Brisbane taxi boss boasts of bashing Uber driver

Kim Stephens 1:00 AM   Industry veteran bragged of bashing on social media and encouraged others to "get more militant".

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Man shot in buttocks

A crime scene is in place in Brisbane's north after a man was shot in the buttocks.

Kim Stephens 9:28 AM   Crime scene established at house north of Brisbane.

Man dies, pregnant woman injured

A man has died in a single-vehicle rollover near Toowoomba, which also injured a woman and two children.

Kim Stephens 9:11 AM   Single-vehicle rollover near Toowoomba also injured children.

Police car stops in long grass, catches fire

A police car burns after catching fire in grass beside a road west of Brisbane.

Jorge Branco 11:44 PM   Fire has destroyed a police car after a traffic stop gone wrong west of Brisbane.

Police appeal to find man missing with kids

Police believe the missing man may be travelling to Woodridge in a car similar to this one.

Jorge Branco 11:03 PM   Police are urging people to look out for a Sunshine Coast man who has gone missing with his two children.

Firefighters battling three blazes in Queensland

Qld fire

9:39 PM   Firefighters are still battling at least three blazes amid high temperatures and dry conditions across Queensland.

Can this train line support 50,000 new people?

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Tony Moore 1:00 AM   Single track will provide trains to Aura, the new city of 50,000 people south of Caloundra announced last week by deputy premier Jackie Trad.

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Stinking hot day to finish off school holidays

Crowds pack Burleigh Beach on the Gold Coast.

Jorge Branco 8:27 PM   Queensland's south east has sweltered through the last day of the school holidays with temperatures well above average across the state.

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Brisbane Uber driver tells of 'terrifying' attack

The Uber driver parked in a nearby side street, where he saw the group again and watched as they got into a taxi and drove away.

Kim Stephens 8:22 PM   An Uber driver bashed as he sat in his car in Brisbane's inner city early on Monday said he had no doubt the group that attacked him were specifically targeting drivers of the ride-sharing application.

CityCat operator hits back at claims through internal memo

Transdev has defended itself  - internally at least - against safety claims from a former skipper.

Cameron Atfield 1:00 AM   The operator of Brisbane's CityCat and ferry network has sought to reassure staff about its safety practices, while at the same time warning them not to speak to media, in the wake of last week's damning revelations from a former skipper.

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The snag that really burns me up about daylight saving

Sausages ... the forgotten victims of daylight savings.

John Birmingham 1:00 AM   Daylight savings time is upon us again, or not, but nobody seems to give a damn about the costs and difficulties imposed on JB at this time each year.

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Delays north and south as school holidays end

Traffic building northbound from Varsity Lakes on the Bruce Highway.

Jorge Branco 5:08 PM   Holidaymakers and day trippers heading home from the beach can expect lengthy delays as the school holidays draw to a close.

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Sea World polar bear leaves for Canada

Henry the Sea World polar bear.

4:56 PM   Military flies Henry the polar bear from Sea World Gold Coast to Sydney in first leg of journey to Canada.

Baby hit by car at beach campsite near Noosa

A baby has been hit by a car at a campsite near Teewah Beach on Monday.

Jorge Branco 4:19 PM   A baby has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a reversing car at a popular beach campsite.

Teen dies in forklift accident

A teenager has died in a forklift accident near Stanthorpe.

3:38 PM   A teenager has died in a forklift accident in southwest Queensland.

'Stolen' dog turns up two years later

Roxie, 10, was discovered near Toowoomba's tip.

Kristian Silva and Marika Dobbin 3:12 PM   Valuable pure-bred Maltese that vanished from owner's Toowoomba backyard in 2013 was discovered just weeks ago, filthy, full of prickles and with rotting teeth.

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Elderly couple escape after car and caravan rollover

A car and caravan rolled on the Isis Highway, near Childers, on Monday.

Jorge Branco 2:44 PM   Couple escape with minor injuries after caravan and car roll.

Gum tree crushes man to death at Sunshine Coast

A gum tree has fallen at Mooloolah Valley, killing a 60-year-old man.

2:26 PM   A 60-year-old man has died after being crushed by a falling gum tree on the Sunshine Coast.

Uber raises fears taxi lobby 'scare campaign' behind attacks

A group of men is believed to be behind a series of attacks on drivers in inner Brisbane.

