Woman fined after theft at small store

Stealing $13.15 worth of goods from a store turned out far more costly for a Scarness woman.

Woman charged for stealing street sign

A teenage boy is set to be charged with a number of offences after a violent outburst at a Townsville shopping centre.

The sign was taken from her and she was charged with stealing.

$29 flights: Your bucket list starts now

Cape Hillsborough near Mackay, which has been named Australia’s No.1 town. Picture:

Grab a flight to some of the world’s hottest destinations for under $100

Bay dancer moving to Paris to perform at Disneyland

LOCAL LEGEND: Dancer Lili Wellings is set to move to Paris in May.

Lili Wellings is living every young dancers dream.

NEW PHOTOS: Flames engulf shed while owner on lunch

DEVASTATED: The burnt remains of a shed at a property on Pindari Crescent at Sunshine Acres.

Luckily, the shed was about 30m away from the couple's home.

Where you've had awesome customer service

Kyria Sterland said thumbs up for the beautiful weather we are having.

'The food and the staff are just brilliant.'

Councillor's plan to bring more shade to the Fraser Coast

Staying Sun Smart.

Cr Truscott said the aim was protecting the health of the community.

PHOTO GALLERY: First day of school on the Fraser Coast

First day of prep for Xander.

We've created a gallery of school photos from around the region.

Mystery surrounds the name of our little mountain range

Current view of Bauple Mountain from where Leichhardt drew it.

Bauple Mountain is of great cultural and spiritual significance.

Bright future ahead as major solar farm gets green light

SOLAR PLAN: A proposed locality plan of the new 400.67ha Munna Creek Solar Farm, approved by the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Plans for a 400.67ha solar farm near Bauple were approved on Jan 18.

Hervey Bay teen wins $11,000

$11 000 RICHER: Winning Wizard Pharmacy's membership's major draw prize has made Hervey Bay's Jessica Burnett's dream of home ownership a reality.

The aspiring home owner will use it to help with a deposit.

premium_icon Three little words, four days of retail pain

Ayr local Kristy Wassmuth with daughters Emilee, 5, and Briella, 7, are unhappy Coles in Ayr will be closed over the Easter long weekend. Picture: Zak Simmonds

Regional towns hit by 'blockbuster stuff-up'

Works on Walker St worth the wait for business owners

STILL OPEN: Stage two of Maryborough's Walker Street roadworks will continue until May. Michelle Byrne of Michelle's Cutting Edge and Kelley Nancarrow of Kelley's Nails of Excellence want customers to know they will have parking and access in St Clair Avenue during road closures.

'If it gets too bad...we'll still do deliveries.'

Solar firm wound up over debt claims

Two companies said the solar power installation firm owed them money. (File photo)

Companies say Wide Bay solar firm owes nearly $89,000

Is Apple killing off the iPhone X?

Apple is supposedly struggling to justify iPhone X production because of poor sales

APPLE could cancel its new iPhone X smartphone as soon as winter

Been scammed? $586m in compensation now available

A US court case has opened the door to compensation for up to 3000 Australian scam victims

US court case opens door to compensation for thousands of Aussies

Work begins on power link to $200m solar farm

Artist's impression of the Darling Downs Solar Farm, which Origin sold to APA group this month.

Work begins on power lines to link a $200m solar farm to the grid

Truckies face not being able to park vehicles at home

Mackay truck owner Marshall Kronk at his home and truck base. Picture: Daryl Wright

The council has exempted its own vehicles from rules

Rocky jobs on the line as business goes into liquidation

A man gets on the hip scaner in operations directed on printed barcode. Warehouse scene. Shallow DOF!

Wholesale distributor hangs in the balance

Coast business taking the US by storm

MAKING MOVES: BoxBrownie director has take the company's latest real estate marketing tool to New York City as it continues to make massive inroads into the United States.

Coast company cracks the US real estate market

Australia Day: 'Not all whities bad' says former alderman

Letter: In today's world I object to being labelled as a 'whitie' who needs to be put in my place just because I am white.

'It's offensive to think changing a date will change lives'

Australia day celebrations.

Oppostion Leader Deb Frecklington says other efforts are needed.

As an immigrant I ask: Where's the joy for Australia Day?

Australia Day flags

What has gone wrong since I arrived as an immigrant in 1972?

Don't let Australian industries die off

Maleny Dairies.

We cannot sit back and watch more Australian industries die off.

Teach kindness, compassion and see the end of bullying

Generic photo of a classroom.

Cultivate young minds beyond ABCs, and create kind, caring people

Dingoes in the spotlight: Readers weigh in on debate

Readers have shared their concerns for the animals.

'Celebrate the country we are today'

John Shearer from the Aboriginal Men's Group doesn't want the date of Australia Day to change because he feels the past should be left in the past and we should focus on the present.

One man's quest to make Australia Day positive for everyone

Police nab ATM robbery gang

Over the last year, nine ATMs were allegedly accessed by two men, who developed a knack for breaking into shopping centres via the roof.

Police zeroed in on the men after “exhaustive detective work”

TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK: Major delays after Bruce Hwy crash

HIGHWAY HELL: A crash on the Bruce Highway has caused major delays up to 21 minutes after a semi trailer and four-wheel drive crashed.

