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Worker drowns in weir mishap
June 18, 2010 at 4:31 PM


A YOUNG man has drowned in an accident during maintenance work on a weir in north Queensland.
 

Golfer lands two holes-in-one
June 18, 2010 at 2:33 PM


A BRICKIES labourer plans to have his golf ball mounted after sinking two holes-in-one during the same round.
 

MFS' Michael King a `big picture' exec
June 18, 2010 at 1:53 PM


MICHAEL King of now-collapsed MFS group was a "big picture'' exec who left the finer details to his staff, according to co-founder Phil Adams.
 

Man arrested by onlookers freed
June 18, 2010 at 1:12 PM


A MAN who was chased down and held by members of the public after he allegedly robbed a 60-year-old woman was today granted bail.
 

Good Lord, it's flocks in socks
June 18, 2010 at 12:55 PM


GRAZIERS in southwest Queensland are amazed to discover their sheep walking around rain-enhanced paddocks wearing grassy "boots".
 

Chemical fire in Maryborough
June 18, 2010 at 11:45 AM


THE Downer EDI Rail building in Maryborough has been evacuated because of a chemical fire and thick black smoke is coming from the site.
 

Election this year, says Rudd
June 18, 2010 at 11:43 AM


PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has moved to quash talk the election could become a waiting game.
 

Patel 'hard-working' not egomaniac
June 18, 2010 at 11:14 AM


THE jury in the Jayant Patel trial should find that the surgeon was not an egomaniac but rather a hard-working doctor "devoted to his calling".
 

Cairns murder conviction set aside
June 18, 2010 at 10:20 AM


A CAIRNS woman who fatally stabbed a pensioner after he asked her and her friends to keep quiet has won a retrial on her conviction for murder.
 

Jealous husband to stay in jail
June 18, 2010 at 10:08 AM


A JEALOUS husband who hired a hitman to murder his estranged wife lost his bid to overturn his conviction in the Court of Appeal in Brisbane.
 

CMC letter 'not an endorsement'
June 18, 2010 at 10:03 AM


CMC chief's extraordinary statement clarifying that letter congratulating Police Commissioner on reappointment was just protocol and not endorsement.
 

Indoor barbecue nearly kills family
June 18, 2010 at 9:48 AM


A FAMILY of eight suffered serious carbon monoxide poisoning after firing up a barbecue inside their house.
 

DJ's boss quits over scandal
June 18, 2010 at 9:20 AM


THE chief executive of retailer David Jones has quit for what DJ's says was unbecoming conduct towards a female staff member at two work functions.
 

Bystanders detain robbery suspect
June 18, 2010 at 9:08 AM


POLICE have praised the actions of three bystanders who detained a man alleged to have robbed a 60-year-old woman on Brisbane's southside yesterday.
 

Rain breaks dry spell in southeast
June 18, 2010 at 8:05 AM


BRISBANE is getting its first rain since the start of the month today thanks to an upper trough and cloud band over the southeast of the state.
 

Man dies as car plunges into river
June 18, 2010 at 12:34 AM


A DRIVER  died when his car plunged into the Brisbane River at Tennyson after leaving the road following an accident on a roundabout.
 

Row over 'space rock' settled
June 18, 2010 at 12:01 AM


A PECULIAR-shaped rock at the centre of a long-running custody battle has finally found itself a home.
 

Australia named in slavery report
June 18, 2010 at 12:01 AM


THE US State Department has named and shamed Australia as a source and destination for human trafficking for sexual servitude and forced labour.
 

Murder victim ageing sex worker
June 18, 2010 at 12:01 AM


AN ageing sex worker found with her throat slashed in an inner-city unit was the victim of an alleged attempted murder two years ago.
 

Payroll experts fly in to help
June 18, 2010 at 12:01 AM


TAXPAYERS will fork out almost $350,000 for two international computer software experts to work on the bungled Queensland Health payroll system.
 

Cow of a job among dugongs
June 18, 2010 at 12:01 AM


SCIENTISTS have spent the week collecting data from Moreton Bay's wild dugong population, but it has not been a light task.
 

Ageing sex worker's throat slashed
June 18, 2010 at 12:01 AM


AN ageing sex worker found with her throat slashed in an inner-city unit was the victim of an alleged attempted murder two years ago.
 

Australia's slavery shame
June 18, 2010 at 12:01 AM


THE US State Department has named and shamed Australia as a source and destination for human trafficking for sexual servitude and forced labour.
 

Murder victim attacked before
June 18, 2010 at 12:01 AM


A WOMAN found with her throat slashed in an inner-city unit was the victim of an alleged attempted murder two years ago.
 

Our troops are too fat to fight
June 18, 2010 at 12:00 AM


MORE than a third of Australian soldiers could not be sent to war because they were unfit.
 

World's worst World Cup interview
June 18, 2010 at 12:00 AM


DEFEATED Spanish goalkeeper squirms as journalist girlfriend asks: "How did you muck that up?"
 

One man's 75-minute rampage
June 18, 2010 at 12:00 AM


CHARLIE McGee allegedly set out on an unprovoked rampage through Sydney's northwest, admitting to police that he was out to kill.
 

Scathing report alleges cover-up
June 17, 2010 at 11:22 PM


FOUR of Queensland's most powerful figures have accused each other of acting inappropriately over the Police Commissioner's reappointment .