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GOLD COASTERS ‘TAKE A HIKE’ FOR AUTISM

Dozens of dedicated hikers are nursing sore feet tonight, after making a 40-kilometre trek from Tweed Heads to The Spit, to raise funds and awareness for autism. More than 30 people participated in AEIOU’s “Take a Hike” marathon walk, aiming to raise $75,000 for families with autistic children. “It’s really nice for them to be able to have support behind them from community members.” The walkers were up at 4am – but they say it was definitely worth it. Read More »

DOMESTIC TIFF CAUSE FOR STABBING MURDER

A domestic blew about taking long showers, ended with a stabbing, a court has heard. 22-year-old Matthew Chandler today avoided jail, despite stabbing his housemate three times in the back, puncturing his lung. The attacker claims he reached for the steak knife while pinned to the wall during a struggle. When sentencing Chandler to two years probation, the Magistrate took into account his remorse, but there was none expressed outside court. “He’s a hard man to get along with, he likes to scream and holler and throw things and break things” There was no conviction recorded, as Chandler claims he’s keen to join the defence force. Read More »

PAWS POUND THE PAVEMENT FOR RSPCA FUNDRAISER

The simple task of taking the dog for a walk.. Has inspired the RSPCA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Despite the threat of rain – thousands of two AND four-legged Gold Coast residents got moving for charity. Read More »

SOUTHPORT RESIDENTS SHOCKED TO DISCOVER MURDER

Whitby Street, Southport residents have been left stunned. After learning an alleged murder had taken place in their street, five days ago. Neighbours say, they often saw children at the home where a 40 year old man was found dead, last Wednesday. “It’s shocking alright, but obviously they’re leading a life we don’t lead, and whatever’s involved, involved, but it’s too close, it’s terrible.” Today, a 49 year old man- believed to be the victim’s flatmate- faced court, charged with murder and drug possession. The court is yet to hear any details of the alleged crime. The matter was adjourned. Read More »

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING HOUSEMATE

A Gold Coast man has been charged with killing his housemate. Police were called to a Southport address on Wednesday, following reports a 40-year-old man had died. An investigation was launched, and the man’s 49-year-old housemate was arrested. This morning he was charged with murder, and possessing dangerous drugs. He’s due to face court tomorrow. Read More »

TEENAGER CLAIMS SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CROWDED PUBLIC BUS

Police have appealed for witnesses, after a teenage woman was allegedly sexually assaulted on a Surfside bus in Southport. CCTV shows the 18-year-old being intimidated by a middle aged man. He tries to touch her, while she cowers against the window. “I tend to think this may have not been the first time, and maybe it’s happened to other ladies and they just haven’t reported it.” The incident took place on a crowded bus. Read More »

MARINE VETERAN OPPOSES BROADWATER TERMINAL

A former marine pilot says, navigating cruise ships around the Gold Coast Seaway will be extremely difficult and, at times, impossible for captains. The comments come just a day before the results of the Cruise Ship survey are presented to Council. Read More »

SEAWAY BONES FOOD SCRAPS, NOT HUMAN REMAINS

A false alarm for water police, investigating the discovery of a human leg bone in the Seaway, more than a week ago. Another diver discovered three bones today – at first, it was thought they may have been human rib bones. It now looks likely they’re merely food scraps. Police have confirmed D-N-A can be extracted from the original human bone – those results could still be weeks away. Read More »

DRUNK DRIVER SMASHES INTO SOUTHPORT HOME

Police allege a drunk young man was at the wheel, when a car slammed into a Southport home overnight. A few hours later, a postal worker lost control of her car, ploughing into a house at Wongawallen. Read More »

GAS LEAK EVACUATES SOUTHPORT STREET

A Southport street went into lockdown today, following a gas leak. The drama unfolded after a worker accidently ruptured an underground pipe. Read More »

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