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Murder charge dropped against Adelaide man accused of killing his father

Prosecutors have dropped the case against a man accused of murdering his father in Paradise, in Adelaide's north-east. → Read More

Man charged with cold case murder of Adelaide mother Suzanne Poll intends to plead not guilty

A Victorian man accused of murdering Adelaide mother-of-two Suzanne Poll at her workplace in 1993 will plead not guilty to the charge, a court has heard. → Read More

Fashion icon Harry Watt remembered as witty, fun and fabulous following his death

Iconic South Australian fashion designer Harry Watt, who along with his partner George Gross dressed countless celebrities including Princess Diana, has been remembered as witty, fun and fabulous following his death overnight at age 82. → Read More

Case dropped against man accused of attempting to kidnap 6yo at caravan park

The case against Queensland man Ronald John Toft, who was accused of trying to kidnap a six-year-old girl at an Adelaide caravan park earlier this year, is dropped. → Read More

Asthma sufferers urged to stay indoors as South Australia braces for damaging winds and dust

Asthma sufferers are being urged to stay indoors tomorrow as the state braces for potentially damaging winds and dusty conditions. → Read More

Convicted paedophile Michael Craig Bullock jailed for killing toddler Zayne Colson in hit-and-run crash

A convicted paedophile who fatally hit a toddler in a road crash — dragging the boy for several metres outside his Adelaide home before driving off — is sentenced to four years and seven months in prison. → Read More

Port Pirie couple charged with criminal neglect fails to explain why baby boy was 'close to death'

A couple charged with the criminal neglect of their baby boy fails to explain what happened to the child who was taken to hospital close to death, a court hears. → Read More

Adelaide Brighton Cement credit manager Glenda Burgess accused of 230 fraud offences

A former credit manager of one of South Australia's largest companies faces court accused of defrauding her employer out of more than $12.4 million. → Read More

Man accused of impersonating police to hand out fake fines had previously been convicted of deception, court hears

A man accused of impersonating a police officer by carrying out traffic stops and forcing a driver to pay a fake fine was previously prosecuted for pretending to be a SafeWork SA officer, a court hears. → Read More

Adelaide nurse ran over woman holding bat outside ex-boyfriend's house, court hears

A drug-using nurse employed by the Royal Adelaide Hospital drove over a woman in her car before fleeing the scene, leaving the victim with a severe brain injury, a court hears. → Read More

Teen admits taking pipe bomb onto Adelaide bus as prosecutors withdraw remaining charges

The 17-year-old pleads guilty to carrying the explosive device, which was in working order, on a bus which was travelling through Adelaide's southern suburbs. → Read More

Methamphetamine-using mother apologises for Kuitpo crash which killed son and injured daughter

A woman who killed her young son in a crash while high on methamphetamines says she is so sorry for her actions — but a prosecutor is urging a court to impose a lengthy jail sentence. → Read More

Man who threw Molotov cocktail at bar staff jailed after being linked to crime by sock

A man who threw a Molotov cocktail at a hotel worker in Adelaide's south is jailed for at least 18 months after being linked to the crime by a petrol-soaked ankle sock. → Read More

Councillor who anonymously published election pamphlets pleads guilty

The former deputy mayor of a suburban Adelaide council admits to anonymously publishing electoral pamphlets containing allegations about two other candidates. → Read More

Paedophile Gary John Tipping has release date delayed after urgent court application

Serial child sex offender Gary John Tipping was due to be released from prison today, but will remain behind bars after an urgent application was granted by the Supreme Court. → Read More

Child sex offender who attacked 10yo in toilet block pleads guilty after rape charges dropped

A paedophile who sparked an urgent police hunt after a 10-year-old was sexually assaulted at an Adelaide reserve pleads guilty, but rape charges against him were dropped. → Read More

Man accused of killing neighbour with hammer found not guilty due to mental incompetence

An Adelaide man accused of killing his elderly neighbour with a hammer in his western suburbs home is found not guilty of murder because of mental incompetence. → Read More

Drugged driver pleads guilty to killing Socceroo's teenage sister Bor Mabil in road crash

A drunk and drugged driver pleads guilty to causing the death of Bor Mabil — the sister of Socceroos player Awer Mabil and friend of model Adut Akech — in a road crash earlier this year. → Read More

'All alone in the dark to die': Man killed friend after falling on him during drunken fight, court hears

A South Australian man killed his close friend when he landed on top of him during a drunken fight, causing an internal cyst to fatally rupture, a court hears. → Read More

Former SA Motor Accident Commission manager accused of drink-driving and assaulting police

A former boss of South Australia's road safety authority faces court accused of drink-driving and assaulting police. His lawyer says he will contest the charges. → Read More