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Wed 11 Dec 2019

Man charged over nightclub firework incident

premium_icon Man charged over nightclub firework incident

Detectives have charged a 24-year-old man with two counts of assault over a firework explosion in a crowd outside a Queensland nightclub.

RAAF man on trial for attempted rape

premium_icon RAAF man on trial for attempted rape

A Royal Australian Air Force member charged with trying to rape his Tinder date’s sleeping housemate last year is facing trial in the Supreme Court.

‘You are a monster’: Mums’ heartbreak over aunt’s sex abuse

premium_icon ‘You are a monster’: Mums’ heartbreak over aunt’s sex abuse

The “broken” mums of three young Far North boys sexually abused by their aunt said their family's lives have been destroyed by “the worst kind of predator”.

L-plater thought he ran over a ‘piece of luggage’, not a man

premium_icon L-plater thought he ran over a ‘piece of luggage’, not a man

A learner driver has run from court, overcome by the fact he ran over and killed a sleeping man.

Armed man on the run after terrifying drive-by shooting

premium_icon Armed man on the run after terrifying drive-by shooting

The gunman drove up to another car and pointed a gun through the window.

Convicted sex offender charged with raping girl, 9

premium_icon Convicted sex offender charged with raping girl, 9

A convicted child sex offender has been charged with raping a nine-year-old girl just months after he pleaded guilty to similar offences.

‘Sorry, didn’t know I had $187k in my carry-on’

premium_icon ‘Sorry, didn’t know I had $187k in my carry-on’

A shopfitter says he did not know he had thousands of dollars in cash inside a locked bag when police swooped on him at the Gold Coast Airport.

IN COURT: 4 people to face Gympie court today

premium_icon IN COURT: 4 people to face Gympie court today

These people will be appearing at the Gympie Magistrates Court today on a range of alleged charges.

'I have never seen so many fatalities'

premium_icon 'I have never seen so many fatalities'

After 15 driving-related offences in a four hour period, the Mackay community is not heeding police warnings

Claremont trial sees victim’s final hours

Claremont trial sees victim’s final hours

Jane Rimmer’s final hours were spent on a pub crawl with friends. But when she peeled away from the group, they never saw her again.

Woman fined for abusing cops and ambos in IGA car park

premium_icon Woman fined for abusing cops and ambos in IGA car park

A WOMAN has been charged with one count of committing a public nuisance and obstructing police, while on parole.

Judge’s parting shot at paedophile ‘protection’

premium_icon Judge’s parting shot at paedophile ‘protection’

A retiring District Court judge has taken aim at what he calls “the greatest ‘get out of jail free’ card for paedophiles the courts have ever come up with”.

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Corruption watchdog finalises probe

Corruption watchdog finalises probe

A corruption watchdog says it won't prosecute Queensland councillors but allegations about a mayor have been passed to another investigating body.

Property developer denies political donor plot

Property developer denies political donor plot

Wu International Investments director Alex Wood has told an anti-corruption inquiry he had no involvement in an alleged straw donor scheme.

Outrage over delay in sex-charge teacher’s extradition case

premium_icon Outrage over delay in sex-charge teacher’s extradition case

Ex-teacher Malka Leifer’s case has been called off again at the last minute, angering her alleged victims, as a medical panel asked for more time to assess her.

Married restaurateurs charged with keeping slave

premium_icon Married restaurateurs charged with keeping slave

BBQ queen Shiela Mcaleer and her husband Joshua were cooking up a storm at their restaurants when police allege they held a woman as a slave.

Slowest chase ever: ‘I’m not following this guy in pluggers’

premium_icon Slowest chase ever: ‘I’m not following this guy in pluggers’

Wearing his pyjamas and his pluggers, Nick O’Brien helped stop alleged drunk driver to justice in a bizarre “chase”.

Caught behind the couch: Drunk driver’s dog search fail

premium_icon Caught behind the couch: Drunk driver’s dog search fail

Drunk driver Taelor James Russell hid from police behind a couch after ignoring their instructions to pull over. He was was four times the legal booze limit.

Psych review for accused brother-killer

Psych review for accused brother-killer

Jonathan Dick - who is accused of murdering his brother David and trying to kill a former school mate - will appear again in court next year.

Evil doc says infecting women with Hep C ‘not serious’

premium_icon Evil doc says infecting women with Hep C ‘not serious’

This depraved doctor ruined the lives of more than 50 women - but it's his excuse, in a bid for leniency, that will astound you.

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