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Man charged over murder in Townsville car park

Marissa Calligeros Man charged with murder of 21-year-old in Townsville car park.

Fatal car crash in Logan

Queensland police

Natalie Bochenski A man in his 50s has died in a Logan car crash.

Fears for young girls believed taken from Townsville school

Kristian Silva The father of two young girls missing since Friday says he is growing increasingly worried for his daughters' welfare after their disappearance from a Townsville primary school.

Lions overcome Suns in Townsville

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23:  Dayne Zorko of the Lions is congratulated by Sam Mayes of the Lions during the NAB Challenge match between the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns at Tony Ireland Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Liam Butterworth The Brisbane Lions have bounced back from a drubbing by Hawthorn to record a comfortable 47-point win over an under-strength Gold Coast Suns in the AFL pre-season in Townsville.

72-year-old dead after Townsville fight

Northern Queensland police are questioning a male over the sudden death of a 72-year-old.

Woman found dead in Townsville alleyway

Marissa Calligeros A woman has been found dead in an alley way in north Queensland where it is believed she had been sleeping for a week.

Poison threat for Townsville's homeless

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Townsville's homeless may be the target of someone trying to poison them, police fear.

Townsville mayor attacks Telstra over job cuts

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Townsville’s mayor has launched a furious attack on Telstra over plans to shut down a call centre in the city with the loss of 126 jobs.

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Townsville beach death not suspicious

Police are trying to establish the movements of a man whose body was found on a beach near Townsville.

Storm leaves trail of destruction in Townsville

Townsville damage

A thunderstorm described by witnesses as a "mini-tornado" has ripped through Townsville, causing extensive damage.

Farmers the big losers after Cyclone Ita

Ingham flooded after Cyclone Ita.

Marissa Calligeros and AAP Far north Queensland cane fields are as flat as pancakes and waterlogged thanks to Cyclone Ita, but many farms across the region are breathing a collective sigh of relief.

Clive Palmer halts Queensland Nickel plant operations

Mirabela Nickel has been buoyed by a rise in the nickel price, gaining as much as 12 per cent.

Tony Moore Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel on Monday temporarily stopped work at its nickel factory 25 kilometres north of Townsville which has been badly affected by almost 300 mm of rain.

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Queensland government employees involved in drug syndicate: police

Police raid a Southport home

Kristian Silva Queensland government employees were involved in a Gold Coast drug syndicate that couriered millions of dollars worth of drugs through commercial airports, police allege.

Alleged drug syndicate continued work despite raid

Kristian Silva A Gold Coast drug syndicate wasn't fazed by police raiding one of its alleged safehouses, and reportedly continued to smuggle cannabis through commercial airports until it was shut down on Tuesday.

Missing twins 'seen' across Australia

Michael Watter with Isabella and Bronte Watter.

Kristian Silva Detectives search for Townsville twin sisters taken by their “fugitive” mother.

Toxic Queensland Nickel dam 'full': environment minister

Bleached coral occurs when extreme temperatures, increased UV rays, disease, chemicals, silinity and exposure to air and rain at extreme low tides occur - Great Barrier Reef, Queensland 2011

Tony Moore The toxic tailings dam at the Queensland Nickel plant near Townsville is "full" and may have over-flowed, Queensland's Environment Minister Andrew Powell has been told.

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Federal assistance for workers , farmers affected by Cyclone Ita

North Queensland communities hit by Cyclone Ita will get access to emergency state and federal government assistance to help them rebuild

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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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Privatise assets to fund infrastructure, Warren Truss tells Queensland

Legacy Way Tunnel in Brisbane

Tony Moore Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss has suggested Queensland follow the lead of New South Wales, which has offered 99-year leases on ports to raise billions of dollars for infrastructure projects.

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Cyclone Ita 'has the potential to take lives'

Cyclone Ita sits menacingly over north Queensland.

Staff reporters The gales are starting to blow and the rain is starting to fall, but for Cooktown, this is literally the calm before the storm.

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