Regional News

Mon 7 Jan 2019

Warning: severe weather to hit north Qld today

Warning: severe weather to hit north Qld today

Severe weather warnings are in place for much of the North Queensland coast with damaging winds and heavy rainfall from ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny forecast.

Knife-wielding masked bandit still on the loose

Knife-wielding masked bandit still on the loose

A MASKED robber who targeted a Mackay region convenience store while armed with a knife was still at large late yesterday.

Sat 5 Jan 2019

UPDATE: Police locate missing 15-year-old girl

UPDATE: Police locate missing 15-year-old girl

The girl went missing from Kirkwood on New Year's Day.

Cyclone Penny to bring the rain next week

Cyclone Penny to bring the rain next week

Cyclone Penny is on track to cross the Queensland coast next week, though she may be an ex-Tropical Cyclone when she gets here.

Thu 3 Jan 2019

Cyclone Penny to hit Category 2 as it turns towards QLD

Cyclone Penny to hit Category 2 as it turns towards QLD

TROPICAL Cyclone Penny is looking more likely to cross the Queensland coast near Townsville, with some decent falls forecast.

Tue 1 Jan 2019

Man, 20, dies in suspicious circumstances

Man, 20, dies in suspicious circumstances

POLICE are investigating the suspicious death of a 20-year-old man in central Queensland overnight.

Mon 31 Dec 2018

Cyclone warning issued as Far North braces for New Year

Cyclone warning issued as Far North braces for New Year

FAR North Queensland is likely to welcome 2019 with a bang with a category two cyclone predicted to form tomorrow.

More help at hand for communities ravaged by bushfires

More help at hand for communities ravaged by bushfires

TARGETED mental health support will be rolled out to communities affected by devastating bushfires which scorched north and central Queensland in recent weeks.

Thu 27 Dec 2018

New Year tropical low tipped along with big rainfall

New Year tropical low tipped along with big rainfall

The risk of a “significant tropical low” in the northern Coral Sea is likely to increase in the first week of 2019, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.

Ashes of Mackay couple handed in to Victoria Police

Ashes of Mackay couple handed in to Victoria Police

THE cremated remains of two former Mackay residents have been handed in to Victoria Police, sparking significant interstate interest in case of the lost ashes.

Mon 24 Dec 2018

You’ll have a cool yule — unless you live here

You’ll have a cool yule — unless you live here

Much of Queensland will enjoy a comfortably cool Christmas Day, but there’s one place where the mercury will push the extremes.

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Woman, 70, in hospital after near drowning in Whitsundays

Woman, 70, in hospital after near drowning in Whitsundays

AN ELDERLY woman who nearly drowned in the Whitsundays remains in the care of staff at Mackay Base Hospital.

Thu 20 Dec 2018

This map should terrify us all

This map should terrify us all

Australia — beautiful one day, an oven the next. Scientists warn that deadly fire seasons will get more extreme and last longer.

Weird baby name predictions for 2019

Weird baby name predictions for 2019

Move over Ava and Oliver, experts predict there will be some unusual new additions to the baby name leaderboard next year.

Wed 19 Dec 2018

FATAL CRASH: Fiery head on truck-car smash closes highway

FATAL CRASH: Fiery head on truck-car smash closes highway

ONE person has died in a fiery crash on the Bruce Highway.

American tourist airlifted from cruise ship near Mackay

American tourist airlifted from cruise ship near Mackay

Rescue team face windy weather to airlift patient suffering a cardiac condition to hospital

Sun 16 Dec 2018

WEATHER UPDATE: Ex-tropical cyclone expected to fade out

WEATHER UPDATE: Ex-tropical cyclone expected to fade out

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen could reach the end of its life-cycle while approaching coastal waters this morning.

Sat 15 Dec 2018

There is a chance Owen could reform again in the Coral Sea

There is a chance Owen could reform again in the Coral Sea

BOM data shows three other cyclones have followed Owen's path zigzagging across coasts

How to sell your home in a week

How to sell your home in a week

THESE are the Queensland suburbs where homes sold within a week in 2018. Find out why and how you can sell your home faster.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Cyclone Owen to wreak havoc with up to 400mm of rain

Cyclone Owen to wreak havoc with up to 400mm of rain

STORM warnings were issued across the state and heavy rains affected several coastal areas ahead of a forecast wet weekend.

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