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Mannum woman charged in relation to disappearance and murder of Jody Meyers

Posted December 14, 2015 23:26:58

A 55-year-old Mannum woman has been arrested and charged with assisting an offender in relation to the disappearance and murder of Jody Meyers.

SA Police stated detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Branch arrested the lady on Monday.

Ms Meyers, 20, disappeared on August 26 and her companion, Neil Archer, was charged with her murder soon after her body was located buried in the backyard of Archer’s parents’ house at Mannum, east of Adelaide.

The woman is due to seem in the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on Tuesday and SA Police mentioned bail was expected to be refused.

Neil Archer will return to court on February 23.

Archer’s mother, Margaret, has been charged with theft soon after allegedly making use of Ms Meyers’ bank card to withdraw money from an ATM the day after the young mother disappeared.

Anybody with data about the disappearance of Ms Meyers ought to speak to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics: law-crime-and-justice, murder-and-manslaughter, mannum-5238

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Woman who attacked Hobart Supreme Court prosecutor has PTSD, court told

Updated December 14, 2015 17:21:11

A Supreme Court judge due to sentence a lady for attacking a prosecutor in court has been asked to consider that she has post traumatic anxiety disorder (PTSD).

Rachael Vanessa Bradford, 42, pleaded guilty to contempt of court soon after striking the prosecutor on the head and back and pulling her hair.

The attack happened when the Court of Criminal Appeal added at least a year to the terms of three armed robbers, a single of whom was Bradford’s son, on November 4.

Defence lawyer Greg Barns told Justice Helen Wood his client accepted she had been in the wrong.

The court heard Bradford’s other son had been shot when he was 15 and she had seasoned post traumatic stress disorder as a result.

Mr Barns stated Bradford was far more prone to anger due to the fact of her PTSD symptoms.

“This history of events has, if I can use the term, unhinged my client,” he told the court.

Director of Public Prosecutions Daryl Coates accepted Bradford was a lot more prone to anger, but told the court he did not accept that she became suddenly enraged when her son’s sentence was elevated.

“Given this was a crown appeal against sentence, the accused had to at least be aware of the possibility that the sentence could be elevated,” he said.

He asked Justice Wood to consider basic deterrence when sentencing, saying the court could not function in mayhem.

“Justice cannot be completed if men and women do not really feel secure,” Mr Coates mentioned.

Mr Barnes asked for Bradford’s time currently spent in custody be regarded as.

Bradford will be sentenced on Friday.

Topics: law-crime-and-justice, courts-and-trials, mental-overall health, hobart-7000

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Woman trapped right after bus crashes into Sydney train station wall

Posted December 14, 2015 08:21:51

Map: Chatswood 2067

A bus has crashed into a wall at Chatswood train station on Sydney’s reduced north shore.

The ambulance service said a single lady is trapped and three other folks have minor injuries.

The crash happened at 7:15am at the corner of Railway Street and Victoria Avenue.

Fire and Rescue New South Wales crews are assessing the damage to the wall.

Topics: road, disasters-and-accidents, accidents, chatswood-2067, australia, nsw

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Death of Mount Pleasant woman treated as suspicious

Posted December 02, 2015 09:40:43

A lady has been found dead in the southern Perth suburb of Mount Pleasant, with police treating the fatality as suspicious.

Officers have been referred to as to a home on Reynold Road shortly before 7:00pm last night.

The situations surrounding her death are unknown.

Detectives from Major Crime are investigating, with police having remained at the house all through the night.

Forensics officers were seen working inside and outdoors the property, such as around rubbish bins.

1 person appeared to be taken away by officers and it is believed an additional individual was helping police with their investigation.

Subjects: death, police, mount-pleasant-6153

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‘Disgusting, flawless, woman’: Schumer, Williams function in 2016 Pirelli calendar

Posted December 01, 2015 ten:58:24

Amy Schumer and Serena Williams have graced the pages of the 2016 Pirelli calendar, in a shift away from the publication’s standard images of nude supermodels.

The pair have been component of a group of women who had been chosen to function in the calendar for their “outstanding skilled, social, cultural, sporting and artistic accomplishment”, photographer Annie Leibovitz stated.

Leibovitz said at the calendar’s launch none of the photographs had been conceived with the male gaze in thoughts.

The calendar functions no nude portraits — though Schumer and Williams were each shot in their underwear — and no provocation in the posing.

