Two dead, two injured in head-on crash near Childers Rhian Deutrom August 21, 2014

TWO people are dead and another two are injured after a two car head-on in Queensland this morning.
Initial information suggests the two cars collided about 6.12am on the Bundaberg-Childers Road, Elliott, south of Bundaberg.

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Slacks Creek house fire resembled furnace, inquest hears

Queensland Times John Grey

A HOUSE fire could take less than two minutes to completely engulf a furnished room, an inquest was told yesterday.
Forensic expert Brad Bardell said a normal room with soft furnishings was full of potential fuel and could reach “flashover” – the point at which all exposed surfaces reach combustion temperature – in from under two minutes to about six minutes.

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ABC News update

A Townsville Police officer has deployed his Taser to stop a 15 year old girl who allegedly tried to strangle him and claw his face

Townsville Bulletin JOSH ALSTON August 21, 2014

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl will appear in Townsville Children’s Court today after last night being Tasered by police when she attempted to grab an officer’s gun.
The Mount Louisa teenager, who was approached by police at Deeragun shopping complex at 8.25pm after failing to adhere to her curfew, allegedly attempted to strangle the officer and scratch his face before reaching for the firearm.
She has been charged with serious assault police caused bodily harm and serious assault police.

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ABC News report

Qld Police media release

High-flying Mongol bikie Wade Yates-Taui to be extradited from US to face charges of unlawfully killing Max Waller

Gold Coast Bulletin Robyn Wuth August 20, 2014

MONGOL patched member and Gold Coast cage fighter Wade Yates-Taui will be extradited to Australia this week, charged with the unlawful killing of a Bandidos associate on the Glitter Strip.
Yates-Taui is expected to face Southport Magistrates Court on Friday.
Police have refused to confirm his arrival time, but sources said Gold Coast detectives travelled to the US to escort the cage fighter home to face charges over the death of Max Waller at Broadbeach in June last year.

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Brisbane Times article

Qld Police media release

Drink-driving student Daniel Michael Mylan paroled for road rage against woman on scooter

Gold Coast Bulletin Leah Fineran August 20, 2014

A DRUNK driver who punched a woman off her scooter and attacked a car with a crowbar in a violent road rage bender has been sentenced to jail.
Youth work student Daniel Michael Mylan admitted he was drunk and off his prescription medication when he saw red on the roads last year.
The 36-year-old student blew a blood-alcohol level of .137 per cent, almost three times the legal limit when police caught up with him near Broadbeach on October 3.

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North Queensland and Gold Coast feeling the aftershock of the Cronulla ASADA investigation

Gold Coast Bulletin Michael Thompson and Clayton Smales August 21, 2014

TWO of Queensland’s three NRL clubs had their foundations rocked after being caught in the aftershock of the Cronulla ASADA investigation.
North Queensland and Gold Coast were caught up in the drama with both clubs having former Sharks players on their books.
Matthew Wright (Cowboys), Luke Douglas and Albert Kelly (both Titans) were among the 17 current or former Cronulla players issued show cause notices by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority for involvement in the Sharks’ 2011 supplements program.

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Surfers Paradise acting Sergeant Billy Aitken says violent drunks use cage fighting techiques when clashing with Gold Coast police

Gold Coast Bulletin Mackenzie Ravn August 21, 2014

FEWER Gold Coast police are being assaulted but they are suffering worse injuries, with one officer attributing the trend to young men using fighting techniques inspired by the mixed martial arts craze.

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