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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Jury struggles to reach verdict in Vytas Kapociunas trial

Christopher Knaus Jury struggles to reach unanimous decision in Vytas Kapociunas trial.

Accused arsonist told 'do-gooder' to mind own business, court hears

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra man accused of lighting two fires in the middle of summer hid under a bridge and in long grass when police arrived, a court has heard.

Owner of maggot-infested, malnourished dog not restricted from having pets: RSPCA

The RSPCA say they found

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman "Lucky" was put down as a result of severe neglect. His owner was fined less than $500 and avoided restrictions on keeping pets.

Jury retires to deliberate on fate of ambassador's husband

Vytas Kapociunas outside of court last week

Christopher Knaus Jury retires to consider fate of Vytas Kapociunas in child abuse trial.

Former US ambassador speaks of Vytas Kapociunas' good character in child abuse trial

Vytas Kapociunas entered the witness box to give evidence in his defence on Friday

Christopher Knaus Former ambassador joins string of witnesses describing accused as trustworthy and kind.

Canberra man accused of abusing neighbour's kids on trial

A Canberra man accused of indecent acts has denied the charges.

Christopher Knaus Man accused of abusing neighbour's boys for three years has gone on trial.

Government denies considering overnight fire station closures to save money

Christopher Knaus The opposition claims the government has been told it could close fire stations at night to save money.

The Sheriff: veteran sergeant reflects as decades of experience leaves ACT force

ACT Policing Station Sergeant Daryl Neit is leaving ACT Policing after 33 years.

Christopher Knaus Two small marks hidden amid carnage and twisted metal would alter the future of Sergeant Daryl Neit and his crash investigation team.

Ambassador's husband breaks down as he denies child sex charges

Vytas Kapociunas entered the witness box to give evidence in his defence on Friday

Christopher Knaus Vytas Kapociunas, 71, struggles to hold back tears as he gives evidence in child abuse trial.

Canberra man acquitted of sexually assaulting step-granddaughter after three trials


Christopher Knaus, Michael Inman The man was accused of sexually assaulting the five-year-old girl while her family was visiting a dying relative.

Ambassador's husband says child sex allegations 'off this world'

'Off this world': Vytas Kapociunas denies accusations he sexually assaulted a young girl.

Christopher Knaus An artist accused of sexually assaulting a young girl told police he had nothing to hide.

Former ambassador was in 'deep shock' at child abuse allegations towards husband

Christopher Knaus Former ambassador to Spain said the pair were 'incredibly distressed' during a sleepless flight to Canberra, where police were waiting to interview them.

Mental health sufferer accused of Centrelink disturbance


Christopher Knaus A young woman with mental health issues has been accused of a disturbance at Centrelink on Monday.

Mother says she found daughter topless with ambassador's husband

Vytautas (Vytas) Kapociunas, left, leaves court with his barrister Bernard Collaery earlier this year.

Christopher Knaus Mother said she didn't think much of it at first because of her daughter's young age.

Unimpaired motorcyclist charged over cannabis trace after near-fatal crash

Christopher Knaus He suffered horrific injuries when a car pulled out in front of him. Then he was charged for cannabis traces in his system from two days earlier.

Federal funding cuts force closure of vital disability support service

Christopher Knaus Cost-effective, essential disability support service forced to shut its doors after federal cuts.

Police investigating Telopea Park School after-hours care incident

Emma Kelly and Christopher Knaus Police are investigating an alleged incident involving a former employee of a school-based after-hours care program.

Husband of Australia's former ambassador to Spain on trial for child sexual abuse

Christopher Knaus The husband of Australia's former ambassador to Spain has gone on trial for allegedly abusing a young girl overseas.

Police say ACT is now 'attractive' bikie meeting place as Rebels converge

Christopher Knaus Police urge for tougher bikie powers as Rebels converge on Canberra, but civil libertarians question the need.

Jury quickly clears Duntroon cadet on rape, assault charges

Royal Military College cadet Jonathan David Hibbert leaves the ACT Supreme Court on Monday.

Christopher Knaus A Duntroon cadet has been cleared of allegedly raping and choking a woman in his dormitory on Anzac Day.