February 2020

Published a story 9th Feb 2020 8:14 AM

A prisoner who allegedly pulled down the pants and underwear of another prisoner and watched while she was raped has been granted bail.

Woman bailed after prison 'rape' of female inmate

A prisoner who allegedly pulled down the pants and underwear of another prisoner and watched while she was raped has been granted bail.

Published a story 6th Feb 2020 7:30 AM

Former Bandidos enforcer Lionel Patea gives evidence. He is charged with assaulting a Townsville corrections officer.

Killer bikie denies prison guard attack

Former Bandidos enforcer Lionel Patea gives evidence. He is charged with assaulting a Townsville corrections officer.

Published a story 6th Feb 2020 7:25 AM

He smashed the window of the day care centre with a fire hose and then turned it on to flood the business even more.

Father steals from day care centre during floods

He smashed the window of the day care centre with a fire hose and then turned it on to flood the business even more.

Published a story 5th Feb 2020 7:01 AM

After “falling into the grip” of ice, a Townsville woman took someone hostage and demanded money from her family in what a judge has described as like a B-grade movie plot.

Woman held hostage over drug debt

After “falling into the grip” of ice, a Townsville woman took someone hostage and demanded money from her family in what a judge has described as like a B-grade movie plot.

Published a story 2nd Feb 2020 6:02 AM

Rian Parka lived on one of Townsville’s most flood impacted streets. A year on rental market increases have made it next to impossible for him to find a home.

Renter unable to find new home year after flood disaster

Rian Parka lived on one of Townsville’s most flood impacted streets. A year on rental market increases have made it next to impossible for him to find a home.

January 2020

Published a story 30th Jan 2020 7:07 AM

An apologetic armed robber has been sentenced after he threatened two Townsville service station workers with a knife.

I’m sorry, this is how I survive: Robber’s weak excuse

An apologetic armed robber has been sentenced after he threatened two Townsville service station workers with a knife.

Published a story 23rd Jan 2020 7:13 AM

An unemployed mum is behind bars after a vicious attack on two nurses at Townsville University Hospital acute mental health unit.

Mother jailed over nurse assaults

An unemployed mum is behind bars after a vicious attack on two nurses at Townsville University Hospital acute mental health unit.

Published a story 22nd Jan 2020 4:41 PM

New charges against Lucy Victoria Wieland have been heard in court for the first time.

Accused cancer faker charged with defrauding boyfriend

New charges against Lucy Victoria Wieland have been heard in court for the first time.

Published a story 22nd Jan 2020 1:27 PM

Rifles that pre-date the Port Arthur weapons amnesty led to a successful cattle farmer south of Mackay facing serious weapons and drugs charges.

Cattleman caught with old guns, flying doctor medicine

Rifles that pre-date the Port Arthur weapons amnesty led to a successful cattle farmer south of Mackay facing serious weapons and drugs charges.

Published a story 22nd Jan 2020 7:21 AM

A gang of teenagers have been caught on camera laughing as they terrorised a bus driver and passengers, kicking and throwing bottles, before robbing the till.

Youth gang’s eight- minute reign of bus ‘mayhem’

A gang of teenagers have been caught on camera laughing as they terrorised a bus driver and passengers, kicking and throwing bottles, before robbing the till.

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