Entries by Rachel Junge

Search on for owner of found surfboard

A SURFER is without their board, after it was found in water at Palm Beach. The board was found near Thirteenth Avenue around 7.20am on Saturday. While no one has been reported missing in the area, lifeguards conducted water patrols as a precaution. Now, Police are trying to track down the owner. The faded brown […]

Twin boys drown in backyard fish pond

A FAMILY has been left devastated after their twin boys drowned in a fish pond. It’s believed the two-year-olds fell into the water feature in a garden in the backyard of the family’s home in Dalgety Bay in Scotland. Emergency services were called to the scene after the boys were found and the toddlers were […]

Surfers Paradise nipper best in the state

A GOLD Coast youngster who says surf lifesaving is her “whole life” has been rewarded for her efforts. Surfers Paradise local Chloe Boland (pictured) has won the 2016 Breaka Under-14 Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year award as the state’s top nipper. “It’s such a shock; I wasn’t expecting that at all! It’s such an honour and […]

Horrific rates of child sexual abuse and prostitution uncovered in Queensland

“DEEPLY shocking” and “disturbing” is how the Queensland Treasurer has described a report on sexual abuse in the state’s far north. Researchers have uncovered an alarming rate of youth sexual abuse and prostitution involving indigenous children in three West Cairns suburbs and the Indigenous community of Aurukun. The report, carried out over a 12-year period […]

Domestic violence-related attack in Logan carpark

A MAN is preparing to face court, while a pregnant woman is being treated in hospital following an alleged brutal attack in Logan. Around 11.45am on Friday the woman, 23, was walking to her car near a health facility in Loganlea when a man known to her approached and they began fighting. Police say the man […]