Regional News

Sat 21 Apr 2018

GRAPHIC: Stolen pitbull returned with horrible injuries

GRAPHIC: Stolen pitbull returned with horrible injuries

WARNING - GRAPHIC: Some good news for one Ooralea dog owner after he found his beloved pitbull, Punter, who had been stolen.

Alarming numbers of dead turtles washed up

Alarming numbers of dead turtles washed up

FISHERIES has been ramping up patrols in the net free zone off Cape Hillsborough after reports of almost daily mature turtle deaths around Seaforth.

Re-rolled cigarette butts blamed for positive saliva test

Re-rolled cigarette butts blamed for positive saliva test

A woman busted driving on ice claimed she hadn't used the drug and suggested re-rolling tobacco from discarded cigarettes butts could have been her downfall.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

2000 jobs as mining giant buys up CQ cattle country

2000 jobs as mining giant buys up CQ cattle country

Company stamps dominance with 41,500 hectare purchase in Bowen Basin

Police swoop on alleged attacker as man fights for life

Police swoop on alleged attacker as man fights for life

Man rushed to Mackay Base Hospital in critical condition

JOBS DYING OUT: The careers you are better off avoiding

JOBS DYING OUT: The careers you are better off avoiding

If you're banking on a good career in mining or retail over the next decade, think again. These are the industries where there will be a jobs boom by 2024.

Ice addict caught chilling out in people's homes

Ice addict caught chilling out in people's homes

AN ICE addict kicked out of home by his parents was caught chilling out on the couch of a man's home, pumping the air-conditioning

Qld's $54 billion opportunity

Qld's $54 billion opportunity

But leading economist warns the state can not wait for governments to take the lead.

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Why you should change your iPhone passcode

Why you should change your iPhone passcode

DO YOU use a six-digit passcode for your iPhone? If you answered yes, you need to change it right away to keep your content safe. Here’s why.

Corals making cloud umbrellas to keep cool

Corals making cloud umbrellas to keep cool

Scientist analysed 15 years of data to reach astonishing conclusion.

Confessed 'boy lover' breaches sex offender conditions

Confessed 'boy lover' breaches sex offender conditions

A self-confessed "boy lover" living in Mackay convicted of possessing child pornography admitted to eighth breach of reporting obligations.

Grandma threatened and scared

Grandma threatened and scared

A grandmother who lives alone in a small unit in North Mackay feels like she lives in a jail.

‘Lazy little sh*ts’: Recruiter slams Gen Y

‘Lazy little sh*ts’: Recruiter slams Gen Y

ACCORDING to Josh Harrison, if you are under 25 and out of work, it’s because you’re lazy and “not trying hard enough”.

Young man allegedly killed himself, parents in blaze

Young man allegedly killed himself, parents in blaze

NEIGHBOURS said they heard a woman scream during a house fire as a man allegedly killed himself and his parents. A Whitsundays man was among the victims.

Wed 18 Apr 2018

One dog found dead on front doorstep and another stolen

One dog found dead on front doorstep and another stolen

A Mackay man has issued a $3000 reward after one of his pit bulls was found dead on his front doorstep and the other wa stolen.

Milk truck rolls off Bruce Highway and into wetlands

Milk truck rolls off Bruce Highway and into wetlands

A TRUCK driver has escaped injury after the truck he was driving rolled into a body of water just off the Bruce Hwy this morning.

Legal action over underpaid CQ 457 visa workers

Legal action over underpaid CQ 457 visa workers

The workers were allegedly underpaid by almost $10,000, now Fair Work Australia is taking the company to court.

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Are you ready for childcare changes?

Are you ready for childcare changes?

PARENTS are being warned to register before July 2 to get childcare subsidies under the government’s new system. Income brackets have also been updated.

Dad bashes face on cell walls, smears bloody plea for help

Dad bashes face on cell walls, smears bloody plea for help

A father smeared a message in his own blood pleading for help after repeatedly bashing his face against the walls and floor of his watch-house cell.

Sex shop deadly fake weed racket revealed

Sex shop deadly fake weed racket revealed

SHE was a pawn in a deadly game. But a judge says when this woman faced the threat of losing her sex shop job, she kept on selling harmful synthetic marijuana.

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