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Townsville Local News
  • Firies working to free truckie
    FIREFIGHTERS are working to free a truck driver pinned by his leg on the Wills Development Road.
  • One Rocky Rescue
    A WOMAN had to be airlifted from dense bushland yesterday after falling 4m while rocking climbing near Herveys Range Range.
  • Local investors line up to join community bid for the port
    ABOUT 1500 North Queenslanders have registered to invest in the Port of Townsville to keep it in community ownership if it’s privatised through a long-term lease.
  • Rise in snake bite hospitalisations
    TWENTY-FIVE people have been admitted to Townsville Hospital with the suspected snakes bites in the past three months, which is an increase of 25 per cent on last year.
  • Melanie’s dancefloor success
    TOWNSVILLE Latin dancer Melanie Hooper has quickstepped her way to television glory on Dancing with the Stars but she may have taken her last spin on the series’ star-studded dancefloor.
  • Chef jailed for $1.8 million bust
    A TOWNSVILLE chef was busted with $1.8 million worth of speed in an esky on his way to Magnetic Island.
  • Sellers react to fine signs
    MOTORISTS trying to sell their cars have taken to displaying their vehicles outside a retirement village, after the Department of Transport and Main Roads erected signs warning of massive fines on the opposite side of the road.
  • Cairns to Townsville flights slashed by two a day
    TRAVELLERS flying from Townsville to Cairns will have fewer flight options under a shake-up of QantasLink regional services from March.
  • Surplus overshadowed by apology
    TOWNSVILLE City Council has posted a $6.1 million surplus for last financial year, but it was overshadowed by the seven councillors forced to make a public apology for failing to declare potential conflicts of interest.
  • Marching order
    Family and friends watched as personnel from Force Support Element — Rotation Two proudly marched in their farewell parade at Lavarack Barracks yesterday.

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