Wollongong

Tragedy on trip of a lifetime for Wollongong couple

Rachel Browne Rachel Olding Kate McIlwain After a 35-year career as a primary school teacher, Michael Clancy treated himself with a three week trip to Europe with his wife, Carol.

Sleeping with boys was 'common practice': royal commission on sex abuse in Wollongong, day 3

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Rachel Browne Defrocked priest John Nestor told Catholic Church investigators it was common practice for priests to sleep with boys, royal commission hears.

Timothy Williams jailed for violent robbery of refugee in Wollongong

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Shannon Tonkin A man has been jailed for nine years over the vicious and unprovoked assault of a refugee at Wollongong railway station last October.

Woman jailed for helping to rob African refugee in Wollongong

Shannon Tonkin The female accomplice of a man who bashed and robbed an African refugee outside Wollongong train station last year has been jailed for two and a half years.

Two guilty of murder of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman

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Louise Hall and Shannon Tonkin A man and a woman have been found guilty of the murder of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman, who died in a deliberately lit fire at her Corrimal home in the early hours of October 27, 2011.

Girls indecently assaulted in Wollongong

Police are searching for a man believed to be linked to the indecent assault of two school aged girls in Wollongong.

Wollongong Council considers letting the sea reclaim ocean pools

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Heath Gilmore For an east coast mayor, Gordon Bradbery is contemplating the unthinkable - allowing three ocean pools to be reclaimed by the sea.

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Wollongong helicopter crash kills four

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Pic taken 21st March 2013 at the scene of the helicopter crash at Panorama House at Bulli Tops.
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At least four people have been killed in a helicopter crash at Bulli Tops in Wollongong’s northern suburbs.

Wollongong imports British vice-chancellor

Anna Patty THE University of Wollongong will import a new vice-chancellor from England.

Katie Foreman killers sentenced

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Paul Bibby A man at the centre of a manipulative love triangle, who convinced one of his lovers to murder the other by setting fire to her bedroom as she slept, has been sentenced to at least 27 years' jail.

Dirty Harry jr – the music industry's cross-country conman

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Peter Vincent A cocky radio DJ-turned-conman from the south coast has gone to ground a few days shy of his 21st birthday, after his latest scam left several small businesses and young DJs thousands of dollars out...

The Sydney father behind a World Cup ticketing scandal

Conman Alain Barataud. Photo: Facebook

Eamonn Duff A sophisticated scam left a family stranded in Brazil, writes Eamonn Duff.

Two dogs attack a 10-year-old boy in Bellambi

A boy was airlifted to hospital after a dog attack.

Esther Han A boy is fighting for his life after two dogs savagely mauled his entire body in the front yard of a Wollongong home on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Man who allegedly threatened to blow up Parliament has charges dismissed

Louise Hall A man who sparked a dramatic siege that brought Sydney to a standstill when he allegedly threatened to blow up the NSW Parliament has had all charges against him dismissed on mental health grounds.

Royal commission: Salvos deny sexual abuse widespread

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Rachel Browne The Salvation Army has denied that sexual abuse was widespread in the organisation, despite more than 100 survivors coming forward with horrendous tales of suffering allegedly endured at the hands of...

Royal Commission: Disgraced priest threatened to sue following papal dismissal

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Rachel Browne When a Catholic priest was formally dismissed by the Pope in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct, he made a “veiled threat” to sue the Bishop who delivered the news.

Bail review too soon: experts

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Paul Bibby and Michaela Whitbourn It is too soon to review the state’s fledgling bail laws and the government’s decision to do so is little more than an attempt to demonstrate it is tough on crime, lawyers and legal...

Second knock-off USB charger explodes

MERCURY NEWS USB CHARGER. Picture shows Daniel Sommerville, 14, who had his iPod charger spark while charging. Photo taken on the 28th of June, 2014. Photo Christopher Chan

Angela Thompson A second cheap USB charger sold in Sydney has exploded, with a 14-year-old boy narrowly escaping serious injury.

Apology to Fr John Neill OP OAM

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The Herald apologises to Fr Neill and his fellow Dominicans for the hurt and embarrassment caused by the wrongful use of his photograph with an article referring to the Royal Commission into...