UPDATE: A TEEN accused of knocking a 69-year-old woman to the ground and fleeing with her bag claims he was a “hero” who tried to help her, not the attacker.
A YOUNG burglar, who scrawled a bomb threat on a hotel wall and went on a stealing spree between North Queensland and Maryborough, is on his way to rehab.
Notorious child rapist Douglas Brian Jackway could be released despite posing a "high risk”.
Mum of five supplied major outback drug ring with "ice”
A mother who sold drugs, broke into a home wielding a baseball bat and acted as a decoy during two armed robberies blames bad romances for her behaviour
Man made a machete threat while serving a suspended sentence for breaking a victim's jaw with a pool cue
A vicious rapist, who choked his victim, broke her rib and infected her with Hepatitis C, has failed in an appeal of his jail sentence.
A convicted hire-car arsonist, who led police on a wild chase near Ipswich, will be released next week after appealing his jail sentence
Glen Reginald Francis has been jailed for 15 years for trying to kill Gympie dad Timothy Udris with a hammer
BESTIALITY allegations against a businessman accused of having sex with cows at a dairy on the Coffs Coast to return to court
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.