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Tue 18 Feb 2020

Fake detective sets man on fire in his living room

premium_icon Fake detective sets man on fire in his living room

A stranger tossed petrol onto a man’s bare chest, pulled a lighter from his pocket and set him on fire.

Bundy school one of state's highest achievers

premium_icon Bundy school one of state's highest achievers

A BUNDABERG school has achieved one of the state's biggest improvements in the proportion of students getting a top OP.

Ward is their oyster for new Wide Bay nurses

premium_icon Ward is their oyster for new Wide Bay nurses

FOR 52 new nurses the wards are at their feet.

Boy, 3, found dead in bus outside school

premium_icon Boy, 3, found dead in bus outside school

A three-year-old boy has been found dead inside a minibus outside a school in Edmonton, south of Cairns. Police are investigating.

That's our money: Andrew Fifita on Tonga ban

That's our money: Andrew Fifita on Tonga ban

Andrew Fifita has revealed that he uncovered the financial irregularities that led to a boycott, and this week's explusion, of the Tonga National Rugby League

GRAPHIC: Knife lodged in man’s stomach after public stabbing

premium_icon GRAPHIC: Knife lodged in man’s stomach after public stabbing

Disturbing photos show a man, aged in his 20s, with a knife lodged in his stomach after a stabbing at a popular shopping centre this afternoon.

Jury out in double toolbox murder trial

premium_icon Jury out in double toolbox murder trial

A jury has retired to consider the fate of a man accused of murdering two drug dealers, who were forced into a toolbox and dumped into a dam at Logan.

NBA divided over Simmons' butt slap on Embiid

NBA divided over Simmons' butt slap on Embiid

A fired up Ben Simmons bounded on to the floor and gave NBA teammate Joel Embiid’s backside a low five, fuelling further rumours of a rift

Street on edge over pint-sized thief’s pet flap raid

premium_icon Street on edge over pint-sized thief’s pet flap raid

Residents are in shock over how a pint-sized thief exposed a common household feature to rob a home and use stolen bank cards

Michelle Bridges told RBT police: 'I used mouthwash'

premium_icon Michelle Bridges told RBT police: 'I used mouthwash'

Michelle Bridges' lawyer argued for leniency on the basis she had helped Australians lose two million kilograms in weight.

Man in court after breaching DV order four times

premium_icon Man in court after breaching DV order four times

A MAN has been given the benefit of a parole release after pleading guilty to contravening a domestic violence order four times.

Man crushed by cow in feedlot

premium_icon Man crushed by cow in feedlot

A man in his 20s has been airlifted to Brisbane after being crushed by a beast in a workplace incident at a Darling Downs feedlot.

Mystery as landmark gets the boot

premium_icon Mystery as landmark gets the boot

The iconic Big Boot is on the move. But despite its owner saying it will “soon return looking better than ever”, its future is far from certain.

AFL’s million dollar men revealed

AFL’s million dollar men revealed

Official figures from the AFL show just how many players surpassed the seven-figure mark, with two superstars leading the way

No, Bettina Arndt. Women who want respect are not ‘bitches’

premium_icon No, Bettina Arndt. Women who want respect are not ‘bitches’

The Order of Australia recipient blamed a dating guide for turning women into bitches. How dare she use this term to describe our women, says Frances Whiting.

Holden axe ends dealership’s 70-year love affair

premium_icon Holden axe ends dealership’s 70-year love affair

The managing director of one of Queensland’s biggest Holden distributors has labelled this week’s brand cut as “devastating”

Palmer Co coughs up $700,000 cash in council legal stoush

premium_icon Palmer Co coughs up $700,000 cash in council legal stoush

Clive Palmer’s shuttered Queensland Nickel refinery has coughed up more than $700,000 in cash owed to ratepayers.

Cause of fire that killed grandad a mystery

premium_icon Cause of fire that killed grandad a mystery

Police are still piecing together the moments before a man was found dead in unit fire, leaving behind seven grandkids and a beloved dog who escaped the blaze.

Father’s folly leads to disturbing highway drug bust

premium_icon Father’s folly leads to disturbing highway drug bust

Police have made a shocking highway drug bust after discovering an ignorant father putting his child’s safety at risk.

Snake discovered in ‘most unusual’ hiding place

premium_icon Snake discovered in ‘most unusual’ hiding place

A scientist received a late night surprise in a Daintree laboratory, after discovering a “dead” snake in an unlikely place.

Elderly lady fights for life after being hit on crossing

premium_icon Elderly lady fights for life after being hit on crossing

An elderly woman hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing on Atherton’s main street has been flown to hospital with serious head injuries.

Hygiene kits filling a need

premium_icon Hygiene kits filling a need

MANY hands make light work and there was no shortage of people ready to help those less fortunate in the region.

How to check if you’ve been underpaid

premium_icon How to check if you’ve been underpaid

Supermarket giant Coles has joined a growing list of Australian companies which have been underpaying staff millions of dollars. Here is how you can find out

High-profile lawyer ‘knew he was breaking the law’

premium_icon High-profile lawyer ‘knew he was breaking the law’

High-profile solicitor has lost his latest legal bid, the judge telling him he failed a community expectation that he would “uphold the laws, not break them”

US Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy

US Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy

The Boy Scouts of America have filed for bankruptcy protection in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan for sex abuse victims.

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