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Clean up your backyard ahead of storm season

Trampolines and outdoor furniture are just some of the things that can end up in powerlines during wild weather.   It's one of the reason's Ergon Energy is urging us to secure possible projectiles around our home, as storm season kicks off earlier than expected.   Spokesperson Danny Donald says crews do regular maintenance...

Help needed to find missing Walkervale woman

UPDATE: Tuesday 10:15am    Missing 57-year-old Leigh Klemens has been located safe and well.   The media and public are thanked for their assistance.     EARLIER:  Police are asking for urgent public assistance to help find a 57-year-old woman missing from Walkervale.   Leigh Klemens was last seen leaving a home on the corner of Targo and May streets,...

Boy hospitalised after struggling to breathe while travelling

A young boy has been hospitalised after suffering breathing difficulties while travelling through the Gladstone region with his family. Emergency crews, including a rescue helicopter, were called to 1770 around 4pm Monday, where the boy had suffered an asthma attack. A spokesperson for RACQ Capricorn Rescue says the boy was assessed by...

Man dies following Thabeban crash

Investigations into a fatal crash near Bundaberg are now underway. Emergency crews were called to the incident on Kay McDuff Drive in Thabeban just after 4pm on Saturday, where Queensland Police say a station wagon crashed into the rear of a detached truck trailer on the shoulder of the road. Police confirmed...

Queenslanders to be sent texts and voicemails urging them to get vaccinated

Queenslanders will start receiving text and voicemail messages from tomorrow, urging them to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says it is part of the government’s efforts to ramp up the vaccination rollout. “On your phone, online, on TV, on radio and in the paper – wherever we can, we’re...

Queensland records one new local COVID case, with several new exposure sites

Queensland has recorded one new local case of COVID-19. Health authorities say the case is not linked to the current clusters. Deputy Premier Steven Miles says the woman in her 50’s, who lives in Fitzgibbon, spent some time in the community, resulting in several new exposure sites. “She was infectious in the community,...

Queensland records two local Covid cases

Queensland has recorded four new Covid-19 cases- two locally acquired in the past 24-hours. Both positive cases are linked to the aviation cluster in Brisbane and were in home quarantine. The remaining two cases are overseas-acquired and have been detected in hotel quarantine. Meanwhile, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says the case of a...

Queensland on storm watch for heavy rain and large hail

As dark clouds start to sweep across large parts of Queensland, the weather bureau has issued a warning for severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and large hail. The weather warning is in place for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa...

QLD dodges lockdown, recording two community cases

Queensland has recorded three new Covid-19 cases - two locally acquired - but the Premier has held off issuing stay-at-home orders because there is no unlinked community transmission. One new case is linked to the aviation facility in Brisbane, where it is believed a meeting was held on September 20. Six...

Cold room break-in caught on camera

A convenience store has been broken into at South Kolan.    Police say the offender used bolt cutters to break into the cold room on Monday night.    After taking some items, the thief has left on a motorcycle in the direction of Bundaberg.    Authorities are calling on the public's help to identify the person...

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