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Boat rescued after taking on water

A boat has been rescued near Corio Bay after it's emergency beacon was activated.   RACQ Capricorn Rescue helicopter was tasked to help find the vessel, which was taking on water yesterday afternoon   The occupant of the stricken vessel received assistance from the Yeppoon Coastguard upon arrival and was towed back to Rosslyn...

Man injured after quad bike rollover

  A man is in a serious condition after a quad bike rollover at Lowmead.    It happened on a private property just after 9 this morning.    A paramedic says the man in his 60's suffered head and chest injuries, and is in a serious but stable condition.   A rescue chopper has been tasked to...

Heatwave sweeps through Rockhampton

  We're in for a scorcher during the last week of summer.    A heatwave will send temperatures soaring to between six and ten degrees above the average in Rockhampton today.   Forecaster from the Bureau of Metrology Peter Clarson says they're forecasting a top of 41 degrees.    "That's really the peak of the heat around...

Authorities call for caution over tick-borne disease affecting dogs

A small number of dogs, brought into Queensland from the Northern Territory, have tested positive for a potentially fatal tick-borne disease. Biosecurity Queensland says three dogs, that travelled to Queensland in late January have been diagnosed with ehrlichiosis. The condition occurs when dogs are bitten by an infectious brown tick, which can...

Capricornia MP blasts Facebook for irresponsible ban during pandemic

The Federal Member for Capricornia is hitting out at Facebook over its news ban, saying regional residents rely on the platform for up-to-date information, especially during the pandemic. Australians can no longer view or share news from Australian media outlets after the social media giant imposed a ban yesterday, as the...
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