Jayde Kendall murder accused to fight charges

The man accused of murdering Queensland teenager Jayde Kendall is spending the weekend in custody, as he prepares to fight the charges against him.

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Betoota Races the only show in town

Keith Ballard riding Manfred the Man to win the Birdsville Bakery Betoota Cup by 3 1/2 lengths.

Cameron Atfield 12:00 AM   Forget the race that stops a nation, this is the race that starts a town.

Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller dominates estimates mentions

Police minister Jo-Ann Miller, centre, waits for Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to deliver the keynote address at the ALP State Conference.

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   Jo-Ann Miller's ears must be red raw by now.

Labor members want bill of rights

Labor MP Peter Russo favours a bill of rights for Queensland.

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   Queensland Labor members have joined the chorus of those pushing the government to implement a charter of rights for the state.

Coal Train, mo' Gaz and rugby league puns

Dave Taylor pulled a rabbit out of his hat on Sunday, scoring the winning try for the Titans.

Beth Newman 7:23 PM    What's been good, bad and a little bit strange about Queensland's weekend in sport?

Five ways to survive the zombie apocalypse

Zombies and families will take centre stage as Dreamworld becomes Screamworld.

Sam Flanagan 7:10 PM   Major Queensland theme park turns to Screamworld on warmer evenings meaning visitors should prepare for the waking dead, just in case.

From Brisbane kitchen to global gluten-free export business

Melinda Trembath, creator of Melinda's Gluten Free Goodies.

Joseph Ogilvie 5:18 PM   From humble beginnings in the kitchen of her Yeronga apartment, Melinda Trembath has used her experience as a celiac to create easy-to-make tasty treats that are exported to the world.

Broncos most ruthless in NRL

The Broncos have had plenty to celebrate this season.

Beth Newman 3:39 PM   Brisbane opened their Thursday night rout over South Sydney with two tries that encompassed their season.

Laugh one moment, cry the next: Brisbane woman's trip to Dismaland

Part of an installation is pictured at 'Dismaland', a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Kiesten McCauley 3:28 PM   Kiesten McCauley is a Brisbane-based copywriter travelling in the UK. She decided to try her luck and see if she could get into Dismaland, the hugely popular, Banksy-curated "bemusement park" art installation in the town of Weston-super-Mare.

Clive the Bard, revisits the Palmer behind the masks

Clive the PUP Leader.

Amy Remeikis 3:15 PM   Clive the Bard was born in the 80s, conceived by a 20-something's concern over such universal themes as women, apartheid, politics, sadness and the growing pattern of banksias.

Roar membership numbers low

Brisbane Roar members are holding off on renewing over club instability.

Beth Newman 3:01 PM   Brisbane Roar fans are speaking with their wallets, holding out on renewing memberships over the club's financial state.

Spring - but no moisture - in the air

Spring is in the air but south-east Queensland faces a particularly drying few days ahead.

Amy Remeikis 1:31 PM   Spring is most definitely in the air – but that's about it, with south-east Queensland to experience particularly drying conditions over the next few days.

Bill Shorten encouraged by Qld Labor's win in battleground state

Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk arrives for the election after party.

Cameron Atfield 1:14 PM   Queensland Labor's rise from just seven state MPs to once again holding government within three years has been lauded by federal Labor leader Bill Shorten in his quest to similarly topple a conservative government after just one term.

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Woman's death brings road toll to 154

The death of a woman in an accident near Toowoomba has taken the state's road toll to 154.

Amy Remeikis 12:31 PM   The death of a 29-year-old woman in a single-vehicle roll over has brought the state's road toll to 154, seven deaths higher than the same time last year.

Way to a crayfish's age is through its stomach

Crustacean ossicles have been shown to accurately show the animals' ages.

11:13 AM   New research confirms that bones located in crustacean stomachs can accurately determine age, which could be crucial to conserving Australia's crayfish.

Eade questions umpiring in Gold Coast loss

Suns coach Rodney Eade looks on after a draw during the round 18 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Beth Newman 10:29 AM   Tom Lynch lost his jumper and threw a series of punches in a half-time brawl that ignited a Port Adelaide walkover at Metricon Stadium.

