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Nick Ralston is the Crime Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Ava Benny-Morrison and Nick Ralston A botched drug deal that saw poor-quality drugs handed to an Australian organised crime figure may have been the catalyst for a Sydney underworld figure's kidnapping and murder in Thailand.
Ava Benny-Morrison and Nick Ralston Five people linked to a highly-secretive Sydney fight club, whose members must pledge an oath of unwavering loyalty, have been charged by police investigating a brazen murder in the city's inner-west.
Nick Ralston Organised crime groups have become so successful at importing drugs into Australia that the wholesale price being paid for ice, cocaine and ecstasy has dramatically fallen in the past 18 months.
Nick Ralston A teenage boy has been charged over an alleged online threat that saw Sydney Opera House precinct evacuated and the Manly ferry wharf searched.
Rachel Olding, Nick Ralston It was a day which saw tops of 39.2 degrees in the city and 40.7 in the west, and ended dramatically with severe thunderstorm warnings across the west.
Nick Ralston, Saksia Mabin The Sydney Opera House precinct was cordoned off by police and a second operation was conducted in Manly on Thursday.
Nick Ralston An bikie gang known overseas for its extreme violence has attempted to get a foothold in Australia by recruiting members for its Sydney chapter via social media, NSW police say.
Nick Ralston A boy has been charged with sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl in a shopping centre bathroom on the mid-north coast of NSW.
Ava Benny-Morrison and Nick Ralston A call to Crime Stoppers detailing alleged child sexual abuse in images on a computer saw Sergio Montoya's life start to unravel.
Ava Benny-Morrison and Nick Ralston There was not even time for Beverly Bultitude to shut all the windows in her beachfront Kurnell home before the sky turned black.
Nick Ralston The home of Sydney celebrity butcher Anthony Puharich has been broken into with thieves taking more than $280,000 worth of jewellery and watches.
Nick Ralston A man has drowned at Curl Curl on Sydney's northern beaches.
Nick Ralston Bill Issa promised to fix up rundown homes and transform them into something flashy and new.
Nick Ralston and Leesha McKenny Auburn's embattled deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has made his second appearance in a Sydney courtroom in as many days - this time defending accusations he intimidated the father of a Lindt Cafe siege...
Nick Ralston A inner-Sydney building has been declared safe after police earlier evacuated the 23 floors amid reports there was a gunman inside.
Kate Aubusson, Nick Ralston and Rachel Olding Wreckage has been found in Watagan State Forest near Martinsville in search of a missing helicopter with three people on board.
Nick Ralston and Rachel Olding A search is underway for a missing helicopter that left Tamworth in regional NSW with three people on board.
Nick Ralston A man accused of raping and murdering a teenage beauty queen more than four decades ago has had the charges against him dropped only weeks before he was due to face court.
Rachel Olding, Ava Benny-Morrison, Nick Ralston A sighting of an abandoned ute in dense bushland and a missing person report in Sydney were the two key developments that led police to Gino and Mark Stocco's final hideout.
Girl in a suitcase: Those involved in deaths of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her daughter Khandalyce used her mobile for three years
Nick Ralston Those involved in the murders of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her daughter Khandalyce used the dead mother's mobile phone for three years after she was killed in a bid to make it look like...