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Man charged with murder after body found at Ōmāpere address

A man has been charged with murder after the discovery of a body at Ōmāpere in Northland. The 73-year-old man was found dead at an Ōmāpere address on Friday. This morning police confirmed a 48-year-old man is due to appear in Whangārei District Court today charged with murder. Detective Inspector Rhys Johnston said the homicide […]

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Investigation launched after helicopter pilot dies in Otago crash

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has launched an inquiry into a fatal helicopter crash in Otago this morning. A spokesperson said it was a Eurocopter “Squirrel” AS350 helicopter. Harald Hendel, the Chief Investigator of Accidents, said the circumstances reported were that the chopper impacted terrain in the Lammerlaw Range, above the Waipori River, about 10km […]

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Mountain lion killed after attacking child in California

A mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy and dragged the child across his front lawn in Southern California was shot and killed by a wildlife officer, authorities said Saturday. The 30kg mountain lion attacked the boy while he was playing near his house on Thursday in Calabasas and “dragged him about 45 yards” across […]

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Millions left to charities after Queenstown man’s cancer death

A Queenstowner who died of cancer last week is leaving millions of dollars to environmental, animal welfare and children’s charities. Former American Yevrah Ornstein, who was 70, has stipulated the sale of his Lakeside Estates solar home — thought to be worth about $6 million — and other investments go to four international charities along […]

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Rescue efforts resume after delay at condo collapse site – The Denver Post

By TERRY SPENCER SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Rescue efforts at the site of a partially collapsed Florida condominium building resumed Thursday evening, about 15 hours after the work was halted out of concern about the stability of the remaining structure, the mayor said. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said he did not know why officials decided […]

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After Jeff Bezos: Can Amazon survive changing of the guard?

When Ann Hiatt received the call that a helicopter carrying Jeff Bezos had crashed in the West Texas desert, her first thought was: what have I done? Hiatt had booked the flight for her boss so he could scout locations for Blue Origin, his embryonic space exploration company. “Not only had I maybe just killed […]

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Man arrested after Auckland police officer assaulted on K Rd

A 31-year-old man has been charged after a police officer was assaulted on Karangahape Rd in Auckland overnight. Police say staff were dealing with a number of people fighting about 3.30am, when an unrelated person came up and hit the officer from behind, causing him to fall to the ground. The officer was hospitalised suffering […]

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Pedestrian killed after hit and run in south Denver

Denver police say one person has died after a car hit a pedestrian on the 5000 Block of East Evans Avenue. The crash is being investigated as a hit and run and police are still looking for the driver and vehicle involved. It occurred on the border of Denver’s Goldsmith and Virginia Village neighborhoods. Police […]

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Two dead after SH1 crash at Karapiro, motorists warned to delay journey

Two people are dead after an early morning crash involving a car and truck south of Cambridge. A stretch of State Highway 1 is closed between Karapiro Rd and SH29 following the crash, which happened around 1.40am. Police said two occupants of the car died at the scene. Police said the closure was to allow […]

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Lawsuit less than a week after Honolulu police shooting

The family of an unarmed black man shot and killed by Honolulu police filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging officers were motivated by racial discrimination. Lindani Myeni, 29, walked into a Honolulu home, sat down and took off his shoes last week, prompting the occupants of the house to call 911, police said. Less than […]