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    APPLE PROFITS UP

    Two new iPHONES have helped APPLE's bottom line.

    Profits have jumped 13% in the past quarter.

    The company selling more than 39 million phones in three months.




    GRESTE GETS AN APPEAL DATE

    Jailed Aussie journalist PETER GRESTE has a date for his appeal in EGYPT.

    He'll be back in a CAIRO Court on JANUARY 1


    GRESTE and two AL-JAZEERA colleagues have been convicted of terrorism-related charges.

    GUNMAN STORMS CANADIAN PARLIAMENT


    UPDATE: The shooting death of a soldier in the Canadian Capital has the hallmarks of a terror attack according to AUSTRALIA's Foreign Minister.


    The National Security Committee will meet
    today





    The Canadian Capital is in lockdown this morning


    A gunman opened fire killing a soldier at the NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL in OTTAWA...and then stormed PARLIAMENT

    The shooter was killed by security guards as the CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER and MPs barricaded themselves inside rooms.

    It's believed up to 3 other gunmen may be involved.

    It comes just hours after CANADA lifted its terror threat level from 'low' to 'medium'. 


    People running from a gunman in Canada's Parliament





    $200,000 HOUSE FIRE


    A house at
    WEST CROYDON has suffered major heat and smoke damage.





    Fire sparked at the AMY STREET property around 8.30 last night.

    The cause of the $200,000 dollar blaze is under investigation.

    SUPPORT FOR SUBS IN SA

    Plenty of SOUTH AUSSIES want the next generation of submarines built locally.

    A new survey has support for the industry - which is facing an uncertain future - at 84 per cent.

    But many fear the contract will head overseas under the ABBOTT GOVERNMENT.







    ADELAIDE AIRPORT: 30 YEAR VISION


    Artist impression of Adelaide Airport in 2044


    ADELAIDE AIRPORT is being upsized.


    More airbridges, retail space, lounges and parking is the centrepiece of a new 30-year vision.

    An onsite hotel and office buildings are also part of the multi-billion dollar plan.

    Operators hope to deliver the first stage of the upgrade within five years.

    ADELAIDE'S SPECTACULAR LIGHT SHOW


    Pic by  @NathanJGodwin

    We had a spectacular light show last night...but it came at a cost.

    A few of those lightning strikes hit transformers sparking blackouts.

    More than 13,000 homes were affected. Some suburbs down south are still in the dark

    70,000 lightning strikes have been recorded


    FACEBOOK GETS THE THUMBS UP

    FACEBOOK is more popular than ever.

    New stats show the social network now has 1.35 billion active users per month.


    And the latest quarterly results have revenue exceeding $3 billion over the past three months.

    MELBOURNE CUP AT MORPHETTVILLE


    UPDATE
    : CAVALRYMAN
    has been scratched. The field for today's Cup is now 22.



    MORPHETTVILLE
    will be overflowing with punters today.


    Up to 14,000 are expected trackside this MELBOURNE CUP day.

    There'll be NINE local races and all the action from FLEMINGTON on the big screen.


    Gates open at 9am.

    The day will wrap up with an after race concert at 6.30pm featuring Guy Sebast


    INTERNATIONAL CRICKET RETURNS


    ADELAIDE OVAL hosts international cricket tonight.



    AUSTRALIA and SOUTH AFRICA will do battle in the T-20 series.

    AARON FINCH will lead the home side.

    Gates open at 1.45.

    The match starts at 7.05 PM.


    BUSINESS BREAK IN

    POLICE converged on HOLDEN HILL this morning after a business break in.

    A 35 year old man was caught on JACOBSEN CRESCENT around 4 am.

    He'll front Court charged with serious criminal trespass.

    ANOTHER DROWNING IN SA

    There's been another tragedy in SOUTH AUSTRALIAN waters - the third in a fortnight.

    A man in his 40s drowned at GOOLWA yesterday afternoon.

    Last month two men died in accidents at GLENELG and near PORT LINCOLN.


    SAPOL HEAD TO G20






    SA POLICE are giving their QUEENSLAND counterparts a helping hand.

    100 Officers will fly to BRISBANE today ahead of next week's G-20.

    They're the first of 178 local members which'll join OPERATION SOUTHERN CROSS.

    BALI IS OUR TOP TRAVEL DESTINATION



    Aussies love travelling.

    BALI remains our number one destination according to new stats.

    That's followed by the US, NEW ZEALAND, UK and THAILAND.

