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Saturday Storms lash south east Queensland

Kim Stephens Brisbane bore the brunt of a short, sharp storm that lashed Queensland’s southeast late on Saturday afternoon, dumping nearly eight millimetres of rain on the city in half-an-hour.

Ipswich old age pensioner hid items in mobility scooter

Chris Owen SOMETIMES crimes are committed by the most unlikely people.

Six charged over Gold Coast brawl

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Kim Stephens Six people have been charged with assaulting and obstructing police following a brawl at Surfer's Paradise in the early hours of Saturday.

Maree Leighton gets reduction of sentence for blood-filled syringe spree

Adam Davies An Ipswich woman has had a win it the state's highest court which deemed her eight-year sentence for armed robberies with a blood-filled syringe to be manifestly excessive.

I wasn't taking a leak, says Awoonga Dam pilot

Pilot photographes at Awoonga Dam, near Gladstone

Mara Pattison-Sowden A pilot who was seemingly snapped urinating in the Awoonga Lake dam, which supplies water to Gladstone, has denied the action despite being caught on camera.

Man dies in Cairns after highrise fall

Kim Stephens A man has died in Cairns this morning after falling from an upper floor of a highrise building in the Far North Queensland city.

Man dies in Cairns after highrise fall

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Kim Stephens A man has died in Cairns this morning after falling from an upper floor of a highrise building in the Far North Queensland city.

Suburban stoush over house that blocks Brisbane River views

Kim Stephens The well-heeled residents of one of Brisbane’s most prestigious riverside streets have banded together to block a house development they say will compromise their water views.

Man charged over selling homes he did not own

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Kim Stephens A 46-year-old man has been charged with major fraud, after allegedly selling two Gold Coast properties that did not belong to him.

Coroner delivers findings on Mossman Gorge drowning

Kim Stephens The body of a young Taiwanese man who drowned in a Far North Queensland gorge remained floating at the popular tourist attraction for more than four hours as a communications blackspot inhibited...

Brand new: How to sell Campbell Newman

Amy Remeikis What do you do with a brand like Campbell Newman?

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Birds rescued more than any other animal

Eveline Fielding Rainbow lorikeets are the most commonly rescued animals in South East Queensland, researchers have found.

Mother and child abducted at gunpoint in Toowoomba

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Marissa Calligeros A mother was forced to drive for more than hour at gunpoint after she and her young child were abducted in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, on Wednesday.

Driver seriously injured in head-on crash

Marissa Calligeros A young driver has been seriously injured in a head-on crash south of Brisbane.

Thieves fail in DFO ramraid

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Marissa Calligeros Thieves have rammed a four-wheel-drive through the doors of a Brisbane shopping centre in a failed ATM heist.

Vision Tower finally set to go ahead

Plans for the Vision Tower in Brisbane's CBD have been rebooted.

Kim Stephens After years of false starts, Brisbane’s tallest skyscraper finally looks set to get off the ground.

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Woman bites off victim's ear in fight: police

A Queensland woman has been charged over biting off a second woman's ear in a fight.

A young woman has been charged with biting off another woman's ear in a violent fight at a Townsville home.

Closer look at LNP council candidates

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and LNP candidate Deirdre Thomson.

Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council’s LNP administration has leapt out of the block early in its bid to wrest Labor-held seats from incumbent members in 2016.

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Defence warns Oakey residents not to drink bore water

Helicopters arrive at Oakey Army Aviation Centre.

Stuart Cumming Defence has warned residents who live near Oakey's Army Aviation Centre not to drink bore water as a result of chemical contamination to the underground water supply.

Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste to appeal jail term in Egypt

Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste.

Natalie Bochenski Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste will launch a legal appeal against his conviction and seven-year jail term for defaming Egypt and aiding banned Islamists.