Police cordoned off the area near the McWhae Circuit home in Wanniassa, where police classified a man's death as suspicious. Photo: Melissa Adams
ACT police are investigating the suspicious death of a 61-year-old man whose body was found in a Wanniassa house on Tuesday night.
Police were called to the McWhae Circuit home for a welfare check around 7pm and found the body of the man after forcing entry to the house.
A 68-year-old invalid woman was found in a bedroom of the home, uninjured.
Detective Superintendent Paul Shakeshaft, said there was a person of interest police wished to speak to.
- The head of the federal Department of Agriculture, Paul Grimes, has gone on unscheduled leave amid growing speculation of a fractured relationship with Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.
- Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been slammed after he backed the closure of Indigenous communities in WA, saying living in them is a "lifestyle choice". Filmmaker Rolf de Heer is among the chorus calling the remark "offensive".
- Nearly four out of five food and drink adverts aimed at ACT children in shopping centres, supermarkets and near schools promote unhealthy products.
- Thousands of public servants at the Environment Department are preparing to walk off the job as they try to force their bosses to make them a pay offer.
- Canberra average petrol prices have jumped 11.5¢ in a week to 129.7, according to the latest national pricing report, a cost higher than the average for the major five capital cities.
- Former PM Kevin Rudd makes a dramatic re-entry into domestic political debate, calling for full democratisation of the ALP and lashing factional "thuggery".
- Hillary Clinton has defended her use of private email during her time at the US State Department, saying: "looking back, it would've been better if i'd used a second email account". She also said she has deleted emails she has deemed "personal" and has handed over 55,000 pages of emails she and her team decided were work related to the department.
Josh Mann-Rea, centre, has re-signed with the Brumbies along with Sam Carter, left, and Scott Fardy, right. Photo: Rohan Thomson
An against-the-odds career has taught Josh Mann-Rea that nothing is impossible and the former coal miner is refusing to put a line through his World Cup hopes or an end date on his playing days after signing his first multi-year contract.
Mann-Rea completed a triple signing coup for the ACT Brumbies on Tuesday, joining Scott Fardy and Sam Carter in re-committing to the club until at least the end of 2017.
- Only two months ago, Bangladesh's hero Rubel Hossain was behind bars, accused of rape. He spent three days in custody and only when he was granted bail was he permitted to join his country's World Cup squad.
- Manu Vatuvei has put the Raiders through hell in their past three encounters and the numbers prove just how dominant the Warriors have been against Canberra, but Blake Austin says the new-look Raiders carry no mental baggage from three consecutive 50-point hidings.
- Netball Australia's proposed reforms of the Australian Netball League could lay the groundwork for a Canberra team to enter the ANZ Championship in the future.
- Re-signed Wallabies Scott Fardy and Sam Carter have declared a gold Test jersey is still the No.1 prize in Australian rugby, but admit players will benefit from a new flexible contracting system.
- George Bailey says World Cup teams fear his teammate Mitch Starc more than they fear the likes of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, with statistics demonstrating just how vital the left-armer has been to Australia's one-day fortunes this summer.
- Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen was caught with his hand down the pants of Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson on Sunday, despite being in attack and carrying the ball with the other hand.
9.46am: The crash on the GDE has now been cleared. At least four cars were involved.
9.19am: We are hearing there is still heavy traffic southbound on the GDE near the Barton Highway following a crash that has left one person in hospital with minor injuries.
9am: One person has been taken to Calvary Hospital with minor injuries after that crash on the GDE.
8.14am: There are reports there has been a car accident on the Gungahlin Drive Extension near the Barton Highway. Two vehicles are involved according to police.
Significant traffic delays southbound on the Gungahlin Drive Extension just south of the Barton Highway. — ACTPol_Traffic (@ACTPol_Traffic) March 10, 2015
7.13am: Police have asked motorists to avoid the Canberra Arboretum near Lady Denman Drive, as there is congestion in the area due to the Canberra Balloon Festival.
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Canberra Balloon Spectacular balloons will not be launching from outside Old Parliament House this morning.
Some of the Balloons will be launching from Mount Stromlo according to Events ACT. The best vantage points are around Scrivener Dam.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr and competitors set to take on the Bravest adventure obstacle course at Stromlo Forest Park. Photo: Jay Cronan
Close to 15 kilometres of the Stromlo Forest Park have been transformed into an obstacle course that promises to test the fitness of even the most athletic Canberrans.
Boasting a variety of makeshift tunnels, fences and 30 obstacles, the race known as The Bravest will see individuals and teams push themselves to their muddy limits on Saturday.
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Student Palesa Molefe, 21, of Queanbeyan with her two-year-old daughter Neriah Ganya at the opening of the new facility at Canberra College. Photo: Jamila Toderas
Today: A possible afternoon shower in Canberra with a forecast minimum 13 degrees and a top of 31 degrees.
The rest of the week: Thursday, mostly sunny - min 13, max 29; Friday, cloudy - min 10, max 22; Saturday, mostly sunny- min 7, max 26