IN JUST his third professional bout, Coolum's Ty Duncan will vie for an Australian welterweight title.
A wallaby has been filmed swimming across the Great Sandy Strait from Fraser Island to the mainland
LIONEL Patea has been sentenced to life in jail for the brutal murder of young Gold Coast mother Tara Brown.
A DOMESTIC violence survivor confronts former tormentor as he is sentenced to seven years jail for stabbing her in their Sunshine Coast driveway.
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.
Far-north Queensland MP Bob Katter says solution to crocs is a "swift, fast bullet"
Sanctuary boss says wildlife parks will soon be too full to take in any more captured crocs
CROC MAP: Crocodile expert says a population boom and warmer waters are drawing more of the prehistoric predators further south
Former Ipswich scout leader Brock Emil Dittman has been jailed for child porn offences.
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.