July 2019

Published a story 15th Jul 2019 7:05 PM

'It is regrettable the Blackburn family are so blinded by their preconceived ideas about John Peros’ guilt', says Peros' barrister.

LAWYER: Blackburns 'blinded by hatred of former boyfriend'

'It is regrettable the Blackburn family are so blinded by their preconceived ideas about John Peros’ guilt', says Peros' barrister.

Published a story 15th Jul 2019 10:20 AM

Lawyer says theory about his client killing Shandee Blackburn contained "factual errors, grandstanding and hyperbole".

INQUEST: Barrister hits back at fake memory loss claim

Lawyer says theory about his client killing Shandee Blackburn contained "factual errors, grandstanding and hyperbole".

Published a story 12th Jul 2019 3:06 PM

Theories about what happened the night Shandee Blackburn was killed will be put forward on Monday when inquest into her death resumes.

Day 9: Witness questioned about rumours over Shandee's death

Theories about what happened the night Shandee Blackburn was killed will be put forward on Monday when inquest into her death resumes.

Published a story 11th Jul 2019 1:10 PM

An arrest warrant has been issued by the coroner for a woman who was supposed to give evidence today.

Day 8: Man alleges 'standover men' bashed people for money

An arrest warrant has been issued by the coroner for a woman who was supposed to give evidence today.

Published a story 5th Jul 2019 4:24 PM

A young woman walks down a dimly lit street just after midnight, her journey home is captured on multiple CCTV cameras - it is the last time she's seen alive.

BIG READ: Shandee Blackburn's final walk home

A young woman walks down a dimly lit street just after midnight, her journey home is captured on multiple CCTV cameras - it is the last time she's seen alive.

Published a story 4th Jul 2019 9:29 AM

Shandee's former boyfriend among first witnesses to be called.

DAY FOUR: 'What’s your f***ing point n***a.'

Shandee's former boyfriend among first witnesses to be called.

Published a story 2nd Jul 2019 6:54 PM

Never before released CCTV pieces together Shandee Blackburn's last movements, captures a vehicle of interest and shows a dark running figure.

WATCH: Video shows the last time Shandee was seen alive

Never before released CCTV pieces together Shandee Blackburn's last movements, captures a vehicle of interest and shows a dark running figure.

June 2019

Published a story 29th Jun 2019 10:45 AM

'We're seeing more and more women become the victims of unprovoked, vicious, horrific and lethal attacks.'

Shandee Blackburn: City still scarred as probe begins

'We're seeing more and more women become the victims of unprovoked, vicious, horrific and lethal attacks.'

Published a story 28th Jun 2019 9:20 PM

One driver had appeared in court four times for high-range drink-driving offences. He was handed a severe penalty.

NAME AND SHAME: This week's drink and drug drivers revealed

One driver had appeared in court four times for high-range drink-driving offences. He was handed a severe penalty.

Published a story 27th Jun 2019 7:26 PM

A heartbroken mother has made an impassioned plea to parents in an emotional letter about her son Regan Grieve who took his own life on Australia Day in 2015.

Grieving mother's heartbreaking message to all parents

A heartbroken mother has made an impassioned plea to parents in an emotional letter about her son Regan Grieve who took his own life on Australia Day in 2015.

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