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21 November 2017 1:31 AM Man drove car at pedestrians in Canberra shopping precinct overnight

A man who struck and injured a boy when he twice drove his van at two teenagers near Dickson shops had accused them of throwing a stick in his car, court documents allege. Police say Vaughan Doolette, 35, tried to pick a fight with the pair minutes before he swerved the vehicle across two lanes of traffic and ran over the boy's ankle on Monday night 5

20 November 2017 1:53 AM Western Bulldogs name Easton Wood as captain, Marcus Bontempelli as vice-captain

He's already achieved the ultimate success as an AFL skipper but Easton Wood said his ascension to the Western Bulldogs captaincy is still a special day. The Bulldogs have completed a changing of the guard in their leadership ranks, with four new faces in a six-man leadership group. The tough-as-nails defender will lead the Dogs, with Marcus Bontempelli 6

19 November 2017 11:32 PM 'Buried to his neck':Young Perth boy trapped in trench for four hours

A child was trapped and buried in a trench for more than four hours on a property in Perth's north on Sunday. The eight-year-old boy had fallen into a two-metre ditch about 4pm on a property in Jandabup and was buried up to his neck in dirt and sand. Firefighters, police officers and paramedics worked into the night to rescue the boy just before 8pm. The rescue 7

19 November 2017 8:37 AM Luke McCarthy dreams of the Miracle Mile after Bling It On's stunning recovery

It was feared Hunter Cup winner Bling It On would never race again after he suffered horrific knee injuries in a June race fall but he is set to enjoy the best of both worlds after a remarkable return to the track at Menangle on Saturday night. The seven-year-old returned five months after a fall at Albion Park, which left him fighting for life, to run the fastest 5

19 November 2017 4:41 AM Pauline Hanson leaves One Nation campaign for baby's birth

Pauline Hanson has suspended campaigning on the Queensland election trail to attend the birth of her fifth grandchild. The One Nation leader left far north Queensland on Sunday morning following the news her daughter had gone into labour. Senator Hanson was supposed to join the party's "Battler Bus" in Ipswich, west of Brisbane, on Monday but said she wouldn't 10

18 November 2017 2:12 AM Police warn beachgoers out of the water after shark sighting at Torquay

Police have warned beachgoers to stay out of the water after a shark was spotted off Torquay on Saturday morning. Torquay police Sergeant Frank Cernjavis said the shark was seen just after 8.20am. "Some people on paddle boats off Point Danger in Torquay sighted a shark which came close to them," Sergeant Cernjavis said. He said on the left of Point Danger 9

16 November 2017 6:49 AM Ex-security guard tells court he never received cut of $500,000 Myer Melbourne heist

The inside man in a half-a-million-dollar heist at Myer's Melbourne CBD store 24 years ago claims he never got a cent from the armed robbery. The witness, whose identity is suppressed, worked as a security guard at the Lonsdale Street department store in 1993. A County Court trial in Melbourne heard that the witness trained the accused Wladimir Babaeff 8

16 November 2017 6:49 AM Three-month-old infant critical after three-car smash on Princes Highway

A three-month-old baby is fighting for life after a three-car smash on the NSW south coast. Two of the vehicles collided travelling northbound on Princes Highway at Falls Creek about 2pm on Thursday before smashing into a third car coming in the opposite direction. The infant was among five people in one of the cars and was flown to The Children's Hospital 8

15 November 2017 9:25 AM Tony Birch wins the Patrick Award

When Tony Birch talks about the honour of being named the winner of this year's Patrick White Literary Award, he doesn't immediately dwell on the Australian Nobel laureate's novels. Instead he talks of how White spoke out about the things that were politically important to him: "I admired the fact that as a writer in his older age he protested against 15

14 November 2017 4:25 AM Gold Coast man faces court charged with his estranged wife's murder

A man remains in custody after he faced court on the Gold Coast for the alleged murder of his estranged wife. The body of Kym Cobby, 51, was found in the street by a member of the public about 300 metres from the mother-of-three's Worongary home on Sunday night. Her husband Andrew Cobby was found nearby with non-life threatening injuries and charged 18