National News

African surge coming to Mexican border

Border patrol agents on the US-Mexico border are being confronted with a new wave of people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries.

Victorians are taking the most drugs

Victorians consume more heroin, MDMA and oxycodone than other Australians.The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission's seventh report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, shows Victoria has the highest average capital city consumption and second highest average regional consumption of heroin nationally, and the highest average regional consumption of MDMA and...

Hostage hooks out of SA pig shed

A backpacker held hostage in a South Australian pig shed used a hook to free herself from the shackles and signal for help, sparking a police investigation to track her down.

Five drug supply charges at Syd festival

Five people have been charged with drug supply and more than a dozen will front court for possession after allegedly being caught with illegal substances at a dance festival in Sydney's west.

Two males wanted over Vic assault

Two males remain on the run after allegedly kicking and punching a man in the head and chest near a train station in a leafy Melbourne suburb.

Woman charged over Adelaide crash

A 36-year-old woman has been charged with a string of offences after allegedly driving her car at another person and then crashing into a house in Adelaide.