12PM NEWS UPDATE: AUGUST 17, 2016

Here’s Paul Lobb with an NBN News update.

  • NSW police are accused of failing to alert specialist lawyers about an Aboriginal woman’s arrest before she died at Maitland police station, in the state’s first indigenous death in custody in 16 years.
  • At the Olympics, Australian sailor Tom Burton has won gold in the Laser Class. While Australian sailing cousins Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin have claimed Silver in the Nacra catamarans.
  • Mother Nature’s fury is being felt in United States. Entire communities in Southern California have been evacuated as a massive bushfire rips through the hills just outside Los Angeles.
  • And a keen a wakeboarder has taken to the streets of Moscow after torrential rain swamped the city.

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