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Afternoon News

TUESDAY 19TH JUNE 2018

Legislation to cap council rate increases goes before State Parliament today.

It'll see the Essential Services Commission given the job of deciding the rate cap by the end of December.

Councils will then have until March to plead their case for special circumstances if they want to go higher.

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Hundreds of people have gathered in Elder Park to remember Melbourne murder victim Eurydice Dixon.

Four minutes silence was held to mark the four kilometres the 22-year-old was allegedly followed by her attacker.

Her death has sparked a national outcry and calls for improved safety in Adelaide's parklands.

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Police say they located a firearm during a search at Kilburn in the early hours of this morning.

They were called to an attempted break-in in Nelson Street just before 1.30.

A man and a woman from Campbelltown and a man from Hillcrest have been charged with a range of offences, including trafficking a controlled drug, after police allegedly found methamphetamine.

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A lucky escape for a grandmother and two children on the Yorke Peninsula.

They managed to flee a Moonta Bay house before the fire caused the roof to collapse.

The damage bill has topped $350, 000.

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A Newcastle Court has been told Adelaide Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson might not survive if he's given a jail sentence.

The 67-year-old is facing a sentencing hearing today, after being convicted of concealing child sex crimes committed by another priest.

He's facing two years behind bars.

 

- Monique Crichton

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