Regional News

Thu 19 Apr 2018

‘Lazy little sh*ts’: Recruiter slams Gen Y

‘Lazy little sh*ts’: Recruiter slams Gen Y

ACCORDING to Josh Harrison, if you are under 25 and out of work, it’s because you’re lazy and “not trying hard enough”.

Young man allegedly killed himself, parents in blaze

Young man allegedly killed himself, parents in blaze

NEIGHBOURS said they heard a woman scream during a house fire as a man allegedly killed himself and his parents. A Whitsundays man was among the victims.

Wed 18 Apr 2018

One dog found dead on front doorstep and another stolen

One dog found dead on front doorstep and another stolen

A Mackay man has issued a $3000 reward after one of his pit bulls was found dead on his front doorstep and the other wa stolen.

Family splashes $1.3m on luxury Mackay home

Family splashes $1.3m on luxury Mackay home

A YOUNG family have splashed $1.3million on a luxury Mackay property in what is the highest residential sale of the year so far.

Milk truck rolls off Bruce Highway and into wetlands

Milk truck rolls off Bruce Highway and into wetlands

A TRUCK driver has escaped injury after the truck he was driving rolled into a body of water just off the Bruce Hwy this morning.

Legal action over underpaid CQ 457 visa workers

Legal action over underpaid CQ 457 visa workers

The workers were allegedly underpaid by almost $10,000, now Fair Work Australia is taking the company to court.

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Dad bashes face on cell walls, smears bloody plea for help

Dad bashes face on cell walls, smears bloody plea for help

A father smeared a message in his own blood pleading for help after repeatedly bashing his face against the walls and floor of his watch-house cell.

Sex shop deadly fake weed racket revealed

Sex shop deadly fake weed racket revealed

SHE was a pawn in a deadly game. But a judge says when this woman faced the threat of losing her sex shop job, she kept on selling harmful synthetic marijuana.

Parents' shock as 12yo screams 'there's a snake in my bed!'

Parents' shock as 12yo screams 'there's a snake in my bed!'

They're used to snakes. But finding one curled up on their 12-year-old daughter's doona was a first... and an image to send shivers down any parents' spine.

Mon 16 Apr 2018

Where is Tim? Family hold out hope six years on

Where is Tim? Family hold out hope six years on

THE family of a Mackay man whose remains have not been found six years after he was callously killed and dumped in bushland are desperate for new information.

New tow truck legislation targets rogue operators

New tow truck legislation targets rogue operators

"This is a huge win for motorists who'll no longer be taken for a ride by rogue towies.

Sat 14 Apr 2018

Parcel thief stole 2yo boy's gift

Parcel thief stole 2yo boy's gift

A MUM has been left disappointed after at least two parcels were stolen from her house, one being a birthday present for her two-year-old son.

Fri 13 Apr 2018

Ex-Cyclone Iris hampers crashed helicopter recovery

Ex-Cyclone Iris hampers crashed helicopter recovery

Bad weather stops resurfacing of sunk helicopter

Restaurant in flames in main street of Bowen

Restaurant in flames in main street of Bowen

Firefighters battling a blaze at a restaurant

Bowen man arrested after $40K worth of ice in undies

Bowen man arrested after $40K worth of ice in undies

A Bowen man has been arrested on drug charges after being found with a street value of $40,000 worth of drugs in his underwear.

Frank remembers '65 snow at Eungella

Frank remembers '65 snow at Eungella

He was only a young boy around 12 at the time when he finished school for the day at Crediton primary school, which doesn't exist anymore

CQ town with 'inadequate' police facilities

CQ town with 'inadequate' police facilities

Five officers in dilapidated building MP claims

Hail up the Creek after $46,000 payout order

Hail up the Creek after $46,000 payout order

They knew it would affect worker's allowances but said it was an honest and genuine mistake 

Thu 12 Apr 2018

Deaths after fake marijuana sex shop racket

Deaths after fake marijuana sex shop racket

A sex shop dabbled in stinky fake weed business – with tragic consequences.

Up to 75mm of rain to fall by Sunday before Iris dies

Up to 75mm of rain to fall by Sunday before Iris dies

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Iris is expected to bring continued rainfall until the rest of the week and then hopefully disappear.

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