UPDATE: RESCUE OPERATION FOR MAN BELIEVED TO HAVE FALLEN DOWN MINE SHAFT

Coober Pedy Mine Rescue Services, CFS, SAAS and Police coordinate services to search for a missing man. Photo CPRT

Coober Pedy Mine Rescue Services, CFS, SAAS and Police coordinate services to search for a missing man. Photo CPRT

Sunday, 3 August 2014 8:52am
Update: Police have located a man’s body after he went missing in Coober Pedy yesterday.

Sadly before 10pm, last night the man was located deceased. The Coober Pedy Mine Rescue Squad will be retrieving the man’s body this morning.

Just before 3.30pm yesterday, police were called to an known as Olympic field about 5km west of Coober Pedy, after a friend reported the man missing. Continue reading

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CHILDCARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING DRAFT REPORT RELEASED

Coober Pedy Area School Kindergarten children learn about 'stranger danger'

Coober Pedy Area School Kindergarten children learn about ‘stranger danger’

The Productivity Commission today released its draft inquiry report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning.

“Our recommendations seek to make childcare more affordable, flexible and accessible.

Furthermore they will provide a framework for a more financially sustainable childcare system for taxpayers into the future,” Presiding Commissioner Dr Wendy Craik said. Continue reading

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SA CHILDCARE WORKER CHARGED WITH CHILD SEX OFFENCES

Police have identified seven South Australian children as alleged victims of a 32-year-old man charged with numerous sex offences.

At the time of the alleged offending the man was employed with Families SA caring for children in a Government-run residential care facility and at an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service. Continue reading

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MISSING PERSON LETITIA WILLIAMS

Letitia Williams missing from her Hillcrest home

Letitia Williams missing from her Hillcrest home

Police are asking for assistance from the public to help locate Letitia Williams, who has been missing from her Hillcrest home since 6 July.

Letitia is 24 years old, 155cm tall, slim build, long black hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing black pants and a black jumper.

Concerns are held for her welfare, as this length of time is out of character for her not to contact her family.

If anyone knows her whereabouts, please contact the Police Assistance line on 131444. Continue reading

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ADELAIDE CRIME SERIES PAIR ARRESTED IN COOBER PEDY

Coober Pedy Police have arrested a man and a teenage girl after they were allegedly located in a stolen car and committed several offences in metropolitan Adelaide.

Just after 2pm on Wednesday 16 July, police patrols located the pair on Seventeen Mile Road in car stolen minutes earlier in Coober Pedy. Continue reading

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PROPOSED $18M RENEWABLE ENERGY DIESEL HYBRID PROJECT AT COOBER PEDY

Ongoing power issues in Coober Pedy may resolve soon

Ongoing power issues in Coober Pedy may resolve soon

Coober Pedy in the Far North of South Australia, hosting a population of around 3,000 people, derives it’s electricity from a 3.9 MW diesel power station, and a 0.15MW wind turbine.

Power capacity in the small desert town is set to increase to a massive 8.9 MW pending outcomes of today’s announcement that the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has approved $18.5 million of support for a renewable energy, diesel hybrid project at Coober Pedy in South Australia.  Continue reading

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SERIOUS CRASH ON UMUWA TO FREGON ROAD IN FAR NORTH

A young female child has tragically died at the scene of a serious accident when a car rolled over on the Umuwa to Fregon Road in the State’s Far North at 7.35pm on Friday night.

Another passenger was seriously injured however there are no further details at this time.

Police and emergency services  responded to the accident on the remote APY Lands.

The death takes the road toll to 48 compared to 56 this time last year.

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