Sharks make themselves at home in Brisbane River

Andrew Korner 8:40 AM   IT'S no longer a surprise to hear of sharks being caught in the Brisbane River around Ipswich.

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The best places to party in Brisbane this NYE

Get your geek on at New Year's Geek at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

Lucy Smith 4:50 PM   Still caught up in Christmas shopping and haven't had a chance to think about New Year's Eve?

Teen questioned over police chase

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Natalie Bochenski 4:20 PM   Police are questioning a teenager after a police pursuit on the Gold Coast on Monday morning.

Burning bacon leads to drug investigation

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2:58 PM   Burning bacon has caught out drug users in a Mountain Creek unit.

Call to name bridge for Daniel Morcombe

Bruce and Denise Morcombe, parents of Daniel Morcombe.

Natasha Christian 2:50 PM   SUNSHINE Coast residents have put together a petition to have the overpass where Daniel Morcombe went missing renamed Daniel Morcombe Bridge in his honour

Funeral date set for murdered Cairns children

Family members mourn at a memorial in Cairns.

2:37 PM   A date has been set for the funeral for eight children who were killed in far north Queensland.

Sombre Christmas for Greste as he awaits New Year appeal

Australian journalist Peter Greste, who was jailed for seven years in Egypt.

Natalie Bochenski 1:42 PM   Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste marked a "sombre" Christmas, his first behind bars in Egypt.

Keperra convenience store robbed

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Natalie Bochenski 1:25 PM   Police are searching for a man who held up a convenience store at Keperra on Brisbane's northside on Sunday night.

New parking fees from January 1

Acting Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner.

Tony Moore 11:57 AM   Tolls will be waived on the Go Between Bridge on New Year's Eve to make it easier for motorists to look for parking spots close to South Bank and "see in 2015", acting lord mayor Adrian Schrinner said Monday morning

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Drenched region can expect more rain

Woodford Folk Festival visitors maintained a sense of humour despite wet weather.

Natalie Bochenski 10:23 AM   Southeast Queenslanders can expect a wet start to 2015, with steady showers continuing all week.

Government confirms OPs out, external exams in

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek.

Natalie Bochenski 9:58 AM   OP rankings will be killed off and senior students will sit external exams under proposed new high school assessment systems announced by the state government.

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Elderly man dead at Goodna

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Natalie Bochenski 9:08 AM   Police are investigating the death of a 71-year-old man after an apparent domestic dispute at Goodna, west of Brisbane.

Personality more important than intelligence in academic success

Personality could be more important than intelligence when it comes to performing well in higher education.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM    A senior university lecturer believes intelligence is not the most important determine factor in higher education success.

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Two charged after Gold Coast brawl

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Two men have been charged after allegedly bashing another man they were travelling home with in a car on the Gold Coast.

Shopping tax change would mean shoppers paid more

Boxing Day sales have been stronger than last year.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   It's the latest conundrum facing the federal government.

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Bjelke-Petersen to lead Palmer in Queensland

John Bjelke-Petersen

Amy Remeikis   And the winner of the Queensland Palmer United Party leadership is.....

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Police look for help in Raby Bay death

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Amy Remeikis   She was last seen alive with a man she knew on a Queensland jetty.

Woodford's passion remains despite the rain

Pirates have come out to play at the 2014 Woodford Folk Festival.

Tony Moore   Day one at the Woodford Festival finished as we all hoped it would - dancing in the rain to a punkabilly set of faves from the Violent Femmes.

Worst day on roads since holidays began leaves two people dead

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Amy Remeikis   Two people have died as Queensland experienced its worst day on the roads since the holidays began.

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Third man charged over Chermside shooting

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Amy Remeikis   Police have now charged three men following an alleged shooting in Chermside, just before Christmas.

Raining, pouring - and falls for Falls

Wet weather should be easing in Brisbane by Sunday night.

Amy Remeikis   It has both rained and poured over the past day – and there is more to come.

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Man dies in Mount Isa park after fight

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Amy Remeikis   Police are investigating the death of a Doomadgee man who died following a fight with another man on Saturday.

'Romance of rail' rolls out for last time

The Sunlander has done more than 8 million kilometres up and down Queensland since being introduced 61 years ago.

Cameron Atfield   After 60 years and 8 million kilometres, the Sunlander is making it's last trip.

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Teen takes tough breaks in her stride

Sarah Richards, who suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, looks forward to making the most of her summer holidays.

Kim Stephens   Brisbane 14-year-old has 23 breaks due to brittle bone disease.

Brisbane New Year's Eve to have heavy police presence

Brisbane will mark the new year with fireworks displays at 8.30pm and midnight.

Cameron Atfield   Increased terror chatter in the wake of this month's Sydney siege, in which two hostages were killed, has prompted heightened security measures for Queensland's New Year's Eve celebrations.

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Wakeboarder airlifted to hospital

A wakeboarder was injured near Noosa on Saturday.

Man has suspected spinal injuries after Sunshine Coast accident.

Police investigate Cape York death

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Cameron Atfield   Police investigate Boxing Day death of woman.

Police assaulted at Redbank Plains party

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Cameron Atfield   Four teenagers charged after 120 people spill onto street.

Queensland's own Black Pearl set for movie stardom

A Bundaberg ship will play the part of The Black Pearl in the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise.

Ashley Clark   KIT Woodward spent 10 years building his dream ship in Bundaberg and has taken it on many adventures throughout the world - but its next adventure will be the biggest of all.

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Storm pounds Gold Coast

Hail, lightning and powerful winds hit the Gold Coast on Tuesday afternoon. Nine News

Violent storm lashes city

A violent storm swept quickly across Brisbane on November 27, causing widespread damage.

Qld research could save soldiers' lives

Scientists developing a drug to help troops critically wounded on battlefield.

New honour tolls for CQ flying ace

One of Queensland's most important historical figures will be honoured in Italy next year.

Schoolies 2014: It's not all about the children

Our hearts are full of pride for our kids, but there's a part which feels a little heavy.

Photos could hold key to coral health

Qld researchers analysing half a million photographs in a bid to understand coral.

Obama puts Qld tourism tagline back on map

"Beautiful one day, and then perfect the next" - US President a tourism operator's dream.

G20 protesters burn Australian flag

Indigenous protesters set fire to the Australian flag at Roma Street Parklands on Sunday.

Barack Obama's "Brisbane speech" in full

US President Barack Obama gives a rousing speech at the University of Queensland during the G20 summit

Brisbane comes of age, again, with G20

Bravo, Brisbane. Your tag as a “new world city” has been justified.

Push to keep Brisbane sign

Having a permanent Brisbane sign is "under discussion" with plans to "create a better city" after the successful G20 summit.