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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 absolute disaster people. In that spirit, each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hours 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.) Fridays are a special wildcard edition where I ask you to determine if the stories are homegrown crazy or imported from other countries. Here are tonight’s stories:

Police: Man suspected of placing fake bomb in Omaha had 232 pounds of marijuana in car

On Monday, a judge set bond at $2 million for a man accused of planting a fake bomb in downtown Omaha last week.The Douglas County Sheriff's Office arrested 25-year-old Thomas Trouba in connection with the suspicious package left and found near the Douglas County Courthouse Friday afternoon.Authorities said surveillance camera video showed Trouba took two boxes from his backseat, set them on the sidewalk near the courthouse around 2 p.m.

CPD: Burglar found passed out inside victim's home

COLUMBUS (WCMH) - Police in Columbus say a burglary suspect was found unconscious on the living room floor of a home he wasn't supposed to be in. It happened Wednesday along the 2300 block of Summit Street. The victim told police he woke up and heard someone breathing heavily and found the suspect on the [...]

Burglar falls asleep while attempting theft in an air conditioned room, wakes up to cops arresting him * The Pigeon Express

A thief fell asleep in an air conditioned room during the course of his burglary, and was woken while the cops were arresting him. In the horrible theft, the 21-year-old man who attempted to rob a house in India's Andhra Pradesh state fell asleep under the bed of the owner in middle of the night and eventually being caught red-handed.

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