Pink Wasabi dance music performer Odetta Maxwell dies after crash at Port Wakefield

A young woman who died after a crash north of Adelaide was a singer, dancer and songwriter who had been caring for her parents. Key points: Odetta Maxwell died yesterday after a crash on Tuesday Her sister says she was passionate about brain injury, mental health and road safety She had two singles on triple … Read more

Man in court for allegedly detaining and assaulting suspected murder victim Trevor King

An Adelaide man has appeared in court charged with allegedly detaining and assaulting suspected murder victim Trevor King almost a year before he was found dead at West Lakes, in Adelaide’s north-west. Key points: Trevor King was found dead at West Lakes three years ago A man arrested over his alleged assault in 2019, has … Read more

City of Salisbury’s controversial CCTV camera proposal gets the green light, despite protests

The City of Salisbury Council will move forward with its rollout of a controversial plan to bolster CCTV in Adelaide’s northern suburbs despite opposition from protesters. Key points: All but two councilors voted in favor of the Smart Cities initiative Concerned residents voiced their opposition to the proposal at the meeting The council ruled out … Read more

Police release computer-generated image of a man allegedly involved in Somerton Park abduction

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify four men who allegedly abducted a 17-year-old boy in Adelaide’s beachside suburb of Somerton Park Thursday night. Key points: A 17-year-old boy was pushed into a car after walking along the Esplanade at Somerton Park Police have released a digital image of one of the suspects Anyone … Read more

East coast, Western Australia seen two brace for summer thunderstorms

As Summer sizzles on, parts of the country will soon be shivering in thunderstorms and rain. NSW/ACT A severe weather warning is currently in place for residents of the Central Tablelands and northeast NSW, as the possibility of damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall is predicted. Over the weekend, the south and far west … Read more

South Australian Department for Child Protection chief executive Cathy Taylor resigns

South Australia’s head of child protection has stepped down after a year in which her department has been exposed for failures in protecting the state’s young people from abuse. WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains the names of people who have died. Key points: Cathy Taylor has headed the … Read more

SA Police say teenage boy was abducted at Somerton Park but jumped out of car in Glenelg

Police say a 17-year-old boy was briefly abducted in the beachside Adelaide suburb of Somerton Park last night. Key points: A 17-year-old boy was pushed into a car after walking along the Esplanade at Somerton Park He jumped out of the car and ran away in Glenelg The motives for the crime are unknown According … Read more

Australian of the Year Taryn Brumfitt ignoring detractors on mission to get children to embrace their bodies

As a general rule, Australians of the Year are not reluctant to make their voices heard, and Taryn Brumfitt is no exception. Key points: Body image activist and documentary maker Taryn Brumfitt was named Australian of the Year on Tuesday She says she has chosen to ignore detractors She plans to use her award to … Read more

Australia Day, weekend weather: Storms forecast for Sydney, warm in Brisbane, cool in Melbourne

A “dangerous storm outbreak” is set to rock Australia’s east coast over the coming days with the addition of “wildly swinging temperatures” bringing intense heat and then uncommonly cool days for high summer. However, it looks like Australia Day could start of dry for many places, and will likely remain humid in the east, but … Read more

Qantas Adelaide-to-Perth flight returns to Adelaide because of incomplete paperwork

A Qantas flight from Adelaide to Perth was forced to turn around mid-air yesterday due to incomplete paperwork. Key points: Qantas flight QF887 from Adelaide to Perth was diverted back to Adelaide Airport yesterday The company says the correct paperwork had not been finalized for it to land Qantas has had problems with flights recently … Read more