Mackay

Man charged with murder of Mackay woman Shandee Blackburn

Kristian Silva A man has been charged over the suspected murder of a Mackay woman who was reportedly stabbed to death as she walked home in 2013.

Teen charged over Mackay rape

Charges

Kristian Silva Police have charged a 17-year-old old with the alleged rape of an elderly woman in Mackay, who was reportedly attacked in the front yard of her property.

Elderly woman sexually assaulted in Mackay

Kristian Silva An elderly woman was sexually assaulted in the front yard of a Mackay property in a brazen attack on Monday evening, police say.

Police hunt sex attacker near Mackay

Qld police

Kristian Silva Police have released security footage of a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman near Mackay last week.

Man in court after homes shot in Mackay

Scenes of crime officers collect evidence at a Mackay house. Photo Tony Martin / Daily Mercury

A man is expected to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court on Thursday morning over multiple firearm and other offences in relation to the shootings.

Mackay dog attack: Boy, 3, critical

Kim Stephens and Marissa Calligeros A three-year-old Queensland is in a critical condition after being mauled by the family dog at the weekend.

Mackay stabbing: social media rumours wasting police time

Mackay woman Shandee Blackburn died early Saturday morning.

Bridie Jabour Online "rumours and innuendo" are wasting the resources of police officers desperately trying to solve the violent killing of a young Queensland woman.

Mad Monday pranks during PM's Mackay visit result in fines

Kim Waters Two rugby league players have pleaded guilty to charges resulting from Mad Monday "show-off" antics that made international headlines during Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's visit to a central Queensland...

Queensland police keep files on protest groups

Premier Campbell Newman.

Stephen Johnson Protesters are more likely to embarrass Queensland Premier Campbell Newman than physically harm him, right-to-information files reveal.

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Driver critical after horror truck explosion

The scene of a truck rollover on the Mitchell Highway.

Tony Moore The driver of a truck that exploded on Friday night remains in a critical condition after being airlifted to hospital.

Fireball should not impact freight rules for explosives: truckies

The scene of a truck rollover on the Mitchell Highway.

Tony Moore There's no reason to ban transporting dangerous goods on roads, say Queensland truckies.

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Guns, drugs, cash seized as 48 charged in drug bust

Qld police

Kristian Silva and Tony Moore State-wide operation targets criminal gangs.

Suspected Ebola patient on Gold Coast

A man suspected of suffering from Ebola is wheeled into the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Kim Stephens and Simon O'Brien A man feared to have contracted the potentially deadly Ebola virus has been rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Shandee Blackburn murder accused John Peros faces court

Shandee Blackburn, 23, died of suspected stab wounds.

Shandee Blackburn's mother felt “sick” at the sight of her daughter’s alleged killer.

Shandee Blackburn knew alleged killer: police

Shandee Blackburn's body was found with suspected stab wounds.

Marissa Calligeros Suspect owned white ute caught on CCTV image, say police.

Animal dies in Queensland vet clinic fire

Qld police

A fire at Andergrove near Mackay has caused serious damage at a shopping complex including a veterinary clinic where at least one animal died, police say.

Peabody coal mine workers sacked by text message

Mobile phone.

Saffron Howden Up to 100 workers at Peabody's Burton coking coal mine have been sacked via SMS.

Port confirms salt farm being checked as possible dredge site

Tony Moore The company that operates Abbot Point coal terminal near Bowen confirmed it is investigating a 300 hectare salt farm near Bowen as a potential site to store dredge spoil.

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Queensland to remain as one

Campbell Newman at the LNP party annual state convention.

Amy Remeikis Errr, no. Premier Campbell Newman has ruled out supporting splitting Queensland, a la Palmer policy, as he doesn’t believe Queenslanders want it.

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Campbell Newman calls on Adani to employ 'Queenslanders first'

Queensland premier Campbell Newman is urging Adani to prioritise Queensland workers.

Amy Remeikis Premier Campbell Newman has called for a "Queenslanders first'' employment policy on a rail project that will provide a link between a major coal mine and a port.

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