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Monique's Newsroom Update

Tuesday 5th June 2018

A warning's been issued about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from heaters.

SA Health says there's been a 60% increase in cases dealt with in Emergency Departments this year compared to last year.

Gas, oil, kerosene and wood fires can produce carbon monoxide, with poisoning symptoms including persistent tiredness, headaches, shortness of breath, nausea and loss of consciousness.

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A Para Hills man will face court next month charged over a crash on Sunday afternoon.

Four people were hurt when a Subaru struck several vehicles on Billabong Road just before two.

59-year-old-old driver's now been charged with several counts of dangerous driving.

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The change of government is being given some of the credit for a boost in confidence among the State's business sector.

A Business SA survey has found confidence has lifted 16-point-6 points in the March quarter to sit at its highest level in eight years.

Fewer issues with power and better trade prospects have also influenced the results.

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A shake-up of state murder laws is on the horizon.

The SA Law Reform Institute is pushing for the removal of the defence which allows alleged murderers to argue for a lesser sentence because they were 'provoked'.

It's also recommended an easing of the rules for sentencing with the abolition of the mandatory minimum jail term of twenty years non-parole.

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Major Crash investigators are looking into a serious crash on the freeway last night.

A truck and a ute collided on the up-track just before 8.30.

The male driver of the ute was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital suffering life-threatening injuries.

A woman and a baby in the vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries.

They were taken to the Flinders Medical Centre.

The truck driver wasn't hurt.

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The Crows have bought the Adelaide Bite baseball franchise.

They've taken sole ownership of the club, which will compete in the revamped Australian Baseball League later this year.

The new look league also includes teams from Korea and New Zealand.

- Monique Crichton

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