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Fire Weather Warning Issued, Wide Bay

A Fire Weather Warning is current for the Capricornia, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts. Issued at 1:47 am EST on Monday 2 December 2019. Weather SituationFresh to strong, dry, and gusty west to southwesterly winds are expected tocreate Severe...

Shark Attack, Bargara

A man has been attacked by a shark in Bargara. The attack was reported off Windermere and Rifle Range Road at 7.08PM on Saturday but it occurred at a different location. Paramedics treated a man with minor lacerations to the foot and chest injuries and transported him to Bundaberg Hospital with a Critical...

Paradise Dam Inquiry Called As Reports Released

An independent inquiry will be held into Paradise Dam as technical reports released today detail structural and stability issues with the dam. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced today that former Supreme Court judge John Byrne AO RFD would head a transparent, fully independent inquiry into the dam’s structural and...

Hospital Demand Soaring

Emergency Departments across the state continue to see an increase in presentations each month. Acting Deputy Director General of Clinical Excellence Queensland Professor Keith McNeil said last month alone more than 174,000 people presented to EDs across the state, an increase of 3 per cent compared to the same period last...

Paramedics Kept On Their Toes Overnight

Bundaberg Paramedics have been kept busy overnight. Just before 9:30PM on Thursday, a woman was taken to Bundaberg hospital after she was involved in a single vehicle crash on Ashfield Road. She suffered a leg injury. Then at 10:30PM a teenage boy was transported to Bundaberg Hospital following an accident on Enterprise Street. Both...

Failure To Comply With Emergency Declaration Charges

During the Burrum Coast National Park bushfire, two people were dealt with under the Fire and Emergency Service Act in relation to failing to comply with a state of emergency declaration. On November 12, a 36-year-old Bundaberg man was located in the Baldwin Swamp Recreation Area after lighting a fire under...

Woman Hit By Car, Torquay

A woman has been hit by a car in Torquay. Paramedics were called to the location on Boundary Road and Honiton Street at 8.02AM on Wednesday. A woman was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital with a hip injury.

Missing Free Diver, Elliot Heads

UPDATE | Police have scaled back the search for a missing free diver last seen after failing to return to a six-metre vessel off Elliott Heads. The 38-year-old man from Bundaberg was with friends when he didn’t resurface just after 8.00am on Saturday morning. After a five-day sea, land and air search,...

Defence Act Charges, Maryborough

Detectives have charged a man for allegedly misrepresenting himself as a returned serviceman at Maryborough. A complaint was made to police earlier this year after the man allegedly claimed to have fought in overseas war campaigns without being able to provide proof. The 51-year-old man also held a position with a returned...

Storm Activity Tipped

The five year anniversary of one of Brisbane's worst storms falls on Wednesday, the same day we are being warned to brace for further storm activity between the Sunshine Coast and the southern Wide Bay.   Cricket ball sized hail and 140km/h wind gusts lashed Queensland's capital in 2014. The Bureau of Meteorology's...

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