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Tiahleigh Palmer's foster brother pleads guilty

THE foster brother of slain Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with the 12-year-old.

Trent Thorburn, 20, pleaded guilty to two charges of perjury and one count each of incest and attempting to pervert the course of justice at Beenleigh District Court today.

Thorburn, whose father Rick has been charged with Tiahleigh's murder, will be sentenced later today.

Police allege his father Rick murdered 12-year-old Tiahleigh in October 2015 after discovering that 19-year-old Trent had been sexually involved with her. Rick is awaiting trial on the murder charge.

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Kyle in front of the lens

MODEL MATERIAL: Maryborough local Kyle Booker will audition for the Australian Supermodel of the Year Competition next month.

Kyle Booker will be up against many others for the title

New books for new bubs

GIFTED: Erica Williamson and Josh Murray with their newborn son and Rotary Club members Lynn Bott, Dianne Riseley, Gay Lavery, Di and Willy Paes and Robyn Dowling with some of the donated books.

These babies book collections have just started.

DRUG OVERDOSE: 42 killed by drugs in Hervey Bay region

MORE than 40 people have died from drug overdose which is almost 80% higher than the national average.

Increased deaths from drugs like ice is an alarming wake-up call.

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