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Daniel Morcombe: The smile that won't fade

Amy Remeikis In 2003, dozens saw Daniel Morcombe in the rain and didn't stop. Come this morning we're a step closer to learning who did.

Drug squad cop accused of pocketing cash during raid

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Marissa Calligeros A Queensland drug squad officer has allegedly been caught on CCTV cameras pocketing wads of cash during a Logan drug raid.

Goodbye Daniel: remembering a boy taken too soon

Daniel Morcombe

Marissa Calligeros and Amy Remeikis Daniel Morcombe has been farewelled with a guard of honour formed by students of his former school..

New police chief dictatorial, says union

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Bridie Jabour A stoush between the Queensland police union and incoming police commissioner Ian Stewart has erupted into public warfare, with the union accusing Mr Stewart of being dictatorial and claiming police...

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Courage, fairness and pride: Hurricane's first directive

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Marissa Calligeros Be courageous, be fair and be proud - that's the first directive from the Queensland's new top cop to his officers.

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Queensland Health to be abolished 'as we know it'

Doctor

Daniel Hurst Premier Anna Bligh has announced plans to abolish Queensland Health "as we know it" in the wake of a fraud scandal.

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Police failed to follow up Queensland Health fraud lead

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Daniel Hurst As police were preparing to charge the alleged Queensland Health fraudster, the state’s top cop yesterday revealed officers failed to follow up a lead last year.

Police in desperate bid to quell holiday road toll

Every available Queensland police officer will be deployed to the state's roads from this week in an effort to keep the Christmas road toll down.

Family courts buckle under load

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Tony Moore Brisbane's 10 federal magistrates are drowning in family disputes, with the number of cases growing by 9.3 per cent, and the number yet to be finalised swelling by 21 per cent, Australia-wide.

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One in four police assaulted on the job

Almost a quarter of Queensland police were assaulted on the job last financial year.

Bridie Jabour Almost a quarter of Queensland police are being assaulted on the job with the number climbing to 60 per cent and more in places like Mount Isa and Gympie, statistics released yesterday reveal.

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Murder rates drop as kidnappings and break-ins jump

Bridie Jabour Armed robberies on the Gold Coast jumped by 14 incidents in the past financial year helping the region get the dubious honour of most armed robberies in the state, new police figures show..

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Morcombes kept case going

Bruce and Denise Morcombe at the Daniel Morcombe Foundation building in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast.

Cosima Marriner QUESTIONS are being raised about the police investigation into the disappearance of Daniel Morcombe.

Morcombe family 'numb'

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Staff Reporters The Morcombe family feel "a bit numb" after police confirmed three bones found in a "horror place" in Sunshine Coast bushland belonged to their missing son Daniel.

Police confirm remains were Daniel Morcombe's

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Marissa Calligeros Three bones found in swampy Sunshine Coast bushland one week ago are those of schoolboy Daniel Morcombe, DNA analysis has confirmed.

Daniel Morcombe's father buoyed by discovery of shoe

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Staff reporters The father of missing Sunshine Coast boy is urging on police and volunteers who have found a shoe at the site where his son’s remains are believed to be.

Inspiration to all: Bligh pays tribute to parents

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Emma Partridge DANIEL MORCOMBE'S father said last night his family was ''rocked'' and in a state of shock after police told them a man had been charged in relation to his son's death.

'I would have told him to not be so brave'

Damian Leeding's wife

Marissa Calligeros Crowds gather on the Gold Coast to farewell shot policeman Damian Leeding.

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Burn-outs at funeral

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Ellen Lutton POLICE have defended their decision not to intervene at a funeral for two car crash victims when a procession of cars did burn-outs in the dead men's honour.

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Shooting could spawn armed robbery squad

Damian Leeding.

Marissa Calligeros Police will consider forming a specialised armed robbery squad on the Gold Coast after an officer was shot during a hold-up at a pub overnight.

Trio to face court as ballistics experts probe shooting scene

Marissa Calligeros Two men and a woman have been charged with attempted murder after Detective Senior Constable Damian Leeding was shot during an armed robbery on the Gold Coast.