Les Kennedy ORGANISED crime is back in business in Griffith as the mafia returns to its traditional ''grass-roots'' operation in the Riverina district.
Daniel Johns Alfio Maugeri's drive home from work on Saturday afternoon turned into a terrifying two-hour journey after a man got into his car and pulled out a gun.
Daniel Johns A man was carjacked at gunpoint and ordered to drive more than 200 kilometres from Griffith to Wagga Wagga in a brazen crime that has sparked a manhunt.
A teenager who left her southwest NSW home more than a week before Christmas has not contacted relatives since, police say.
Stephanie Gardiner IT WAS clear and calm when a northern Sydney family of four sat on their boat anchored at Rose Bay, taking in a direct view of the city skyline early on New Year's Eve morning.
Kate McClymont THE traditional season of peace and goodwill has not extended to the scandal-plagued Calabria Community Club.
Paul Bibby AUSTRALIA has a habit of casting colourful, eccentric characters in important historical roles.
Rachel Olding SOME rose, some fell and plenty were rewarded for throwing their hat into the ring in a tough year for restaurants.
Emma Partridge A man charged with involvement in the world's largest ecstasy haul, worth an estimated $122 million, will face Central Local Court tomorrow before he is extradited to Melbourne.
Cosima Marriner Margaret Rudd well knew how different her sons were. She would always call Greg ''the black sheep of the family'' while her baby Kevin was ''the rising star''.
Stephanie Gardiner A teenager has died after being thrown from his wheelchair when the van he was travelling in stopped suddenly, police say.
Louise Hall A RETIRED teacher who suffocated his chronically ill partner of 22 years will not go to jail after a Supreme Court judge found he acted out of ''selfless love'' and ordered his two-year prison...
Louise Hall Courts A RETIREE who suffocated his chronically ill partner of 22 years killed her out of ''selfless love'' and deserves compassion, the NSW Supreme Court was told yesterday.
Ross Tyson THREE people charged with slitting the throat of Indian fruit picker Ranjodh Singh before setting him alight and dumping him on a roadside to die will stand trial for murder.
Italian crime syndicates are believed to be behind $20 million worth of cannabis seized in Griffith in the past five days, leading to the arrests of 18 people.
Damien Murphy THERE were so many bodies being found and stories about drugs and corruption in circulation that royal commissions galore started up as Australia turned into an early real life draft of Underbelly.
Kate McClymont THE man who tried to extort millions of dollars from the Casellas, a Griffith wine family, has been sentenced to 5½ years' jail.
Michael Duffy ONE of the great injustices of the NSW justice system is the large number of accused people who are denied bail yet end up being acquitted of all charges.
David Humphries meets the man who forged a path towards independents' day.
Jason Koutsoukis and Kate McClymont HAVING conquered the world with cheap Yellow Tail wine, it is now lawyers, guns and gas that pre-occupy the Griffith winemaking family the Casellas.