Schumer posted her portrait to Twitter with the caption: “Gorgeous, gross, sturdy, thin, fat, quite, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman.”

Leibovitz stated Schumer’s photo “added some enjoyable”.

“It’s as if she did not get the memo saying that she could hold her garments on,” she said in a statement.

The photographer said the pictures were developed to look natural and effortless with minimal post-production function.

Pirelli Tyres chief executive Marco Tronchetti Provera said the organization had been seeking to make a “extremely timely” departure from the calendar’s usual format.

“Females have accomplished some thing outstanding in their lives, from each corner of the planet,” he said.

“This represents what Pirelli thinks is beautiful.”

The other girls featured are Patti Smith, Yoko Ono, author Fran Lebowitz, model Natalia Vodianova, blogger Tavi Gevinson, actor Yao Chen, artist Shirin Neshat, investment banker Mellody Hobson, director Ava DuVernay, film producer Kathleen Kennedy and art collector Agnes Gund.

Serena Williams in Perelli photoshoot Photo: Serena Williams was a single of the women chosen for the photoshoot. (Pirelli/Annie Leibovitz)
Yao Chen's portrait for 2016 Pirelli calendar. Photo: Actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Yao Chen characteristics in the calendar. (Pirelli/Annie Leibovitz)
Yoko Ono's portrait for the 2016 Pirelli calendar Photo: Yoko Ono is 1 of the females chosen to function in this year’s calendar. (Pirelli/Annie Leibovitz)
Patti Smith's portrait for the 2016 Pirelli calendar Photo: Artist Patti Smith features in the 2016 Pirelli calendar. (Pirelli/Annie Leibovitz)

Subjects: photography, arts-and-entertainment, human-interest, italy, united-states

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Woman dies, another in coma after Stereosonic music festival

Posted November 29, 2015 06:27:27

Map: Sydney 2000

A woman has died and yet another is in an induced coma in hospital following going to an electronic music festival in Sydney, exactly where almost 70 others have been charged with drug offences.

Police said a 25-year-old was taken from the Stereosonic music festival to Concord Hospital where she later died. The exact circumstances of her death are not but recognized.

A 22-year-old is in a crucial situation in Westmead Hospital.

An additional 69 individuals have been charged with the supply and possession of drugs although 23 others had been issued with cannabis cautions.

Officers mentioned they had warned individuals at the festival about the dangers of drug use.

Police stated the quantity of arrests was alarming and that they were disappointed with the behaviour of numerous of the 50,000 men and women who have been at the occasion at Sydney Olympic Park.

Police said they had mounted a major operation in a bid to ensure the festival was a protected and secure event.

ABC

Topics: drugs-and-substance-abuse, neighborhood-and-society, sydney-2000

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Pregnant woman attacked in home invasion

Posted November 27, 2015 09:02:27

A pregnant lady has been assaulted for the duration of an attempted residence invasion in Sydney’s west.

Police say a man approached the 24-year-old outdoors her residence on Federal Road, Seven Hills about 1.30am this morning.

The woman was allegedly threatened with a knife and punched in the stomach even though two other men tried to acquire entry to her property.

The trio then fled allegedly stealing the woman’s 2007-model grey Holden Commodore sedan.

The woman was treated for shock by paramedics at the scene.

Inspector Sharon Blacklock mentioned it was not recognized what sparked the attack.

“The lady was pregnant, but in the early stages of pregnancy, but of course at any time it really is not appropriate to be assaulting a female or any individual,” Inspector Blacklock stated.

The victim’s car was found burnt out in Toongabbie. It was towed for forensic examination.

“Police have established a crime scene at the house and the detectives are now creating further enquiries.

“They did leave in one more vehicle a white Suzuki Swift hatch so we’re also hunting for that vehicle.”

1 of the males is described as getting of Caucasian look aged about 30, with a medium create, moustache, goatee and short hair.

The other guys are only described as speaking with a “New Zealand accent”.

Topics: assault, police, seven-hills-2147, australia, nsw

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Pigs burned alive, woman trampled by horse as terrified residents flee Mallala bushfire

Posted November 25, 2015 18:58:07

Residents have told of the horror of the key bushfire burning in South Australia, with 1 revealing he had no selection but to leave thousands of animals at a piggery for dead and yet another describing how his wife was trampled by a horse as she fled.

