Townsville

Two dead in separate road crashes

Qld police

Marissa Calligeros Two men have died and a third remains in a serious condition in hospital after separate crashes on Queensland roads.

'Fugitive' Townsville mother Cassie Watter seen at Westfield Strathpine: police

Kristian Silva Police will review security footage from a shopping centre 25 kilometres north of Brisbane, following unconfirmed sightings of a fugitive Townsville mother and her young daughters.

Woman, 20, assaulted after being forced to drive man across Townsville

Queensland police

A woman has been assaulted after a man approached her at a Townsville car wash and ordered her to drive him across town.

Family of missing Townsville twins' mother hopes they're not found

Catherine Watter with daughters Bronte and Isabella.

Amanda Gearing Relatives of missing Townsville twin girls Isabella and Bronte Watters, 7, who have been missing for six weeks today, are hoping the children and their mother Cassie Watter are not found.

Woman hospitalised after Townsville stabbing

Qld police

Kristian Silva A man will appear in a Townsville court on Tuesday accused of stabbing a woman in the abdomen and back.

Keith Urban out of key with Townsville locals

Gordon Tallis and Keith Urban

Kristian Silva Give us Gordon Tallis or Matty Bowen...but please, not Keith Urban.

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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.

Fears for young girls believed taken from Townsville school

Queensland police

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.

Man charged over murder in Townsville car park

car park

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

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

Emergency.

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

72-year-old dead after Townsville fight

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

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.

Coal dust 'spread across Barrier Reef': Professor

Professor Terry Hughes of James Cook University.

Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore, a Senate inquiry has heard.

Prime Minister pledges action on murdered Queensland toddler: grandparents

Mason Parker

The grandparents of a murdered Queensland toddler say Prime Minister Tony Abbott has written to them promising a high-level meeting so they can discuss ways of preventing similar deaths.

Fraser Island searched for century-old graves

A ground penetrating radar in use on Fraser Island.

Marissa Calligeros and AAP Radar equipment being used to uncover dark chapter in Fraser Island's history.

Government advertises for asset sales advisers

Treasurer Tim Nicholls is 'keeping the cupboard stocked - just in case'.

Amy Remeikis Missed amongst the turmoil and tragedy of MH17, was a ‘small’ announcement from the state government, calling for expressions of interest from advisers to assist with the selling and...

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Soldier turned drug runner given mercy

A former Australian soldier who became a drug courier has been granted an early release from prison because he had post-traumatic stress disorder.