February 2017

Published a story 24th Feb 2017 2:40 PM

SHOPLIFTING and breach of bail offences were picked up when police did a two-day blitz of Sunshine Plaza and Maroochydore Bus Interchange.

Bus stop blitz hoped to reduce issues

SHOPLIFTING and breach of bail offences were picked up when police did a two-day blitz of Sunshine Plaza and Maroochydore Bus Interchange.

Published a story 24th Feb 2017 12:40 PM

CARS, trees, street signs, a power pole, a shipping container and a fire station - none of these were safe from Harry Monteith Cowley's drunken rampage.

Drunk driver hits 'just about everything' in rampage

CARS, trees, street signs, a power pole, a shipping container and a fire station - none of these were safe from Harry Monteith Cowley's drunken rampage.

Published a story 24th Feb 2017 10:04 AM

NEARLY all of the Yandina Seven bikies accused have indicated they will fight their charges when they appear before a Maroochydore court.

Yandina 7 bikies to fight VLAD charges

NEARLY all of the Yandina Seven bikies accused have indicated they will fight their charges when they appear before a Maroochydore court.

Published a story 23rd Feb 2017 6:56 PM

AN EXCEPTIONAL series of events has saved a Coast mum from jail for stealing $90,000 from her son.

Coast mum steals $90K to stop son 'squandering it'

AN EXCEPTIONAL series of events has saved a Coast mum from jail for stealing $90,000 from her son.

Published a story 23rd Feb 2017 11:46 AM

A BUDERIM dad got as far as the boomgate at Bunnings Maroochydore's trade section before his theft was halted.

Dad cops up to Bunnings trade theft

A BUDERIM dad got as far as the boomgate at Bunnings Maroochydore's trade section before his theft was halted.

Published a story 21st Feb 2017 1:17 PM

BLOOD screening will be conducted on the driver of a car involved in a fatal crash which killed an Ipswich man.

Coast fatal crash victim was 21 years old

BLOOD screening will be conducted on the driver of a car involved in a fatal crash which killed an Ipswich man.

Published a story 21st Feb 2017 10:05 AM

A WOMAN was helped into an ambulance after being involved in a crash on the Sunshine Mwy.

Motorway crash slows traffic flow

A WOMAN was helped into an ambulance after being involved in a crash on the Sunshine Mwy.

Published a story 21st Feb 2017 9:46 AM

<strong>UPDATE:</strong> A Beerwah dad has been left frustrated by bold thieves who targeted his family twice in two nights.

Thieves strike Coast family home twice in two nights

UPDATE: A Beerwah dad has been left frustrated by bold thieves who targeted his family twice in two nights.

Published a story 18th Feb 2017 11:57 AM

EVERY morning a new police unit dedicated to domestic violence meets to plan how to stop high risk cases from worsening.

Harrowing number of domestic violence breaches on the Coast

EVERY morning a new police unit dedicated to domestic violence meets to plan how to stop high risk cases from worsening.

Published a story 17th Feb 2017 5:51 PM

CONVICTED jewellery theft mastermind Andrew Simon Bell stared towards jurors shaking his head after they delivered a verdict he had tried to avoid.

Jury returns verdict for jewellery shop heist

CONVICTED jewellery theft mastermind Andrew Simon Bell stared towards jurors shaking his head after they delivered a verdict he had tried to avoid.

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Stuart studied journalism at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. He worked briefly at Central Queensland News and Warwick Daily News. He has worked as a reporter at The Chronicle since July 2009.