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Recent articles by Jamie:

Hero firefighter killed after truck rolled off road remembered as 'rare and beautiful' person

Andrew O'Dwyer is remembered as a rare and beautiful person at his funeral after the hero firefighter died while battling the Green Wattle Creek blaze in December. → Read More

Khayat brothers sentenced to 40 years, 36 years in prison over meat grinder bomb plot

Two Sydney brothers behind a failed terror plot to blow up an Etihad flight by using a bomb hidden in a meat grinder are handed lengthy prison terms. → Read More

Chinese healer jailed for 10 years over death of diabetic boy who attended 'slapping' workshop

A self-proclaimed Chinese healer is sentenced to 10 years in prison over the manslaughter death of a six-year-old diabetic boy who attended slapping workshops in Sydney. → Read More

Former Sydney floor trader admits to robbing banks during his lunchbreak after 'getting boozed'

A 1970s Sydney stock trader pleads guilty over 40-year-old bank robberies, after telling police he would commit the crimes during his lunch break to support his gambling habit. → Read More

ICAC hears $100,000 cash withdrawn from The Star casino days before same amount banked by NSW Labor

A corruption commission hears staff at Sydney's Star casino were suspicious when a staff member of property developer Huang Xiangmo withdrew $100,000 cash from a gambling junket. → Read More

Former NSW Labor MP Ernest Wong blames poor recollection on 'alcoholic blackout'

Ernest Wong says he does not have a clear recollection of the night the NSW Labor Party allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars in illegal political donations at a Chinese Friends of Labor dinner as he had a 'few drinks'. → Read More

Sydney stabbing accused Mert Ney had phone seized by police, court told

Police are trawling through the phone of a man accused of stabbing to death a woman in Sydney's CBD in August and need more time to prepare the case against him, a court hears. → Read More

Amer Khayat blows kisses at brothers convicted of failed Sydney terror plot to blow up plane

Amer Khayat, who spent two years in a notorious Beirut prison, is called into a sentence hearing for his brothers who planted a bomb in a meat grinder packed in his luggage as a part of a 2017 failed terror plot. → Read More

Convicted paedophile and former NSW Labor minister Milton Orkopoulos granted parole

Convicted paedophile and former NSW Labor minister Milton Orkopoulos is granted parole and will be released from prison. → Read More

Man accused of attacking pregnant woman in Parramatta refuses legal advice, to plead guilty

A 43-year-old man tells court he does not want legal representation and will plead guilty to assault and affray charges after allegedly punching and stomping on a pregnant woman in Parramatta cafe last month. → Read More

Clive Palmer used Twisted Sister rock song without license because he 'didn't like the price', court told

Universal Music launched an intellectual property case after Clive Palmer used a Twisted Sister track during his election campaign without a license. → Read More

'This is not rocket science': Police slammed for inaccurate records of strip searches at festival

Police records relating to strip searching at a Sydney music festival were inaccurate and one database indicated only one officer was involved in searches, when in reality it was at least five or six, a misconduct inquiry hears. → Read More

Truck driver charged over boy's death in four-vehicle M5 crash refused bail

A 26-year-old truck driver with a history of negligent driving is refused bail after prosecutors dispute claims his brakes failed before a four-vehicle collision that killed a boy and badly injured his sister. → Read More

Truck driver involved in four-vehicle crash 'devastated' by death of 10-year-old boy

A horror crash involving a truck and three vehicles in Sydney's south on Wednesday results in multiple charges against a 26-year-old driver. → Read More

Sydney businessman pleads guilty after millions allegedly swindled from the tax office

A Sydney businessman, one of nine people arrested in the Plutus Payroll alleged tax evasion plot, pleads guilty to his charges relating to the scandal. → Read More

Protesters block prisons boss at inquest into Indigenous man David Dungay who died in jail

Furious relatives of an Aboriginal man who died in a Sydney jail after being restrained by guards block NSW Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin from leaving the coroner's court. → Read More

Man jailed for murdering wife over Facebook messages to high school sweetheart

Warren Rogers is sentenced to 18 years behind bars for smothering his wife Ann with a pillow following months of arguments about her reconnecting with her high school sweetheart. → Read More

Woman who helped blackmail Thai nationals into sex slavery jailed for eight years

Rungnapha Kanbut, who helped blackmail two Thai nationals into sex slavery after confiscating their passports and telling them they'd need to pay off a $45,000 debt, is handed the maximum jail sentence for her crimes. → Read More

Fortnite gamer Luke Munday escapes jail term over livestreamed domestic violence attack

Sydney man Luke Munday, who pleaded guilty to hitting his pregnant partner in an attack livestreamed online when she asked him to stop playing video games, is sentenced to a 14-month community corrections order. → Read More

Missing child William Tyrrell captured on camera day before disappearance

CCTV images of the missing three-year-old with his foster family, taken at a McDonald's the day before he vanished, are released to the public for the first time. → Read More