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More On The Murray Bridge Fire And Other Top Stories

Here are the top 5 stories for Friday January 5th, 2018:

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Fire fighters have will remain at the Murray Bridge abattoir for much of today, after a huge fire ripped through the building on Wednesday night.

A welder igniting a bin is believed to be have started the blaze, which quickly spread to the building - causing millions of dollars damage.

But a ray of hope for the 14-hundred staff employed at the factory, with Thomas Foods International promising to rebuild - they'll also re-deploy some of their workers to other processing plants in Lobethal and Tamworth in NSW.

The country's biggest meat processor exports to around 80 countries, and is confident of getting back on its feet.

The state government have also offered support, by setting up a taskforce to oversee efforts to help them rebuild.

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A suspicious fire in Sheidow Park this morning, is being investigated by police.

Crews were called to the house in Spinnaker Circuit just before 2am, after report of a fire at the front of the property.

No one was injured, but police want anyone with information to call Crimestoppers on 1 800 333 000.

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Court next month, for a Glandore woman charged with aggravated robbery.

The 44-year old is accused of threatening staff at a South Plympton convenience store with a knife, at around 10:30 last night.

She fled with cash, but was arrested a short time later.

The woman's been bailed and will front court on February 20.

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Australian tennis coach Nick Philippoussis may never be jailed on child sexual assault claims - after suffering a stroke in jail.

The father of tennis star Mark Philippoussis has been in custody since last year - accused of sexually abusing two girls he trained in California.

The 68-year old has been granted bail to be cared for, and his lawyer says recovery is unlikely.

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And some of Australia’s most power-hungry factories could shut down operations this weekend, as the heatwave puts our energy supplies under pressure.

Adelaide is heading for a top of 41 degrees tomorrow, before cooling down to 26 on Sunday.

- Maria Gaban

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