World News – AU – Live: NSW Now: Two dead in helicopter crash, « modest » change in personal drug use floating around

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The NSW police shared on Wednesday around 18. At 45 p.m., the Joint Rescue Coordination Center had received information about a missing aircraft that was last seen east of Marulan.

A rescue operation involving Police, NSW Ambulance, Fire and Rescue NSW and the Rural Fire Service (RFS) was carried out in rough bushland near Tallong.

The crash site was shortly after midnight, and two as yet unofficially identified people were near the wreck.

The New South Wales government is considering a new approach to penalties for small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use.

The State Cabinet is believed to have approved the new approach to drug surveillance, but in a statement the government has ruled out decriminalizing the possession of illegal drugs.

The following are recommendations for drug law reform following an investigation into ice cream use and a spate of drug-related deaths at music festivals.

Green MP David Shoebridge welcomed the « modest » changes, saying that while the ultimate goal was decriminalization, it would reduce « unnecessary and aggressive » surveillance of minor drug offenses.

The crews have almost 5. Re-energized 000 homes and businesses that went dark after a devastating storm that swept Sydney Tuesday night.

An Endeavor Energy spokesman said hundreds of trees had been cleared and power lines repaired by late last night.

As of this morning, fewer than 100 customers had been in the dark – these homes were mostly on River Road in Lower Portland.

NSW Health claims to have discovered traces of COVID-19 in a wastewater treatment plant in northwest Sydney.

Fragments of the virus have been detected in samples taken last Sunday from the sewer system covering parts of Riverstone, Vineyard, Marsden Park, Shanes Park, Quaker Hills, Oakville, Box Hill, the Ponds, Rouse Hill, Nelson, Schofields and drains Colebee.

Health officials said that while there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmittable via sewer systems, its presence may reflect active cases in the local community that have not yet been diagnosed.

NSW Health is encouraging anyone in the area who may have the mildest symptoms of flu to come for a test.

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World News – AU – Live: NSW Now: Two dead in helicopter crash, ‘modest’ switch to personal drug use in retrospect

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