By Greg Stolz & Jeremy Pierce
If it wasn’t so terrifying for the victims, the long series of Gold Coast crimes could almost be described as monotonous.
Forty-four hold-ups on the Coast so far this year, twenty this month alone. Barely a day seems to go by on the Glitter Strip when someone doesn’t pull a knife, gun, syringe or an iron bar on some hapless shopkeeper, service station attendant, pizza delivery driver or – in the latest robbery, which happened on Thursday – a teenage worker at McDonalds.
Leah Fineran | July 9th, 2010 | Gold Coast Bulletin | www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au
A CONVICTED drug trafficker once dubbed the ‘Mrs Big of the drug world’ is back behind bars after being denied bail on fresh drug allegations.
Nana Puscas, 57, was arrested on Wednesday after a police raid netted almost half a kilogram of heroin at her Ormeau Road home.
Police also arrested 52-year-old Nicolae Tufis from NSW, who they allege was restocking her supplies.
Both suspects have been charged with trafficking, supplying and possessing a dangerous drug.
Leah Fineran | July 1st, 2010 | GOLD COAST NEWS
A BOAT driver whose girlfriend fell overboard and was hacked to death by a propeller on the Gold Coast has been fined $2000 after being found guilty of unsafe operation of a shipbut not guilty of causing her death.
Bill Potts is interviewed by Channel 9’s “A Current Affair” – after Susan Falls is acquitted by a jury – acting in self-defence when shooting her abusive husband – 29 June 2010. In a confronting interview on A Current Affair, Gold Coast mother of four Susan Falls reveals how and why she shot dead her husband. It was a dramatic end to an abusive marriage but domestic violence workers warn other women are living nightmares of their own. Brendan Hocking: A glimpse inside the tortured world of a beaten wife and mother, pushed beyond breaking point. Susan Falls: “He forced me. He pushed...Continue reading
Leah Fineran | June 17th, 2010 | Gold Coast News
A P-PLATER driving a car jammed with eight intoxicated teenagers almost killed his friends when the car overturned at Pacific Pines.
Passenger Mark Bates were hanging out of the window when the Holden Jackaroo flipped and was trapped between the car and the road as the vehicle slid 15 metres.
Emmaline Stigwood | June 10th, 2010 | Gold Coast Bulletin
Tira Tararo (mother of the victim) and Stewart Kaiaruna (uncle of victim) outside court yesterday.
SUNDAY nights at Fishos were known for their live music, lax dress codes and good times — until a man died on the boardwalk out the front.