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Wed 20 Feb 2019

Mason’s mum eligible for parole in July

premium_icon Mason’s mum eligible for parole in July

ANN Maree Lee has been sentenced to nine years in jail for the manslaughter of her toddler son Mason Lee. She will be eligible for parole in July.

‘Claremont killer’ read rape fantasy stories

‘Claremont killer’ read rape fantasy stories

STORIES about rape and abduction, described as ‘depraved’, were found on the computer of the accused Claremont serial killer, a court has heard.

Boaties warned: ‘You wouldn’t go out if they paid you’

premium_icon Boaties warned: ‘You wouldn’t go out if they paid you’

As Tropical Cyclone Oma bears down on south east Queensland, boaties have been warned to “use their common sense” and to steer clear of the surf for five days.

Reason people still text and drive

Reason people still text and drive

Thousands of motorists are being caught using their phones while driving every day and there is a disturbing reason why people think they can get away with it

RSPCA’s $29 adoption sale is on this weekend

RSPCA’s $29 adoption sale is on this weekend

The RSPCA is desperate to clear its shelters, and this weekend, normal fees to adopt an animal will be slashed to just $29 regardless of size or species.

Border Force boss girlfriend pleads guilty

Border Force boss girlfriend pleads guilty

The partner of former Australian Border Force boss Roman Quaedvlieg has pleaded guilty to misleading corruption investigators.

Mum cops ‘disgusting’ and ‘stupid’ abuse

Mum cops ‘disgusting’ and ‘stupid’ abuse

“Oh no! Not an anatomically correct lion”: Online reaction to mum’s outrage about toy lion’s penis.

King tide floods city suburbs

King tide floods city suburbs

The triple whammy of a king tide, the supermoon and Cyclone Oma have seen several Brisbane suburbs inundated with water, with dozens more at risk.

Truth about Ines and Sam’s ‘fake’ affair

Truth about Ines and Sam’s ‘fake’ affair

LAST night’s episode made it abundantly clear the much-hyped ‘affair’ is fake — but not in the way you’d think.

Restaurant bans kids from using iPads

Restaurant bans kids from using iPads

A SYDNEY restaurant owner has banned devices and colouring books from his tables, but he seems to be forgetting why parents come to restaurants.

The car you can drive without a licence

The car you can drive without a licence

French brand has designed the ultimate city car that reduces pollution and lowers demand for carparking spaces, but there’s a catch.

Minister vows to “continue to bash” supermarket giants

premium_icon Minister vows to “continue to bash” supermarket giants

AGRICULTURE Minister David Littleproud will sell his Woolworths shares after backlash for slamming Coles and Aldi over $1 milk.

Canine uses cannabis to ease pain

premium_icon Canine uses cannabis to ease pain

A GOLD COAST dog owner has taken drastic measures to ease the pain of her 12-year-old pet by buying cannabis oil online.

Praise for hostie’s incredible act

Praise for hostie’s incredible act

Flying can be a difficult experience for any family, especially a stressed-out mum travelling with three children.

Spray tanner’s insane price policy

Spray tanner’s insane price policy

A tanning technician’s bizarre pricing policy has been slammed — after it was shared by a shocked customer online.

‘Like a cat’: Incredible whale encounter

‘Like a cat’: Incredible whale encounter

A research scientist has captured incredible footage of killer whales roaming at the edges of Antarctica’s sea ice with one getting as close as possible.

Appeal fails: Council signs dog’s death warrant

premium_icon Appeal fails: Council signs dog’s death warrant

A teenage girl has been left heartbroken after an appeal to save her family dog from a council destruction order was rejected.

Cyclone's sudden lurch towards major cities

Cyclone's sudden lurch towards major cities

Severe Tropical Cyclone Oma has made a sudden change in direction and is now bearing down on Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

‘Friend’ charged as woman’s body found

‘Friend’ charged as woman’s body found

A man believed to be a childhood friend of coach driver Tamara Farrell has been charged with murder after her body was found by a road.

Mother’s guilty plea over Mason Lee’s death

premium_icon Mother’s guilty plea over Mason Lee’s death

The mum of Mason Jet Lee has sobbed in court while pleading guilty to manslaughter for leaving her baby boy in the care of her violent partner.

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