Entries by Matt McDonald

Wild Oats XI claims a record ninth Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Wild Oats XI has claimed line honours in the 2018 Sydney to Hobart Yacht race to secure a record ninth title. The Supermaxi crossed the line just after 8am Hobart time on Friday morning in one of the closest finishes in years. Wild Oats XI was trailing on Thursday night before a tactical masterstroke by […]

Young boy killed in horror crash west of Brisbane

A seven-year-old boy has died after a crash involving two trucks near Toowoomba. The two trucks collided head-on on the Gore Highway at Pampas around 5pm on Thursday as one of the trucks attempted to turn off the highway. The boy, who was a passenger in one of the truck suffered critical injuries and died […]

Man fronts court charged with attacking stepmother with nail gun

A man has been remanded in custody charged with attacking his stepmother with a nail gun in Sydney on Christmas night. 50-year-old Ragni Narayan was allegedly shot three times in the head outside her home on Messina Crescent at Bonnyrigg Heights on Tuesday night. She was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but is […]

Thousands caught speeding on Queensland roads despite pleas from Police

A staggering number of Queensland drivers have been busted speeding since the beginning of the annual Christmas crackdown. 4,873 motorists were detected by speed cameras across the State on Boxing Day. That takes the total of speeding drivers to 14,012 in the four days of the Police operation. Among the worst cases on Day Four, […]