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Tue 23 Jul 2019

'Old mate was there with a bloody axe'

premium_icon 'Old mate was there with a bloody axe'

A Sarina man claimed he only armed himself with an axe for protection after watching a "vicious” dog attack the family pet.

‘Case closed’: Inquiry bolsters Kathleen Folbigg’s guilt

premium_icon ‘Case closed’: Inquiry bolsters Kathleen Folbigg’s guilt

A former chief judge who presided over an inquiry into Kathleen Folbigg’s convictions for killing her four babies concluded he had no reasonable doubt as to her...

Disturbing trends feeding youth crime 'epidemic' revealed

premium_icon Disturbing trends feeding youth crime 'epidemic' revealed

Hundreds of young criminals breaking into cars and using drugs are causing a juvenile crime 'epidemic' that a Coast cop says needs to be stemmed at home.

Beheader accused charged four times before mum’s murder

premium_icon Beheader accused charged four times before mum’s murder

The repeated offending of a Sydney woman accused of murdering her mother has led to calls for a review of the Mental Health Act. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Jet-setting bureaucrat‘s alleged $86k fraud

premium_icon Jet-setting bureaucrat‘s alleged $86k fraud

A government bureaucrat has allegedly been caught fraudulently using taxpayer-funded credit cards to splash out on international travel, withdraw cash and more.

Neighbour’s claim: ‘There was no f--king siege’

premium_icon Neighbour’s claim: ‘There was no f--king siege’

After a father was shot and killed by police after allegedly charging at an officer with a samurai sword, a witness to the incident has disputes claims of a siege.

Gang lawyer ‘signed own death warrant’

Gang lawyer ‘signed own death warrant’

Nicola Gobbo, known as ‘Lawyer X’ who defended some of Melbourne’s biggest gangsters and informed on them to police has ‘signed her own death warrant’ a new...

'Imagine if your kids found this': Teacher's aid drug bust

premium_icon 'Imagine if your kids found this': Teacher's aid drug bust

A mother of two and teacher's aid was slammed in court after she was found in possession of a highly-addictive opioid, potentially within children's reach.

Woman cleared of involvement in major Gympie drug operation

premium_icon Woman cleared of involvement in major Gympie drug operation

The jury returned a unanimous verdict almost instantly.

SHADY SHOPPER: Bay Mum's scam exposed

premium_icon SHADY SHOPPER: Bay Mum's scam exposed

A Hervey Bay mother's scamming system was laid bare after her acts of fraud were caught on camera

SEX ABUSE CHARGE: Patient claims doctor test turned sinister

premium_icon SEX ABUSE CHARGE: Patient claims doctor test turned sinister

New details have emerged about the case of a Hervey Bay doctor accused of sexually assaulting a female patient last year

Homesick ex-con jailed for robbing fast-food restaurant

premium_icon Homesick ex-con jailed for robbing fast-food restaurant

A homesick ex-con who was desperate to get back to Victoria has robbed a Red Rooster while grossly intoxicated, a court has heard

Tomb Raider star stabbed at fan event

Tomb Raider star stabbed at fan event

A well-known Hong Kong actor, who starred alongside Angelina Jolie in The Cradle of Life, has been attacked by a knife-wielding man at a promotional event.

Mon 22 Jul 2019

Aussies arrested in Bali drug raids

Aussies arrested in Bali drug raids

Two men with links to the Melbourne nightclub industry have been arrested in Bali following raids by police investigating a major drug ring.

Trauma, molestation leads man to threaten to torch siblings

premium_icon Trauma, molestation leads man to threaten to torch siblings

Plagued by his father's abuse a man poured petrol over his sister while she was asleep before sparking a lighter in her face.

Former hairdresser in $28k Gympie region stolen goods case

premium_icon Former hairdresser in $28k Gympie region stolen goods case

She pleaded guilty to possessing tainted property when she appeared in Gympie Magistrates Court yesterday.

How police allege elderly man killed his wife

premium_icon How police allege elderly man killed his wife

Police have revealed the cause of death of an 82-year-old woman allegedly murdered by her elderly husband at their Kingston home at the weekend.

Jason Cooper returns to Hervey Bay over Shae Francis death

premium_icon Jason Cooper returns to Hervey Bay over Shae Francis death

Jason Cooper is scheduled to face Hervey Bay court over the death of Shae Francis

MOTHER FROM HELL: Unspeakable crimes in filthy house

MOTHER FROM HELL: Unspeakable crimes in filthy house

The shocking state of this house left a social worker utterly distraught. Now, the infamous 'House of Horrors' case has ended with the mother sentenced.

'Taking handbags from old ladies is pretty low'

premium_icon 'Taking handbags from old ladies is pretty low'

'Some of the offences were nasty - taking handbags from old ladies is pretty low,' Judge slams Ipswich grandad Craig William Mundy over his six-hour crime spree

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