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Thu 22 Aug 2019

Charges dropped against crash teen — days after death

premium_icon Charges dropped against crash teen — days after death

POLICE were so keen to charge a teen after a pursuit that not even the boy being dead for 12 days could prompt them to drop charges.

Reward to prove German city doesn't exist

Reward to prove German city doesn't exist

OFFICIALS in Germany's Bielefeld are offering $A1.6 million to the person who proves its non-existence, making fun of a lighthearted online conspiracy theory.

Pair laugh, take selfies after plane crash

Pair laugh, take selfies after plane crash

A 34-year-old pilot and his passenger posted selfies and laughed while being stung by jellyfish and waiting for help to arrive.

Top porn star living in secret tunnels

Top porn star living in secret tunnels

A former porn star has been found living homeless in tunnels under the famous Las Vegas Strip, saying she prefers it due to the “genuine” friendships.

Gympie machete man can't stop saying 'f*****' in court

premium_icon Gympie machete man can't stop saying 'f*****' in court

'Treat this court with some dignity at least please. Behave yourself.'

Coast man turns trash into shiny, space-age treasure

premium_icon Coast man turns trash into shiny, space-age treasure

Old sewing machines, barbecues, bowls and kitchenware are being given a new lease of life by a Kunda Park collector and transformed into space-age robots.

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Mind-boggling illusion baffles internet

Mind-boggling illusion baffles internet

What animal do you see here? It’s a question the internet is currently debating as a mind-bending optical illusion confuses us all.

GIG GUIDE: 18 live acts on the Fraser Coast this weekend

premium_icon GIG GUIDE: 18 live acts on the Fraser Coast this weekend

There's plenty of local artists playing around the region.

Here's how to get up to $5000 for your community group

premium_icon Here's how to get up to $5000 for your community group

The council's grants scheme offer a range of opportunities for groups to apply for funding for projects, activities and events.

The chicken nuggets you should never eat

premium_icon The chicken nuggets you should never eat

They’re the chicken nuggets and chips no-one can eat, and that people often throw them away. And the Queensland woman who makes them couldn’t be happier.

ONE TOO MANY: Tourist regrets ‘stupid’ christening mistake

ONE TOO MANY: Tourist regrets ‘stupid’ christening mistake

After one too many drinks while at a christening, 32-year-old Rachael Wynn made a decision she says might cause her to lose her job.

‘Return’ of rare Cadbury block

‘Return’ of rare Cadbury block

WHEN Cadbury brought back this block for a limited time last year, it was so sought after it was being sold for 10 times its price on eBay.

EXPLAINED: Fraser Coast's answer to the Loch Ness Monster

premium_icon EXPLAINED: Fraser Coast's answer to the Loch Ness Monster

Miss Shirley Lovell, a school teacher stationed at Sandy Cape in the late 1800s, spoke of her sighting of a sea serpent of some 34 feet in length

Surf Lakes stoked as biggest-ever wave pool wave goes off

premium_icon Surf Lakes stoked as biggest-ever wave pool wave goes off

'It's the real deal for sure. It really feels like an ocean wave as it pushes along the reefs here. I am so stoked!'

Tue 20 Aug 2019

RACISM: Dummies guide to intolerance

premium_icon RACISM: Dummies guide to intolerance

Ever wondered where you fit into Australia's racist culture? Try this 25 point checklist and find out where you sit

Mystery flying object sparks UFO speculation

premium_icon Mystery flying object sparks UFO speculation

There have been two separate sightings of a mystery object moving through Central Queensland skies.

P-Plater caught with photocopied disability permit

P-Plater caught with photocopied disability permit

A P-Plater has lashed out at police who fined her for parking in a disabled spot with a fake permit.

Mystery stone baffles scientists

Mystery stone baffles scientists

An artefact housed in a small crypt in London is said to have mystical powers. Yet scientists have no idea where it came from.

Hoon 'tried to impress mates' with Teewah Beach burnouts

premium_icon Hoon 'tried to impress mates' with Teewah Beach burnouts

'Young people who are inexperienced drivers ... showing off to mates generally and more often than not ends in tragedy.'

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