    During September 30,000 people flew out every day...while we welcomed 17,000 visitors.

    P-PLATERS BUSTED



    It's taking p-platers a while to get their head around those new laws.

    More than 100 P ONES have been busted breaking the midnight curfew or carrying too many passengers since the rules changed three months ago.

    Breaches put drivers within one demerit point of losing their licence.

    LASER POINTED AT POLICE CHOPPER



    A 10 year old has been busted pointing a laser at a POLICE helicopter.

    It happened last month in the metro area.

    The boy was tracked to an address at HOVE and cautioned.

    Targeting aircraft can carry a jail sentence.

    CHRISTMAS CASH SPLASH



    Tis the season to spend money.

    CHRISTMAS will cost the average Aussie more than $1000 in 2014 - that includes presents, holidays, entertainment and food and drink.

    New stats show the average SOUTH AUSTRALIAN will part with just over $400 on gifts.

    TAXI DRIVER ROBBED

    A taxi driver has been robbed at knifepoint.

    It happened on EDWARD STREET at PARALOWIE just before 2.30 this morning.

    The cabbie wasn't injured...the offender got away with cash.

    He's described as caucasian and wearing a blue hooded top. 

    POWER BILL PRICE HIKE

    Another hit to the household budget.

    SA POWER NETWORKS wants to slug customers more to cover the cost of blackouts and ongoing maintenance.

    The amount is set to increase from $4 to $45 million over the next five years.




    ARSON ATTACKS CONTINUE

    A person has been treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire at ELIZABETH NORTH.

    The blaze caused $100,000 damage.

    It was one of three suspicious fires in the early hours of this morning.

    Two cars were also set alight in the NORTHERN suburbs.

    SCHOOLIES IN SA



    VICTOR HARBOR will host up to 7,000 schoolies this weekend.

    They're celebrating the end of Year 12.




    SCHOOLIES REPORT CARD



    The report card is in for this year's schoolies.

    26 arrests were made at VICTOR HARBOR over the THREE day festival...FIVE of those last night.

    127 infringement notices were issued across the weekend.

    And an alleged sexual assault on SATURDAY night is still being investigated.



    HIGH SPEED POLICE CHASE

    A car has been seized after a high speed POLICE chase in the Northern suburbs.

    It started just before 2am when a HONDA CIVIC failed to stop for patrols at ELIZABETH PARK.

    The pursuit was called off for safety reasons...but the vehicle was later found parked in a carport at DAVOREN PARK.

    FREEWAY CAMERAS RAKE IN CASH

    Two new cameras on the FREEWAY are making the STATE GOVERNMENT millions.

    They've snapped more than 13,000 cars in seven months.

    That works out to almost $6,000,000 in fines....well above the estimated revenue.




    The cameras are installed at the CRAFERS interchange and MOUNT OSMOND.

    FACTORY FIRE

    A fire at a mattress recycling factory at HACKHAM is still putting out plenty of smoke.

    Residents in nearby suburbs are being told to close all doors and windows and be extra careful behind the wheel.

    The blaze on CHAPMAN ROAD broke out before daybreak.

    It's now been contained...damage is extensive.
     

    HOLDEN MILESTONE







    A milestone for
    HOLDEN at
    ELIZABETH.


    The 100,000th CRUZE has come off the local production line.

    It's the only small car built in AUSTRALIA.

    NEW SA POLICE CARS




    SA is getting high visibility patrol cars.

    They've been unveiled this morning at the NETLEY Police Station.

    We'll see 30 on our roads in the next 18 months.

    MORPHETT VALE BREAK IN

    Two guys have been busted helping themselves to a starter motor at a wreckers down south.

    POLICE nabbed the pair at MORPHETT VALE late last night.

    A 32 and 38 year old have been charged.

    They'll front Court early next year.


    RIP PHILLIP HUGHES



    Flags are flying at half mast at cricket grounds around the World as a tribute to PHILLIP HUGHES.

    The 25 year old's death yesterday sending shockwaves through the sport and prompting the cancellation of the INDIAN tour game in ADELAIDE this weekend.

    Golfers at the AUSTRALIAN OPEN will wear black ribbons today...while the WALLABIES will pay their respects with black arm bands tomorrow..

    There's been a massive show of support for SEAN ABBOTT who bowled the fatal ball.

    The BLUES cricketer is receiving counselling.

    Tributes for Hughesy on Twitter:


    SA ROAD TOLL

    A horror start to the week on SA roads.

