Magistrates Court

Man charged with child sex offences decades ago

A 62-year-old man has been charged with five child sex offences allegedly committed in the 1970s in Townsville, north Queensland.

Real estate agent helped drug ring: court

A real estate agent who allegedly helped drug smugglers invest their profits has been released from prison on bail.

Accused Gold Coast drug lord Ivan Tesic denied bail

Ivan Tesic

The alleged kingpin of the Gold Coast's party drug scene is taking his bid for freedom to the Supreme Court after a $2 million surety failed to secure his release.

Pub riot in border town

The Urandangi Hotel.

Natalie Bochenski Police are investigating a riot in a tiny Queensland town on Saturday night.

Pub owner tells of horror during riot

Natalie Bochenski “If we hadn’t had heavy bars across the doors they would’ve broken the doors down and come in and killed us for sure.

Woman allegedly punched, spat on police

Queensland police

A woman has been charged with assaulting police after she allegedly spat on one officer and punched another at a Gold Coast casino.

Childers child 'abduction': man charged

Allegedly abducted child

Simon O'Brien Detectives have charged a man over the alleged abduction of a toddler in Childers.

Scout leader jailed for sexting boy

Former scout master jailed under new laws targeting people grooming children for sex.

Woman in Queensland court over 1994 US kidnapping

A woman accused of kidnapping her baby daughter from the US two decades ago will face an extradition hearing in Queensland.

Childers child 'abduction': accused man faces court

Eden Kane of South Isis has been charged over the alleged abduction of a Childers toddler.

Kristian Silva Accused man tells court he felt sorry for the way the child was living.

Childers 'abduction': police analysing items from alleged kidnapper's home

Marissa Calligeros Police analysing items found in remains of a fire at home of accused kidnapper.

George Brandis to rule on US kidnapping extradition

The federal attorney-general will decide whether a US woman accused of kidnapping her baby daughter two decades ago will be extradited.

Man charged over murder in Townsville car park

car park

Marissa Calligeros Man charged with murder of 21-year-old in Townsville car park.

Man drives trucks into house, sets it on fire

A Queensland man is expected to undergo psychiatric testing after allegedly ploughing his prime-mover into a house, and setting it on fire.

150+ arrested in Gold Coast based drug raids

Operation Kilo Fraction

Marissa Calligeros A Mercedes-driving nightclub owner, who was one of Australia's most wanted alleged crime bosses, has been netted in a major Gold Coast drug sting.

Illegal Taser shipment leads police to Roma weapons stash


Kristian Silva An illegal shipment of Tasers has led police to a haul of the weapons at a mine site in western Queensland.

How police nabbed the alleged Mr Big of the Gold Coast's party drug scene

Operation Kilo Fraction

Marissa Calligeros Gold Coast nightclub owner Ivan Tesic had long been on police radar, listed as an "extreme risk" on the National Criminal Targeting Database.

Cartoonist Larry Pickering's son on drug charges

Jamie Pickering, the son of cartoonist Larry Pickering.

Marissa Calligeros Nightclub-baron son of cartoonist Larry Pickering charged with supplying cocaine to girls as young as 16.

Ute with hidden safe seized in drug bust

Ute with hidden safe

Marissa Calligeros A ute fitted with a hidden safe accessed by a secret switch was allegedly used to smuggle drugs from Sydney to the Gold Coast.

Female police officer punched in the face at Indooroopilly

Queensland police

Kristian Silva A female police officer suffered a broken nose after she was punched in the face at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.