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Police hit as thieves use stolen cars as weapons

Police hit as thieves use stolen cars as weapons

Drivers are aiming their stolen cars at police who attempt to stop them, with a police officer narrowly avoiding serious injury during an incident in Flynn.

  • by Peter Brewer

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The remarkable story of Chase, the AFP's truly wonder dog

The remarkable story of Chase, the AFP's truly wonder dog

One of the stars of the Majura federal police kennels is a cross-breed called Chase, who was found emaciated and alone at the Cotter.

  • by Peter Brewer
Former bikie says consorting laws 'best thing to happen'

Former bikie says consorting laws 'best thing to happen'

"Moudi" Tajjour has credited anti-consorting laws with turning his life around.

  • by Peter Brewer
Feeling better now: hunger striker Isa Islam has parole revoked
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Feeling better now: hunger striker Isa Islam has parole revoked

Record-breaking hunger striker Isa Islam is now back in the custody of Corrective Services after breaching his parole.

  • by Peter Brewer
Dog attacks: Liberals urge rapid-response team for rising problem

Dog attacks: Liberals urge rapid-response team for rising problem

With 485 serious dog attacks reported in the ACT in 2017-18, more dog ranger resources are being urged, including a rapid response team.

  • by Peter Brewer
Driving in the path of light rail? That's going to cost you

Driving in the path of light rail? That's going to cost you

Private drivers who fail to move out of the way of Canberra's light rail could cop a $200 fine and lose three demerit points.

  • by Peter Brewer
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Trouble-plagued Bronto poses risk for high-rise building fires

Trouble-plagued Bronto poses risk for high-rise building fires

"Ongoing serviceability issues" are plaguing Canberra's only specialised appliance for fighting high-rise fires, making the hunt for a new one ever more urgent.

  • by Peter Brewer
Watching the detectives using new body-worn police cameras

Watching the detectives using new body-worn police cameras

More than 480 body camera kits will be rolled out across the ACT over the coming 12 months, with police on late night city beat patrols as the urgent priority.

  • by Peter Brewer
Fined for being legal: When riding while disabled cops a $600 fine

Fined for being legal: When riding while disabled cops a $600 fine

Disabled pensioner Alan Francis received a parking fine for illegal parking, when he and his motorcycle have full and legitimate access to disabled places.

  • by Peter Brewer
Old classics return from Canberra's formative years

Old classics return from Canberra's formative years

Armstrong Siddeley, the now-defunct prestige brand which formed the original Commonwealth car fleet, is coming back to Canberra for its centenary display.

  • by Peter Brewer
Federal police union takes aim at pre-election issues

Federal police union takes aim at pre-election issues

The federal police union says officers are being asked to do more with less, and this pressure is taking its toll on the membership.

  • by Peter Brewer