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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:

Ring camera helps helicopter pilot lead Volusia deputies to Deltona car burglary suspects

After a Seminole County Sheriff's Office helicopter pilot in flight was alerted by his home's Ring camera about suspects breaking into cars in his neighborhood, he led Volusia County deputies to them, officials said. Three juveniles - 14, 15 and 16 - fled from deputies and ran after the tires of their escape vehicle were flattened but were caught shortly after, officials said.

Florida condo for sale has Budweiser cans covering walls, ceilings

Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A listing for a condo in Florida is going viral after pictures were posted online showing off an unusual aspect of the decor -- the walls and ceilings of the home are covered in Budweiser beer cans.

Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday nights at 9 and 10pm if you want to play along.