Barriers to go up on Story Bridge

Tony Moore 12:00 AM   The final stage of the Story Bridge $8.4 million suicide prevention barriers – the three-metre high stainless steel mesh walls – will be added from next week.


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Top Ten Weekend | September 4-6, 2015

"The Seagull", a contemporary take on Chekov's classic, is now playing at the Queensland Theatre Company.

2:25 PM   The Brisbane Festival kicks off three weeks of art, music, dance, theatre, circus, cabaret and more in the River City this weekend. Check the festival program for a full list of details. 

Life for shooting man 10 times

Adam James Gooley got a life sentence after shooting Shyam "Sam" Dhody 10 times in the head.

1:41 PM   Gooley jailed for life for murdering Gold Coast businessman.

O'Connor completes Reds coaching team

Reds coach Richard Graham will work with Matt O'Connor as attack coach.

Beth Newman 1:32 PM   Former Brumbies and Leinster assistant comes to Ballymore.

Rifle found during creek clean-up

Police were called to Bulimba Creek at Carindale on Friday morning to bag and tag a .22 rifle found in the water.

Natalie Bochenski 11:17 AM   Volunteers thought they'd found a toy while cleaning Brisbane creek.

Cop to fight misconduct charges

Detective Senior Sergeant Stephen John Thiry, 48, is charged with two counts of misconduct in public office.

11:06 AM   Detective allegedly accessed police database on behalf of friend.

Family of Jayde's accused killer 'very low'

Jayde Kendall went missing after leaving her school in Gatton last month.

10:58 AM   Parents of man accused of Gatton murder "losing weight": lawyer.

Top cop defends interstate poaching

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart.

Kim Stephens 9:59 AM   Victorian Assistant Commissioner recruited for Queensland role.

Machete bandit chased off with stick

A machete-wielding intruder was chased out of a Redbank Plains restaurant on Thursday night.

9:32 AM   Would-be thief demanded money at restaurant.

'Help me find man who kicked my dog to death'

Mel Daley, with her surviving pet dog Abby, fears her other dog Snoopy was kicked to death.

Andrew Backhouse 8:55 AM   A Toowoomba woman is asking for help to identify a man who kicked her dog to death.

Falling high-rise panels fall on Valley street

Contractors are working to secure panels on the building.

Kim Stephens 8:38 AM   Two large metal panels fell from a Fortitude Valley highrise on Thursday afternoon, smashing on the road below, police said.

Jayde's accused killer to bid for release from custody

Gatton teenager Jayde Kendall.

8:21 AM   Teenager accused of murdering Gatton schoolgirl Jayde Kendall.

Woman, 81, trapped seven hours

An elderly woman spent seven hours trapped in her car after it rolled down an embankment on Thursday.

Kim Stephens 7:16 AM   Gold Coast woman trapped after car rolled down embankment.

Five-day turnarounds should stay: Bennett

Anthony Milford tries to break away from the Storm defence.

Beth Newman 7:06 AM   Move to ban five-day breaks between matches would be hypocritical, coach says.

Undersea cable would connect Sunshine Coast directly to internet

A plan would bring Australia's sixth undersea communications cable to the Sunshine Coast.

Tony Moore 9:58 PM   A plan to make the Sunshine Coast a vital internet gateway is luring Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the area on Friday to view the proposal in person.

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Bruce and Denise Morcombe launch new safety app Amego

Daniel Morcombe went missing in December 2003.

Kristian Silva 6:00 AM   Bruce and Denise Morcombe have thrown their weight behind a new mobile phone app designed to allow parents to track their children's movements.

Fatal Qld raceway crash cause unclear

Sean Edwards was killed in the crash at Queensland Raceway.

Miranda Forster 8:35 PM   British motor racer Sean Edwards almost certainly died as a result of a mechanical failure but exactly what went wrong may never be known.

Investigation underway into falling panels from Fortitude Valley building

Authorities closed Green Square Close after the panels fell on Thursday afternoon.

Kim Stephens, Kristian Silva 12:00 AM   The Fortitude Valley building where two metal sheets fell 10 floors, narrowly missing workers below, is only two years old.

Labor still sorry over health payroll, as new digital strategy announced

Time to move on... Health Minister Cameron Dick is keen to put the payroll disaster of the past behind him and focus on the new digital strategy.

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   Labor is still apologising for the Queensland Health payroll system roll out, five and a half  years after the "catastrophic failure" went live, as it embarks on a new digital strategy for the state's health facilities.

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Palmer to back undersea internet cable bid to Sunshine Coast

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to visit Sunshine Coast on Friday

Tony Moore 6:58 PM   Wealthy businessman and Fairfax MP Clive Palmer wants to back the bid to bring Australia's sixth undersea data communications cable into the Sunshine Coast and stop Australia's "brain drain".

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Roar face more legal battles

Brisbane Roar's off-field battles are not over.

Beth Newman 6:22 PM   Brisbane Roar's legal battles are not over, with a second wind-up action against the club.

Cycling for Duchenne oasis

James Thomps with Dad Julian.

Beth Newman 5:59 PM   James Thompson is one of the lucky ones.

Judge Southport's Broadwater plans against master plan: Langbroek

Southport Broadwater master plan concept by architect Bryn Lummus

Tony Moore 5:07 PM   Any proposals for the Southport Spit and Broadwater must be judged against an accepted master plan for Southport Broadwater, Southport MP John Paul Langbroek said on Wednesday.

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UFC 191: Chambers gears up for Las Vegas

NSW fighter Alex Chambers will fight in UFC 191 this weekend.

Liam Ducey 4:21 PM   As the bell rang to signal the end of the second round of her UFC Adelaide bout against Kailin Curren, New South Wales fighter Alex Chambers' was at a crossroads.

Qld to tackle NSW for NRL finals

Sydney, get your hands off.  Brisbane deserves to host a final too.

Amy Remeikis   Mike Baird, Annastacia Palaszczuk wants you to know Queensland is coming for you.

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Houseboat destroyed in Gold Coast fire

The fire took hold just before 1.30pm.

Kristian Silva   A man has been forced to jump from a burning houseboat on the Gold Coast.

Fake plates used to pinch petrol

The fake "172GHI" plates have been used on multiple occasions, according to police.

Police say man has been stealing petrol on the Gold Coast for a year.

What's a fair price for solar power?

The Queensland Productivity Commission will probe solar power feed-in tarrifs to determine fair price.

Amy Remeikis   Feed-in tarrifs to be investigated to determine fair price.

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We didn't ask NAB for money: Adani

Adani says it hadn't asked NAB for money to fund it's Carmichael coal mine development in Queensland's Galilee Basin.

Bank says it won't fund mine, Adani says it didn't want money anyway.


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