Entries by Rachel Junge

Hi-vis Police operation targeting public transport crime

FIVE PEOPLE have been charged following a high-visibility Police operation targeting crime on the public transport network. More than 100 officers from Police Transport and Public Safety Command saturated Sydney’s south-west on Thursday. The operation focused on public transport and transport hubs throughout the city’s south-west, and also areas throughout the state’s south, such as […]

Gold Coast pharmacy targeted in armed robbery

AN ARMED robber is on the run, after holding up a Gold Coast pharmacy. Police say the man entered the business on Woodlands Drive in Reedy Creek around 4.45pm on Friday and threatened staff with a knife. He then stole a quantity of drugs and ran off. He was last seen on Bridgeman Drive, with […]

TRAFFIC | M1 crawling as Gold Coasters head off for long weekend

UPDATE at 6pm | TRAFFIC is at a snail’s pace all the way from Brisbane to the Gold Coast as Queenslanders begin the Labour Day long weekend. A number of minor accidents have contributed to the congestion, which stretches from Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane’s south, to Gaven on the Gold Coast. There is some reprieve, […]

Star Wars fans pay tribute to Chewbacca actor

TRIBUTES are pouring in for Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original trilogy, following his death. His family confirmed via Twitter that Mayhew died at his Texas home surrounded by loved ones on April 30. He was 74. The 221cm tall actor made minor appearances in Sinbad and Eye of the Tiger in […]