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Two people charged following drug raid at Bundaberg North

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.)   Police have charged two people with drug related offences after a search on a Bundaberg North property. Officers seized cocaine, MDMA in capsules, clonazepam and cannabis in the raid at a Thornhill Street address on Monday.  Further items allegedly uncovered included various smoking utensils, pipes, grinders, clip seal...

Flags to fly at Queensland beaches

After 76 days of absence, Surf Life Saving Queensland will raise the iconic red and yellow flags on their patrolled beach from this Saturday June 13, as the state continues to lift COVID-19 restrictions. Services across the state were placed on surveillance patrol only since Saturday March 28, when flags were...

Fatal traffic crash, Torbanlea

Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating a fatal traffic crash early Friday morning near Torbanlea. Around 1.45am a sedan was heading south on the Bruce highway when it has collided with a truck that was also headed south. The male driver and female passenger of the sedan, both from Maryborough, died at...

Graffiti spike, Bundaberg

There has been a sharp increase in reports of graffiti vandalism across the Bundaberg Region in the past month. Bundaberg Police said that the average national fee to remove graffiti in Australia costs ratepayers $1.5 billion annually. "Graffiti is a community problem and it needs a community response to assist police and...

Petition to keep killer behind bars

A petition has been launched in a last-ditch effort to stop a killer from being released on parole. More than 800 people had signed the call for Robert Long to remain behind bars, just 48 hours after the petition was set up.  Long was sentenced to a 20 year non-parole period for...

Major drug operation busted

Detectives have closed a drug operation resulting in the arrest of 40 people on 209 charges varying from alleged drug trafficking, unlawful possession of weapons and the production of methylamphetamine in a clandestine drug laboratory. Operation Romeo Cyber was a ten month operation targeting a drug trafficking syndicate operating in Clermont...

Wilful damage, Bundaberg Central

Image: Queensland Police Service   At around 11pm on Thursday, May 14, three men attended a business on Tantitha Street, Bundaberg Central and allegedly damaged security cameras. Police are seeking assistance from members of the public to help identify the persons pictured below who they believe may be able to assist with their...

Farmers fight to revoke reef laws

Image: File Nearly 2000 people have signed online petition calling for reef management laws to be revoked. The petition states that 'farmers feed us all and need protection and support, not more red tape". It is also demanding the State Government create an office of Science Quality Assurance. Burnett MP and petition sponsor Stephen...

119 test negative to COVID after case in Bundy

More than 119 people have tested negative to COVID-19 after coming into contact with an infected farm worker in the Wide Bay region. The man, 24, remains in isolation under clinical supervision in Bundaberg after being diagnosed with the disease on Friday. He travelled from Melbourne to Bundaberg, via Brisbane, last week...

Newborn killed following tragic CQ crash

  A newborn baby has died following a single vehicle crash south of Mackay on Saturday. Just before 3.30pm, a man and woman were travelling on the Bruce Highway at St Lawrence when their car collided with a guard rail. The woman, who was pregnant, was flown to Rockhampton Hospital. Just before 7pm, the...

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