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Tue 23 Jul 2019

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.

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.

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.

Family trauma, molestation leads man to burn siblings alive

premium_icon Family trauma, molestation leads man to burn siblings alive

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

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.

What happens when you're busted with 220 ecstasy tablets

premium_icon What happens when you're busted with 220 ecstasy tablets

THE 21-year-old was caught with ecstasy tablets, cocaine and cannabis inside his car at Splendour in the Grass.

'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

School teacher cleared of sexual assault

School teacher cleared of sexual assault

A SCHOOL teacher broke down in court as he was found not guilty of sexually assaulting three young girls during school hours.

New terror laws could have fatal flaws, says Labor

premium_icon New terror laws could have fatal flaws, says Labor

ABOUT 80 Aussie foreign fighters, trained in Syria and Iraq, could be seeking to return home. But Labor says laws to keep them out have fatal flaws.

Tattooed druggie hides $70,000 of meth in washing machine

premium_icon Tattooed druggie hides $70,000 of meth in washing machine

'I can assure you I am not misled by your facial tattoo,' says judge as he jails Damien Squizy Van Taarling over huge ice haul

The knife attack that sparked police shooting

premium_icon The knife attack that sparked police shooting

It was a police officer’s worst nightmare – an armed man ignoring pleas to drop his weapon, even urging officers to shoot.

Paul Pisasale’s answers ‘suit his agenda’: Crown prosecutor

premium_icon Paul Pisasale’s answers ‘suit his agenda’: Crown prosecutor

PAUL Pisasale avoided questions and gave non-responsive answers to ‘suit his agenda’, a crown prosecutor has told a jury as an extortion trial nears its end.

Horror show: Accused decapitator’s violent movie fixation

premium_icon Horror show: Accused decapitator’s violent movie fixation

A YOUNG Sydney woman accused of cutting off her mother’s head was obsessed with a violent blood-spattered horror movie in the days before the killing.

Dad dies in fall after daughter stabbed

Dad dies in fall after daughter stabbed

A man has died and a girl has been taken to hospital with stab wounds after a domestic-related incident at Chatswood, north of Sydney.

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