Queensland News

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Police hunt for pair who may be armed after Wide Bay robbery

Police hunt for pair who may be armed after Wide Bay robbery

Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a cafe and a string of other offences have released the identities of two people they want to speak to.

Live and dead cockroaches found in popular bar

premium_icon Live and dead cockroaches found in popular bar

A magistrate has slammed the owner of a former well known bar and restaurant after live and dead cockroaches were found in its kitchen.

Safety fears held for elderly Barbara O’Connor

Safety fears held for elderly Barbara O’Connor

Police hold concerns for an elderly nomadic woman who was reported missing after she failed to return to her accommodation.

Four people trapped at swimming hole

premium_icon Four people trapped at swimming hole

Expert swift water rescue technicians are working to assist four people trapped at a popular swimming hole near Josephine Falls.

Talented teen fights back against his rare cancer

premium_icon Talented teen fights back against his rare cancer

Talented footballer Joseph Kearsley has had a positive development in his cancer battle, with renewed optimism around his recovery.

Taxi driver bashed by passenger in ‘unprovoked attack’

premium_icon Taxi driver bashed by passenger in ‘unprovoked attack’

22-year-old Jem Douglas Robertso Jaggar - who bashed a taxi driver - had once previously hit a bus driver while trying to evade a fare, a court has heard.

Driver trapped after car plunges off bridge

premium_icon Driver trapped after car plunges off bridge

A woman has been flown to Cairns Hospital with serious injuries after her car plunged off a bridge south of Cairns.

Oporto waging war on Uber-style food thefts

premium_icon Oporto waging war on Uber-style food thefts

Major Australian fast food chain Oporto is taking extreme measures to combat the rise in thefts from food ordered through food delivery apps.

Mum left stunned by shopper’s f-bomb slur

premium_icon Mum left stunned by shopper’s f-bomb slur

A trip to a shopping centre turned ugly for a young Ipswich mum after a savage verbal attack by a fellow shopper over the behaviour of her young children.

Man faces historic child sex charges allegedly groomed boys

premium_icon Man faces historic child sex charges allegedly groomed boys

An Ipswich man will face court next month on more than 50 child sex offences accused of preying on three young boys in a small Queensland town for two years.

Police search for pair after armed robbery

premium_icon Police search for pair after armed robbery

Police are searching for two people after an armed robbery and attempted carjacking in the Wide Bay

'Not survivable': Search for missing plane called off

premium_icon 'Not survivable': Search for missing plane called off

The search for a missing Brisbane couple has been called off as police commence a recovery effort after the light plane crashed off Moreton Island.

PHOTOS: Man sparks search after jumping off Tallon Bridge

premium_icon PHOTOS: Man sparks search after jumping off Tallon Bridge

EMERGENCY crews were called to the banks of the Burnett River after a man jumped into the river from Tallon Bridge.

Dating apps only reinforce bad relationship habits

premium_icon Dating apps only reinforce bad relationship habits

But a relationship expert says successful, long-term relationships can easily be forged on the likes of Tinder. These are the behaviours to watch out for.

Tool retailer secures 33rd store

premium_icon Tool retailer secures 33rd store

A refurbished shopping centre is 90 per cent occupied after welcoming two new tenants including a tradie-based tool retailer

Taxi groper’s assault on sleeping woman's breast

premium_icon Taxi groper’s assault on sleeping woman's breast

A man has pleaded guilty in court to sexual assault after groping a sleeping stranger’s breast in the back of a taxi.

Premier’s hypocrisy in milk contract saga

premium_icon Premier’s hypocrisy in milk contract saga

Just 36 months ago, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was spruiking her government’s “Buy Queensland” at all costs approach, writes Michael Madigan.

$150-an-hour Ikea jobs up for grabs

$150-an-hour Ikea jobs up for grabs

The flatpack giant has launched a surprise Australian hiring blitz – and if you’re a fan of home decor, these high-paying roles could be for you.

Felt like 31C: Southeast swelters through steamy night

premium_icon Felt like 31C: Southeast swelters through steamy night

If you had a rough sleep overnight, you weren’t the only one: high humidity meant apparent temperatures in Brisbane did not drop below 31C all night.

Premier wants maverick MP to stay

premium_icon Premier wants maverick MP to stay

Annastacia Palaszczuk has described Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller as a member of her team but said any decision on running for local government should be made soon.

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