Jayde Kendall's friend charged with her murder

Jorge Branco 8:49 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.

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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.

6:51 PM   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

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Beth Newman 6:24 PM   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 5:28 PM   A car has rolled in the middle of a busy Brisbane intersection, trapping a man inside.

Budget estimates closes with barbs of revelations

Labor denied there was a "protection racket" to keep Ms Miller out of the spotlight while she remained a subject of an Ethics Committee probe.

Amy Remeikis 4:52 PM   The final day of budget estimates hearings has seen the government and Opposition trade barbs over who had the better "revelations".

Couples counsellor slept with client: QCAT

QCAT found that a couples counsellor slept with his client.

4:02 PM   A one-time psychologist who slept with a client and then tried to get another one to protect him from her ex-partner suffered from "a clear and disturbing lack of insight".

'Don't sign Kingsford Smith Drive contract': RACQ

The RACQ claims the proposed widening of Kingsford Smith Drive is not needed.

Cameron Atfield 2:58 PM   Brisbane City Council's LNP administration has vowed to enter into contracts for its $650 million Kingsford Smith Drive widening prior to the council election, despite the Labor opposition's promise to scrap the project.

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Queenslander's bid to make NBA champs better

Lachlan Penfold during his time at the Roosters.

Beth Newman 2:27 PM   The Golden State Warriors have recruited an Queenslander for a simple mission - to help make the best team in the world better.

Emerson was framed over $1400 picture hook bill: LNP

Scott Emerson has been framed over damage photo hooks did to his old office, says the LNP.

Amy Remeikis 1:48 PM   Emerson was framed over damage from photo hooks, says the LNP.

Agro to get naughty in live, up late show

Jamie Dunn and talking bathmat Agro.

Natalie Bochenski 1:41 PM   Agro, the bathmat with eyes, will indulge his naughty side in a series of late-night shows in October.

Qld evacuation plans inconsistent: review

Some local governments vulnerable to storm tides had not completed risk modelling, while others didn't even have clearly laid out evacuation zones.

1:27 PM   Queensland's coastal residents could become confused during extreme weather events due to inconsistencies in local council planning, a review into cyclone and storm tide shelters has found.

Hospital errors led to teen's meningococcal death

Medical staff on duty when Jazmyn Carter-Maher was admitted to Warwick Hospital failed to recognise serious warning signs.

1:12 PM   A 17-year-old Queensland girl who died from meningococcal disease might still be alive if it wasn't for a series of errors by hospital staff, a coroner has found.

Fronting up on what 'front-line' staff actually means

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Amy Remeikis 12:13 PM   The minister whose off-the-cuff definition of a front-line worker created headaches for the government has settled on a final definition, three months later.

Labor would scrap Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade

An artist's impression of the planned Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade.

Cameron Atfield 11:45 AM   Lord mayoral candidate says contracts wouldn't be honoured.

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Alleged sex attacker filmed sleeping women through window

During an investigation into a man alleged to have sexually assaulted women, police discovered videos of sleeping women.

11:18 AM   A man is accused of recording women asleep in their beds by filming through the windows of their north Queensland homes at night.

Palmer caught out by poetry request

Clive Palmer will headline the Queensland Poetry Festival in Brisbane this weekend.

10:53 AM   MP's poems range from romantic love to South Africa's apartheid era.

Jayde's alleged killer held in custody

Gatton schoolgirl Jayde Kendall went missing two weeks ago.

Kim Stephens 10:39 AM   Family and girlfriend support Brenden Bennetts in court.

Gatton urged to 'wear purple for Jayde'

Gatton schoolgirl Jayde Kendall went missing two weeks ago.

Kim Stephens 8:51 AM   Lockyer Valley town mourns loss of schoolgirl with favourite colour.

Police seek two missing teens

Malorie Hausner was last seen in Woolloongabba on Friday, August 21.

Kim Stephens 7:18 AM   Separate missing person's investigations in state's south-east.

'They smashed man's hand'

Police said members of the gang used a hammer to smash a man's hand who had made a statement against them.

Natalie Bochenski 12:00 AM   Alleged bikies arrested on Thursday were violent bullies who used intimidation as a business model, according to police.

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

Gatton schoolgirl Jayde Kendall went missing two weeks ago.

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

Hayne tip of NFL iceberg, says Brisbane coach

Jarryd Hayne is far from the only Aussie to try to crack the NFL system.

Beth Newman   Jarryd Hayne is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Aussies trying to make the grade in the NFL.

Qld premier defends small cabinet

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

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   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   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.

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

Gold Coast games on big stage

Table Tennis generic.

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.

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

Highlights

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