    Five people have been killed in two separate crashes.

    A 72year old man has died after ploughing into a parked car at NORWOOD last night.

    While four members of the one family lost their lives in a nasty smash near MILLICENT yesterday.

    CHRISTMAS CASH SPLASH



    We'll be giving the plastic a workout this festive season.

    The average SOUTH AUSSIE will spend $1420 according to a new BANK SA survey.

    That's up more than $350 on last year.

    SAVE ON PETROL



    A helping hand when it comes to petrol prices.

    From today motorists can access a feature on the ACCC's website which advises when to fill up...and when not to.

    It's the first time the consumer watchdog has offered buying advice and could save drivers up to 10 cents a litre.

    DOG ESCAPES HOUSE FIRE

    A dog has been treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire at HILLCREST.

    The alarm was raised on FOSTERS ROAD around 3 AM.

    The $50,000 blaze was sparked by a faulty air conditioner.

    NELSON MANDELA REMEMBERED




    SOUTH AFRICANS will be paying tribute to NELSON MANDELA over the next three days.


    It's a year since the former President passed away.

    Bells, vuvuzelas and sirens will sound for three minutes and seven seconds later today followed by three minutes of silence.

    NORTH ADELAIDE ROBBERIES




    A mini crime spree in NORTH ADELAIDE.

    A man was threatened at knifepoint on JERNINGHAM STREET at 11.30 last night.

    Two women had their bags snatched on STANLEY STREET a short time later.

    POLICE believe the attacks are linked.

    PAROLEES FRONT COURT

    Two parolees involved in a three hour stand off with POLICE will front Court today.

    The pair were arrested yesterday afternoon after barricading themselves inside a house at GOLDEN GROVE.

    The 22 and 23 year old were also involved in a high speed chase.

    OPERATION SAFE HOLIDAYS



    Zero!  That's the number South Australia Police (SAPOL) want to see when the Christmas holiday road toll data is finalised.

    The plea for a zero toll came as SAPOL launched its annual festive season road safety operation today.

    Operation Safe Holidays will this year see police focus on seatbelt use as well as detecting motorists speeding on rural roads, using their mobile phones or driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Police data shows the most likely time to be involved in a serious casualty crash is in the days immediately prior to Christmas, especially on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday between the times of 2pm and 10pm.

    On Christmas Day, the riskiest time on the roads is between midday and 8pm.

    The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) supports SAPOL's Operation Safe Holidays and General Manager Road Safety Michael Cornish said MAC's Drink Drive and Fatigue campaigns would be running over the same period.

    "It's incomprehensible that some motorists are still taking risks such as drink driving, driving without a seatbelt, ignoring speed limits, or driving while using a mobile phone," Mr Cornish said.  "These are all bad decisions that lead to fatalities and serious injuries.

    "Fatigue is also a high risk on our roads during the holiday period so MAC reminds drivers to rest 15 minutes every two hours when travelling longer distances. This festive period, we don't want to see any trauma on our roads. The best gift you can give your family and friends, is to arrive safely," he said.

    Operation Safe Holidays runs from Friday, 12 December until Monday, 26 January 2015.

    South Australia Police will also be involved with Operation Crossroads, the national road safety initiative coordinated by the Australian New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) that runs for 12 days of over Christmas and the New Year.

     
    Five year snapshot

        Over the 5 years (average) this Christmas period accounts for 3 (2.8) fatalities and 27  (26.8) serious injuries
        14 fatalities from 14 fatal crashes; 64% (9) of the crashes in rural SA
        134 serious injuries from 121 crashes; 62% (75) of the crashes in rural SA
        For 55% of the rural fatal and serious injury crashes the driver or rider resided in the
        area in which the crash occurred
        84 (62%) of all incidents in rural SA
        2 fatalities not wearing a seatbelt; 4 serious injuries from not wearing seatbelt
        11 (8%) of the incidents (all serious injuries) the driver exceeded the prescribed
        concentration of alcohol
        30 (22%) of the incidents distraction/inattention was a contributing factor
        17 (13%) of the incidents including 3 fatalities involved motorcycles
        12 serious injury crashes and 3 fatal crashes occurred on Christmas day over this period



    CHRISTMAS CASH



    $8.3 billion will be spent across the country this week in the lead up to CHRISTMAS.

    $572 million of that will change hands in SA as we buy gifts and stock up on food and drink.

    The average family will fork out $985 according to the RETAILERS ASSOCIATION.

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