Teacher banned for grooming children

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   Man demonstrated "a repeated pattern of behaviour with three children".


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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.

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 9:20 AM   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 8:46 AM   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.

8:41 AM   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.

8:35 AM   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 12:00 AM   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.

Up for grabs: 43 ha on the Logan River

Riverfront land is up for grabs as part of the Loganholme tourism precinct proposal.

Joseph Ogilvie   Expressions of interest have just been opened for the Loganholme tourism precinct which is aimed to rival the likes of South Bank and Sanctuary Cove.

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Traffic delays ease after accidents

Motorists should expect delays on the Gateway Motorway and the M1 after crashes.

Jorge Branco   A woman has been thrown from her motorbike on the Gateway Motorway in a crash likely to cause delays for those heading north as two separate crashes on the M1 impact traffic southbound.

10-year-old fighting for life after suspected near drowning

Paramedics rushed a 10-year-old boy to hospital after a near drowning in Advancetown.

Jorge Branco   A ten-year-old boy is fighting for life in hospital after an apparent near drowning in south-east Queensland.

Birdsville Track crash claims journalist's life

A crash on the Birdsville Track claimed the life of journalist Kelly Theobald on Friday.

Sally Cripps and Melody Labinsky   A fatal crash on the Birdsville Track has claimed the life of journalist, photographer and author Kelly Theobald.

High praise at the altar of Rudd

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations stole the show on Saturday at Caloundra Music Festival.

Simon Holt   A girl, aged maybe 5 or 6, sits entranced, oblivious to the 8000 or so people behind her as she sings every word to Xavier Rudd's best-known hit, Spirit Bird.

Early wake-up call for Queenslanders after daylight saving switch

The daylight saving switch over in southern states played tricks on some Queensland phone times.

Jorge Branco   The daylight saving technology gremlins are back again, with mobile networks reportedly robbing Queenslanders of an hour of Sunday sleep-in.

Fear driving Bennett in NRL GF: Renouf

Broncos great Steve Renouf.

Laine Clark   Brisbane great Steve Renouf believes it's a fear of failure that drives Broncos master mentor Wayne Bennett.

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Red tape before Noosa's nude awakening

Supporters for Queensland's first legal nude beach will begin developing a formal submission for the Queensland Government,

Amy Remeikis   It takes a lot of red tape to become clothing optional.

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Coasters will find out where they came from for $5

Before the "Sunshine Coast", there were Aboriginal middens and vast tracts of flowers.

Tony Moore   The Sunshine Coast will over the next 12 months put together its first-ever cultural heritage history to formally recognise its early beginnings from European settlement.

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Queensland tops nation for breast screening

AirXpanders' technology makes it quicker, easier and less painful for women to prepare for breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy.

Amy Remeikis   Queensland women top the nation when it comes to their breast health, with the state logging the nation's highest BreastScreen participation rate.


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.