AN ALLEGED drug trafficker-turned-police informer has been given a suspended jail sentence for threatening a group of unwelcome visitors with a knife.
FLIGHTS to Hervey Bay and train services through Maryborough have been cancelled as Cyclone Marcia makes its way south.
BILBO is one lonely goat after his four pregnant girlfriends were mauled by roaming dogs.
A YOUNG rugby league star has been committed for trial over a king hit at a Hervey Bay nightclub which left a man with a fractured skull.
THE police dog squad has had a busy week in Hervey Bay where thieves kept officers and their four-legged detectives on their toes.
A FAMILY patriarch, who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl while helping out at his son’s takeaway store, has been given a suspended jail sentence.
A YOUNG drug addict, who caused a fatal crash at Torbanlea, has been sentenced for possessing child pornography.
THE work of women was celebrated at an event marking the Zonta Club of Maryborough’s 20th anniversary at the weekend.
DUDDLEY Waterton has been committed to stand trial over the robbery of an aging sex worker, who was allegedly held down while two men took her earnings.
A PERSONAL trainer and aspiring firefighter who allegedly ripped off online buyers to the tune of more than $17,000, has been refused bail.
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.