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Man dies in Innisfail roof fall
June 16, 2010 at 2:36 PM


A MAN in his 50s is believed to have died after falling from a roof at a building site in Innisfail, north Queensland.
 

Handcuffed teen's death investigated
June 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM


THE chief coroner will investigate a motorist and police after a handcuffed teenager was run over as he lay on the road in Ipswich.
 

Police swoop on card skimmers
June 16, 2010 at 1:09 PM


TWO people have been arrested in Australia after co-ordinated raids in 12 countries saw 178 people arrested for alleged card-skimming activities.
 

Train crash driver's ashes stolen
June 16, 2010 at 11:15 AM


A WOMAN whose husband was killed in a tilt train crash near Cardwell has been left heartbroken after  thieves stole his ashes.
 

Patel surgeries 'out of the loop'
June 16, 2010 at 11:02 AM


A SUPREME Court jury has heard how surgeon Jayant Patel was so far "out of the loop" to have done complicated operations at the Bundaberg Hospital.
 

Serial killer 'received best care'
June 16, 2010 at 10:06 AM


SERIAL killer Leonard John Fraser, who died in custody in 2006, received the 'best possible care" an inquest has heard.
 

Search resumes for dam fisherman
June 16, 2010 at 8:44 AM


A SEARCH has resumed for one of two men who went missing during a fishing trip on a dam west of Brisbane.
 

Dam survivor tells of mate's bravery
June 16, 2010 at 8:44 AM


THE survivor of a tragic Queen's Birthday holiday fishing trip is helping police find the body of his best mate at Lake Wivenhoe.
 

Dogs slaughter wallabies on sportsground
June 16, 2010 at 7:29 AM


VICIOUS dogs have killed 10 wallabies - some even snatching joeys from pouches - at a Cairns sportsground, sparking calls for tighter pet laws.
 

Bligh names Beattie's successor
June 16, 2010 at 7:15 AM


QUEENSLAND Premier Anna Bligh has filled former premier Peter Beattie's shoes, announcing the new Trade Commissioner to the Americas.
 

Police hunt three knife bandits
June 16, 2010 at 12:58 AM


POLICE are hunting for three men after a spate of knife-point service station robberies at Runcorn, Beaudesert and Wynnum West.
 

Instant $100 fines for swearing
June 15, 2010 at 11:05 PM


THOUSANDS more Queenslanders could be slapped with fines for public nuisance offences under sweeping reforms to police powers.
 

Andrew Johns dodges TV ban
June 15, 2010 at 10:49 PM


ANDREW Johns will be not be part of Channel 9's second State of Origin telecast commentary, but is scheduled to return to the airwaves for the Sunday Roast.
 

Dad locked up after asking name
June 15, 2010 at 9:43 PM


EMBATTLED Surfers Paradise police are embroiled in a fresh misconduct probe after a retired businessman was allegedly brutalised and thrown in a cell.
 

Taxpayers' rail burden rises
June 15, 2010 at 9:18 PM


EACH time a passenger travels on southeast Queensland's beleaguered rail network it costs taxpayers almost $10, despite major hikes in fares.
 

$50m upgrade for call centre
June 15, 2010 at 8:52 PM


BRISBANE City Council will spend more than $50 million on a new call centre system to replace the current model which is costing staff almost 100 hours in work time a week.
 

Council investigates Hajnal Ban
June 15, 2010 at 8:31 PM


LOGAN City Council is investigating whether Hajnal Ban breached the councillor code of conduct by failing to disclose her connection with a multimillion- dollar property deal.
 

Soldier and dog mates til death
June 15, 2010 at 8:25 PM


FALLEN Sapper Darren Smith helped nurse his bomb-detection dog Herbie back to health so he would be by his side in Afghanistan.
 

Man charged over bomb hoax
June 15, 2010 at 8:23 PM


A 37-YEAR-OLD Cherbourg man has been charged following a bomb threat at the Kingaroy Courthouse.
 

Plagues hit state's west
June 15, 2010 at 8:03 PM


FOURTEEN major locust swarms have been destroyed as plague numbers develop in the Barcaldine area of western Queensland.
 

Dad locked up for asking name
June 15, 2010 at 6:56 PM


EMBATTLED Surfers Paradise police are embroiled in a fresh misconduct probe after a retired businessman was allegedly brutalised and thrown in a cell.
 

Wireless net on trains 'in months'
June 15, 2010 at 5:49 PM


RAIL commuters in southeast Queensland will have access to wireless internet within months, the State Government says.
 

Men wanted over abduction attempt
June 15, 2010 at 4:45 PM


POLICE are looking for two men who allegedly tried to grab a woman and pull her into their ute in Nambour last night.
 

Men wanted over kidnap attempt
June 15, 2010 at 4:45 PM


POLICE are looking for two men who allegedly tried to grab a woman and pull her into their ute in Nambour last night.
 

Trio charged with counterfeiting
June 15, 2010 at 4:29 PM


THREE Cairns residents have been arrested for manufacturing counterfeit money.
 

Hunt on for armed drug thief
June 15, 2010 at 4:22 PM


POLICE are still searching for a man who held up a chemist at gunpoint on Brisbane's northside before fleeing with drugs and cash.