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1 hr ago | Townsville Bulletin

Former pool manager denies killing Rachel

Former Bowen pool lessee Sidney Pate yesterday gave evidence at the coronial inquest into schoolgirl Rachel Antonio's disappearance in 1998.

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Setup Key for Jack Daniel's Racing at QR

Jack Daniel's Racing drivers Todd and Rick Kelly will be looking to wheel a quick pair of Nissan Altimas out of the transporter next weekend at Queensland Raceway, with car setup a key factor on home test track for the Queensland based teams.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

ABC News

Drug trafficking ex-soldier gets early jail release

A former Townsville soldier convicted of trafficking $400,000 worth of drugs has been granted an early release from jail because he has post-traumatic stress disorder .

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Townsville Bulletin

Rescue helicopter investigated

A FEDERAL investigation has been launched and a pilot stood down after one of Townsville's two emergency services helicopter struck a tree during a rescue operation.

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Townsville Bulletin

Rally to fight dredging

The Senate Environment and Communications References Committee public hearing into the adequacy of the Federal and Queensland Governments' efforts to stop the rapid decline of the Reef moves to Townsville after hearings in Brisbane and Mackay.

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The Age

Coal dust 'spread across Barrier Reef'

Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore, a Senate inquiry has heard.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

ABC News

Qld Country Hour, 23 July 2014

Indonesia's president-elect is under World Bank pressure to develop manufacturing and trade to keep the country growing.

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Yahoo!

Grandparents of murdered boy fight abuse

The grandparents of a murdered Queensland toddler have accused the state government of resisting the introduction of laws that could prevent similar deaths.

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Sydney Morning Herald

The strangest of suicides

On the surface it's one of Australia's more bizarre suicides. But the family of the victim believes in a more sinister truth.

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Townsville Bulletin

The truth is out there

THE strange UFO lights seen floating above Cardwell this week. Local residents of Cardwell and avid UFO enthusists Molly and Archie Dunn sighted strange lights in the sky above the Cardwell foresore on Saturday night.

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Townsville Bulletin

Rachel in baby 'blackmail' bid

Robert has married and had a child after being cleared of the murder of Rachel Antonio who disappeared 25 Apr 1998.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC News

North Queensland connectivity wars

Townsville has won the battle of north Queensland connectivity, being described by NBN Co as "the most NBN ready place in Australia."

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Townsville Bulletin

'Disgraceful' teen bailed

A MAGISTRATE has begrudgingly granted bail to a boy he said went to court as much as other kids went to the movies.

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NEWS.com.au

What will a slice of paradise cost?

PARADISE is being prepared for sale as thousands of blocks of prime Queensland coastal land are surveyed and made ready for the open market.

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Townsville Bulletin

Catering truck and aeroplane collide

Pic of the Sky Snacks truck that was knocked over by an Alliance plane as it was being pushed back to the run way in Townsville A CATERING truck was flipped after being hit by a taxiing aeroplane at Townsville Airport yesterday, reportedly closing down part of the runway and causing tarmac chaos.

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ABC News

Coal terminals, dredging putting reef at risk, Senate inquiry told

The fast-tracking of coal terminals and dredging along Queensland's coast was endangering the health of vital marine ecosystems, a conservation group has told a Senate inquiry.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Townsville Bulletin

'Social workers' back mum

Seven-year-old twins who he dropped off at school in April and have never seen since by their father Michael.

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Townsville Bulletin

Rachel Antonio inquest live blog

UPDATE: 10.36 Coroner David O'Connell has refused an application by Robert Hytch to have Rachel's diary entries and letters to be heard in closed court only.

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Illawarra Mercury

Illawarra businessman on epic ride to raise funds for cancer

Peter Buckley training with supporters Rod Latham, John Boyle, Dean Pons and Reiner Mangulabnan for an eight-day ride for cancer research.

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Townsville Bulletin

Palm Island tensions 'worse'

Lex Wotton at Palm Island near the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Wotton was jailed in 2008 for rioting in Palm Island over the death of Cameron Doomadgee.

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