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Fri 17 Aug 2018

$100m Powerball jackpot goes off

$100m Powerball jackpot goes off

THE $100 million Powerball jackpot has been drawn and two lucky people have won a life-changing $50 million.

Accused priest denies child sex claims at trial

premium_icon Accused priest denies child sex claims at trial

Catholic priest John Patrick Casey faces six charges related to alleged abuse of boys in the 1980s

High school music tutor who kissed 13yo student avoids jail

premium_icon High school music tutor who kissed 13yo student avoids jail

A MUSIC tutor at a girls high school who twice kissed a 13-year-old student on the lips has avoided jail time.

Man who lives as a mermaid

Man who lives as a mermaid

NOT every little boy wants to grow up to be a truck driver or Spider-man. Eric Ducharme wanted to grow up to be a merman … so he did.

Too busy to get high now after 'pernicious' drug dealing

premium_icon Too busy to get high now after 'pernicious' drug dealing

Addiction no excuse for dealing loathsome drug to others, court told

Classic cars fetching big bucks

premium_icon Classic cars fetching big bucks

Rare cars are setting auction records. We look at the models that are in demand and the ones that are overpriced.

Teachers threatened: ‘I’ll ram your head into concrete’

premium_icon Teachers threatened: ‘I’ll ram your head into concrete’

THUG parents are pulling knives on Gold Coast principals and in one instance threatened to ram their “head into concrete” in front of their own children. It’s part...

REWARD: $300,000 for info on man’s death near Coffs Harbour

REWARD: $300,000 for info on man’s death near Coffs Harbour

It's the fifth anniversary of a 30-year-old's death. Matthew was found lying unconscious on the road at Graham Drive, Sandy Beach.

Ange’s big blow in Pitt divorce

Ange’s big blow in Pitt divorce

IN AN increasingly bitter custody battle, a judge has ordered a big win for Brad Pitt, much to the dismay of his soon-to-be ex who called him a “deadbeat dad”.

Bennett’s Broncos not finished yet

Bennett’s Broncos not finished yet

AFTER a week of turmoil, Wayne Bennett needed to make a statement — and he got one as the Broncos put in a towering performance to fight off South Sydney in a 38-18...

NSW farmers overcharged rego for vehicles for decades

premium_icon NSW farmers overcharged rego for vehicles for decades

THE Berejiklian government has been sitting on an explosive report showing struggling NSW farmers are owed more than $30m after being overcharged for decades.

Body of missing pregnant mum found

Body of missing pregnant mum found

POLICE say they have found the body of a pregnant US mum and that they know where the remains of her two daughters are after her husband reportedly confessed to...

Why Aussies live longer than the rest

premium_icon Why Aussies live longer than the rest

AUSTRALIANS are not just living longer, we’re living longer than most of our affluent counterparts overseas – and it’s a whole lot more than medical advances.

Push for more foreign teachers and principals

premium_icon Push for more foreign teachers and principals

PRIVATE schools are lobbying the Immigration Department to bring in foreign teachers, religious staff and even school principals on longer-term contracts.

Lax laws let drivers eat, read and do make-up

Lax laws let drivers eat, read and do make-up

DRIVERS have been caught on camera applying make-up, eating breakfast and even studying textbooks behind the wheel — they’re not necessarily breaking the law.

FOR SALE: Home boasts ocean views and ten cartons of beer

FOR SALE: Home boasts ocean views and ten cartons of beer

The next owner of this Captain Creek property can experience the best of the bush and the beach.

Former PCYC childcare worker had child exploitation material

Former PCYC childcare worker had child exploitation material

The 32-year-old man pleaded guilty but can still apply for a Blue Card after no conviction was recorded.

Boyne Valley Rail Trail could attract 30,000 tourists a year

Boyne Valley Rail Trail could attract 30,000 tourists a year

Conservative estimates indicate huge numbers of trail users will transform businesses and communities in the Boyne Valley

Bushwalk through the heart of Gladstone this weekend

Bushwalk through the heart of Gladstone this weekend

The Gladstone District Bushwalkers will kick off Seniors Week with a walk along Auckland Creek to the Botanic Gardens

At Bedrock restorations Barney can 'yabba dabba' do it

At Bedrock restorations Barney can 'yabba dabba' do it

Brent 'Barney' Beecroft loves old cars so much he decided to quit his job and open his own shop restoring them.

Man charged with lighting bushfires in northern NSW

Man charged with lighting bushfires in northern NSW

More than 12 hectares of bushland was burnt as a result of his alleged actions.

North Coast swimmers without shark nets

premium_icon North Coast swimmers without shark nets

SHARK nets will not be used to protect beachgoers on popular north coast beaches this summer, the government conceding they can’t guarantee people will be safe.

Special Queensland power price cuts on the cards

premium_icon Special Queensland power price cuts on the cards

TURNBULL Government MPs have found a way to dramatically reduce Queensland power bills in a bid to get the at-risk National Energy Guarantee through.

Meghan’s secret revealed in old blog post

Meghan’s secret revealed in old blog post

IN A telling post from her now defunct lifestyle blog, Meghan Markle shared a secret mantra she follows to help her through tough times.

Horror accident leaves 30mm nails in man’s head

Horror accident leaves 30mm nails in man’s head

A QUEENSLAND man is lucky to be alive after accidentally shooting two 30-millimetre nails into his head with a nail gun.

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