Rockhampton

Minor flooding at Rockhampton evacuation centre

Rockhampton residents holed up in an evacuation centre had to pitch in to help stop floodwaters from inundating their safe haven.

Prison escapees captured

A security image from the IGA store in Emu Park.

Marissa Calligeros Prison escapee walked past wanted poster bearing his photo when he stopped to buy beer.

Prison break: hunt for four men, including convicted murderer

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Kristian Silva Three separate manhunts are under way to locate four escaped criminals whose convictions include murder, dangerous sex offences, armed robbery and drug dealing.

Escaped murderer seen in car: Queensland police

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A murderer and an armed robber who escaped from a low security jail near Rockhampton have been seen in a car.

Cyclone Ita: worst-hit areas could go weeks without power

a devastated plantation in Hope Vale, 70 kilometres north of Cooktown.

Kristian Silva More than 6000 homes and businesses remain without power in the far north as Cyclone Ita begins to move away from the Queensland coast.

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Killer and armed robber first to escape from Queensland prisons in 18 months

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Kristian Silva The convicted murderer and armed robber who broke out of a Rockhampton correctional facility on Sunday are the first people to escape from a Queensland prison in 18 months, according to authorities,

Murderer, armed robber escaped 'after dog squad cuts'

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The removal of prison night patrol dog squads was a factor that enabled a murderer and an armed robber to escape from a low security jail near Rockhampton, a union delegate says.

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'Extortionists' bashed and robbed victim: police

Kristian Silva Police lured and arrested two alleged extortionists who tried to broker a meeting with a man they bashed and robbed.

MH370 crash: Australian victims' family rallies together

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Marissa Calligeros Family of Queensland holidaymakers gathers after news of Malaysia Airlines flight's fate.

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Fourth soldier injured in training exercise

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Marissa Calligeros A fourth soldier has been injured during an exercise at the Shoalwater Bay military training area in Queensland.

MH370 families mourn lives cut short

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Marissa Calligeros A 17-day vigil for Australian families praying for loved ones aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended at 11.52pm on Monday night.

Firefighter bashed by three men

Kristian Silva A firefighter was allegedly bashed unconscious by three men outside a North Rockhampton fire station on Wednesday.

Bonded store buildings link to key parts of Brisbane history, says submission

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Tony Moore The O'Reilly family that is linked to three century-old buildings in Margaret Street facing demolition are pioneers of the Australian steamship trade and a key part of Brisbane's port history.

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Qld school fight victim touched by support

A teenage girl who was filmed being repeatedly punched outside a central Queensland school says she hopes the furore over the video sends a message to all schoolyard bullies.

Ditch youth justice reforms: Amnesty International

Amy Remeikis Amnesty International says youth justice reforms stand in “direct conflict” to major human rights standards.

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Resort damaged in wake of ex-Cyclone Dylan

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Marissa Calligeros Decks washed away leaving resort houses on Great Keppel Island hanging over sand cliffs.

More cyclones on the way for north Queensland

Natalie Bochenski Two more cyclones could form around north Queensland in coming days, but are unlikely to pose huge risks to locals.

Hendra trial for humans to start in 2014

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg inspects Hendra virus antibody production at University of Queenslamd research labs.

Tony Moore The world's first trials on humans of the antibody that neutralizes Hendra virus will begin at the University of Queensland early in 2014.

Man found in bushland 12 hours after 4WD rollover

Marissa Calligeros A man has been found in bushland more than 12 hours after crawling from the wreckage of his car on the Capricorn Highway in central Queensland.

Dysart runs out of water after treatment plant failure

Dysart residents are resorting to portable toilets as the town's water supply dries up.

Marissa Calligeros A central Queensland town has run dry after a major failure at its water treatment plant.