Thursday, June 23, 2016

'Former enforcer' David Hickson killed crime boss's associate in self ... and other top stories.

  • 'Former enforcer' David Hickson killed crime boss's associate in self ...

    'Former enforcer' David Hickson killed crime boss's associate in self-defence, Cairns court hears Posted June 23, 2016 17:55:08 Accused murderer and ice user David Leslie Hickson says he "panicked" when he killed a man linked to a local crime boss with whom Hickson had fallen out, a far north Queensland court has heard.Hickson, 34, has admitted to fatally stabbing New Zealand national Campbell Paterson in the neck then later cutting off his legs.Hickson stuffed Mr Pat..
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  • Cairns bid for team in WNBL

    Cairns bid for team in WNBL
    NEW ENTRY: Cairns is gunning to enter a team in the WNBL within five years. Picture: Gordon GreavesCAIRNS Basketball boss Mike Scott is “pretty confident” a Women’s National Basketball League will be based in the Far North within the next five years. Scott’s comments come after Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch announced on Tuesday a $1.5 million election promise to bolster basketball in North Queensland.Cairns Basketball would receive $1.5 million for the expansion of its Aumuller St complex ..
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  • Child exploitation charges, Cairns

    Child exploitation charges, Cairns
    Police have charged a man with a number of offences following an investigation into a video allegedly posted online overnight. It will be alleged that a man purported to be a police officer and recorded an interview with a minor which was streamed to the internet. A 30-year-old man has been charged with one count each of impersonate a police officer, making child exploitation material, distributing child exploitation material, breach of privacy and using a carriage service to transmit child por..
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  • Cairns overnight media wrap, Thursday June 23

    Property charges, Manunda: An investigation into the location and seizure of a large quantity of suspected stolen property at Manunda in late May culminated in the arrest of a 34-year-old Manunda man yesterday. Officers from the Cairns Property Crime Squad had executed a search warrant at a Fearnley Street residence on May 27 and recovered items of property including laptop computers, cameras, phones, watches, computer gaming equipment and other items. Subsequent investigations established that..
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  • Prime Minister tours Cairns innovation hub to reveal jobs plan

    Prime Minister tours Cairns innovation hub to reveal jobs plan
    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull looks over Margaret Powell's anchor release system, called Catch N Release, during a visit to Cairns innovation hub, theSpace. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKEPRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has tried to sell his $20 million jobs plan directly to a group of the Far North’s most innovative small businesses during a whirlwind visit to Cairns. The Cairns Post yesterday revealed Mr Turnbull’s plan to tackle the city’s unemployment woes by offering $20 million worth of grants to..
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  • Residents of Cairns suburb up in arms over housing development ...

    Residents of Cairns suburb up in arms over housing development ...
    Redlynch residents are upset that a housing development has been given preliminary approval by Cairns Regional Council. Redlynch residents Jesse Argent, Marisa Oa-Maxwell, Bhadra Warrington, Samantha Davey and Tiffany Woods with her daughters Temperance, 5, and Daisy, 4 months. PICTURE: STEWART McLEANANGRY Redlynch residents fear for the area’s future after a controversial housing development was given the green light by Cairns Regional Council. The council yesterday approved the extension of a ..
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  • Cairns Road, Gordonvale

    Cairns Road, Gordonvale
    Police believe the person pictured in this image may be able to assist officers with the investigation into a recent Petrol drive off which occurred on Friday June 10 2016 at approximately 12:54PM ..
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  • Bolter gets a shot at Open glory

    Bolter gets a shot at Open glory
    BOWLS: It was not that long ago that Dee-Anne Robertson was doing the cooking and cleaning as a volunteer at the West Cairns Bowls Club. Today, at her adopted Broadbeach club, Robertson will shoot for the sport’s biggest title, the Australian Open singles.The 41-year-old bolter from far north Queensland will take on Australian Jackaroos squad member Natasha Scott after they won semi-finals at Club Helensvale yesterday.Mt Isa-born Robertson was super impressive in beating Raymond Terrace youngste..
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  • EU referendum comes down to the economy, says Cairns

    EU referendum comes down to the economy, says Cairns
    Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns has urged undecided voters to remember that world-leading companies want to remain in the EU, as politicians make their final pitches before Thursday's referendum.Speaking at the Toyota plant in Flintshire, Mr Cairns said unrestricted access to the European market was "so important" for such companies.Visiting a farm in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Commons leader Chris Grayling promised the UK would become a "stronger, prouder, more independent nation" outside the union. Bu..
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  • Alex Cairns excited about playing against his former club Leeds for ...

    Alex Cairns excited about playing against his former club Leeds for ...
    Vincent RalphAfter graduating with a degree in English Literature, Vincent completed a NCTJ-accredited qualification in newspaper and magazine journalism in 2005. Shortly after, in a somewhat leftfield move, he began working at a secondary school in Kent. After eight years – the last four of which were spent as Head of Sixth Form – he began to write full-time, combining his love of football with his passion for the written word.Alongside his work for HITC Sport, he also writes film reviews for ..
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H&M, Zara, Uniqlo will regret coming Down Under, warns Target boss .Itinerant numbers from Aurukun rise in Cairns after Indigenous ... .
Teenage girl in custody following alleged bomb threat at Cairns school .Turnbull promises $49 million for Arrium steelworks .

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