December 2020

Published a story 3rd Dec 2020 2:18 PM

State's highest court has tossed out an appeal by a ‘sovereign citizen’ who tried to escape a $150 fine for driving unlicensed.

Driver tells highest court ‘law doesn’t apply to him’

State's highest court has tossed out an appeal by a ‘sovereign citizen’ who tried to escape a $150 fine for driving unlicensed.

Published a story 2nd Dec 2020 5:19 AM

A man sentenced to life in jail for the murder of Central Queensland father Gary Ryan has won a retrial of his case.

Murder conviction quashed for man accused of sword slaying

A man sentenced to life in jail for the murder of Central Queensland father Gary Ryan has won a retrial of his case.

Published a story 1st Dec 2020 2:07 PM

A Brisbane company director who started a factory fire that caused $5.5 million of damage has been jailed, but a court has heard it could have been much worse.

Man jailed after wife’s lucky escape from major fire

A Brisbane company director who started a factory fire that caused $5.5 million of damage has been jailed, but a court has heard it could have been much worse.

November 2020

Published a story 28th Nov 2020 11:29 AM

A company director has been found guilty of starting a Brisbane factory fire that caused millions of dollars in damage.

Company director guilty of starting $3m fire

A company director has been found guilty of starting a Brisbane factory fire that caused millions of dollars in damage.

Published a story 27th Nov 2020 5:19 AM

A courier busted with $17m of drugs in his suitcase will go on parole after a court was told of the ‘extraordinary’ circumstances.

Courier busted with $17m drugs in suitcase

A courier busted with $17m of drugs in his suitcase will go on parole after a court was told of the ‘extraordinary’ circumstances.

Published a story 25th Nov 2020 4:29 PM

A young driver who caused a horror crash that left a woman fighting for life was more than four times the limit when he got behind the wheel.

Drunk motorist jailed over horror crash with ‘dial-a-driver’

A young driver who caused a horror crash that left a woman fighting for life was more than four times the limit when he got behind the wheel.

Published a story 24th Nov 2020 5:07 PM

A Sunshine Coast man who shot his older brother in the face after a heated argument has been supported in court by his parents.

‘So tragic’: Man jailed for shooting brother in face

A Sunshine Coast man who shot his older brother in the face after a heated argument has been supported in court by his parents.

Published a story 20th Nov 2020 9:46 AM

Three men assaulted an Uber driver, then turned on an off-duty police officer and threatened to rape his wife during a terrifying ‘drunken irrational’ assault.

Drunk trio threatened to rape cop’s wife, bashed him

Three men assaulted an Uber driver, then turned on an off-duty police officer and threatened to rape his wife during a terrifying ‘drunken irrational’ assault.

Published a story 19th Nov 2020 4:06 PM

An ex-navy seaman who punched a man in the face during a vicious unprovoked bag-snatch attempt had a “seriously disturbing” history of violence, a court has been told.

‘Seriously disturbing’: Ex-navy seaman’s street assault

An ex-navy seaman who punched a man in the face during a vicious unprovoked bag-snatch attempt had a “seriously disturbing” history of violence, a court has been told.

Published a story 16th Nov 2020 3:22 PM

The trial has begun for a Lockyer Valley woman who is accused of running unsafe budget accommodation for backpackers by failing to install fire safety measures.

Woman denies budget hostel fire safety breaches

The trial has begun for a Lockyer Valley woman who is accused of running unsafe budget accommodation for backpackers by failing to install fire safety measures.

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