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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Testing clears former Koppers site of contamination

Christopher Knaus Independent testing of the old Koppers timber treatment plant site has cleared it of posing an "unacceptable risk" to the community.

ACT government frees up court in responding to inquiries into criminal convictions

Christopher Knaus ACT courts will no longer have their hands tied when considering the fate of criminals who have had their convictions put under the microscope by an inquiry.

Boarder ‘wouldn't have heard anyone enter house’ on night Paula Conlon was murdered

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Christopher Knaus A teenager who unknowingly sat playing video games metres away from where Paula Conlon was murdered has agreed his chances of hearing someone else come into the house were negligible.

'I dare you to stab yourself': grotesque self-harm video gets 56,000 YouTube views

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Phillip Thomson and Christopher Knaus Video sharing site YouTube has failed to act on repeated requests to remove a grotesque video showing a troubled Canberra man severely stabbing himself in front of laughing young bystanders.

Alleged drug trafficker tracked by phone tap released on bail

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Christopher Knaus An alleged drug trafficker accused of dealing on a daily basis was released on bail after the prosecution failed to convince the court he was likely to reoffend.

"No man could scream that hard": teenager describes night of murder

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Christopher Knaus A teenager told police he heard a loud, shrill scream followed by "no, no, no" on the night mother of three Paula Conlon was murdered.

Health effects of Mr Fluffy asbestos exposure to be studied

Kirsten Lawson and Christopher Knaus Chief health officer confirms authorities are looking to study the health impact of living in a Mr Fluffy house

Police mistakenly hand personal details of terrified family to daughter's violent ex-boyfriend

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Christopher Knaus ACT police mistakenly handed over the address of a now terrified family to their daughter's violent, criminally convicted ex-boyfriend.

Baby in hospital after head-on crash in Phillip

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Christopher Knaus A head-on crash near Woden on Sunday night has left a two-and-a-half-month-old baby girl in a critical condition in hospital with a head injury.

Video clip of Canberra prison inmates fighting to prompt inquiry

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Christopher Knaus A video clip purporting to show two prison inmates brawling in a cell in the Alexander Maconochie Centre emerged on social media on Sunday.

Trainee priest not liable for hitting earphone-wearing pedestrian in Red Hill

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Christopher Knaus A trainee priest was not to blame for crashing into a PhD graduate crossing a suburban street with earphones in his ears, a court has found.

Accused murderer Aleksander Vojneski attacked prison guard last year, court hears

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Christopher Knaus A prison guard has spoken of being attacked by accused murderer Aleksander Vojneski over a disputed grocery purchase.

Murder victim Paula Conlon's friend said she was 'crazy' to start relationship with accused killer

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Christopher Knaus A friend of murder victim Paula Conlon told her she was crazy to start a relationship with a man she met at a mental hospital.

Driver faces court over McKellar fatal crash

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Christopher Knaus and Megan Gorrey A man accused of killing his friend when he crashed his car while drunk will fight the charges in court.

James March sentenced to seven years and nine months jail for raping woman during Canberra burglary

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Christopher Knaus A man who repeatedly raped a terrified 18-year-old woman he found sleeping during a burglary has been sentenced to seven years and nine months imprisonment.

Prosecution want tough sentence for 'worst nightmare' rapist

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Christopher Knaus It's a crime described as everybody's worst nightmare. A convicted criminal walked into a granny flat at random, subjecting the young woman he found inside to a terrifying two hour sexual assault.

Accused murderer Aleksander Vojneski threatened to stab ex-girlfriend with a knife, court hears

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Christopher Knaus Accused murderer Aleksander Vojneski promised mental health workers 'never again' after allegedly threatening to stab a former girlfriend with a knife in 2007.

Prison officer facing rape allegations freed following suspicions about his accuser

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Christopher Knaus A prison guard who has spent four months behind bars for allegedly bashing and raping his ex-girlfriend has been freed after covert surveillance appeared to prove the woman, a former NSW police...

Man who raped woman during break-in tore family's life apart, court hears

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Christopher Knaus James March ripped a family's life apart when he repeatedly raped a young woman he encountered during a burglary in Canberra's inner north last year.

Accused murderer Aleksander Vojneski's sister gives evidence about 'unprovoked' stabbing

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Christopher Knaus Sister of accused murderer breaks down recalling her brother calmly and quietly stabbing her then boyfriend in the chest at a family barbecue.