Young couple snaps up riverfront apartment with record breaking bid

first_imgThis apartment smashed the price record for the building.A NINTH floor riverfront apartment broke the price record for its building when it sold to a young couple at auction.The New Farm apartment at 93/23 Griffith St, in New Farm got the highest ever price for the Gemini Towers apartment block when it sold at auction for $1.41 million at the weekend.The previous price record was for $1.27 million for a similr three bedroom apartment back in 2014.The Gemini Towers was one of the earlier high rise apartment blocks in the area when it was constructed in the ‘70s. The view from the balcony.Part of the demand, according to Ms Oxley, was because apartments in the 33-unit Gemini Towers rarely come on the market with none selling between 2015 and 2017.“People own them for a long, long time,” she said.The auction was the first time this particular apartment had been on the market since 1973. The expansive floorspace is comparable to many houses.Six bidders came to the auction to try and get their hand on the home, with the vast majority wanting it as a live-in residence, rather than potential investors.center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoInside 93/23 Griffith Street New Farm.According to agent Sandie Oxley from McGrath New Farm, the apartment block had certain advantages over newer buildings in the inner city.“The modern ones are all bright and sparkly, but they are all very much the same,” she said. The apartment has a space comparable to many houses, with an expansive 195 sqm floor plan as well as a triple-car lockup garage. last_img read more

Spencer decides not to charge Jason Schoemann for Sunday morning incident

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down John · 238 weeks ago Is the son going to be charged. I would think its a no brainer to charge the attacker Report Reply 0 replies · active 238 weeks ago -8 Vote up Vote down Austin · 237 weeks ago I have not even made a police report and most of that statement is a lie, Report Reply 2 replies · active 237 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down john · 237 weeks ago If your Austin as in the son who beat your father to the point he had to use a knife to stop you. Your word don’t carry much credibility and there are other police reports on the issue to support not charging your dad so I’m saying you should be charged with at the least domestic battery Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Always 2 sides · 237 weeks ago So so sad! Don’t be so quick to judge no one will ever know exactly what happened you weren’t there! There was alcohol involved and what’s sad is this boy was injured bad enough they had to open his chest! Report Reply +6 Vote up Vote down notlla · 237 weeks ago What happened to domestic valance Some one has to be charged.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 237 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg jones · 237 weeks ago Sad that the father had to spend time in jail while the DA looked into the incident. The man shouldn’t of been charged let alone been thrown in jail until all the facts were known. The father should get a lawyer and sue the city and county. Report Reply 0 replies · active 237 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer will not be charging Jason Schoemann, 44, of Wellington in what was initially called a stabbing of his son at his home early Sunday morning.Jason SchoemannSchoemann was released from Sumner County jail this afternoon and is absolved of any wrongdoing or court obligations. He was originally held in custody on suspicion of aggravated battery against his 22-year-old son Austin, but in a memo addressed to the District Court Clerk, Sumner County Sheriff’s Office and the Wellington Police Department, Spencer stated:“Notice is hearby given that after reviewing the original police report and a supplemental report from (Wellington Police) Detective (Bobby) Wilson, I have determined that Jason Schoemann was acting in reasonable self-defense under the circumstances. He was enduring a physical attack from another individual (his son Austin Schoemann) and Jason was not the initial aggressor in the situation. It appears at the time that it was reasonable for him to use a weapon to defend himself and that he quit using force when force was no longer necessary.”In an interview in his office this afternoon, Spencer said that Austin had been staying temporarily at Jason and his mother Jennifer’s home.Spencer said Jason and Jennifer were talking in another room when Austin overheard the conversation about him.“He took offense to what was being said, and he burst into the room, and immediately started hitting Jason,” Spencer said. “He had hit him with his fist two or three times and from all indications appeared as if he was not going to stop.”Spencer said Jason grabbed a three-inch blade knife that was in his bedroom he had for self defense and sliced Austin. The knife slice glanced initially off the shoulder of Austin and into his chest and by his heart which resulted in him being sent to Via Christi-Saint Francis in Wichita.“Jennifer described it as a slice instead of a stabbing,” Spencer said.Spencer said that both Jason and Austin appeared to have been drinking at the time of the incident.He would not elaborate on what the dispute was about, but it had been ongoing dispute that eventually resulted in fisticuffs.“It seemed to be a dispute that shouldn’t have warranted this kind of reaction,” Spencer said. “If either person was sober, I’m sure it wouldn’t have happened.” The Wellington Police were called to the S. Washington residence at 3:18 a.m. Sunday morning and learned that two adult males – 43 and 22 years old and identified as a father and son – were involved in a physical altercation where the son was stabbed in the upper chest, according to initial reports. Wellington EMS transported the Austin Schoemann from the scene and subsequently to Wichita for treatment. The 43-year-old male was transported and treated at SRMC and subsequently booked into Sumner County jail on the suspicion of aggravated and domestic battery.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more