January 2017

Published a story 23rd Jan 2017 5:04 PM

JAIL for jilted Coast concreter who returned to drugs after being give one last chance in court.

No more chances for Coast drug trafficker

JAIL for jilted Coast concreter who returned to drugs after being give one last chance in court.

Published a story 20th Jan 2017 7:20 PM

A SUNSHINE Coast psychiatrist is accused of prescribing excessive amounts of a "speed" like ADHD drug to patients.

'Drugs turned patients to monsters': Doctor faces misconduct

A SUNSHINE Coast psychiatrist is accused of prescribing excessive amounts of a "speed" like ADHD drug to patients.

Published a story 19th Jan 2017 3:42 PM

A Centrelink dad, who ran a drug business from his Ipswich home, has been jailed

Drug-dealing dad jailed for meth supply

A Centrelink dad, who ran a drug business from his Ipswich home, has been jailed

Published a story 18th Jan 2017 5:19 PM

A young Toowoomba drug dealer has been jailed for trafficking in top grade amphetamines

Young dealer jailed over mini meth empire

A young Toowoomba drug dealer has been jailed for trafficking in top grade amphetamines

Published a story 16th Jan 2017 5:28 PM

Past convictions are proving costly for Queensland's wanting to work with and care for kids

Criminal histories haunting Blue Card hopefuls

Past convictions are proving costly for Queensland's wanting to work with and care for kids

Published a story 16th Jan 2017 2:55 PM

A Queensland soccer coach posed as a teenage girl online to lure boy players into sex acts

Soccer coach convicted of child porn crimes

A Queensland soccer coach posed as a teenage girl online to lure boy players into sex acts

Published a story 13th Jan 2017 7:46 PM

Tensions between the neighbours peaked in 2015 when the heavy foliage provided perfect fuel for Cyclone Marcia.

Yeppoon neighbours' decades long fight palmed off to court

Tensions between the neighbours peaked in 2015 when the heavy foliage provided perfect fuel for Cyclone Marcia.

Published a story 13th Jan 2017 4:46 PM

An elderly couple has won a court battle to have their neighbour's trees cut down after a long-running dispute

Trees get the chop in bitter neighbour war

An elderly couple has won a court battle to have their neighbour's trees cut down after a long-running dispute

Published a story 11th Jan 2017 4:34 PM

Alleged armed burglar Brett Fletcher to remain behind bars over Helidon home invasion

Alleged armed burglar beaten by baseball bat, refused bail

Alleged armed burglar Brett Fletcher to remain behind bars over Helidon home invasion

Published a story 10th Jan 2017 12:58 PM

Convicted drug dealer escapes jail after convincing judge he has changed his ways

Convicted crim has 'turned life around': court

Convicted drug dealer escapes jail after convincing judge he has changed his ways

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Working from Sydney, Jessica specialises in crime/court reporting, filing for APN’s regional mastheads in Northern NSW as well as providing national content for the group. She was previously Chief Reporter at the Fraser Coast Chronicle in Hervey Bay, Queensland where she grew up and trained. Early in her career, she was named Queensland Young Journalist of the Year at the Clarion Awards. More recently, she was finalist at the 2013 Kennedy Awards for Excellence in NSW Journalism in both the Young Journalist and Court Reporter of the Year categories.