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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Crash causes traffic chaos on Tuggeranong Parkway

Christopher Knaus A crash has knocked a light pole down across the Tuggeranong Parkway, causing significant traffic disruption.

Tuggeranong noodle bar fined for 'putrid' conditions

Inside the Tuggeranong eatery fined for dangerous food safety breaches.

Christopher Knaus A cockroach-infested noodle bar operating in Tuggeranong Hyperdome has been fined almost $14,000 for potentially dangerous food safety breaches.

Victim of Tuggeranong murder plot tells of fear, mistrust

Christopher Knaus A man who was chased through Tuggeranong bushland by a trio who had plotted his murder has told a court of suffering "five years of sleepless nights, five years of looking over my shoulder" while...

Servo robbery accused denied bail

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane. Photo: Louie Douvis

Christopher Knaus An ice user found hiding in a cupboard after an alleged attempted service station robbery is also suspected of stealing an Australia Post van and tampering with mail, a court has heard.

Suspected drug trafficker refused bail over weapons, drugs haul


Christopher Knaus A suspected drug trafficker arrested after police bashed down the door of a Wanniassa home was found with a spear and a hunting knife in his car, a court has heard.

Claims accused denies 'drowning in debt' before suspicious house fire


Christopher Knaus A Kambah woman says she was not "drowning in debt" when her house burnt down in suspicious circumstances.

New study reveals alcohol, not drugs, major factor in one-punch assaults

Dr Jennifer Pilgrim.

Christopher Knaus Research suggests the majority of fatal one-punch assaults are linked with alcohol and not illicit drugs.

Woman denies starting Kambah house fire that killed family's dog

Christopher Knaus A woman accused of starting a house fire that burnt her dog to death told police she couldn't bear thinking about the animal's last moments.

Horse paddock fire deemed suspicious

Christopher Knaus A small grass fire that burnt through a horse paddock in Macarthur on Saturday night is being treated as suspicious.

ACT crime-rampage leader Christopher Slater seeks shorter jail term

Christopher Knaus A man who lunged at a victim with an axe and stole a car with a child still inside is fighting to have his sentence reduced.

Finally, rain brings drought relief to ACT and NSW

Concert patrons shelter from the rain as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra perform during the Shell Prom Concert on the grounds of Government House.

Christopher Knaus SOAKING rains across the region have brought hope to drought-ravaged farms after weeks of baking heat.

Turner residents fail in heritage list bid again

Christopher Knaus A bid to have parts of the suburb of Turner heritage listed has again failed, after a residents group lost their legal battle against the ACT Heritage Council.

French fraudster sentenced to two years jail


Christopher Knaus A French fraudster who used an online iPhone advertisement to cheat people of their money has been sentenced to more than two years jail.

Brothel madam's slavery sentence slashed on appeal

29 march 2012 Canberra times PHOTO by  GARY SCHAFER. andrews court news
Name - Watcharaporn Nantahkhum.
Suburb - Kambah
Age - 45
Charges: slavery, allowing an non-citizen to work in breach of a visa condition in conditions of exploitation, allowing a non-citizen to work in breach of a visa condition, allowing an unlawful non-citizen to work in conditions of exploitation, allowing an unlawful non-citizen to work,
 perverting the course of justice.

Christopher Knaus A brothel madam who kept a sex slave in a Braddon apartment has had her sentence slashed by two years after a successful appeal in the ACT's highest court.

Woman allegedly stole over $13K of property in break-ins

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Christopher Knaus A woman arrested for a southside burglary on Thursday is believed to have stolen more than $13,000 worth of property in a series of break-ins across the city in the past 15 months.

Murder plot trio jailed

Alexander Duffy leaves the Supreme Court in Canberra after his sentence.

Christopher Knaus Three young men who plotted to kill a Canberra teenager and then stow his body in a car boot for burial have been handed sentences of imprisonment.

Worker who fell through gym roof wins $300K in damages

Christopher Knaus A worker who fell through a hole in a roof while helping build a gym in Tuggeranong has won $300,000 in damages.

Drink-driving: Police road blitz on in earnest

RBTs from ACT Policing.

Christopher Knaus These are some of the ACT's drunkest drivers, the worst of which would struggle to walk down a street, let alone control a car.

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Ex-cop pleads guilty to copying sex video

Court, justice, courts, judge.

Christopher Knaus A former officer has pleaded guilty to copying a private sex video he found on the mobile phone of a victim who came to police for help last year.

Alcohol-fuelled violence on the rise: medical staff


Christopher Knaus Emergency specialists such as Drew Richardson see the aftermath of alcohol-fuelled violence all too often.

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