Entries by Rachel Junge

Teenager belted with traffic cone in Brisbane

A TEENAGER has been set upon and bashed by a group of youths in Brisbane. Police say the 17-year-old was approached by the group, aged 12 to 17, at King George Square around 5am on Sunday and asked if he had a cigarette. The teens then allegedly picked up an orange road cone and began belting […]

Support for family of mother killed in Hobart crash

DONATIONS have poured in for the father left to raise his two young boys after their mother was killed in a high speed car crash. Sarah Paino, 24, had just dropped her partner Daniel Stirling off to work at a Hobart bakery on Friday morning, when her car was hit. She was 32-weeks pregnant with […]

Monster snow storm causes chaos and carnage in US

A SUPER snow storm sweeping the east coast of the US is being referred to as ‘Snowzilla’ and has so far claimed 12 lives. A travel ban has been slapped on New York with up to 76cm of snow expected by the end of the weekend. Ten states have been affected by the weather emergency which […]

Failed Com Games bidders not going quietly

THE FURORE over the failed bids for the 2018 Commonwealth Games ceremonies has again reared its ugly head. The Gold Coast Games Corporation (GOLDOC) controversially awarded the opening and closing ceremonies to US company Jack Morton Worldwide just before Christmas. The three losing companies have now backed calls for Queensland’s auditor-general to investigate the matter. […]

Seven Police recruits to join Gold Coast force

THE Gold Coast will become home to seven Police recruits, who have graduated as First Year Constables. The Queensland Police Service Academy, Oxley campus, saw 72 recruits graduate in an induction ceremony on Friday, after completing a 25 week Recruit Training Program. The FYCs originate from Australia, England, Philippines, South Africa, Fiji and Poland and […]