April 2015

Published a story 27th Apr 2015 9:15 PM

A HERVEY Bay woman, who threatened to kill a young man if his mother didn’t pay her $300, has been allowed immediate parole.

Hervey Bay woman jailed for death threats and extortion

A HERVEY Bay woman, who threatened to kill a young man if his mother didn’t pay her $300, has been allowed immediate parole.

Published a story 27th Apr 2015 9:09 PM

A TROUBLED Hervey Bay mother who was caught drink driving three times in one week has been fined more than $3000 and stripped of her licence.

Mum caught drink driving three times in a week

A TROUBLED Hervey Bay mother who was caught drink driving three times in one week has been fined more than $3000 and stripped of her licence.

Published a story 27th Apr 2015 9:06 AM

FROM Fraser Island to the far corners of the region, the Anzac spirit was alive and well in the country towns and fishing villages where hundreds paid tribute.

Small towns pay respects to fallen

FROM Fraser Island to the far corners of the region, the Anzac spirit was alive and well in the country towns and fishing villages where hundreds paid tribute.

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.

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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.