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Wallaroo manhunt continues

A major manhunt continues in Wallaroo with several streets still in lockdown as police search for an armed man wanted in connection with a pursuit yesterday. Police originally pursued the man in a Commodore Sedan on the Spencer Highway just before 1am on Monday morning before terminating the pursuit. The car was then spotted...

Baroota Pumped Hydro Community Information Session

Rise Renewables, the company behind the $400 million Baroota Pumped Hydro and Solar project will be holding a community information session this week in Port Germein. The project will be located 15km north east of Port Germein and will utilise the Baroota Reservoir to create a 200MW output. This project, alongside three...

Rex Airlines Making Cuts to Services

Regional Airline Rex has announced it will be making more cuts to its services across the state due to a pilot shortage with the carrier blaming larger airlines. Rex says regional aviation was hit the hardest as many local and international airlines actively poach pilots. The airline is accusing Qantas and Virgin...

Port Pirie Man Charged With Sacrilege After Attempting to Loot Church

A man was arrested over the weekend after breaking into a church in Solomontown. A 43-year-old man was arrested just after 4pm on Sunday after he was seen inside the church on Geddes road. Police were called to the scene where they located the man on the property in possession of a...

Flinders Power Fined $2000

The EPA have fined Flinders Power $2,000 for the potentially toxic dust that blanketed Port Augusta Early last year. Ash from the coal powered station covered Port Augusta in January 2017 and the company was fined $2,200 in an out of court settlement with the Environment Protection Authority. The EPA says the...

Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park Stage Two Approved

Port Augusta has received government approval for Stage two of its Renewable Energy Park with the financial close of stage 1 expected at the end of the year. The project will see a solar and wind farm built south of Port Augusta will have up to 59 wind turbines and 1.6...

Man Assaulted In Port Pirie

Police are seeking information from the local community after a man was assaulted by two men in Port Pirie last week. Just before 5:30 am on Thursday last week a man was working on Drovers road when two men suspected to be in their early twenties assaulted the man before driving...

Becker Helicopters Set Up In Whyalla

Becker Helicopters is open for business in Whyalla with their office at the airport open and their helicopter parked. Captain Aaron Hillier and a Bell 206 B3 Jet Ranger helicopter is now based at the Whyalla Airport as the former Sunshine Coast-based company starts its relocation to the city. The company has...

Cuttlefish Population Boom

The cuttlefish population is booming with the breeding season in full swing off the coast of Whyalla with numbers not seen in years. Thousands of giant Australian Cuttlefish breed in the waters near Whyalla every year from May to August. In 2013 the number of cuttlefish dropped to a record low of...

Shakka the Shark Celebrates 20 Years on Dry Land

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of Shakka the shark being caught and brought to shore by fishermen. The 5.5 metre Great White Shark became tangled in snapper lines and died in Germein Bay on the 12th of July in 1988. The shark was taken to Adelaide for autopsy where Peter Benchley the...

Local Footy and Netball This Weekend

Plenty of football around the region this weekend, round twelve kicking off in Whyalla with North and top of the ladder West going head to head, South Whyalla verse Roopena and Weeroona Bay and Central Whyalla playing off on Sunday. In the Northern Areas league BMW take on Jamestown Peterborough, Orroroo...