March 2021

Published a story 5th Mar 2021 3:57 PM

Despite enduring years of trauma after a crash, Dinesh Palipana never gave up on his dream and now works in one of the country’s busiest emergency departments

State's first quadriplegic doctor inspires Coast

Despite enduring years of trauma after a crash, Dinesh Palipana never gave up on his dream and now works in one of the country’s busiest emergency departments

Published a story 5th Mar 2021 2:54 PM

A 50-year-old woman who allegedly posed as a landlord to prey on tenants said she would do anything to be released on bail so she could continue repaying her victims.

Woman begs for bail after alleged renting rort

A 50-year-old woman who allegedly posed as a landlord to prey on tenants said she would do anything to be released on bail so she could continue repaying her victims.

Published a story 5th Mar 2021 10:08 AM

The alleged murderer of Nambour woman Aysha Baty was “quite unwell” and has been moved to a mental health facility, a court has heard.

Aysha Baty’s alleged murderer too ‘unwell’ for court

The alleged murderer of Nambour woman Aysha Baty was “quite unwell” and has been moved to a mental health facility, a court has heard.

Published a story 4th Mar 2021 10:04 PM

A former candidate has been jailed after being found guilty of raping and indecently treating a 14-year-old girl, who now describes herself as broken.

‘Broken’: Former candidate’s rape victim speaks out

A former candidate has been jailed after being found guilty of raping and indecently treating a 14-year-old girl, who now describes herself as broken.

Published a story 4th Mar 2021 4:30 PM

A Coast brickie who stole $600 worth of petrol to fuel his drug addiction and showed police a fake receipt for a stolen jet ski has been fined for the offences.

Brickie’s bold lie to magistrate after crime spree

A Coast brickie who stole $600 worth of petrol to fuel his drug addiction and showed police a fake receipt for a stolen jet ski has been fined for the offences.

Published a story 4th Mar 2021 12:41 PM

A Coast singer believes now is the perfect time to release her newest single before she hits the road to share how music helped her endure bullying.

Coast singer shares bullying torment to support students

A Coast singer believes now is the perfect time to release her newest single before she hits the road to share how music helped her endure bullying.

Published a story 3rd Mar 2021 5:03 PM

A Coast businesswoman hopes to inspire others with a new book that showcases business tips from more than 50 women.

New book celebrates inspirational Coast women

A Coast businesswoman hopes to inspire others with a new book that showcases business tips from more than 50 women.

Published a story 3rd Mar 2021 4:08 PM

A Coast court has heard how the alleged victim of a personal trainer felt “powerless” while being raped and was asked to kept it as “their little secret”.

Court hears girl, 14, ‘powerless’ during alleged rape

A Coast court has heard how the alleged victim of a personal trainer felt “powerless” while being raped and was asked to kept it as “their little secret”.

Published a story 3rd Mar 2021 11:20 AM

A former political candidate accused of raping a 14-year-old girl adamantly claimed he was not a paedophile, a court heard.

Court told candidate said sex acts with girl were consensual

A former political candidate accused of raping a 14-year-old girl adamantly claimed he was not a paedophile, a court heard.

Published a story 2nd Mar 2021 3:02 PM

A Coast artist, whose love of painting helped him overcome post-traumatic stress from abuse he endured as a down syndrome man will use his talents to ensure others are accepted into society.

Coast artist with down syndrome releases socks range

A Coast artist, whose love of painting helped him overcome post-traumatic stress from abuse he endured as a down syndrome man will use his talents to ensure others are accepted into society.

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