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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

ACT's fatal pursuits fastest


Christopher Knaus The ACT has the lowest number of police pursuit-related deaths in the country, but records the highest average speeds in fatal car chases, a new report has found.

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Officers dig in as hepatitis cases rise

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Christopher Knaus Hepatitis C cases are rising among ACT jail inmates as prison guards remain opposed to a new push to start a needle-exchange program.

'Gratuitous and irrational' attack left woman with horrific injuries

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Christopher Knaus A home invader who bound, gagged and beat a man, before subjecting his wife to a horrific, near-fatal knife attack as he watched, has been sentenced to 10 years jail.

Priest to face child indecency charges


Michael Inman, Peter Jean and Christopher Knaus A Canberra Catholic priest has been charged over historical acts of indecency on a child in the 1990s.

Proposal would have prisoners stub out their cigarettes


Larissa Nicholson and Christopher Knaus The ACT government will consider banning cigarettes at Canberra's only prison, in a move the opposition says is "entirely hypocritical".

Emergency services on savings drive

ACT emergency services attend a fire.

Christopher Knaus Excessive salaries, free parking, tea and coffee, and company cars will all be under the microscope as savings are gleaned from the territory's emergency services.

Yuen jailed for 28 years for murder, bashing

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Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus A Canberra man who shot dead his former friend after a bitter falling out has been jailed for 28 years.

Firefighters talk tough over pay

ACT Fire and Rescue work to bring a house fire under-control at Somerville St in Spence.

Christopher Knaus ACT firefighters have lashed out at an ''offensive'' 11th hour pay deal, and have warned that the rank-and-file is considering industrial action.

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Assaulted cadet found it hard to report 'another ADFA incident'

Christopher Knaus A female cadet felt “violated” and “powerless” after a fellow military student forced himself on her in her campus dormitory, and said the decision to report...

Judge 'disappointed' as burglar ruins second chance


Christopher Knaus A burglar who began abusing alcohol and drugs when he was just nine, the youngest a judge says he has ever seen, has been sentenced to more than three years' jail.

Martin guilty of dealer's murder

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Christopher Knaus A jury has found Corey James Martin guilty of murdering a ''jockey-sized'' in 2010.

Drugs suspect free on strict bail


Christopher Knaus An accused drug dealer caught in what police described as one of the ACT's biggest MDMA busts has been released on a $10,000 surety.

Jury finds man guilty of murdering drug dealer

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Christopher Knaus A jury has found Corey James Martin guilty of murdering a “jockey-sized” drug dealer in a vicious bashing and robbery in 2010.

Drunk robber on skateboard jailed for stabbing

Christopher Knaus A man who crashed his getaway skateboard after a failed attempt to rob a Braddon restaurant with a blood-filled syringe has been sentenced to more than six years jail.

Concern inmates' rights breached


Christopher Knaus Concerns are being raised of possible human rights breaches at the ACT's prison because of a rise in lockdowns.

Teen who got 13yo pregnant left off sex offender’s register


Christopher Knaus A teenager who got a 13-year-old girl pregnant will have his name kept off the child sex offenders' register.

Three months' detention for unprovoked bashing


Christopher Knaus A man who left his victim with long-term double vision after a ''vicious beating'' outside a Woden bar has been sentenced to three months of weekend detention.

Intent at issue in death fight

Christopher Knaus The trial of a man accused of beating his "jockey-sized" victim to death with "oafish" hands and feet is drawing to a close.

Victim 'a rag doll' in bashing, court told

Christopher Knaus Prosecutors say a tiny Canberra man allegedly left gurgling in his own blood after a fatal bashing "must have seemed like a rag doll" to the 110-kilogram, 189-centimetre tall man accused of his...