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Bay man 'trips over pot, becomes aggressive'

MAN CHARGED: Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old South Mackay resident over an assault on Victoria St at the weekend.
MAN CHARGED: Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old South Mackay resident over an assault on Victoria St at the weekend. Kevin Farmer

A HERVEY Bay man has become aggressive after tripping over a pot plant while leaving a pub, police say.

It was alleged about 11.30pm on Friday, the 32-year-old man was leaving a licensed premises when he fell over a pot and became extremely angry.

He then allegedly picked up the pot and threw it along the footpath, which police say caused a scene.

Police transported the man to the police station where he was issued with a public nuisance disorderly infringement notice.



Dead newborn whale buried at 'council facility'

A humpback whale calf has been euthanised, after attempts to rescue the animal, from Dundowran beach, was proved to be futile.

The whale had to be euthanised after it became stranded.

Drugs, overcrowding part of challenge for new prison GM

Maryborough Correctional Centre - Correctional Supervisor James Mullen, General Manager Louise Kneeshaw and Violence Prevention Coordinator Kevin Morgan.

Drugs and overcrowding are two of the biggest challenges.

Fatal truck roll over kills passenger, blocks Bruce Hwy

One man has died, a second injured after their truck rolled over on the Bruce Highway south of Gin Gin. Source: Channel 7.

ONE man is dead after a truck rolled over on the Bruce Hwy.

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