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RUSH HOUR: Disgust at mum’s creepy act

8:45am

Tomic’s weird interview freaks people out

Channel 9 teased it in its trailers but we didn’t know it would be this bad.

In promos for the 60 Minutes interview with Bernard Tomic that aired on Sunday night, the network gave us a glimpse at the tennis brat’s wandering eye but it went to weird new levels when the chat was shown in full.

In one trailer released last week, Nine showed Tomic winking at reporter Allison Langdon — who looked far from amused. Either the 26-year-old developed a twitch between his first round exit at the Australian Open and now or else he decided to embrace his role as the biggest winker in the land.

He winked throughout the interview with Langdon, sometimes multiple times during the same answer — and it really freaked Australia out.

When he wasn’t winking awkwardly, Tomic found the time to double down on his threats against Lleyton Hewitt, his latest barb against the Davis Cup captain coming as further cracks appear within the hierarchy of Tennis Australia.

Tomic said he would now knock Hewitt out if he came within “two metres” of him.

—Read more.

8:10am

Investigation into Sydney boat death

Police don’t believe the death of a woman on a boat on Sydney Harbour was suspicious or drug-related.

Emergency services were called to a marina in Balmain just after 4pm on Saturday after the woman was found unconscious in the bathroom of a charter boat.

The 39-year-old Berowra woman was treated by paramedics but was unable to be revived.

It’s believed she collapsed in the bathroom, with a police spokeswoman saying passengers on the boat reported a “strange smell”.

An investigation is underway but her death is not believed to be suspicious or drug-related, police said on Sunday.

Police, paramedics and Fire and Rescue NSW hazmat crews established a crime scene.

Police at White bay cruise terminal where they were questioning the people on the boat over the incident. Picture: Damian ShawSource:News Corp Australia

7:50am

Teen drowns off NSW jump rock

A teenage boy has drowned after jumping off rocks into the ocean at a Newcastle beach.

The 16-year-old boy didn’t resurface after jumping at the northern headland of Bar Beach on Sunday afternoon, according to Surf Life Saving NSW.

Emergency services were called and after a search operation the boy was spotted by the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter.

He was pulled from the water and taken to Cooks Hills Surf Life Saving Club where he was pronounced dead.

The teenager’s death marks the 24th coastal drowning since July.

A teenage boy has drowned at Bar Beach in Newcastle. Picture: 9NEWS/@TysonCottrill

A teenage boy has drowned at Bar Beach in Newcastle. Picture: 9NEWS/@TysonCottrillSource:Channel 9

7:25am

Mother-in-law slammed for ‘creepy’ act

A woman has caused outrage after developing a crush on her daughter’s husband, stealing X-rated photos of him from her phone and refusing to delete them.

The husband took to Reddit to ask for advice about how to handle the extremely creepy situation, saying he feels “violated” by the whole thing.

“MiL has had the hots for me since she met me. It’s creepy. I’ve spoken to her about being uncomfortable and so has my wife. It seemed to have died down and we put it down to an unfortunate crush,” he wrote.

But recently when his wife was visiting her mother she snooped through her phone while she was in the bathroom and transferred some raunchy photos to her own phone.

The wife quickly realised what had happened when she returned and her phone had been moved. She confronted her mother about it but the woman refused to delete the photos, not understanding why she was so angry.

“My wife and I have a few weird fetishes and so some of the photos I took that are for her eyes only are really humiliating if seen by people who aren’t my wife,” the man wrote.

“My wife is really on my side and supporting me but MiL sent her a message asking why she’s cross about it. It’s just a picture. I’m so mad.”

He works as a teacher and added that he is worried about what will happen to his career if she leaks the pictures.

Social media users were furious at the mother, urging him to out her to the family.

“You have every single right to be pissed and to feel violated. I’d never speak to her again personally,” one person said.

“She’s a horrible person for violating your privacy,” another wrote.

Others slammed her as “pervy” and “gross”.

People were left horrified by the disgusting act.

People were left horrified by the disgusting act.Source:Reddit

6:55am

NSW policeman dies from crash injuries

A young NSW police officer with a “tremendous passion” for his work has died after he was critically injured in a car crash in Sydney last week.

