Mining towns feel mortgage pain

Clancy Yeates 9:17 AM   Job cuts in the resources sector are causing more households in mining regions to fall behind on their home loans, highlighting the risk to banks from the commodities slump.

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Jayde Kendall's friend charged with her murder

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Jorge Branco 12:00 AM   For 13 days police refused to declare 16-year-old Jayde Kendall's disappearance a murder as her family, friends, the town of Gatton and the state of Queensland held onto hope.

Roar debt must be addressed now: FFA

Happier times ... Kofi Danning celebrates a Roar goal in April.

Beth Newman 7:11 PM   The owners of debt-ridden Brisbane Roar could reportedly hang on to the club a little bit longer but Football Federation Australia wants to see a resolution to the club's financial dramas in a critical meeting on Friday.

Jayde Kendall: Police find body, arrest 18-year-old

Jayde's bank account had been accessed twice in the hours after she disappeared.

Natalie Bochenski and Jorge Branco 6:12 PM   Police have charged an 18-year-old with murder hours after finding the body of missing Gatton 16-year-old Jayde Kendall.

Qld premier defends small cabinet

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she would review her cabinet at the end of the year.

5:44 PM   Queensland's premier claims her 14 ministers can effectively run the state because Labor was an effective opposition with just seven MPs.

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Baden-Clay house goes to auction

Gerard Baden-Clay and his sister Olivia Walton at their parents' house.

Kim Stephens 12:00 AM   For sale is the Kenmore home owned by the parents of Gerard Baden-Clay, where he stayed in the days after murdering his wife Allison.

Alleged school stabber 'doesn't do violence'

Daniel Dowson was denied bail a day after he allegedly stabbed Michael Blackson outside Wynnum State School during afternoon pick-up time.

Alexandra Patrikios 2:56 PM   A man accused of stabbing another man in a Brisbane school car park has told a court he's an "absolute stand-up person" who "doesn't do violence".

Joyrider clocks up multiple crashes in two cars

A man will face court on Thursday charged with a string of driving offences.

Kim Stephens 2:40 PM   A man was drug-affected when he stole two cars in Brisbane's south, taking each on a joyride during which he crashed into multiple other cars across four suburbs, police will allege.

Win tickets to see Everest in 3D

Everest is in cinemas from September 17.

2:31 PM   Brisbane Times has joined Universal Pictures to climb a movie mountain – in high definition 3D.

Gold Coast games on big stage

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2:11 PM   The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are set to reveal Queensland's biggest stage to the world.

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Yacht falls on man near Townsville

A Queensland man has been injured after a yacht fell on him.

1:47 PM   A man has severe leg injuries after becoming caught under a yacht in north Queensland.

Bikie outfit dismantled: police

A burning vehicle at the centre of alleged arson attack related to an outlaw bikie gang.

Natalie Bochenski 1:19 PM   Police say series of arrests broke up Brisbane chapter.

Qld teacher jailed for sex with 14yo

A Queensland teacher has been jailed for having sex with a 14-year-old special needs student.

1:12 PM   A female teacher from Queensland has been jailed for seducing a 14-year-old special needs student, and having an 18-month sexual relationship with him.

Qld treasurer denies downplaying mining

Queensland treasurer Curtis Pitt says he's not downplaying the importance of the planned $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine despite saying it isn't the "be-all and end-all" for the state's economy.

12:38 PM   Queensland's treasurer Curtis Pitt insists he's not downplaying the importance of the planned $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine despite saying it isn't the "be-all and end-all" for the state's economy.

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300 child abuse reports per day

The government says it is able to cope with the 300 or so reports of child abuse it receives daily.

12:31 PM   Government insists it is able to act upon flood of reports.

Man choked housemate over dirty dishes

The Wynnum Magistrates Court heard a man dumped the dirty items outside his housemate's room, sparking an altercation.

12:17 PM   ​A man has been slapped with a jail term for violently choking his female housemate after she failed to wash up her dirty dishes in a Brisbane share house.

Jayde's family overwhelmed by support

Missing Gatton teenager Jayde Kendall.

Kim Stephens 11:40 AM   Family of Gatton teen thankful for support at vigil.

Federer and Sharapova return to Brisbane

Roger Federer plays a backhand against Milos Raonic in the final of the Brisbane International on Sunday.

Beth Newman 9:53 AM   Defending champions locked in for Brisbane International.

Steam train rides, the Governor's house and a park in a skyscraper

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26:  Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey inpects the Vice-Regal Carriage on the steam train at the Brisbane Open House launch on August 26, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

Jorge Branco 8:54 AM   In the first half of the 1900s, visiting dignitaries would think nothing of jumping in a carriage towed by a fruit train to hurtle along Queensland's rail lines.

Townsville arrest over hotel shooting

Emergency crews respond after a man was shot in the 
stomach in a Mantra Crown Towers hotel room on Friday.

Kim Stephens 7:31 AM   Man allegedly shot another man in Surfers Paradise hotel room.

Man stabbed at school pick-up

The victim was taken in a serious condition to the PA Hospital.

