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►WOLLONGONG: Police have charged a teen with dangerous driving following a crash at Windang that killed 18-year-old Jesse Brown. Investigators allege Jay Geoghegan and Mr Brown were street racing moments before Mr Brown's Holden Commodore slammed into the rear of a parked delivery truck, killing him instantly. Read more
►WOLLONGONG: A fire fighter has lost his home after a faulty air-conditioning unit caught fire on Friday evening. Read more
►MERIMBULA: The NSW government’s Princes Highway Corridor Strategy listed the 36-kilometre stretch of highway from Jervis Bay Road to Milton is the most deadly section. Read more
►SOUTH COAST: The controversial super trawler, Geelong Star, would be "held accountable" to a voluntary undertaking to avoid major game fishing tournaments, the Small Pelagic Fishery Industry Association said today. Read more
►SHELLHARBOUR: A series of rallies and rolling stoppages will be held at Shellharbour Hospital, and four other regional hospitals, as part of a fierce fight against privatisation. Read more
►WOLLONGONG: TV crews were seen filming for the next season of a cooking show in the Illawarra. Read more
►TASMANIA: A teen and a female toddler have died in a single-car crash in the state’s South on Thursday night.The crash occurred on the Tasman Highway at Sorrell, just after 9pm. Read more
►ARMIDALE: Local fire crews rushed to Beardy Street around 5.30am on Friday after reports of a fire at the Armidale Club. Read more
►BALLARAT: A 26-year-old man who went on a crime spree across Ballarat less than two months after being released from prison has been put back behind bars. Read more
►WAGGA: Overnight Riverina celebrity Nicole Heir has emerged from her fortnight-long stint on Married at First Sight as a single woman. Read more
►TALLANGATTA: A Tallangatta father has taken a stand against “over-the-top” uniform policies at his children’s school, starting an online campaign on behalf of students. Read more
►MANDURAH: Mandurah’s dodgy drivers will have to watch out when running red lights after Mandurah had its first two red-light speed cameras installed this week. Read more
►WARNAMBOOL: A body found at Wallacedale on Friday was believed to be that of a man swept away in floodwaters on Wednesday. Read more
►Australia's record-high five Indigenous MPs have vowed to work together across party lines, laying down a shared vision of a united Australia after a week coloured by division. Read more
►Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has acknowledged the need for compromise and negotiation if policies such as the same-sex marriage plebiscite are to make it through the Parliament. Read more
►Amir never had a birth certificate, or a passport, or anything else that provided proof of who he was until he was released from immigration detention and passed the test for a probationary driver's licence in an outer eastern suburb of Melbourne. Read more
► Australia could soon have its first female Defence Department boss, meaning women would dominate the senior reaches of the defence and foreign affairs portfolios as never before. Read more
SWEDEN: Sweden's court of appeal has upheld an arrest warrant for Julian Assange. It refused appeals by Assange to set aside a detention order, and to hold a hearing in which he can present his defence against accusations of rape. Read more
UK: From the 'not a lot of people know that' file: in May 1840 a Melburnian-to-be became the first person to try to assassinate Queen Victoria. Read more.
BALI: Bali police have confirmed a second woman has died after an explosion on an Australian-made ferry travelling between East Bali and the Gili islands on Thursday. Read more.
1630: The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
1787: The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia.
1908: The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes, killing Selfridge. He becomes the first airplane fatality.
1920: The National Football League is organized as the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio.
2011: Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City.
Megan Barker became an online sensation when she was surprised with a $10,000 cheque.
She was working in her shop, Aangela’s Florist, in Kogarah when she welcomed customer and radio host Jackie O from KIIS 1065.
Unbeknownst to Mrs Barker a friend had gotten in touch with the radio station to share her story after seeing her struggle with health issues while still running her business.
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