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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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.

9:02 PM   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 12:00 AM   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 12:00 AM   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 12:00 AM   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 5:47 PM   Queensland designers show a lot of sparkle.

Top cop concedes 'poor behaviour' by Gold Coast officers

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart.

Alex Patrikios 4:55 PM   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 4:50 PM   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 3:36 PM   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.

1:59 PM   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 1:20 PM   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.

Two people missing after house fire at Miles

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 07:  Roma Street Fire Station Senior Firefighters Tim Collingwood and Luke Beaven get a visit from 15-week-old Seeing Eye Dog Otto. Otto visited the fire station with other dogs and puppy carers from Seeing Eye Dog Australia to expose the dogs to the loud noise of the fire engine sirens on March 7, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Michelle Smith/Fairfax Media)

Cameron Atfield   Police have confirmed two people were killed in a house fire at Miles, west of Brisbane, Saturday morning.

Accused Gold Coast armed robber to face court

A man accused of robbing two women at knife-point will face court.

A man will face court accused of robbing two women with a large knife on the Gold Coast.

Sheppard: From Geronimo to Gympie muster

Emerging Brisbane pop act Sheppard will play its first Bluesfest in 2015 at Byron Bay.

Natalie Bochenski   Indie band Sheppard is back in Brisbane and back in the studio after a hectic seven months of touring.

Alleged gunman smoked cigarette as he surrendered: Witness

An older woman stands on the veranda in the aftermath of a siege at Woodridge.

Jorge Branco   A 25-year-old alleged gunman who sparked a three-hour siege south of Brisbane was casually smoking a cigarette as he handed himself in to police, a witness says.

Suspected gunman sparks siege, nearby homes in lockdown

Police are trying to diffuse a siege situation in Woodridge.

Jorge Branco   A man is holed up with a gun in a house south of Brisbane and police have locked down nearby streets.

Life sentence for hammer killer

A man who killed his friend with a hammer has been sentenced to life in jail.

The brutal murder of Nicholas Collins with a hammer has robbed his father of the joy of growing old with his son by his side.

#Freemojgan rally: Husband begs Dutton for wife's release

The #freemojgan event brought students and other supporters to Yeronga State High School.

Nathan Paull   Milad Jafari clutched the microphone to address a crowd of 200 supporters calling on the government to free his wife from detention.

Mashed melons make mess for motorists

Watermelons spill down a grassy verge after a truck crashed north of Cairns.

Jorge Branco   Watermelons can be a nuisance to eat but it's nothing compared to the chaos they cause scattered across a highway.

Man found guilty of Queensland hammer murder

A man who claimed he had killed his friend with a hammer in self defense has been found guilty of murder.

A man who bludgeoned his friend to death with a hammer and dumped his body in far north Queensland mangroves has been found guilty of murder.

FFA satisfied with Roar progress

Luke Brattan

Beth Newman   Brisbane Roar's under fire owners will remain in charge for now after meetings with Football Federation Australia on Friday.

Car on its roof in busy CBD intersection

A car rolled in Ann Street, Brisbane, blocking commuter traffic.

Jorge Branco   A car has rolled in the middle of a busy Brisbane intersection, trapping a man inside.

Brisbane Lions' 2009 recruits: Where are they now?

Brendan Fevola.

Beth Newman   They were the group recruited to take the Brisbane Lions to a premiership under Michael Voss. The rest is (pretty sad) history.


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