March 2015

Published a story 13th Mar 2015 6:35 PM

A FRASER Coast teacher is facing more than 40 child sex-related charges

Fraser Coast teacher on 45 child sex charges

A FRASER Coast teacher is facing more than 40 child sex-related charges

Published a story 13th Mar 2015 4:40 PM

WHEN Ligita Sternbergs first met the man who would one day orchestrate the murder of her daughter, she liked him.

Mum regrets not seeing the signs that daughter was abused

WHEN Ligita Sternbergs first met the man who would one day orchestrate the murder of her daughter, she liked him.

Published a story 8th Mar 2015 7:42 PM

BIG crowds, a record weigh in and a heap of prizes capped off what Hervey Bay Boat Club President George Duck described as “a fantastic four days of fun”.

Lorna snags cash draw at fishing competition

BIG crowds, a record weigh in and a heap of prizes capped off what Hervey Bay Boat Club President George Duck described as “a fantastic four days of fun”.

Published a story 8th Mar 2015 7:06 PM

POLICE say drivers are risking lives and their licence by trusting dodgy breath testing devices when deciding whether to get behind the wheel.

Don't trust breath testing devices, police warn

POLICE say drivers are risking lives and their licence by trusting dodgy breath testing devices when deciding whether to get behind the wheel.

Published a story 8th Mar 2015 5:31 AM

AN ELDERLY woman has abused a Hervey Bay Magistrate after she failed to convince him she didn’t cause a crash in Main St and flee the scene.

Woman, 73, yells at magistrate and may lose licence

AN ELDERLY woman has abused a Hervey Bay Magistrate after she failed to convince him she didn’t cause a crash in Main St and flee the scene.

Published a story 5th Mar 2015 6:24 PM

<strong>UPDATE: </strong>A man, who allegedly hijacked a car with a toddler inside and led police on a chase in Torquay on Thursday, has been remanded in jail.

Alleged carjacker on 10 charges after chase

UPDATE: A man, who allegedly hijacked a car with a toddler inside and led police on a chase in Torquay on Thursday, has been remanded in jail.

Published a story 4th Mar 2015 8:35 PM

POLICE will allege a post mortem of a four-month-old boy reveals "a clear sign of trauma" after charging the baby's 22-year-old father with his murder.

Post mortem of baby reveals 'clear sign of trauma': police

POLICE will allege a post mortem of a four-month-old boy reveals "a clear sign of trauma" after charging the baby's 22-year-old father with his murder.

February 2015

Published a story 20th Feb 2015 1:26 PM

AN ALLEGED drug trafficker-turned-police informer has been given a suspended jail sentence for threatening a group of unwelcome visitors with a knife.

No jail time for police informer

AN ALLEGED drug trafficker-turned-police informer has been given a suspended jail sentence for threatening a group of unwelcome visitors with a knife.

Published a story 20th Feb 2015 9:22 AM

FLIGHTS to Hervey Bay and train services through Maryborough have been cancelled as Cyclone Marcia makes its way south.

Planes, trains cancelled north of Gympie

FLIGHTS to Hervey Bay and train services through Maryborough have been cancelled as Cyclone Marcia makes its way south.

Published a story 17th Feb 2015 6:36 PM

BILBO is one lonely goat after his four pregnant girlfriends were mauled by roaming dogs.

Killer dogs on the prowl attacking goats in Urangan

BILBO is one lonely goat after his four pregnant girlfriends were mauled by roaming dogs.

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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.