January 2017

Published a story 16th Jan 2017 5:28 PM

Past convictions are proving costly for Queensland's wanting to work with and care for kids

Criminal histories haunting Blue Card hopefuls

Past convictions are proving costly for Queensland's wanting to work with and care for kids

Published a story 16th Jan 2017 2:55 PM

A Queensland soccer coach posed as a teenage girl online to lure boy players into sex acts

Soccer coach convicted of child porn crimes

A Queensland soccer coach posed as a teenage girl online to lure boy players into sex acts

Published a story 13th Jan 2017 7:46 PM

Tensions between the neighbours peaked in 2015 when the heavy foliage provided perfect fuel for Cyclone Marcia.

Yeppoon neighbours' decades long fight palmed off to court

Tensions between the neighbours peaked in 2015 when the heavy foliage provided perfect fuel for Cyclone Marcia.

Published a story 13th Jan 2017 4:46 PM

An elderly couple has won a court battle to have their neighbour's trees cut down after a long-running dispute

Trees get the chop in bitter neighbour war

An elderly couple has won a court battle to have their neighbour's trees cut down after a long-running dispute

Published a story 11th Jan 2017 4:34 PM

Alleged armed burglar Brett Fletcher to remain behind bars over Helidon home invasion

Alleged armed burglar beaten by baseball bat, refused bail

Alleged armed burglar Brett Fletcher to remain behind bars over Helidon home invasion

Published a story 10th Jan 2017 12:58 PM

Convicted drug dealer escapes jail after convincing judge he has changed his ways

Convicted crim has 'turned life around': court

Convicted drug dealer escapes jail after convincing judge he has changed his ways

Published a story 10th Jan 2017 11:02 AM

A MAJOR theft charge against Logan City Councillor Stacey McIntosh was before Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning.

Councillor's $180k stealing charge hits court

A MAJOR theft charge against Logan City Councillor Stacey McIntosh was before Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning.

Published a story 9th Jan 2017 2:14 PM

Laidley father Andrew James Balke jailed after pleading guilty to 20 drug and guns charges

Drug-dealing dad jailed over ice, loaded guns

Laidley father Andrew James Balke jailed after pleading guilty to 20 drug and guns charges

December 2016

Published a story 16th Dec 2016 3:12 PM

A Bundaberg removalist has failed in an appeal of his disqualified driving convictions

Removalist off road and out of luck

A Bundaberg removalist has failed in an appeal of his disqualified driving convictions

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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.