News

Robbery accused denied bail

A WOMAN allegedly trying to pay off a drug debt has been labelled "desperate" by the police - who also accused her of robbing a Torquay store with a knife earlier this week.

In bright orange socks, 18-year-old Nadine Wilkinson appeared in the dock of the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court charged with one count of robbery with actual violence.

Wilkinson's lawyer Brad James made a bail application on behalf of his client.

Mr James said his client hadn't committed a serious offence before, and her family were shocked that she allegedly committed it.

The court heard Wilkinson would stay with her parents if bail was granted by Magistrate Graeme Tatnell.

But police prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk fired back, saying Wilkinson already lived with her parents so there would be "no change".

The court heard Wilkinson allegedly had an escalating drug habit.

Sgt Quirk objected to bail and said the safety of the community was paramount.

"She's a desperate person trying to pay off a drug debt," he said.

"That doesn't just go away."

Talking about the alleged armed robbery at the Cypress St store on Monday about 3.30pm, Sgt Quirk said it could have ended badly.

It was alleged Wilkinson held the knife to the shopkeeper demanding she opened the register.

"She didn't just hold the knife - she thrust it," he said.

Sgt Quirk said it was lucky the attendant complied.

"Who knows what would have happened," he said.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell remanded Wilkinson in custody and adjourned the matter until August 14.



Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

IF YOU want to give your tastebuds the flavour sensations of a lifetime, here is the ultimate foodie’s scavenger hunt through Brisbane.

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

No Caption

BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

How to make your child's every dream come true...

Take a dip at South Bank in the inner-city beach.

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

Truck driver accused of causing Fraser Coast tragedy

TRAGIC: Two women were killed as a result of a crash on the Bruce Hwy north of Gootchie in July last year.

Cameron Edward Schueber charged with causing a fatal crash.

Pilot picks Hervey Bay for his 100th Angel Flight mission

100TH ANGEL FLIGHT: (front) are Rosemary and Michael Solomon, and back are Angel Flight passengers Kay and Krystal.

Michael Solomon made the milestone last week.

Local Partners

Locals hired for Ozcare clean-up totalling 55,000 hours

Before residents are ready to move into the Ozcare Hervey Bay once construction is finished, the building needs to be made sparkling clean.


Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

What's on: 11 gigs coming up at the Brolga

Xavier Rudd will be performing a benefit concert at the Brolga Theatre on January 21.

There's a gig for everyone with lots happening in coming months.

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar in a scene from the movie Lion.

THE Australian-made movie a hit, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Why investors are flocking to Moranbah

Moranbah homes are selling like hotcakes, creating a supply problem

Investors are scrambling to get into the market

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

First home buyers the "lifeblood” of Fraser Coast market

CoreLogic property statistics reveal the region's median house price of $300,000 did not change in the September quarter.

Median house price of $300,000 remains steady in September quarter

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!