October 2020

Published a story 24th Oct 2020 12:09 PM

The Townsville mother woke up after a night drinking, took a shot of vodka and got behind the wheel. Then she fell asleep at 100km/h.

SLOW LEARNER: Drink driver jailed after ninth charge

The Townsville mother woke up after a night drinking, took a shot of vodka and got behind the wheel. Then she fell asleep at 100km/h.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 7:37 AM

Kyle Thompson was sentenced to life in prison after his former boss was found dead allegedly bound by duct tape after inhaling his own blood in an attack.

Murder accused to be retried over brutal slaying of ex-boss

Kyle Thompson was sentenced to life in prison after his former boss was found dead allegedly bound by duct tape after inhaling his own blood in an attack.

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 7:42 AM

‘No one is talking about the kids’: Family of murdered Mason Parker say parties need to tell voters about child safety policies.

Grandparents voting for child safety after horror murder

‘No one is talking about the kids’: Family of murdered Mason Parker say parties need to tell voters about child safety policies.

Published a story 15th Oct 2020 7:44 AM

Three police officers are accused of misconduct after restricted footage of a cop car hitting a teenager in  north Queensland was shared on Snapchat.

Cops in court after internal footage leaked

Three police officers are accused of misconduct after restricted footage of a cop car hitting a teenager in north Queensland was shared on Snapchat.

Published a story 14th Oct 2020 7:23 AM

A Townsville Magistrate has criticised lenient sentencing, telling a repeat offender that the community was sick of it.

‘It has to stop’: Magistrate takes aim at lenient sentencing

A Townsville Magistrate has criticised lenient sentencing, telling a repeat offender that the community was sick of it.

Published a story 10th Oct 2020 7:27 AM

‘It is still very raw’: Accused killer was due to stand trial this week, instead his case has been set back

Agony in wait for justice over grandmother's death

‘It is still very raw’: Accused killer was due to stand trial this week, instead his case has been set back

Published a story 8th Oct 2020 6:12 PM

A real estate agent was more than four times the legal limit when police found her asleep at a red light after an “unplanned” vodka binge.

Drink driving agent falls asleep at wheel on morning commute

A real estate agent was more than four times the legal limit when police found her asleep at a red light after an “unplanned” vodka binge.

Published a story 8th Oct 2020 10:33 AM

The man elected to take the matter to court after he was arrested and slapped with a $1.3K fine.

Businessman fined for breaching COVID-19 health orders

The man elected to take the matter to court after he was arrested and slapped with a $1.3K fine.

Published a story 6th Oct 2020 4:16 PM

CCTV footage shows the father of two approach the Mad Cow security guard from behind before launching a cowardly attack on the bouncer.

Dad sentenced for alcohol-fueled attack on bouncer

CCTV footage shows the father of two approach the Mad Cow security guard from behind before launching a cowardly attack on the bouncer.

Published a story 6th Oct 2020 7:18 AM

A canefarmer found guilty of preying on young girls at his farm house or in the backyard pool for more than two decades has had the convictions overturned.

Molesting charges set aside by judges

A canefarmer found guilty of preying on young girls at his farm house or in the backyard pool for more than two decades has had the convictions overturned.

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