A NEW four-week forensic search of bushland around the home of little boy lost William Tyrrell has begun. But police said it came with a warning. FOR years there have been reports of a black panther in the Blue Mountains.
But one resident now says he has caught the big cat on film. SYDNEY motorists could soon be hit with a new road rule that would see them forced to slow down in certain areas of the city. THE Sydney father who allegedly stabbed his son to death tried to check himself into a mental health facility days ago but there was no room, reports.
A MAN has died in the south of Sydney after he accidentally tripped while whale watching, falling onto rocks below. A PERTH motorcyclist has copped a massive fine and four demerit points for an undone chinstrap on his helmet. A WOMAN who was repeatedly raped by a gang of brothers when she was 14 wants her attackers to be deported. Witnesses said they heard screaming after a loud smash. Organisers say the next few days will likely be the busiest.
TRAVEL times could be massively slashed and houses could be much cheaper under a radical new plan to link our cities. THE man whose body was found mummified inside the Sydney home owned by a hoarder lived a sad life, it has been revealed.
The visit almost cost him his life. Now, a police investigation has taken a worrying turn. SHIPPING containers full of nappies and sanitary towels have fallen into the sea from a stricken cargo ship leading debris to wash up all over beaches. It was chaos at major stations. But rules show she was in the right. The new policy has not gone unnoticed. Lanes are closed as police and paramedics are on the scene.
A YOUNG woman was caught chatting on her phone while driving, and people are getting angry about her reaction. The final letter she wrote is extraordinary to read. It was a decision that almost cost her everything. SYDNEY is supposed to be one of the safest cities in the world but a new map is questioning that fact — as young women hit out at a common problem. One driver failed to stop. POLICE say investigations suggest the woman was crossing the road on a green pedestrian signal when she was struck.
A MAN is behind bars after a racially motivated rampage down a Sydney street attacking people of Asian background including a year-old man. FOOTAGE has been released showing the moment a man broke into a second-storey apartment before assaulting an eight-year-old girl in her bed.
THE man charged with the brutal murder of a young Tamworth mother was a friend of his alleged victim and knew her baby girl. A MAN and woman suffered critical burns after their light plane burst into flames during a flying lesson. Whether a person dies at home or not, the senior next of kin have certain responsibilities.
While they are under no legal obligation to accept responsibility for arranging the funeral, they are required to provide personal details of the deceased within one month of the death so that the death can be registered.
If no next of kin are available, anyone who knows the facts can be asked to provide this information. The executor has a right to the possession and custody of the body until it is buried or cremated and is not bound by specific directions left in the will. The police may be asked to find the next of kin and tell them about the death.
In NSW, the Property Relationships Act , section 4 defines a de facto relationship as that between two adult persons living together as a couple who are not married to each other or related by family. This can be an important issue for a lesbian or gay person who may want their partner rather than their family to control the funeral arrangements. For this reason, it is especially important for lesbian and gay people to make their wishes clear in a will.
Even then the executor is not bound by the directions left in the will. Disputes over ownership of the body or decisions about funeral arrangements are referred to the Supreme Court for hearing. Costs are met by the disputing parties. When someone dies at home, a doctor should be called to pronounce the person dead and to issue a medical certificate of cause of death.
In NSW, the law states that a person is dead when their brain stops functioning or their blood circulation stops, and these processes cannot be reversed. If the doctor cannot, for any reason, issue a medical certificate of cause of death, they must notify the local police.
The police will arrange to remove the body to the nearest forensic mortuary and a coronial investigation begins....