Morning Buzz: Two charged after Sydney beach party

Good morning and welcome to your morning wrap of news, sport, and weather around Sydney for Tuesday, December 26. We’re expecting a cloudy one with cool-ish temperatures of around 24 in the city and 26 in the west. 

'Just carnage': Two charged after Sydney beach party

Some party-goers were pepper sprayed by police, and were then treated by paramedics. Photo: Rachel Clun

Some party-goers were pepper sprayed by police, and were then treated by paramedics. Photo: Rachel Clun

Two women have been charged with assaulting police after a huge beach party was broken up by officers in Sydney's south.

About 3000 people were at the party at Little Bay Beach, south of Maroubra, and more were arriving when police were called just before 3pm. Read more 

Body of missing man Patrick Hahn found at Hunters Hill

Police found Patrick Hahn's body on Christmas Day at Hunters Hill. Photo: Facebook

Police found Patrick Hahn's body on Christmas Day at Hunters Hill. Photo: Facebook

The body of missing Sydney man Patrick Hahn has been found on the lower north shore.

The 25-year-old disappeared in the early hours of Friday morning after a night out, and police his family had appealed for the public to help find him. Read more

Failure-to-vote fines earn NSW government millions of dollars

Theoden Lee is one of more than 400,000 people in NSW who have been issued a penalty notice for failing to vote in the council elections held on September 9. Photo: Jessica Hromas

Theoden Lee is one of more than 400,000 people in NSW who have been issued a penalty notice for failing to vote in the council elections held on September 9. Photo: Jessica Hromas

Theoden Lee did not realise he may have broken the law until a letter arrived in the mail.

The letter – an Apparent Failure to Vote notice – informed Mr Lee he could pay a fine of $55 for not voting in the September 2017 election for the new Inner West Council, provide an excuse or challenge the fine in court. Read more

Two men being investigated for eating live fish in pet store

The man shows his mouth is empty after swallowing the fish. Photo: Supplied

The man shows his mouth is empty after swallowing the fish. Photo: Supplied

Two men are being investigated by the RSPCA after they ate a live fish in a Sydney pet shop and posted the video online.

Vision of the stunt, which was filmed at Petbarn in Penrith, has been watched more than 7 million times. Read more

South Coast home destroyed, woman dead in Christmas Day fire

The ferocious fire destroyed the house at Tura Beach. Photo: Merimbula News

The ferocious fire destroyed the house at Tura Beach. Photo: Merimbula News

A woman has died and a man is in hospital after a house was destroyed by fire on the NSW South Coast.

A man woke to find smoke filling his bedroom at a Tura Beach home about 12.30am on Christmas Day and called emergency services. Read more

Winning form, not humiliation, on Steve Smith's Boxing Day agenda

Australian cricket team captain Steve Smith trains at at the MCG ahead of the fourth Test. Photo: AAP

Australian cricket team captain Steve Smith trains at at the MCG ahead of the fourth Test. Photo: AAP

Australian captain Steve Smith has banished suggestions his team wants to humiliate England with an Ashes whitewash, declaring its immediate focus is on maintaining winning form in the Boxing Day Test.

The Australians have made one change for the fourth Test, with paceman Jackson Bird replacing the injured Mitchell Starc. Reserve batsman Peter Handscomb, the 12th man in Perth, has been released to join to the Kevin Pietersen-less Melbourne Stars in their Big Bash League clash against the Scorchers in Perth on Boxing Day but will rejoin the Test side on day three.  Read more via SMH

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