Brekky Wrap: Dad Charged After Boy, 5, Brings Bag Of Heroin With Spider-Man Stickers To School
All the news you need to know this Monday.
A Massachusetts father has been arrested after his five-year-old son took a bag of heroin to school, telling his teacher that he "feels like Spider-Man" when he tastes the powder. The teacher notified the school's principal who immediately called police. The boy was taken to hospital for assessment but was unharmed. It's understood the baggie, covered in superhero stickers, was sealed. Police raided the home of the father, Benny Garcia, 29, allegedly uncovering at least 70 bags of heroin and 38 of cocaine. He has since been arrested and charged. The boy has been taken into child services.
NSW firefighters are bracing for another week of severe fire danger. There are 48 fires burning across the state -- 21 of which are uncontained. Hot, dry and windy conditions are expected to hamper firefighting efforts in the days ahead. Six people have been killed and at least 530 homes have been destroyed since the season began several weeks ago.
Across the border, dangerous storms have swept through the Sunshine Coast hinterland bringing cricket-ball sized hail. The wild weather caused chaos, smashing car windscreens and bringing down trees. It came as Queensland firies battled dozens of out of control bushfires burning across the state. Severe weather is set to return from midweek.
Israel Folau claims deadly bushfires that have swept through the country’s east are God’s punishment for legalising abortion and same-sex marriage.In a Sermon, live-streamed on social media, the dumped Wallabies star said that the crisis was no coincidence and only a taste of what is to come. "Look how rapid these bushfires these droughts, all these things have come in a short period of time. Do you think it's a coincidence or not?" he said. "God is speaking to you guys. Australia you need to repent and take these laws and turn it back to what is right."
An inquest into the Bourke Street Mall massacre will begin today. James Gargasoulas mowed down dozens of pedestrians in the heart of Melbourne in January 2017, killing six people and injuring 27. Family members of the victims will have the chance to address coroner this morning.
Actor Craig McLachlan is due in court to face indecent assault charges.Four alleged victims are expected to detail allegations against the star in person. McLachlan is facing a number of charges dating back to April 2014, when he starred in the Rocky Horror Show in Melbourne, including indecent assault. He pleaded not guilty.
A police officer has been shot by an arrow during violent clashes with protesters at a university in Hong Kong. Hundreds of demonstrators were armed with petrol bombs and bow and arrows as officers fired off tear gas and water cannons in retaliation. Authorities warn they could be forced to use live rounds if rioters continued to use lethal weapons.
A public relations adviser, who urged Prince Andrew not to go ahead with a BBC interview on his links to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has quit. The royal admitted that staying with Epstein shortly after he was released from prison was a bad move, but denied having sex with an underage teenager. The interview was labelled ‘disastrous’ and a ‘car crash’
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