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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:

Florida men arrested in road rage incidents that started with 'Are you revving your engine at me?'

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- An apparent confrontation between two drivers led to two separate road rage incidents in Hillsborough County, according to deputies. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, a man was driving his car in Wimauma on September 14 when 18-year-old Raymond Davis pulled up next to the man and asked, "Are you revving your engine at me?"

"Godfather" Fan Makes Offer Police Refuse

JUNE 21--A suspect who repeatedly identified himself as "Michael Corleone" was jailed for providing police with a false name, according to an arrest affidavit. Florida cops allege that James Ransom--carrying open containers of Natural Light beer and Captain Morgan rum--caused a disturbance Thursday night on the boardwalk at Indian Rocks Beach, just west of St.

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