Kim Stephens 1:42 PM   Ride-sharing application Uber has hit out at what it terms a sustained "scare campaign" by the taxi lobby, saying it fears it prompted two attacks on drivers early Monday.

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Man burnt in gas cylinder blast

A man was injured when a gas cylinder exploded at Molendinar.

12:32 PM   Man in hospital with burns to his arms, chest and back .

Uber drivers attacked in inner-city

A group of men is believed to be behind a series of attacks on Uber drivers in inner Brisbane.

Kim Stephens   Group believed to be behind series of attacks on drivers.

Man killed in fiery car crash

Brisbane Valley Highway closed after a ute hit a power pole.

Kim Stephens   Ute hit power pole, closing highway west of Brisbane.

Hot weather sparks fires

Residents near Townsville evacuated their homes as a bush fire burned on Sunday.

Emergency crews battle number of blazes around Queensland.

Boy nearly drowns at swimming hole

A boy is in a serious condition in Lady Cilento Hospital after nearly drowning in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

10-year-old in serious condition after Gold Coast accident.

Blood transfusions, guinea pig dentists: Brisbane vet service caters to all

12-day-old baby budgie at the Brisbane Bird and Exotic Vet Service.

Amy Mitchell-Whittington   This Brisbane vet service is keeping our most bizarre and exotic pets healthy and happy.

Researchers design turtle 'speedos' to collect poo for study

Researchers had to design 'turtle nappies' to collect samples for a study.

Jacinta Bowler   Turtles have donned specially designed swimsuits to help researchers in an attempt to identify habitat locations on Moreton Bay.

Queensland three-wheel motorbike rider fights for life

A man is fighting for his life after an accident involving a three-wheeled motorcycle.

A man is fighting for life after losing control of a three-wheel motorcycle in Townsville.

$75,000 payout for teenager after 'negligent' surgery

A 17-year-old girl has won a payout after a surgery Children's Health Queensland admitted was negligent.

Jorge Branco   A teenage girl has received a $75,000 payout after a "negligent" operation left her with scarring and alleged on-going issues.

Bushfire threatens homes as residents evacuate

QFES crews are fighting a fire in Cape Cleveland, south-east of Townsville.

Jorge Branco   Residents are being urged to evacuate as a large fire threatens homes south-east of Townsville.


Valley fire: residents 'were going to jump'

A fire on top of Cathedral Place in 2013 saw residents "frozen in fear" on the balcony, fearing their "only refuge was to jump".

Accused daughter killer in court

A 52-year-old man charged with the murder of his six-year-old daughter in their Kedron home faces court on Monday. Nine News

Hailstorm brings snow blanket to Brisbane

A flash hailstorm on Sunday afternoon leaves Brisbane roads, ovals and golf courses looking like snowfields. Nine News

Inskip Point sinkhole was 'mayhem'

A giant sinkhole at Inskip Point, south of Fraser Island, swallows a car and caravan on Saturday night as campers watch the ground "eroding before our eyes". Nine News

Tara Brown farewelled on Gold Coast

Family and friends pay tribute to Tara Brown on Thursday after the 24-year-old mother was allegedly bashed to death by her ex-boyfriend.

The day Brisbane burnt to the ground

The Great Fire of Brisbane destroyed 51 businesses in the CBD in 1864, only one building was saved.

'Do I have to be dead?'

A domestic violence victim says police dropped the case against her alleged attacker because he "didn't admit to the offence". Nine News

Mobility scooter drives onto train lines

The "heroic actions of some commuters" save a woman who loses control of her mobility scooter at Fortitude Valley station. Nine News

Junior football brawl 'disgraceful'

Mothers "dropped their babies to run in and fight" at a junior rugby league grand final in Townsville on Saturday. Nine News

Domestic violence is an 'emergency'

New laws will be introduced to Queensland parliament after a shocking spate of domestic violence incidents. Nine News

Man was 'trying to kill her'

A witness describes how a man shot a woman at a Gold Coast McDonald's store: WARNING: GRAPHIC MATERIAL.

Woman attacked in road rage assault

A woman is allegedly assaulted after being rammed off the road at Molendinar on the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning.

Girl's death: 'no obvious injuries'

A mother and sister are "beside themselves with grief" after a six-year-old girl was found dead in the bedroom of her Kedron home on Monday.

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

French tourist 'just an actress'

A French tourist's plea to find the father of her unborn baby was a "viral video" designed to promote Mooloolaba.