December 2016

Published a story 8th Dec 2016 6:01 PM

THE death of a quadriplegic Sunshine Coast mother followed a tragic combination of events, starting with a fall from a balcony.

Why did Leah Floyd die? Heartbreaking inquest ends

THE death of a quadriplegic Sunshine Coast mother followed a tragic combination of events, starting with a fall from a balcony.

Published a story 7th Dec 2016 4:43 PM

A Gympie father has told a court he knew he was dying when he woke from an alleged hammer attack

Court hears hammer attack followed death threats

A Gympie father has told a court he knew he was dying when he woke from an alleged hammer attack

Published a story 7th Dec 2016 1:16 PM

TRADITIONAL owners have launched a last ditch attempt to block Adani’s central Queensland coal mine from going ahead.

Indigenous appeal against Adani's 'mine of mass destruction'

TRADITIONAL owners have launched a last ditch attempt to block Adani’s central Queensland coal mine from going ahead.

Published a story 6th Dec 2016 5:42 PM

A HAMMER was used to crush a Gympie father's skull, leaving his brain exposed the night he was allegedly attacked at Monkland home.

Hammer attack victim's skull was crushed: court

A HAMMER was used to crush a Gympie father's skull, leaving his brain exposed the night he was allegedly attacked at Monkland home.

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.

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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.