Former hockey star Matthew Bird jailed on drug charges in #Perth. Selling Drugs to an undercover police officer on four separate occasions. More Here;

Former Australian hockey player Matthew Bird has been sentenced to almost three years behind bars for selling ecstasy to an undercover police officer on four separate occasions.

The officer approached Bird at a nightclub in February and bought six ecstasy tablets from him as part of an operation targeting dealers in Perth and Northbridge.

Over the next three months, the undercover officer contacted Bird three more times and asked him if he could buy drugs…

Source: Former hockey star Matthew Bird jailed on drug charges | PerthNow

Farmer fights off 12-metre tall flames as bushfire threatened his home and 1,000 mango trees – πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί #auspol More Here;

A central Queensland farmer spent an hour fighting off an intense bushfire with flames up to 12 metres high to protect his crop and home north of Rockhampton.

Key points:

  • ‘Ferocious’ fires threatened Jeff Pershouse’s 1,000 mango trees and crops
  • Jeff and local firefighters worked for hours to keep the flames at bay
  • His wife says he is a ‘hero’ but doesn’t think the emotional toll has hit him yet

Jeff Pershouse managed to save 1,000 mango trees and other small vegetable crops at his farm near The Caves after putting a call out for help on Facebook, when his calls to triple zero initially went unanswered.

He said after an hour about 30 locals and rural firefighters came to his aid.

“It was just ferocious β€” travelling at high speeds and just uncontrollable,” he said.

Source: Farmer fights off 12-metre tall flames as bushfire threatened his home and mango trees – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

People caught up in Queensland bushfires describe 20-metre flames fanned by ‘tornado-like’ winds – πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί #auspol More Here;

When a bushfire threatened the Queensland town of Mount Larcom last night, it brought 20-metre-high flames fanned by tornado winds.

Residents returning to their homes in Mount Larcom in central Queensland have described intense winds β€” “like tornado winds” β€” fanning the bushfire, while another local estimated flames being up to 20 metres high.

Mount Larcom was evacuated yesterday before fires swept through last night.

Today in the town the ground is scorched and everything is covered in black ash, but so far there are no reports of any homes being lost…

Source: People caught up in Queensland bushfires describe 20-metre flames fanned by ‘tornado-like’ winds – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)