Queensland

Search for missing Gold Coast baby

Police are searching for a missing baby on the Gold Coast this afternoon. POLICE have issued a desperate plea to the parents of a newborn baby taken from Gold Coast University Hospital this afternoon to contact authorities. An amber alert was issued at 5.30pm to help find the baby girl, …

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Queensland

Gun-toting cop found guilty of assault

A Queensland police officer who pulled his gun on a speeding motorist has been found guilty of assault. Senior Constable Stephen Flanagan was on Tuesday found guilty of common assault and deprivation of liberty. Picture: Supplied THE actions of an outback Queensland police officer who pulled his gun on a …

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Queensland

Fierce storm smashes Brisbane

Stormageddon: the storm gathers over Brisbane. Picture: Mark Calleja DESTRUCTIVE winds and large hailstones are smashing a path of destruction through Brisbane and southeast Queensland this afternoon, with power outages and a supermarket roof collapse. The storm, described by authorities as very dangerous, has forced play in the first Test …

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Queensland

Coroner reopens Warriena’s case

Warriena Wright with Gable Tostee. Picture: facebook THE Queensland state Coroner has reopened the investigation into the balcony death of Warriena Wright, who was found dead after a Tinder date with Gold Coast playboy Gable Tostee. Mr Tostee was found not guilty of the murder and manslaughter of Ms Wright …

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Queensland

Ex-Billabong boss denies confession letter

Matthew Perrin wept in court as he confessed to faking his ex-wife’s signature in $13.5m fraud. Matthew Perrin at the Brisbane Supreme Court. Photo: Jodie Richter FALLEN Billabong boss Matthew Perrin has denied writing a letter confessing to forgery. Perrin sent a text message to his father-in-law that saying he …

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Queensland

Why 25.6C is the temp we need to worry about

A severe weather outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology. October to April is the peak time for Australia’s tropical cyclones, floods, thunderstorms, bushfires, and heatwaves The temperature that could lead to a very unhappy New Year. 26.5C — by Australian standards it’s a pretty benign temperature. Along the eastern seaboard, …

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Queensland

Boy, 5, hurt in Burleigh hit and run

A file image of a Queensland police car. UPDATE: THE man who attended Southport Police Station has been released this afternoon without charge. Investigations are continuing. Noone has been charged over the hit and run of a five-year-old boy this morning.Source:Supplied EARLIER: A MAN has handed himself in to Southport …

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Queensland

Twins forced into hiding by mum

Missing: Non-identical twins Bronte and Isabella Watter were snatched by their mother Cassie Watter after their father dropped them at their Townsville primary school on April 4, 2014. SHE has been described as a “skilful manipulator of people” who will stop at nothing to get her own way when it …

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Queensland

Another tourist dies on reef

Moore Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, off the Coast of Cairns. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKE ANOTHER tourist has died on the Great Barrier Reef. A 75-year-old Japanese national has died after being pulled unconscious from the water yesterday at Moore Reef, about 40km from Cairns. She had …

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Queensland

Verdict is in on Gordon’s latest woes

Member for Cook Billy Gordon has faced fresh allegations about his personal circumstances. SPEAKER Peter Wellington has refused to refer allegations about Member for Cook Billy Gordon’s failure to lodge tax returns and pay outstanding child support to Parliament’s Ethics Committee. In a statement released today, Mr Wellington said Mr …

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