The fire burning out of handle north-east of Adelaide is getting fanned by powerful winds, and water bombers have been called in from interstate to provide urgent help, with the fire anticipated to move across regions of the Barossa Valley.

At least one particular person has been flown to hospital with burns, and a quantity of houses have been destroyed.

Orroroo resident Mick told 891 ABC Adelaide his son referred to as him to say a piggery where he operates had burnt down.

“He functions at a piggery amongst Wasleys and Mallala … they’ve lost that, all the pigs are gone,” he said.

“They tried to save that but it’s no great.”

The Wasleys Piggery is one of the state’s largest pig farms. Locals on social media estimate that as several as 9,000 pigs may possibly be dead.

Andrew, who performs at the piggery, mentioned he and his colleagues had no decision but to evacuate.

“It was pretty scary seeing it coming over the hill coming towards operate,” he mentioned.

“We were there with firefighters prepared to fight it and we just turned and ran. It was large. I feel my work’s gone or at least the majority of it.”

Paul O'Brien with his dogs Photo: Paul O’Brien, with his dogs, says his wife was injured in the fire. (ABC News: Michael Coggan)

Numerous of the residents who have been forced to flee personal horses, and do not know the condition of their animals.

Paul O’Brien was moving cattle when his wife referred to as “screaming ‘the fire is here'”.

“By the time I got property she had let the horses out and she is now in hospital,” he told 891 ABC Adelaide.

“She has been trampled by one particular of the horses. So now I’ve got a stallion and 3 mares operating about the property.”

He said his wife left with the dogs and young children for the hospital.

Mark Gardiner, who owns a house about one particular kilometre from the firefront, stated the fire was jumping hundreds of metres.

“They have the bombers going and every thing and there’s genuinely only a single path they’ll be capable to stop it in, and that’s heading towards Gawler as quickly as it can I guess,” Mr Gardiner said.

“It would be fairly challenging to stop in this winds, it really is jumping ahead most likely 300 metres at a time.”

Topics: bushfire, fires, disasters-and-accidents, emergency-incidents, mallala-5502, sa, australia, wasleys-5400

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Israel says it shoots dead Palestinian woman trying to stab

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian woman as she ready to carry out a stabbing attack in the West Bank on Sunday, the military mentioned, even though an Israeli civilian fatally shot a Palestinian assailant outside of Jerusalem, as a new burst of violence flared up ahead of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

The military stated the lady pulled out a knife at the entrance to a military base and started approaching civilians at the spot. A regional West Bank settler leader, Gershon Mesika, stated he noticed the ruckus and veered his automobile off the road and hit the woman. A soldier on the scene then fired at her and killed her.

The army did not say how close the lady had been to carrying out an attack or release a video of the incident.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, a Palestinian driving a taxi cab attempted to run more than Israelis east of Jerusalem, police mentioned. Soon after crashing his automobile, he came out with a knife and tried to stab people but was shot dead by a bystander ahead of he could harm anyone. Israeli politicians have encouraged licensed gun owners to carry their weapons for the duration of the wave of unrest.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commended citizens for getting on “maximum alert.”

“I need to say that we are displaying such awareness, with considerable resourcefulness and courage, and this is deserving of all praise. We are nevertheless fighting and will continue to do so,” he stated at his weekly Cabinet meeting.

Sunday’s attacks came two days ahead of Kerry is scheduled to arrive in an attempt to calm tensions stemming from a two-month wave of violence that shows no indicators of slowing. It will mark his very first go to to the area to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders in much more than a year.

On Saturday night, a Palestinian attacker stabbed 4 folks in southern Israel. Following hours of an in depth manhunt, police forces identified the 18-year-old Palestinian hiding late Saturday in the yard of a house close to where he carried out his stabbing spree in the southern town of Kiryat Gat.

More than the previous two months, Palestinian attacks have killed 17 Israelis, largely in stabbings, while 86 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire. Of them, 54 are mentioned by Israel to be attackers and the rest were killed in clashes with Israeli troops.

The wave of violence began over tensions surrounding a sensitive Jerusalem holy web site and has since spread across Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza border.

Israel says the existing spate of violence is due to a Palestinian campaign of lies and incitement surrounding the sensitive holy site. The Palestinians counter by saying it is a result of aggravation from almost a half-century of occupation and they accuse Israel of making use of excessive force to suppress the unrest.

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