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Queensland police widen hunt for killer on the run

The hunt for a murderer who fled from Wide Bay police while on parole is escalating with police revealing he could have connections in other parts of Queensland. Alan Lace has been on the run since early Saturday morning, when officers randomly intercepted his car in Maryborough, south of Bundaberg. He sped...

Callide power station comeback continues

A second generator has returned to operation at a Central Queensland power station, following an explosion that sparked major outages across the State. Unit B2 was brought online this week, the second of four units that had been offline since the incident at Callide Power Station on May 25th. Minister for Energy,...

Long-term water security in the pipeline for Mount Morgan

  A pipeline is on the cards for Mount Morgan to give the town more long-term water security. Rockhampton Regional Council have committed $1 million to develop a business case for the project, to look into installation and operational costs, as well as strategies for securing funding. Mayor Tony Williams says the development...

Promise to fight Great Barrier Reef 'danger' listing

The managers of the Great Barrier Reef are vowing to make sure the World Heritage Committee is fully informed before a final decision is made on whether to list the reef as “in danger”. UNESCO has released a draft report recommending the reef's World Heritage status be downgraded because of its...

CQ pubs raise money for prostate cancer research

Local pubs and restaurants are jumping onboard to help shine a light on men's health. Rockhampton’s Berserker Hotel, Leichardt Hotel and Gladstone’s Club Hotel are all taking part in the PA Research Foundation's Mandate campaign to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer research. Each venue will raise funds by displaying posters...

Emerald residents to boil water, after mains break sparked outage

A water main break in the Central Highlands has left some residents without water for hours. The unplanned outage happened sometime before 11:30am on Tuesday after a water main broke in Harris Street, Emerald. Residents north of the Capricorn Highway were initially expected to be without water until approximately 6pm, though works...
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