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Ruth McCosker is an urban affairs reporter at the Brisbane Times, with a special interest in Brisbane City Council

Call for pedestrian crossings overhaul after much-loved sister's death

Call for pedestrian crossings overhaul after much-loved sister's death

Penny Barringham was walking her dog in Woolloongabba, as she did most mornings. While crossing on a green walk signal she was hit by a car and fatally injured.

  • by Ruth McCosker

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A Brisbane man wiped 24,000 kilometres off his car's odometer

A Brisbane man wiped 24,000 kilometres off his car's odometer

A Brisbane man has been fined thousands of dollars after he intentionally tampered with a car’s odometer before selling it online.

  • by Ruth McCosker
Young shark attack victim named, remains in critical condition

Young shark attack victim named, remains in critical condition

The family of 12-year-old Melbourne girl Hannah Papps have thanked emergency services and asked for privacy.

  • by Toby Crockford & Ruth McCosker
Victorian girl fighting for her life after shark attack

Victorian girl fighting for her life after shark attack

The 12-year-old was flown to Brisbane in a critical but stable condition after becoming the second shark attack victim in 24 hours.

  • by Toby Crockford & Ruth McCosker
Queensland bushfires continue to burn

Queensland bushfires continue to burn

A house has been destroyed, roads are closed and residents are evacuating as bushfires burn across south-east Queensland.

  • by Ruth McCosker & Jocelyn Garcia
Girl, 12, bitten in second Whitsunday Island shark attack in 24 hours
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Girl, 12, bitten in second Whitsunday Island shark attack in 24 hours

Baited drumlines will be rolled out at the popular tourist destination after second horrific shark attack.

  • by Toby Crockford & Ruth McCosker
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Children's hospital to be renamed after staff reject 'Lady Cilento'

Children's hospital to be renamed after staff reject 'Lady Cilento'

The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital is being renamed, a move slammed by her granddaughter as insulting.

  • by Ruth McCosker & Felicity Caldwell
Man, 69, found after a day missing in crocodile-infested area

Man, 69, found after a day missing in crocodile-infested area

Some of the 69-year-old man's belongings were found in the area, 20 kilometres from Lockhart River.

  • by Ruth McCosker & Jocelyn Garcia
'Justine is a fighter': Shark victim was on annual Whitsundays holiday

'Justine is a fighter': Shark victim was on annual Whitsundays holiday

Justine Barwick is now fighting for life in a Queensland hospital after the Tasmanian care worker was dragged from the bloody water by her terrified husband and friends.

  • by Ruth McCosker
Whitsundays shark victim fights for life in Mackay hospital
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Whitsundays shark victim fights for life in Mackay hospital

Rescue helicopter crewman says those on scene who stemmed the bleeding after the shark took "huge chunk out of her inside leg" saved the woman's life.

  • by Ruth McCosker & Toby Crockford
Police arrest student suspected of stealing card details at ATM

Police arrest student suspected of stealing card details at ATM

A 31-year-old man on a student visa was arrested after he allegedly installed skimming devices on ATMs across Brisbane.

  • by Ruth McCosker