Probationary Constable Timothy Proctor, 29, died in hospital on Sunday morning following a four-vehicle crash at Lucas Heights on Thursday.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller extended his condolences to Mr Proctor’s wife, family, friends and colleagues at this “difficult time”.

The 29-year-old had been working as an officer in general duties in Liverpool in Sydney’s southwest after graduating from the police academy on April 27 last year.

“Timothy was certainly well on the way to a wonderful policing career and was well respected by his colleagues and all who knew him,” Mr Fuller said in a statement.

“He joined the police force after being a volunteer firefighter and had a tremendous passion and commitment for all emergency services and the community.”

The probationary constable was heading north on Heathcote Road at Lucas Heights about 2pm on Thursday when his vehicle was hit by a car travelling in the opposition direction.

Dashcam footage of the incident appears to show a car drifting across the middle of the road before colliding head-on with Mr Proctor’s vehicle. He and a 65-year-old woman in the car that was heading south had to be freed from the wreckage before both were taken to Liverpool Hospital. The woman remains in a critical condition.

—AAP

Probationary Constable Timothy Proctor.

Probationary Constable Timothy Proctor.Source:The Daily Telegraph

6:35am

Firefighter photo goes viral

A photograph of three exhausted Australian men has gone viral for a very sobering reason, with commenters hailing them as heroes.

The worn out firefighters were pictured covered in ash after battling bushfires in Tasmania. More than 189,000 hectares have been destroyed across the state.

The picture was shared to Facebook by The Wolfe Brothers and shows Jason Luck, John Kroczewski, Paul Catteral.

“If you are unaware currently in Tasmania there is some seriously bad Bush Fires. Nearly 3 per cent of the state has been destroyed,” the post read.

“A friend sent us this photo. LOOK at these incredible men, they look like they have been in a war zone!”

The photo was taken by fellow firefighter John Lyons after they had been battling blazes for 12 hours at Gell River.

The picture was uploaded on Friday and has since gotten over 37,000 likes and nearly 24,000 shares.

Thousands of people flocked to the comment section to praise all of the firefighters currently fighting the fires across the state.

“These guys are the unsung heroes of this great country,” one person said

“Can’t thank these hero’s enough. They deserve so much more than just a thank you,” another wrote.

One added: “They are amazing selfless people.”

The men have been praised for their efforts. Picture: The Wolfe Brothers

The men have been praised for their efforts. Picture: The Wolfe BrothersSource:Facebook

6:10am

Horror flooding continues for parts of Qld

Queensland residents have been told to brace for even more flooding as the monsoon trough continues to threaten properties in Townsville.

Up to 500 homes in the city have already been inundated and with days of intense rain ahead, there are fears that between 10,000 and 20,000 properties could be at risk.

The intense rain forced the local council to open the floodgates to the Ross River Dam on Sunday evening.

This released 2000 cubic metres of water per second downriver, with people in low-lying suburbs warned to seek higher ground.

Power is cut to thousands of homes in the north Queensland city, and hundreds of people who’ve been forced from their homes by waist- and chest-deep water are taking refuge at evacuation centres, and with family and friends on higher ground.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the state’s flood disaster is far from over, and weather forecasters have said between half a metre and a metre of extra rain could fall on the east coast in coming days.

A severe weather warning covers communities from Mackay, on the coast, north to Ingham, and right out west, almost as far as the Northern Territory border.

A crocodile pictured up against the railings at Aplins Weir.

A crocodile pictured up against the railings at Aplins Weir.Source:Supplied

5:45am

Baby found dead at Sydney home

Police have launched an investigation after a one-year-old boy was found dead at a western Sydney home yesterday.

The child was allegedly found unresponsive inside a hot car out the front of a home in Chester Hill, with police being called to the residence at around 3.30pm.

The boy had been moved into the home by the time paramedics arrived where they attempted to revive him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is not known how long the boy was in the car and the cause of death is yet to be determined.

Police were told he was in the car of his grandmother at the time.

The child’s family members photographed near the crime scene. Picture: Flavio Brancaleone/Daily Telegraph

The child’s family members photographed near the crime scene. Picture: Flavio Brancaleone/Daily TelegraphSource:News Corp Australia

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