December 2016

Published a story 5th Dec 2016 7:36 PM

Two violent drug dealers murdered Darren Britza and concocted a cover-up story which led police to the wrong culprits a court has heard

Accused killer's lawyer points finger at witnesses

Two violent drug dealers murdered Darren Britza and concocted a cover-up story which led police to the wrong culprits a court has heard

Published a story 2nd Dec 2016 11:52 AM

Ariik Mayot could spend his life in jail for random attack on Ipswich grandfather

Coward punch killer pleads guilty in Lindsay Ede case

Ariik Mayot could spend his life in jail for random attack on Ipswich grandfather

Published a story 1st Dec 2016 6:34 PM

A witness in the Darren Britza murder investigation was warned he would be charged with the offence if he didn't come clean

Police 'threatened' murder witness with jail

A witness in the Darren Britza murder investigation was warned he would be charged with the offence if he didn't come clean

November 2016

Published a story 30th Nov 2016 7:30 PM

A TRAIL of blood, about a foot wide, covered the floor of a panel beating workshop the day Darren Britza was allegedly killed by Bundaberg’s Shane Hansen.

Bloody trail left behind after bashing death

A TRAIL of blood, about a foot wide, covered the floor of a panel beating workshop the day Darren Britza was allegedly killed by Bundaberg’s Shane Hansen.

Published a story 30th Nov 2016 6:25 PM

Bloody trail left behind after bashing death

Published a story 30th Nov 2016 4:49 PM

A phone salesman turned drug runner has been jailed for his part in a major Sunshine Coast trafficking ring.

Man jailed for trafficking 'socially evil' drug

A phone salesman turned drug runner has been jailed for his part in a major Sunshine Coast trafficking ring.

Published a story 30th Nov 2016 4:48 PM

A concreter who moonlighted as "sous chef” for a flourishing Sunshine Coast drug business has been sentenced to four and a half years jail.

Meth cook joins drug boss brother in jail

A concreter who moonlighted as "sous chef” for a flourishing Sunshine Coast drug business has been sentenced to four and a half years jail.

Published a story 29th Nov 2016 5:21 PM

Murder trial witness claims Gold Coast drug addict Darren Britza was wanted by a gang when he was allegedly bashed to death

Murder was linked to bikie shooting: court

Murder trial witness claims Gold Coast drug addict Darren Britza was wanted by a gang when he was allegedly bashed to death

Published a story 29th Nov 2016 4:08 PM

A troubled Warwick father, jailed over an arson attack and violent home invasion has been warned not to let his children follow in his footsteps

Violent arsonist gets seven years jail

A troubled Warwick father, jailed over an arson attack and violent home invasion has been warned not to let his children follow in his footsteps

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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.