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Tue 19 Mar 2019

State appeals child killer’s latest sentence

premium_icon State appeals child killer’s latest sentence

He was jailed in 2017 for the horrific killing of 18-month-old Hemi Burke while he was babysitting the little boy at Moranbah. Next month, he could be out.

Huge cash haul found in plastic shopping bag

premium_icon Huge cash haul found in plastic shopping bag

Gold Coast police have seized a ‘significant’ amount of money after pulling a car over at one of the city’s most popular shopping centres.

Why wife-killer won’t be deported

premium_icon Why wife-killer won’t be deported

In admitting her decision might not be popular in the community, an appeals tribunal boss has explained why she overturned a deportation order.

COLD CASE: Man extradited in murder investigation

premium_icon COLD CASE: Man extradited in murder investigation

Billboard prompts extradition in Whitsunday cold case

Top Queensland lawyer cops foul abuse in court room tirade

premium_icon Top Queensland lawyer cops foul abuse in court room tirade

'JA1L ME' number plate crook lands himself three more months in jail, yells foul abuse at top female Queensland lawyer as heads to cells

Secret recordings found in Keli Lane child killer case

premium_icon Secret recordings found in Keli Lane child killer case

The existence of secret recordings of convicted child killer Keli Lane has been revealed for the first time, which were never aired at her murder trial.

Teacher feared $97,000 fake tax debt fine

premium_icon Teacher feared $97,000 fake tax debt fine

A TEACHER says the threat of a $97,000 fine, or arrest, had him thinking he needed to pay $7000 to the man on the other end of the phone.

Vet student, RSPCA volunteer turns meth-dealing 'middleman'

premium_icon Vet student, RSPCA volunteer turns meth-dealing 'middleman'

A young Sunshine Coast woman with dreams of becoming a veterinary nurse has spent the past five months in prison.

Husband killed for getting home late

premium_icon Husband killed for getting home late

A Brisbane businesswoman has confessed to killing her property consultant husband by throwing a knife at his chest during an argument.

Hospital shooting sparks calls for better prisoner treatment

premium_icon Hospital shooting sparks calls for better prisoner treatment

"DEEPLY saddened and upset” hospital workers are calling for better guidelines after a prisoner was fatally shot outside the emergency department.

Families shown footage of capsized vessel at inquest

premium_icon Families shown footage of capsized vessel at inquest

SILENCE descended on a Gladstone courtroom as family members of two men who were onboard FV Cassandra watched drone footage of the capsized trawler.

Warwick truckie 'fully supported' in wake of horror crash

premium_icon Warwick truckie 'fully supported' in wake of horror crash

A TRUCK driver is lucky to be alive after a doctor suspected of murder smashed into the front of his oncoming semi-trailer.

Boy charged over making bombs

Boy charged over making bombs

A teenager has faced court charged with manufacturing an explosive device after he allegedly carried a bomb on to a bus.

The 101 places missing Maddie was ‘seen’

The 101 places missing Maddie was ‘seen’

New figures reveal that missing Madeleine McCann was “spotted” around the globe since her disappearance in Portugal in 2007.

Teen ‘mentally incompetent’ when she stabbed classmate

premium_icon Teen ‘mentally incompetent’ when she stabbed classmate

A teenager has admitted she stabbed a fellow high school classmate — but a court has heard she was mentally incompetent at that time.

Animal cruelty case: Man accused over dog bashing revealed

premium_icon Animal cruelty case: Man accused over dog bashing revealed

A Mackay man facing serious charges of animal cruelty over a brutal dog bashing has been temporarily banned from having animals.

Airbnb killer jailed over unpaid bill attack

Airbnb killer jailed over unpaid bill attack

A Melbourne man with a violent criminal history, including a previous attack on a housemate, has been jailed for for killing a Airbnb guest.

Hospital shooting deserves attention

premium_icon Hospital shooting deserves attention

"ON any other day, an inmate getting fatally shot outside a regional hospital in NSW, would have been big news around Australia."

Man claimed he 'did nothing wrong' before being fatally shot

premium_icon Man claimed he 'did nothing wrong' before being fatally shot

A MAN who was fatally shot by Corrective Services in Lismore had wept in court as he was refused bail earlier the same day.

The big mistake which saved dozens from NZ massacre

The big mistake which saved dozens from NZ massacre

Accused mass murderer Brenton Tarrant made a tactical error on Friday as he entered one of two mosques. Survivors say it saved them.

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