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Top 5: More On Florida Shooting, Airline Strikes, Fringe

 Friday, February 16th, 2018

The family that took in the teenager charged with yesterday's deadly school shooting in Florida say they're stunned by what's happened.

19-year-old orphan Nikolas Cruz is accused of opening fire with a semi-automatic weapon killing 17 of his former schoolmates and teachers.

He'd been expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons and had been on an FBI watch-list because of comments he made online.

A lawyer speaking on behalf of the family say he'd been doing well going to school at an adult education centre and working.


Police are hunting a second suspect, after a break-in at the Noarlunga Aquatic Centre overnight.

Two men were spotted inside the premises before 1 this morning - but only one man was arrested.

A 19-year old man has been refused bail, and will face the Christies Beach Magistrates Court today.


A working smoke alarm has saved a man at Christie Downs after smoke engulfed his kitchen.

The blaze broke out in the Brendon Street property, just after 7 last night, with the occupant escaping without injury.

Hot oil left cooking on the stove is believed to have started the fire.


If you're flying today, you may want to check with your airline for delays with thousands of airport workers walking off the job at all major airports.

They're fighting split shifts – the case will today head to the Federal Court.


And there's already been record ticket sales for this year's Fringe, with figures up 15-per cent on this time last year.

The festival gets underway in the city tonight.

Heather Croall from the Fringe says the street party will kick things off at 5 this afternoon.

- Maria Gaban

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