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Wed 11 Dec 2019

Gympie stalker took estranged wife hostage in night of terror

premium_icon Gympie stalker took estranged wife hostage in night of...

When his threats didn’t work, he decided to impersonate a local police officer.

4 Gympie businesses, individuals finalists in state awards

premium_icon 4 Gympie businesses, individuals finalists in state awards

Gympie will be well represented at the 2020 REIQ Awards for Excellence in March, with several high performing local businesses and individuals making the list of...

‘I’d be dead without them’

‘I’d be dead without them’

Not all heroes wear capes, but in this case they do fly. These are inspiring stories with happy endings thanks to our stars in the sky, as told to Rory Gibson.

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Judge slams magistrate for ‘petulant bullying’

premium_icon Judge slams magistrate for ‘petulant bullying’

A judge has delivered scathing criticism of a magistrate’s conduct during a case, saying every proposition of law stated by her during the hearing was wrong.

How kids are being tempted to eat more sugary treats

premium_icon How kids are being tempted to eat more sugary treats

Obesity experts want tougher restrictions on advertising junk food after Kellogg’s exploited a loophole to entice kids into consuming sugar-laden snacks.

1500 people for a dog park to be moved

premium_icon 1500 people for a dog park to be moved

Almost 1500 people have signed a petition to relocate or enclose a dog park where a woman was attacked and near to where a wallaby was mauled to death.

Man found electrocuted beside spa

Man found electrocuted beside spa

A 50-year-old man has been electrocuted in an incident linked to an outdoor spa at his home.

Corruption watchdog finalises probe

Corruption watchdog finalises probe

A corruption watchdog says it won't prosecute Queensland councillors but allegations about a mayor have been passed to another investigating body.

Plane disappears on way to Antarctica

Plane disappears on way to Antarctica

The Chilean Air Force says one of its cargo planes heading to a base in Antarctica with 38 people on board has gone missing.

Child mauled by wild dog rushed to hospital

premium_icon Child mauled by wild dog rushed to hospital

Paramedics rush to treat child with ‘significant injuries’ from a wild dog attack.

Property developer denies political donor plot

Property developer denies political donor plot

Wu International Investments director Alex Wood has told an anti-corruption inquiry he had no involvement in an alleged straw donor scheme.

Outrage over delay in sex-charge teacher’s extradition case

premium_icon Outrage over delay in sex-charge teacher’s extradition case

Ex-teacher Malka Leifer’s case has been called off again at the last minute, angering her alleged victims, as a medical panel asked for more time to assess her.

Sophie Monk’s racy $30 G-string bikini

Sophie Monk’s racy $30 G-string bikini

Former Bachelorette Sophie Monk has caused a stir among fans after showing off a teal two-piece that flashes her booty and costs just $30.

Married restaurateurs charged with keeping slave

premium_icon Married restaurateurs charged with keeping slave

BBQ queen Shiela Mcaleer and her husband Joshua were cooking up a storm at their restaurants when police allege they held a woman as a slave.

Slowest chase ever: ‘I’m not following this guy in pluggers’

premium_icon Slowest chase ever: ‘I’m not following this guy in pluggers’

Wearing his pyjamas and his pluggers, Nick O’Brien helped stop alleged drunk driver to justice in a bizarre “chase”.

A shopping staple will soon disapear from our lives

A shopping staple will soon disapear from our lives

We used to handle these items on a daily basis but according to experts, it fell sharply in 2019 and the end “point is getting closer”.

BEACH HEROES: Young tourists stop holiday tragedy

premium_icon BEACH HEROES: Young tourists stop holiday tragedy

The quick actions of two young tourists helped save the lives of pair of 15-year-old girls struggling in Hervey Bay waters.

Caught behind the couch: Drunk driver’s dog search fail

premium_icon Caught behind the couch: Drunk driver’s dog search fail

Drunk driver Taelor James Russell hid from police behind a couch after ignoring their instructions to pull over. He was was four times the legal booze limit.

Volcano tours ‘safe’ and should continue: NZ mayor

premium_icon Volcano tours ‘safe’ and should continue: NZ mayor

The mayor of Whakatāne has defended White Island tour operators, saying they had an excellent reputation for safety.

Actor's ‘miserable’ stint at  ‘sexist’ Saturday Night Live

Actor's ‘miserable’ stint at ‘sexist’ Saturday Night Live

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has nothing but unpleasant memories of her time at Saturday Night Live, describing the behind-the-scenes environment as “miserable”.

Child struck by car in driveway

Child struck by car in driveway

Paramedics treated the youngster hit by a car at the scene before taking him to the Queensland Children’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Putin says Russia could appeal WADA ban

Putin says Russia could appeal WADA ban

WADA's decision to ban Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years for tampering with doping-related lab data may be appealed.

‘Worse than Delhi’: SCG chokes on ‘toxic’ smoke

premium_icon ‘Worse than Delhi’: SCG chokes on ‘toxic’ smoke

NSW's Moises Henriques has opened up on the conditions his team played through to win their Shield clash as a sickening blanket of smoke took hold of the SCG

4 days of welcome relief could start tomorrow

premium_icon 4 days of welcome relief could start tomorrow

On the same day the Gympie region was offically declared drought stricken, the Bureau is predicting four days of possible storms and showers

‘It’s just wrong’: Reed slams cheating claims

‘It’s just wrong’: Reed slams cheating claims

The golfing world went into a frenzy after Patrick Reed was caught red-handed shifting sand. The US bad boy has hit back at critics ahead of the Presidents Cup

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