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Mon 20 Jan 2020

Church leader jailed for abuse that went over 15 years

premium_icon Church leader jailed for abuse that went over 15 years

CHURCH and family members ostracised victims of child sex abuse carried out by a Central Queensland church leader and ‘uncle’.

Tragic twist for former sex slave

Tragic twist for former sex slave

Michelle Knight went through unimaginable horror at the hands of Ariel Castro — but her suffering hasn’t ended in the years since. WARNING: Confronting.

IN COURT: 61 people to appear in court today

premium_icon IN COURT: 61 people to appear in court today

Here’s a list of everyone appearing in Tweed Heads Local Court today

Child sex abuse victim’s life broken beyond repair

premium_icon Child sex abuse victim’s life broken beyond repair

‘I became quite a heavy drinker to try and numb the pain and when that didn’t work, I turned to drugs – lots of drugs.’

Sun 19 Jan 2020

Man stabbed in the chest in car park of hotel

premium_icon Man stabbed in the chest in car park of hotel

The 36-year-old was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition. Four people, including a teenager, have been arrested.

Police officer attacked while checking out stolen car

premium_icon Police officer attacked while checking out stolen car

As the senior constable approached the sedan, the driver attacked him.

Tip off leads to stash of drugs, guns and more

premium_icon Tip off leads to stash of drugs, guns and more

Mackay Police Inspector: Community information helps catch drug and property offenders

Teen’s ‘shakas’ after smashing mum’s car

premium_icon Teen’s ‘shakas’ after smashing mum’s car

A teenager has given a hang-loose ‘shakas’ gesture outside court after pleading guilty to damaging her mum’s car in a drunken rampage “brain snap”.

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Former cocaine dealer Richard Buttrose’s road to redemption

premium_icon Former cocaine dealer Richard Buttrose’s road to redemption

Nine years in jail opened reformed eastern suburbs cocaine dealer Richard Buttrose’s eyes to the ravages of drug abuse in society

Man ‘deserved’ beating for slapping woman: court told

premium_icon Man ‘deserved’ beating for slapping woman: court told

A man who allegedly beat another man unconscious after seeing him slap a woman near Darwin’s nightclub strip said the victim ‘deserved it’, a court has heard

Instagrammer jailed over single photo

Instagrammer jailed over single photo

An American-Russian influencer, who recently went on a trip to Egypt, wound up behind bars after posting an illegal photo on Instagram.

High-dosage MDMA pills ‘life-threatening’

premium_icon High-dosage MDMA pills ‘life-threatening’

Party drugs with double the dosage of MDMA have hit the streets leading NSW Health to warn they could be deadly.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Man, 59, charged with 57 offences involving children

premium_icon Man, 59, charged with 57 offences involving children

A 59-year-old man has been charged with 56 counts of indecent treatment of child under seventeen and one count of sexual assault.

Backpacker’s shipping container rape ‘hell’

Backpacker’s shipping container rape ‘hell’

Helen Kingwell endured 88 days of “unbearable” farm work in Bundaberg to stay in Australia. But while working for a visa she was allegedly raped in her sleep.

Jason Costigan’s daughter Brianna marries, converts to Islam

premium_icon Jason Costigan’s daughter Brianna marries, converts to Islam

A controversial MP’s teenage daughter has reportedly married and converted to Islam as she faces multiple charges of dealing cocaine around Sydney.

Byron-bound truck driver caught with $1M weed haul

premium_icon Byron-bound truck driver caught with $1M weed haul

A truck driver has been busted by police after allegedly stashing hundreds of bags of cannabis in the boot of a truck while driving high on route to Byron Bay.

Desperate ciggie craving sparks violent trolley tirade

premium_icon Desperate ciggie craving sparks violent trolley tirade

A desire for cigarettes pushed a drunk man to hurl trolleys around a shopping complex and abuse a bunch of workers who stood between him and his nicotine hit.

Protester accused of contractor assault to face trial

premium_icon Protester accused of contractor assault to face trial

Swedish international exchange student to face a two-day trial after Adani protest arrest

Woman’s brutal puppy scam destroys child’s birthday

premium_icon Woman’s brutal puppy scam destroys child’s birthday

A pregnant fraudster mum has been caught ripping off people around SEQ for thousands - with fake promises of puppies and tickets to events that never arrived.

Woman potentially left dead for a week

Woman potentially left dead for a week

Police are hoping the public will help them figure out how a “well-known” Sydney sex worker ended up dead in her apartment.

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