September 2019

Published a story 20th Sep 2019 9:07 PM

A father is pushing for harsher punishment against high school bullies after his 12-year-old daughter was brutally bashed at a Mackay school. WATCH THE VIDEO

Petition for strong stance against school bullying

A father is pushing for harsher punishment against high school bullies after his 12-year-old daughter was brutally bashed at a Mackay school. WATCH THE VIDEO

Published a story 19th Sep 2019 6:21 PM

This shocking video of a high school student attacking a 12-year-old girl just outside school grounds has left a father furious - and sparked safety concerns.

HORROR VIDEO: Moment girl is brutally bashed outside school

This shocking video of a high school student attacking a 12-year-old girl just outside school grounds has left a father furious - and sparked safety concerns.

Published a story 19th Sep 2019 4:37 PM

Mackay police push a grim reminder about the use of mobile phones while driving as officers plan for increased traffic on the region’s roads.

STAY SAFE: Grim warning ahead of school holidays

Mackay police push a grim reminder about the use of mobile phones while driving as officers plan for increased traffic on the region’s roads.

Published a story 18th Sep 2019 9:06 PM

Marilyn Wallman’s killer is still walking free despite a $500,000 reward on offer for 12 months. Her family desperately seeks answers before it is too late.

COLD CASE: Plea for answers 'before it is too late'

Marilyn Wallman’s killer is still walking free despite a $500,000 reward on offer for 12 months. Her family desperately seeks answers before it is too late.

Published a story 18th Sep 2019 8:53 PM

A Mackay mother has allegedly tried to use a can of fly spray, hammer and a kitchen knife to assault a 68-year-old man.

Mum accused of serious assault with hammer, knife, fly spray

A Mackay mother has allegedly tried to use a can of fly spray, hammer and a kitchen knife to assault a 68-year-old man.

Published a story 18th Sep 2019 7:09 PM

The alleged arsonist is now in custody after police were forced to fire shots. He was allegedly spotted from the sky.

UPDATE:Shots fired after chopper pilot spots alleged firebug

The alleged arsonist is now in custody after police were forced to fire shots. He was allegedly spotted from the sky.

Published a story 18th Sep 2019 6:00 AM

An investigation is under way following the death of a patient days after an operation at the hospital.

Coronial probe into death at Mackay Base Hospital

An investigation is under way following the death of a patient days after an operation at the hospital.

Published a story 17th Sep 2019 5:00 AM

An unlicensed driver on a Macca’s run sped through road closed signs as police were investigating the fatal crash that killed a Mackay teen.

Driver ignored roadblock at scene of teen’s fatal crash

An unlicensed driver on a Macca’s run sped through road closed signs as police were investigating the fatal crash that killed a Mackay teen.

Published a story 16th Sep 2019 2:41 PM

A Mackay man facing serious charges demanded his lawyer apply for bail despite learning a return-to-prison warrant will be issued against him.

Accused arsonist, car thief sacks lawyer in bizarre mention

A Mackay man facing serious charges demanded his lawyer apply for bail despite learning a return-to-prison warrant will be issued against him.

Published a story 14th Sep 2019 5:15 AM

Two anti-coal activists accused of aggravated assault against a mine security guard have fought to return to an Adani protest base near Bowen.

Adani protester: bail conditions are ‘punitive’ and ‘unjust’

Two anti-coal activists accused of aggravated assault against a mine security guard have fought to return to an Adani protest base near Bowen.

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