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Townsville Local News
  • Bishop honoured for work in health
    TOWNSVILLE’S former bishop Michael Putney has been recognised posthumously with a national award for his work improving ethics in health and aged care.
  • Time called on bouts
    ORGANISERS have warned trouble-makers will not be welcome at this year’s All Blacks rugby league carnival following a shocking brawl in the car park of Brothers Leagues Club.
  • Gotcha after intense chase
    A MAN who led more than a dozen police on a frantic foot chase through inner-city Townsville and allegedly threatened to stab a detective is now facing six serious criminal charges.
  • Newmarket Hotel in limbo
    THE legal stoush involving the sale of the Newmarket Hotel is far from being resolved, after a Court of Appeal overturned previous orders that nullified the contentious lease.
  • ‘He pulled filleting knife so I pulled gun’
    THE police officer who pulled his gun on a man allegedly threatening to kill him with a fish filleting knife has spoken out about the ordeal.
  • A taste of Sydney
    RENOWNED Sydney restaurateur Danny Meares has bought the Watermark bar and restaurant on The Strand.
  • Trial run for police chopper
    TOWNSVILLE’S proposed police helicopter will take to the air for a trial run in coming weeks, with police representatives and state MPs set to join in for the ride.
  • Glassing gran earns suspended sentence
    AN 80-year-old grandmother has been found guilty of glassing her neighbour in the face with a wine glass after a verbal argument turned violent.
  • Arrest made after police threatened
    POLICE were forced to pull a gun on a man wanted for assault after he allegedly threatened them with a fish filleting knife he was hiding down his pants.
  • Cheeky Charity
    Fundraising for their 2015 graduation ball, James Cook University’s veterinary students decided less was more

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