February 2020

Published a story 22nd Feb 2020 7:11 AM

An 11-year-old boy charged with kidnapping his carers and making demands armed with a screwdriver was released on bail the day before.

Carers allegedly held to ransom as boy, 11, bailed on 50 charges

An 11-year-old boy charged with kidnapping his carers and making demands armed with a screwdriver was released on bail the day before.

Published a story 21st Feb 2020 7:27 AM

Lying broken and bruised on bitumen, injured cyclist John Masson tried to piece together what happened as his wife crawled towards him to check he was alive.

‘Didn’t see or hear anything’: Cyclist relives horror impact

Lying broken and bruised on bitumen, injured cyclist John Masson tried to piece together what happened as his wife crawled towards him to check he was alive.

Published a story 20th Feb 2020 7:46 AM

A beloved granddad and career firefighter died battling a fire in his own home overnight; his family in shock and amazed his little dog managed to escape.

Firefighter’s final battle claims life in tragic blaze

A beloved granddad and career firefighter died battling a fire in his own home overnight; his family in shock and amazed his little dog managed to escape.

Published a story 18th Feb 2020 4:50 PM

Police are still piecing together the moments before a man was found dead in unit fire, leaving behind seven grandkids and a beloved dog who escaped the blaze.

Cause of fire that killed grandad a mystery

Police are still piecing together the moments before a man was found dead in unit fire, leaving behind seven grandkids and a beloved dog who escaped the blaze.

Published a story 17th Feb 2020 12:58 PM

Neighbours are in shock to learn a man’s dead body was found at the scene of a huge unit fire overnight.

Neighbours shaken by death of ‘kind man’ in unit fire

Neighbours are in shock to learn a man’s dead body was found at the scene of a huge unit fire overnight.

Published a story 17th Feb 2020 11:05 AM

A Townsville tradie’s attempts to stop a group of juveniles in a suspected stolen car have backfired after he was charged with dangerous driving.

Tradie’s brave attempts to stop carjacking backfire

A Townsville tradie’s attempts to stop a group of juveniles in a suspected stolen car have backfired after he was charged with dangerous driving.

Published a story 14th Feb 2020 7:26 AM

A woman was left with scratches and bruises when her former partner choked and threw rocks at her in a violent exchange.

Miner jailed for vicious assault on partner

A woman was left with scratches and bruises when her former partner choked and threw rocks at her in a violent exchange.

Published a story 13th Feb 2020 7:19 AM

A top law firm is investigating several serious allegations of sexual abuse at a Townsville orphanage, saying the reported cases are the tip of the iceberg.

Appeal for abuse victims of orphanage

A top law firm is investigating several serious allegations of sexual abuse at a Townsville orphanage, saying the reported cases are the tip of the iceberg.

Published a story 11th Feb 2020 4:48 PM

A pizza shop has fallen victim to another brazen break-in that will cost the owners more to repair than the items stolen.

Pizza shop forced to close after brazen theft

A pizza shop has fallen victim to another brazen break-in that will cost the owners more to repair than the items stolen.

Published a story 11th Feb 2020 7:33 AM

Queensland’s top ranking police and political brass will fly into Townsville this week for a roundtable on crime.

Top brass to fly in for grassroots crime forum

Queensland’s top ranking police and political brass will fly into Townsville this week for a roundtable on crime.

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