April 2015

Published a story 24th Apr 2015 5:50 AM

HUNDREDS gathered in the dark at Maryborough's Queens Park for the unveiling of the Duncan Chapman statue in a moving dawn service.

VIDEO: Duncan Chapman statue unveiled at dawn service

HUNDREDS gathered in the dark at Maryborough's Queens Park for the unveiling of the Duncan Chapman statue in a moving dawn service.

Published a story 23rd Apr 2015 8:46 PM

MICHAEL Jackson has been well known to police for much of his young life but on Wednesday, the 14-year-old lost his right to remain otherwise anonymous.

Teen's crime spree causes $60 000 worth of damage

MICHAEL Jackson has been well known to police for much of his young life but on Wednesday, the 14-year-old lost his right to remain otherwise anonymous.

Published a story 21st Apr 2015 9:54 AM

THE burnt out shell of a stolen van has been discovered at Eli Creek.

Burnt-out van found at Point Vernon

THE burnt out shell of a stolen van has been discovered at Eli Creek.

Published a story 17th Apr 2015 10:57 PM

A BURRUM Town man who led police on a high-speed chase through heavy traffic near Howard has been fined $6500 and banned for at least three years.

High-speed chase through heavy traffic near Howard

A BURRUM Town man who led police on a high-speed chase through heavy traffic near Howard has been fined $6500 and banned for at least three years.

Published a story 16th Apr 2015 9:08 PM

HE ONCE told the court “you do the crime, you do the time” and on Thursday troubled Hervey Bay man Jason Bowley stayed true to that motto.

Man committed for sentencing over sex-worker robbery

HE ONCE told the court “you do the crime, you do the time” and on Thursday troubled Hervey Bay man Jason Bowley stayed true to that motto.

Published a story 13th Apr 2015 8:47 PM

FAILING flood gates at Lenthalls Dam will be upgraded by October but property owners who have suffered through repeated inundation aren't holding their breath.

Work to begin on $3.5m modifications to Lenthall Dam gates

FAILING flood gates at Lenthalls Dam will be upgraded by October but property owners who have suffered through repeated inundation aren't holding their breath.

Published a story 10th Apr 2015 9:07 PM

A LATE night fry-up proved too tempting for a pair of drug-dazed meat thieves who inadvertently lured police to their door with the smell of sizzling bacon.

Bacon burglar goes from fry-up to lock-up

A LATE night fry-up proved too tempting for a pair of drug-dazed meat thieves who inadvertently lured police to their door with the smell of sizzling bacon.

Published a story 9th Apr 2015 9:04 PM

CHARGES against a man accused of murdering his wife at Pacific Haven last month, have been suspended pending the outcome of a mental health assessment.

Murder suspect to undergo mental health assessment

CHARGES against a man accused of murdering his wife at Pacific Haven last month, have been suspended pending the outcome of a mental health assessment.

Published a story 8th Apr 2015 7:16 PM

AT JUST 23, former Murwillumbah miner Joel Hampton had seen more of the world and his own backyard than most.

Devastated father's tribute to son killed in crash

AT JUST 23, former Murwillumbah miner Joel Hampton had seen more of the world and his own backyard than most.

Published a story 7th Apr 2015 9:09 PM

A REWARD is being offered for the safe return of a much-loved companion dog, feared stolen from the Pacific Haven area on Easter Monday.

Sweet Pea the Australian bulldog missing, feared stolen

A REWARD is being offered for the safe return of a much-loved companion dog, feared stolen from the Pacific Haven area on Easter Monday.

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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.