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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Man jailed for drunken punch that left victim with serious brain injury

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Christopher Knaus Daniel Byrne, 21, used all the force he could muster to hit Timothy McCarthy, knocking him back causing his head to smash on the concrete.

Forensic expert contradicts key evidence used in case against David Eastman

A forensic scientist whose crucial analysis of gunshot residue linked David Eastman to the murder of ACT's police chief is trying to prevent an inquiry investigating his work.

Christopher Knaus An international forensic expert said it is extremely unlikely that a silencer was used in the 1989 killing of the territory's police chief.

Cop sacked over capsicum spray incident loses appeal

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra police officer sacked for using capsicum spray on a drunk man outside a Manuka nightclub has lost his unfair dismissal case.

Five brothers back to school at St Edmund's College Canberra

Christopher Knaus Spare a thought for the Loadsman family as you deal with the stress-heightening, knuckle-whitening chaos of getting the kids to their first day back at school on Monday.

Jim Jefferies faces the zombie apocalypse in Civic

Christopher Knaus JIM JEFFERIES is here to bring Canberra back from the dead.

Canberrans test the water as hot weather continues

From Royalla (from left) Phoebe Thompson 11, Sarah Thompson 17, Hannah Ferguson 17 and Bree Sturdess 17 and Sam Quirke age 17 of Calwell, cooling off in the Murrumbidgee River.

Ben Westcott and Christopher Knaus Soaring temperatures have again sent Canberrans leaping, paddling, or splashing in whatever watery comfort the bush capital has to offer.

DPP will appeal 'manifestly inadequate' sentence given to child sex offender Shane Williams

Michael Inman, Stephanie Anderson and Christopher Knaus Canberra prosecutors say the sentence handed to a man who sexually assaulted a three-year-old girl was ''manifestly inadequate''.

Chapman home searched in Phillip homicide probe

Murdered Phillip man Miodrag Gajic, 71.

Christopher Knaus An elderly man murdered in his Phillip unit has been remembered as a kind-hearted, funny, and devoted family man.

Outrage over paedophile's sentence for sex assault on three-year-old girl

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Michael Inman, Stephanie Anderson, Christopher Knaus Prosecutors are considering challenging the prison sentence handed to a child predator who sexually assaulted a three-year-old girl.

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.

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.

Former inmates in bid for compo

The Government has faced 13 separate lawsuits launched by Canberrans who allege they were wrongfully imprisoned due to mistakes made by the ACT's justice system.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman The government has faced 13 separate lawsuits launched by Canberrans who allege they were wrongfully imprisoned.

Serial child molester jailed for assaulting young girl in library

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Christopher Knaus A ‘‘despicable’’ child molester who sexually assaulted a three-year-old girl in a public library while her mother was just metres away has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison.

ACT worst for bashings and sex assaults: Productivity Commission

The ACT recorded the highest number of physical and sexual assault victims in the country in 2011-12, data shows.

Christopher Knaus The ACT recorded the highest rate of physical and sexual assault victims in the country in 2011-12, newly published data shows.

David Eastman inquiry issues suppression order

Christopher Knaus A forensic scientist whose crucial analysis of gunshot residue linked David Eastman to the murder of the ACT’s police chief is trying to thwart a detailed investigation of his work.

Killer known to victim in Phillip New Year's Day murder

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Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Police believe the killer responsible for the New Year's Day murder in Phillip was known to his victim and stole his mobile phone, using it to make calls after the attack.

David Eastman displayed 'unbelieveable fury' about Colin Winchester

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Christopher Knaus David Eastman’s doctor witnessed the convicted murderer display an ‘‘unbelievable’’ fury after he warned him against pushing assistant police commissioner Colin Winchester off his chair, an inquiry...

Is the ACT sending too many criminals to jail?

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Christopher Knaus The government has respondeds to criticism about the territory's sentencing of criminals.

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No full-time jail for 'cheap shot lacking courage'

Orry Kuzma, 19, sentenced to three months weekend detention for drunken assault, leaves the magistrates court in Canberra.

Christopher Knaus A man who drunkenly punched an unsuspecting nightclub patron because he was ‘‘getting close to my girl’’ has been sentenced to three months’ weekend detention.

Tougher measures for alcohol violence 'very attractive'

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Christopher Knaus The ACT will consider parts of the NSW crackdown on alcohol-related violence.