Four people are being treated on scene

HOME BIRTH TRAGEDY: Mum arrived at hospital critically ill

INVESTIGATION: Vicki Butler, 41, tragically died in hospital after complications following the birth of her sixth child.

Woman dies after the birth of her sixth child

Hemsworth’s surprise appearance in Dundee reboot

Chris Hemsworth brings his star power to the Dundee reboot.

CHRIS Hemsworth is adding some star power to the latest Aussie reboot

Beaumont breakthrough: 'Best lead that there has ever been'

The Beaumont children’s disappearance sparked one of the largest scale police investigations in Australian history.

Police will return to factory owned by former Adelaide businessman.

Taste for avos helps lift state growth

DRIVING FORCE: Avocados and tomatoes have helped drive agriculture's growth in Queensland.

AgTrends report shows promising trends for horticulture growth

Epic search after man’s ‘rookie’ Tinder mistake

Epic search after man’s ‘rookie’ Tinder mistake.

A quick slip of the thumb wasn't going to stop this student chasing what he...

Salim arrested following car crash

Salim Mehajer was involved in a car accident while driving on the way to court. . Pictures Rob Quee.

Salim Mehajer is one of four arrested in relation to a car crash

Electric shock treatment to keep truckies awake?

Emergency services were called to a truck roll-over on the Pacific Hwy at Scotts Head on Saturday

NSW Government to trial new device to wake truckies when they doze.

Literary artisan’s mission to change Australian households

South Grafton book lover Nigel Dawe has recently completed reading works from all 114 Nobel Prize winners for literature.

Nigel Dawe’s quest to become the Jamie Oliver of literature

Wardrobe malfunction while croc diving

John Rutherford was blissfully unaware of his wardrobe malfunction. Picture: Cameron de Jong

Visitors to Crocosaurus Cove have seen more than they bargained for

Why Karl shouldn’t babysit your kids

Karl Stefanovic had an awkward moment with a baby on Today this morning.

THEY say you should never work with kids or animals on live TV

How Oscars will avoid another catastrophe

Jordan Horowitz, producer of "La La Land," left, shows the envelope revealing "Moonlight" as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars in Los Angeles as presenter Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel, right, look on.

The winning envelope mixup will not be repeated as The Oscars undergo shake-up

General: Russian hacks, fake news worse than terrorism

The head of the British Army warned the country's ability to respond to Russian threats will erode if the UK does not keep up with its enemies. Carter claims Moscow is building an increasingly aggressive and expeditionary force that already boasts capabilities that outmatch British forces.

General Sir Nick Carter says Russia's fake news worse than terrorism

Friends movie trailer sparks fan frenzy

In a “new” mooted Friends movie trailer, Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and Monica (Courteney Cox) are still BFFs. Picture: YouTube

A trailer for a Friends film sees the gang struggling with middle age life

Girl punches police after stealing incident at Coles

A girl allegedly punched police after demanding they release her friend, who was arrested for shoplifting.

It's alleged the juvenile had to be forced into the police van

GOTCHA: Residents have speeders in their sights

Ryan Brown is fed up with how fast trucks and cars are going through Ulmarra, so he has bought a speed gun to see how fast they are going.

Group purchase speed radar gun to gather proof of speeding

Why swearing is good for you

Swearing isn’t bad. In fact, it might even be helpful, and science is here to prove it.

Swearing isn’t bad, it might even be helpful, science is here to prove it

Flight attendants reveal gross truth about plane food

A flight attendant has revealed the gross truth about the food you eat on planes. Picture: Milo/Flickr

Hostie reveals foul truth about airline food

BIZARRE: Woman creates turkey dinner using just her mouth

She chews up all the ingredients and spits it into a bowl

Test leaves US ace ‘wanting more’

AMERICAN sportscar gun Jordan Taylor hopes Monday’s test with the Red Bull Holden Racing Team won’t be his last time in a Supercar.

MOVIE REVIEW: Mesmerising tale of outback injustice

A scene from the bleak Australian western Sweet Country.

Bleak Aussie western Sweet Country packs an emotional punch.

Ed Sheeran reveals plans to quit music

Ed Sheeran has released a duet with Beyonce.

ED SHEERAN has revealed his plans to quit music and it might not be that far...

Another royal wedding on the way

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have become engaged.

Royal fans, rejoice — another wedding is on

Actor Will Smith spotted in Queensland

Actor Will Smith, pictured here at the MCG in Melbourne at the weekend, is currently holidaying at Lizard Island. PICTURE: AAP Image/Mal Fairclough

Actor Will Smith goes scuba diving during in Far North Queensland

Miranda Kerr shows off baby bump in chic ensemble

Kerr looked stylish with round sunglasses perched on her head and a coat draped over her shoulders.

Miranda Kerr shows off growing baby bump in Los Angeles

‘Hypocrite’ Scarlett Johansson slammed over Franco comments

Scarlett Johansson spoke to the 500,000 strong crowd during the Women's Rally. Source: AFP/ Mark Ralston.

Scarlett Johansson cops a backlash over Woody Allen comments