Boy, 16, caught allegedly breaking into Cairns police station

A boy wanted over the assault of an elderly man has been caught trying to break into a Queensland police station. The 16-year-old Cairns boy had evaded arrest since the March 18 incident, when he allegedly assaulted the elderly man in Manunda. On Monday, he allegedly jumped the fence of a compound at the Smithfield … Read more

Girl, 15, granted bail after allegedly bashing elderly woman during Capalaba bus ‘rampage’

An elderly woman was left with “blood all over her face” after she was allegedly bashed by a teenage girl on a bus in an incident near Brisbane that a witness described as “seriously traumatic”. The 15-year-old girl, upon being released on bail, told 7NEWS, the woman “started it and I finished it”. WATCH THE … Read more

Body found at Sorrento Ocean Beach following search for missing snorkeller

A body has been found after a snorkeller went missing off Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. A 60-year-old Reservoir man planned to go snorkelling at Sorrento Ocean Beach on Saturday morning. He was seen near the water but did not return, triggering a major search. A beach goer found a body at the beach on Wednesday morning, … Read more

Kids allegedly locked in cells while Don Dale on fire

Children were left calling for help in their locked cells during a riot at the troubled Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin, it’s alleged. It’s claimed that despite nearby buildings being on fire staff had left the facility, leaving young people locked inside accommodation blocks. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here … Read more

Remote terrain in Kimberley region scoured for missing boat arrival

West Australian police are searching for a man believed to have become separated from a group of people who arrived in Western Australia on an “unknown vessel”. The force said it was searching for the man in “challenging terrain” in the vicinity of Mitchell Plateau in the far northern reaches of the remote Kimberley region. … Read more

Peru president’s house raided in luxury watches probe

Investigators have broken into the Peruvian president’s residence with a sledgehammer in a raid connected with her possession of luxury watches. Dina Boluarte is being preliminarily investigated for possessing an undisclosed collection of watches since she came to power in July 2021 as vice president and social inclusion minister, and then as president in December … Read more

South Australian coroner finds missed opportunities led to mum’s ‘preventable’ death

When a young mother complained to paramedics she was suffering chest pains, cold sweats and her lips were going black, she was told to take Panadol and follow up with a GP. Within 48 hours, she was dead. On Wednesday, a South Australian coroner found Jennifer Collins, 30, would likely still be alive if not … Read more

Peggy and Molly: Constant complaints led to QLD authorities’ seizure of magpie in viral friendship with dog

A “small group of people constantly complaining” led to wildlife officials’ seizure of a magpie whose unlikely friendship with a dog gained a massive social media following. Magpie Molly and staffordshire bull terrier Peggy had more than 700,000 followers on Instagram and a book written about them after their antics, posted by Gold Coast couple … Read more

Opposition reveals plans to tackle youth crime in Queensland

Youth justice reforms will be the first order of business for the Liberal National Party if they win Queensland’s October election. Opposition Leader David Crisafulli said the LNP would remove detention as a last resort from the state’s Youth Justice Act. “We’ve got a generation of repeat hardcore young offenders and they’re not being dealt … Read more