February 2019

Published a story 14th Feb 2019 4:02 PM

A man's agitated behaviour was the first sign police were about to stumble upon a dangerous, home-made weapon sitting within arm's reach in a car.

Weapon within arm's reach of 'agitated' man during search

A man's agitated behaviour was the first sign police were about to stumble upon a dangerous, home-made weapon sitting within arm's reach in a car.

Published a story 14th Feb 2019 3:58 PM

A teen has been fined for possessing a popular brand of 'leather shoe cleaner' which is used as an inhalant to get high and is commonplace in the gay community.

'Leather shoe cleaner' drug lands teen in court

A teen has been fined for possessing a popular brand of 'leather shoe cleaner' which is used as an inhalant to get high and is commonplace in the gay community.

Published a story 14th Feb 2019 2:25 PM

Jarrod Cain Evans tried to turn his life around after amassing a 35-page criminal history but was back at it just months later, taking a hunting knife to court.

Man with 35-page criminal history took knife into court

Jarrod Cain Evans tried to turn his life around after amassing a 35-page criminal history but was back at it just months later, taking a hunting knife to court.

Published a story 14th Feb 2019 1:04 PM

Two serial thieves were left shocked when they were sentenced to imprisonment for taking eight lamps and a new microwave from next to a resort's skip bin.

Thieving mums jailed for haul of lamps, microwave

Two serial thieves were left shocked when they were sentenced to imprisonment for taking eight lamps and a new microwave from next to a resort's skip bin.

Published a story 13th Feb 2019 4:30 PM

IGA owners are rallying behind Townsville flood victims with packages of cleaning goods donated to help in the clean up as well as $100,000 in gift vouchers.

Local supermarket doing its part to help flood victims

IGA owners are rallying behind Townsville flood victims with packages of cleaning goods donated to help in the clean up as well as $100,000 in gift vouchers.

Published a story 13th Feb 2019 3:36 PM

Escorts were allegedly duped out of about $16,000 within just days by a man who was jailed for pulling the same stunt weeks earlier.

Man accused of defrauding sex workers out of $16,000

Escorts were allegedly duped out of about $16,000 within just days by a man who was jailed for pulling the same stunt weeks earlier.

Published a story 13th Feb 2019 3:19 PM

A woman has described being forced into hiding due to her abusive husband who breached their domestic violence order 16 times in just four months.

Woman 'forced into hiding' by abusive husband

A woman has described being forced into hiding due to her abusive husband who breached their domestic violence order 16 times in just four months.

Published a story 13th Feb 2019 10:34 AM

A 56-year-old man accused of robbing two chemists by knife-point has made a brief appearance in court for the first mention of his charges.

Man, 56, fronts court for knife-wielding chemist raids

A 56-year-old man accused of robbing two chemists by knife-point has made a brief appearance in court for the first mention of his charges.

Published a story 12th Feb 2019 3:27 PM

A FIFO worker who was found by police drunk, half-naked and covered in vomit in a car has 'little memory' of the night which will cost him his job.

FIFO worker's wild night cost him a job

A FIFO worker who was found by police drunk, half-naked and covered in vomit in a car has 'little memory' of the night which will cost him his job.

Published a story 12th Feb 2019 2:47 PM

Driving in the right-hand lane for too long while going to visit his mum proved costly for a property consultant who will spend six months without a licence.

Man charged after hogging overtaking lane

Driving in the right-hand lane for too long while going to visit his mum proved costly for a property consultant who will spend six months without a licence.

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