia’s first Community Power Network. A series of information sessions will be held across Port Pirie and Crystal Brook with the intention to share the benefit of being a part of the successful Community Power Network. Bulk purchasing of Solar Panels and Battery Storage has...

CFS Update on Jamestown Hay Shed Fire

CFS are currently attending a hay shed fire on Wenhams Road, Jamestown, in the Mid North of South Australia. CFS currently have 6 fire trucks and a bulk water carrier on scene, along with a water tanker and grader from Northern Areas Council. CFS resources will remain on site for some...

CFS Wallaroo Fire Incident Update

CFS wishes to advise the public that smoke may be visible near Kadina on the Yorke Peninsula throughout today.A hay shed spontaneously ignited late yesterday, approximately 6 km north of Kadina. CFS crews are on site and will continue to extinguish the fire today by pulling the hay stack apart....

Mid North Author Fleur McDonald tackles Animal Activism

After growing up in Orroroo in South Australia’s Mid North, Author Fleur McDonald has loosely based her latest novel on her home town, with the intention to release two further books in 2020. Her book ‘Starting from Now’ tackles Animal Activism and farming accidents and will launch alongside cousin and fellow...

Port Pirie Woman Arrested

A Port Pirie woman has been charged for theft offences following the search of a home in Port Pirie yesterday. Police searched the Port Pirie West home, where they allegedly located a number of stolen credit cards, along with a stolen vehicle. A small amount of illicit drugs were also found. The...