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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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.

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.

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...

House fire in Theodore causes $50,000 damage

House fire.

Christopher Knaus An overheating light sparked a fire that caused $50,000 damage to a home in Canberra's south on Sunday.

Pushbike robber loses appeal against conviction for planned Woolworths hold-up

Christopher Knaus A man who rode a pushbike to a planned armed hold-up of the Kambah Woolworths has lost a bid to overturn his conviction.

Chainsaw attack in Canberra public service department compared to horror movie


Christopher Knaus The use of a chainsaw to terrorise a public service department last year has been likened to a horror movie, evoking "fear and terror" in the minds of fleeing bureaucrats, a court has heard.

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.

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.

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.

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 denied bail

Christopher Knaus Police believe a suspected drug trafficker held a knife to the throat of a witness and pointed a gun at another, a court has heard.

Man accused of drug trafficking threatened witnesses, court told

Christopher Knaus Police believe a suspected drug trafficker held a knife to the throat of a witness and pointed a gun at another, a court has heard.

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.

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.

AFP counter-terrorism officer accused of stalking ex-girlfriend


Christopher Knaus Woman left AFP member after discovering he was living with a Russian bride in Canberra, but he wouldn't let her go, court hears.

Viking Club, ACTTAB armed robber jailed for 11 years

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Christopher Knaus A man who robbed an Erindale sports club and took a rifle to an ACTTAB branch on Cox Plate day has been jailed for 11 years.

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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