February 2017

Published a story 28th Feb 2017 7:25 PM

IN JUST his third professional bout, Coolum's Ty Duncan will vie for an Australian welterweight title.

Feared Coast fighter seeks breakthrough professional win

IN JUST his third professional bout, Coolum's Ty Duncan will vie for an Australian welterweight title.

Published a story 27th Feb 2017 3:50 PM

A wallaby has been filmed swimming across the Great Sandy Strait from Fraser Island to the mainland

Wallaby caught on film swimming off Fraser Island

A wallaby has been filmed swimming across the Great Sandy Strait from Fraser Island to the mainland

Published a story 27th Feb 2017 1:15 PM

LIONEL Patea has been sentenced to life in jail for the brutal murder of young Gold Coast mother Tara Brown.

Patea gets life sentence over brutal murder of Tara Brown

LIONEL Patea has been sentenced to life in jail for the brutal murder of young Gold Coast mother Tara Brown.

Published a story 24th Feb 2017 2:57 PM

A DOMESTIC violence survivor confronts former tormentor as he is sentenced to seven years jail for stabbing her in their Sunshine Coast driveway.

DV survivor confronts man who stabbed her

A DOMESTIC violence survivor confronts former tormentor as he is sentenced to seven years jail for stabbing her in their Sunshine Coast driveway.

Published a story 23rd Feb 2017 2:52 PM

A SUSPECTED case of a vegetable disease which could threaten $150 million worth of Bundaberg produce was found in a cucumber greenhouse in the region.

$150m of Bundaberg veg at risk from suspected virus

A SUSPECTED case of a vegetable disease which could threaten $150 million worth of Bundaberg produce was found in a cucumber greenhouse in the region.

Published a story 23rd Feb 2017 1:08 PM

Far-north Queensland MP Bob Katter says solution to crocs is a "swift, fast bullet"

MP calls for croc shooting safaris

Far-north Queensland MP Bob Katter says solution to crocs is a "swift, fast bullet"

Published a story 23rd Feb 2017 1:08 PM

Sanctuary boss says wildlife parks will soon be too full to take in any more captured crocs

No room at the inn, says croc park

Sanctuary boss says wildlife parks will soon be too full to take in any more captured crocs

Published a story 23rd Feb 2017 1:06 PM

CROC MAP: Crocodile expert says a population boom and warmer waters are drawing more of the prehistoric predators further south

Crikey! Why more crocs are heading south

CROC MAP: Crocodile expert says a population boom and warmer waters are drawing more of the prehistoric predators further south

Published a story 21st Feb 2017 7:35 PM

Former Ipswich scout leader Brock Emil Dittman has been jailed for child porn offences.

Scout leader had more than 10,000 child porn files

Former Ipswich scout leader Brock Emil Dittman has been jailed for child porn offences.

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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.