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Tue 22 Jan 2019

True identities of British ‘unruly tourists’

True identities of British ‘unruly tourists’

They are the group of travellers who have caused a storm up and down New Zealand. Now, their true identities can be revealed.

Boat tragedy: Lover to stand trial for death

premium_icon Boat tragedy: Lover to stand trial for death

A man who held his unconscious lover afloat following a horrific crash on a romantic Gold Coast getaway will stand trial for her death.

'It sends a shiver down my spine': Teen drink-drivers warned

premium_icon 'It sends a shiver down my spine': Teen drink-drivers warned

TWO 17-year-olds have faced court on drink-driving charges after being nabbed with positive readings the day after drinking.

Man who punched child in face may soon be free

premium_icon Man who punched child in face may soon be free

DESPITE punching a child in the face in a supermarket and terrorising his partner, a man with a record nearing 20 pages may soon be free.

Community unites in memory of lost Toyah

premium_icon Community unites in memory of lost Toyah

The Far North community will rev up their engines in a united call to arms to keep Toyah Cordingley’s memory alive.

Arrests after violent brawl on Qld flight

premium_icon Arrests after violent brawl on Qld flight

A man is in custody after allegedly attacking terrified passengers on an international flight yesterday afternoon, forcing the plane to divert to Sydney.

‘He’ll kill again’: Juvenile jail staff fears

premium_icon ‘He’ll kill again’: Juvenile jail staff fears

He stabbed a teenage girl 48 times as she walked home from school when he was aged 16. Thirteen years later, this unidentified killer could be released after...

Man charged with stabbing murder

Man charged with stabbing murder

A man has been charged with allegedly fatally stabbing “Good Samaritan” Glen Smith, who was reportedly trying to help a domestic violence victim.

Druggie driver's 170km/h chase with trailer in tow

premium_icon Druggie driver's 170km/h chase with trailer in tow

SERIAL offender's dangerous driving history absolutely "woeful" and "frightening".

Mon 21 Jan 2019

CUSTOMS BUST: $15K penalty for hidden steroids, drugs

premium_icon CUSTOMS BUST: $15K penalty for hidden steroids, drugs

FORMER lovers front court on illegal import charges after customs find steroids, drugs and weapons in their luggage.

Strawberry sabotage: Lawyers in negotiations

premium_icon Strawberry sabotage: Lawyers in negotiations

LAWYERS for a woman accused of contaminating strawberries with sewing needles are in negotiations with prosecutors over the case, a court has heard.

Sinister truth behind Fortnite craze

Sinister truth behind Fortnite craze

FORTNITE has taken the world by storm. But it turns out the insanely popular game is hiding a disturbing — and illegal — secret.

Man convicted in revenge porn case

premium_icon Man convicted in revenge porn case

A local man has faced sentencing for the image-based abuse.

Appalling way woman scammed $7m

Appalling way woman scammed $7m

After conning people into giving her millions, this woman was living the high life, buying designer brands and travelling to luxury locations — until eventually,...

Wanted Aussie terror suspect gloats about new life

premium_icon Wanted Aussie terror suspect gloats about new life

The Queensland man who went to Syria as a teen and is now wanted on terrorism charges says the loss of his Australia passport was “a blessing in disguise.’’

Dragged 250m after trying to stop thieves

Dragged 250m after trying to stop thieves

A Perth woman was dragged behind a car for 250m and left with horror injuries after robbers posed as Gumtree buyers. WARNING: Graphic

Five charged over $1m baby formula theft

Five charged over $1m baby formula theft

POLICE have swooped on an alleged international crime syndicate accused of dealing in stolen baby formula, seizing 4000 tins.

Aiia murder accused’s violent lyrics surface

premium_icon Aiia murder accused’s violent lyrics surface

The man accused of raping and killing Aiia Maasarwe rapped about demons in his mind and becoming one with the knife, and said he was a man who embraced death, in...

Man allegedly throws woman off balcony

Man allegedly throws woman off balcony

A Sydney man is in custody after police were called to a city apartment last night to find a woman thrown from a first floor balcony.

One thing that led to Aiia breakthrough

One thing that led to Aiia breakthrough

It didn’t take police long to make an arrest over the rape and murder of a student in Melbourne thanks to one officer.

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