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Thu 27 Feb 2020

Teen met accused killer ‘for paid sex’

Teen met accused killer ‘for paid sex’

Pregnant teen Tiffany Taylor was desperate for money in the days before she was allegedly murdered after disappearing from Brisbane motel, a court has heard.

How to go from highflyer to broke drug addict in one year

premium_icon How to go from highflyer to broke drug addict in one year

THE former air traffic controller and RAAF officer was a prime example of how drugs can destroy one's life.

Teen with 110 charges told: “This is your last chance”

premium_icon Teen with 110 charges told: “This is your last chance”

Judge tells youth crim his next appearance will be in adult court

Call to appeal child porn doc’s sentence

premium_icon Call to appeal child porn doc’s sentence

The Attorney-General is being pressured to appeal the sentence of a Rockhampton doctor caught on a plane in Canada producing child exploitation material.

How new tech detects ice use in rentals

premium_icon How new tech detects ice use in rentals

A TOOWOOMBA man is concerned about the prevalence of ice in our communities. He is now selling a device aimed at detecting its use in rental properties.

Police hunt man over vile glassing, bashing at Gympie pub

premium_icon Police hunt man over vile glassing, bashing at Gympie pub

The wanted man has short cropped brown hair, a solid build and was wearing a dark t-shirt, mustard coloured long pants and grey sneakers

Wed 26 Feb 2020

Stepdad jailed for ‘torturous’ sex attacks

Stepdad jailed for ‘torturous’ sex attacks

A man has been jailed for sexually abusing his stepdaughter, who went to extreme lengths to try to protect herself from him.

Ben Barba charged over pub ‘incident’

premium_icon Ben Barba charged over pub ‘incident’

Former NRL player Ben Barba has been arrested and charged after an incident in a Mackay Pub.

Footballer still standing after 'domestic violence ploy’

Footballer still standing after 'domestic violence ploy’

NRL star Josh Reynolds has described his ex-girlfriend’s elaborate “ploy” as a “Netflix series” after assault charges were dropped on Wednesday.

Urine-injecting mum tampered with equipment, court hears

premium_icon Urine-injecting mum tampered with equipment, court hears

A doctor has testified at the trial of a mother accused of injecting her sick daughter with urine.

Officer’s fear: ‘This is how I’m going to go’

premium_icon Officer’s fear: ‘This is how I’m going to go’

A police officer says he feared for his life as he struggled to breath in an alleged assault that left with him with a bruised face, neck and throat.

Australia's ‘generous to criminals, cold-hearted to victims’

premium_icon Australia's ‘generous to criminals, cold-hearted to victims’

Families berated police for the many failings while trying to apprehend Bourke Street murderer Dimitrious Gargasoulas before he mowed down their loved ones.

He claimed she was throwing her life away – so he killed her

premium_icon He claimed she was throwing her life away – so he killed her

Sabrina Lekaj had her whole life ahead of her. Then her father Petrit – a convicted heroin dealer – killed her in a fit of rage. WARNING: GRAPHIC

Adopted son harrassed and abused birth mum over missing dad

premium_icon Adopted son harrassed and abused birth mum over missing dad

AN ADOPTEE who had legitimately track down his birth mother had then started making demands and harassed her by text and phone calls.

Jail for Bowen Basin miner's brazen rape of a sleeping woman

premium_icon Jail for Bowen Basin miner's brazen rape of a sleeping woman

The 26 year old raped the young woman while she slept and her boyfriend was in the shower

Child thief begs for sentence discount after spitting on cop

premium_icon Child thief begs for sentence discount after spitting on cop

A 13-year-old girl who raided businesses and spat at police has appealed her sentence.

Rowan Baxter son: ‘I would take their place in a heartbeat’

premium_icon Rowan Baxter son: ‘I would take their place in a heartbeat’

Rowan Baxter’s adult son from his first marriage has sent a heartbreaking message to the Clark family, saying he would take the place of his slain siblings.

Moment man was viciously slashed in face

premium_icon Moment man was viciously slashed in face

In a callous attack, a man has used a piece of broken glass to slash his victim’s face, rendering him unconscious. He then punched his victim’s head

Man accused of importing child-like sex doll from China

premium_icon Man accused of importing child-like sex doll from China

A man accused of importing a child-like sex doll from China and having child abuse material on his computer will defend the charges.

An offence of need and not greed

premium_icon An offence of need and not greed

A COURT has heard how a woman stole from a chemist so she wouldn’t be using the resources of the local hospital.

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