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The remains of a buried vintage car sit in a drought-affected property located in the Goolhi area on the outskirts of the north-western New South Wales town of Gunnedah, Australia, on October 3, 2019. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared the ongoing drought through the Murray Darling Basin to be the worst on record, with current conditions now exceeding the Federation Drought (1895-1903), the WWII drought (1937-1947) and the Millennium drought (1997-2009). The Federal and NSW Governments announced a new drought emergency funding plan on Sunday 13 October, with $1billion to go to water infrastructure for rural and regional communities impacted by the devastating drought in NSW. The plan will include a $650m upgrade of Wyangala Dam in the NSW central west and a $480m new Dungowan Dam near Tamworth. However, critics of the plan are calling for more immediate solutions.

If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about people and animals acting badly and the wild happenstance of life. In that spirit each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:

Pub is now selling giant chicken nugget called a 'Donug'

An Australian pub is now selling a chicken nugget doughnut known as a 'Donug' The Red Hill Hotel in Victoria added the unique hybrid creation to the menu The savoury donug is made from a chicken mix and coated in panko crumbs Couple Crag Carrick and Rachel Dutton started selling the creation in 2018 They appeared on Shark Tank and sealed a $100,000 deal after pitching the idea Food lovers can now get their hands on a weird and wonderful 'Donug' hybrid between a chicken nugget and a doughnut in Australia.

Man impersonating officer attempted to pull over off-duty Orlando police officer, officials say

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A man accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer was arrested after officials said the man pulled over an off duty cop. According to the Casselberry Police Department, Omar Forde, who works for a security company called Criminal Task Force, was driving home from work when he noticed a blue BMW pass him in the left lane.

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