Teen critical after car smashes into fence

A 17-year-old is fighting for his life after an accident on the Gold Coast.

10:04 AM   A teenager driver is fighting for life after he hit a parked car and crashed through a fence on the Gold Coast.

Fire destroys Brisbane bedding factory

Police are investigating a blaze in a southside factory.

9:30 AM   A fierce fire has destroyed a bedding and mattress factory on Brisbane's southside.

Woman dies after 4WD rolls in Queensland

Police said the woman's 4WD rolled several times.

7:22 AM   A 29-year-old woman has died after her 4WD rolled several times in Norwin, west of Toowoomba.

Must do Brisbane: Sunday lunch revival

California Native Coorparoo.

Once upon a time Sunday lunch in Brisbane was a societal institution – a weekend family affair which involved sitting down at home to a roast with all the trimmings preceded by hours slaving in the kitchen and a visit to church.

Uniformed Queensland police to march in Brisbane Pride for first time

The 2014 Brisbane Pride march making its way down Brunswick Street.

Cameron Atfield   A ban on Queensland police marching in gay pride events in uniform has been lifted just weeks prior to the Brisbane Pride Festival.

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Brisbane mother misses out on $20,000 win in cruel circumstances

Cindy Clenton with her son, Noah, at their Mango Hill home.

Cameron Atfield   A Brisbane mother has missed out on a $20,000 breakfast television jackpot because she was with her son in hospital as he underwent a CT scan.

Brisbane council negotiates with aviation authorities to raise CBD heights

Both World Class Land's proposed tower (left) and the under-construction Skytower (right) will reach Brisbane's maximum 274-metre limit.

Cameron Atfield   Brisbane City Council is in discussions with the city's major international airport to relax building height restrictions in the CBD.

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Five things we learned at Brisbane Fashion Festival

Sculptured eyebrows are bigger than big eyebrows in the Sunshine State.

Jenna Clarke   Queensland designers show a lot of sparkle.

Top cop concedes 'poor behaviour' by Gold Coast officers

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart.

Alex Patrikios   Queensland's top cop concedes there's been a spike in "poor behaviour" among Gold Coast officers but believes it's more likely a few rotten apples are spoiling the whole.

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The choices women make to pursue a coaching career

Queensland Firebirds Jenny Brazel had to make significant sacrifices to join the elite coaching ranks.

Beth Newman   There's a suggestion that when women coach a top-level sporting team, they have to juggle it with a "day job". Men, on the other hand, are in a position to make coaching their career. For sporting organisations, the disparity is awkward, at best.

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Labor state conference: Proceeds of crime could fund drug programs

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Cameron Atfield   Seized proceeds of organised crime could be pumped into ice rehabilitation and treatment programs under a proposal announced by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

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Wayne Swan pays tribute to former Queensland premier Wayne Goss

Former Queensland premier Wayne Goss with Wayne Swan.

Wayne Swan has paid a heartfelt tribute to his friend and former Queensland premier Wayne Goss at the Labor Party conference in Brisbane.

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Escape claws: how to train racing yabbies

Yabbies at the starting gate.

Jospeh Ogilvie   A big crowd is expected to make the pilgrimage to the western Queensland town of Windorah next week for the 2015 Windorah International Yabby Races.

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Accused 'fake nurse' found wandering in Northern Territory: report

A man accused of impersonating a nurse in Queensland has reportedly been found wandering in the Northern Territory.

A man accused of pretending to be a nurse in numerous facilities across Australia is reported to have been taken back into custody.


Teenager charged with Jayde's murder

Police charge an 18-year-old friend of Jayde Kendall with murder after discovering her body in farmland near Gatton. Nine News

School stabbing: men 'screaming at each other'

A man is stabbed several times in a pickup zone outside Wynnum State School on Wednesday afternoon. Nine News

OP system gone: what it means for students

The Queensland OP system will be replaced with a "contemporary system" including external assessment.

How to lasso a shark

Sea World staff lasso a critically endangered Grey Nurse Shark off the Gold Coast after it swallows a hook and bait spike.

Truck rescue was 'a bit cool'

A passing motorist who rescued a truck driver who crashed into the Coomera River says he just "swam out and grabbed him".

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

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.

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