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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

'The emotional scars will remain forever', victim's mother says in Young principal child porn case

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Christopher Knaus Former Catholic primary school principal avoids immediate imprisonment for child pornography charge, after mother tells court the emotional scarring will "remain forever".

Bail for Canberra man who tricked prostitute into sex

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Christopher Knaus Akis Emmanouel Livas convicted because he handed the woman an envelope, promising it contained cash for the sex. But it didn't.

Luigi Costa found guilty of murdering elderly neighbour

Terrence Freebody died after being beaten and stabbed.

Christopher Knaus Luigi Costa has been found guilty of the brutal and bizarre killing of his elderly neighbour at Red Hill in 2012.

Teenage girl leads police on high-speed chase

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Christopher Knaus A teenage girl who allegedly led police on a high speed pursuit in a stolen BMW has been denied bail.

Stepfather goes on trial over decades-old child molestation allegations

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra man has gone on trial for allegedly molesting his stepdaughter for years, including when she came to his bed after bad dreams.

Company to be sentenced over back-breaking fall at Nishi work site

Christopher Knaus The company has pleaded guilty, and faces a maximum penalty of $1.5 million.

Tara Costigan Foundation aims to transform nation by stopping family violence

A foundation is being launched in memory of Tara Costigan.

Christopher Knaus Michael Costigan is committed to setting up the Tara Costigan Foundation to fight family violence.

Alleged jewellery burglar claims shop owner was meant to pay him for break-in

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Christopher Knaus Stephen Foster had no qualms admitting to taking a stash of jewellery from a Civic store. His defence? That the store owner paid him to do it.

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Thief left DNA at ram raid crime scene

Christopher Knaus A man allegedly involved in a ram raid jewellery heist left his DNA at the scene, a court has heard.

Residents angry at lack of warning about prison, say Symonston has become "dumping ground"

Inner South Canberra Community Council chair Gary Kent said residents are disappointed at the lack of consultation on a temporary full-time prison in Symonston

Christopher Knaus Residents angry at lack of notice on decision to create temporary full-time prison on their doorstep.

ACT government set to use second full-time prison to tackle overcrowding crisis

The Alexander Maconochie Centre has been under pressure since a rise in detainee numbers in 2013.

Christopher Knaus Surging inmate numbers force government to prepare a second full-time prison for use.

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Charge dropped against engineer in Catanzariti workplace death case

Christopher Knaus Prosecutors have dropped one charge against an engineer accused of safety failings in the death of construction worker Ben Catanzariti in 2012.

Daughter accused of killing mother set to face Supreme Court trial

Canberra mother Norma Woutersz was found dead in her backyard last year.

Christopher Knaus A young woman accused of killing her mother in their family home in Dunlop last year has been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Opposition calls for guarantee on faulty ambulance cardiac equipment

Christopher Knaus Paramedics have reported faults with the $3.8 million cardiac monitors/defibrillators 14 times since last February.

Woman suffered spousal abuse silently for eight years, police say

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Christopher Knaus She allegedly suffered eight years of domestic abuse in silence, but told police her main concern was that her children would hear.

Vital ambulance equipment still plagued by errors, despite assurances

Cardiac monitors in ACT ambulances are continuing to experience problems transmitting patient information to hospital staff

Christopher Knaus Equipment failures supposed to have been fixed last year continue to plague cardiac monitoring gear in ACT ambulances. Christopher Knaus reports.

Justice system failing domestic violence victims: expert

Christopher Knaus The laws on domestic violence need to include "coercive control" to cover patterns of abusive behaviour, a Canberra academic says.

Bravery award for group who foiled gun-wielding carjacker in Manuka

Christopher Knaus The men that helped a woman in Manuka from an armed carjacker receive recognition.

Paper plane competition glides into Canberra

Jordie Wilson (left), and Georgia Ring get in some practice before the Red Bull Paper Wings competition, being held at the Australian Defence Force Academy on Monday.

Christopher Knaus It's time to prepare for take-off, as flying aces - on paper at least - show off their skills.

Magistrate condemns 'pernicious evil' of domestic violence while sentencing drunk wife-basher

Christopher Knaus A magistrate has spoken out against the "pernicious evil" of the domestic violence she has dealt with for 15 years, condemning offenders who wrongly blame alcohol or anger problems instead of their...