Kim Stephens 7:03 AM   Parents at Wynnum school watch as man stabbed numerous times.

Pastor who organised Jayde's vigil inspired by Leskie disappearance

Missing Gatton teenager Jayde Kendall.

Natalie Bochenski   Pastor who lived in Moe during disappearance of Jaidyn Leskie organised a candlelight vigil for missing Gatton teenager Jayde Kendall.

Why towns should let us sleep in our Kombi

Glory days: camping with the Kombi is a tradition in Australia.

Jonathan Sri   I love to travel, especially domestically. We live in a glorious country, crowded with humbling natural wonders and small towns with character.

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Body of toddler found in Innisfail

Police say Jamal Enosa, 3, who went missing from the banks of the Johnstone River in Innisfail was unable to swim.

Natalie Bochenski   The body of a three-year-old boy who went missing around the Johnstone River in Innisfail has been found.

Guns, drugs and police property seized in overnight raid on Gold Coast

Guns and ammunition were seized by police at Mudgeeraba.

Natalie Bochenski   Police are questioning a 61-year-old man after guns and drugs were seized at a property in the Gold Coast hinterland.

Fined after flying with a croc in his boot

The crocodile found in the boot of a Hervey Bay man at Brisbane Airport.

Cameron Atfield   A Queensland man has copped a fine for taking a crocodile with him on a flight from Darwin to Brisbane.

Police searching for Jayde appeal for dashcam footage

Missing Gatton teenager Jayde Kendall.

Natalie Bochenski   Police have asked Gatton residents to turn over any dashboard camera footage that could help find missing teenager Jayde Kendall.

ACCC ruling raises hopes for Brisbane-Shanghai air link

Brisbane Airport is hopeful China Eastern could soon announce direct flights to Shanghai.

Cameron Atfield   A decision to green-light a deeper alliance between Qantas and China Eastern has raised Brisbane Airport Corporation's hopes of direct flights between the Queensland capital and Shanghai.

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Mystery of stolen 'Big Blue' topaz from Qld museum

Some of the stolen topaz gems including, on the left, Big Blue.

Sam Flanagan   Six valuable topaz gems have been stolen from a private museum in Mt Surprise, south-west of Cairns.

Stabbing at Wynnum State School

Daniel Dowson was denied bail a day after he allegedly stabbed Michael Blackson outside Wynnum State School during afternoon pick-up time.

Natalie Bochenski   A parent has reportedly been stabbed during a fight with another man while parents were about to pick up their children from Wynnum school.

Suspected drug courier arrested at Brisbane airport

A 20-year-old Mackay man was allegedly located with a suspicious package strapped to his torso at the Brisbane Domestic Airport.

Natalie Bochenski   An alleged drug courier has been charged after arriving at Brisbane Airport with nearly one kilogram of ice strapped to his body.

Highlights

Jayde Kendall mystery 'very scary'

The Lockyer Valley community holds out hope that 16-year-old Jayde Kendall is still alive despite an extensive search failing to find the Gatton schoolgirl.

Rail pedestrians run the gauntlet

Pedestrians "never look" and are lucky a series of near misses on Queensland tram and train lines have not ended in tragedy.

Police search for Tiffany's body

The body of pregnant teenager Tiffany Taylor is believed to be in thick bush near Ipswich. Nine News

Whiskey Au Go-Go blaze was 'horrendous'

Fire fighters relive the "overwhelming" scene that confronted them at Brisbane's infamous nightclub fire in 1973 which claimed 15 lives.

Driver 'should have seen' Rebekka

The family of 22-year-old Danish cyclist Rebekka Meyer seek answers over her death at a notorious South Brisbane intersection in 2014. Nine News

Pram sucked into path of train

RAW VISION: An empty pram smashes into a train while a mother attends to her toddler at Toowong station: NO SOUND. Nine News

Ceremonial boomerangs banned from flight

An aboriginal cultural ambassador says security staff decided "I'm going to f--- with you today" while refusing his boomerangs at Brisbane airport.

School zones are 'really crazy'

Parents say there is "not enough room" to pick up their kids from school but new drop-off zones are being built to ease the congestion. Nine News

Terry Lewis: 'I don't have any remorse'

Former Police Commissioner Terry Lewis says he won't apologise despite being jailed for corruption following the Fitzgerald inquiry. Seven News

Fisherman clung to dead father

Two fishermen are rescued off Brisbane on Sunday morning as a third man succumbs to the freezing waters. Nine News

Ekka leaves a sweet taste

One hundred thousand people enjoy "a great day" at the Ekka on opening weekend in Brisbane. Nine News

Powerlines fall on tram

Passengers are trapped in a Gold Coast tram on Thursday morning after a power cable falls on top of a carriage.

Arsonist left note at Supreme Court fire

A disgruntled criminal burnt Brisbane's Supreme Court building to the ground in 1968 and left a note as a clue to his actions.

Casino to break height limit

Opponents to a new integrated resort and casino next to Sea World say it's a "real surprise" the state government plans to develop the area.