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myPolice (press release) (blog)Mackay Disaster District welcomes Inspector General to townmyPolice (press release) (blog)Mackay District Office had a full house for the Mackay District Disaster Management Group (DDMG) meeting on July 21. We welcomed staff from the Inspector General Emergency Management (IGEM) in Brisbane in conjunction with our groups endorsement ... [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Small terrier cross dumped in wheelie bin at Mount Pleasant homemyPolice (press release) (blog)If you have any information which could assist police in confirming what has happened at this address please contact the Mackay Police Station on 4968 3444. Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers ... [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryCould this be the best job in the world?Mackay Daily MercuryIMAGINE a workplace where one of the only rules is "don't stand too long under the coconut trees". For the person lucky enough to secure the role of St Bees Island caretaker, that's one of the only tips "manager slash beach bum" Phil Webb is likely to ... [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)Smashing glass alerts residents to burglars, West MackaymyPolice (press release) (blog)If you saw any suspicious activity in this area we encourage you to ring the Mackay Police station on 4968 3444 or call Crime Stoppers and report anonymously on 1800 333 000. The correct police report number is QP1601376093. Crooks invest a lot of time ...and more [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryBright light spotted heading south in the skyMackay Daily MercuryBec Tweddle: Yes absolutely did !!! We were on the Bruce Highway heading towards Mackay just over the hill near Glendaragh road turn off Aprox 10:45am saw a white light with big tail heading towards racecourse mill direction!! Was an amazing sight! [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryWoolworths to sack 500 staff, close dozens of storesMackay Daily MercuryOwen Jacques News Editor Owen Jacques is an award-winning investigative journalist from Mackay, now based on the Sunshine Coast as APN Australian Regional Media's Online News Editor. He has a strong background reporting on politics, business and ...and more [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryMan 'accidentally' discharged gun into neighbour's yardMackay Daily MercuryPolice officers are searching a quiet street in West Mackay and detectives are speaking to residents, after reports of a 'loud noise, that sounded like a gunshot' this afternoon. A scenes of crime officer was also photographing and examining the area ... [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Patience and treats needed for pet photographyMackay Daily MercuryNoticing when they've had enough or need a break. While these are all good techniques for portrait photographers, Fiona Kroll also has another trick up her sleeve - give them treats. "You can never have enough treats when working with dogs. And you ... [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Reno Gazette JournalMackay 50 – No. 40: Vargas torches UNLV with TD recordReno Gazette JournalThe newly renovated Mackay Stadium will celebrate its 50th anniversary this season. We will count down the 50 most memorable games in the stadium's history with one game per day until the Wolf Pack's 2016 season opener Sept. 2 against Cal Poly. Here is ... [...]
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Toowoomba Chronicle'Neers fizzle out in Mackay away-dayToowoomba ChronicleA defeat at the hands of Mackay left the Mountaineers with more to improve on. With finals hopes a distant memory for both men and women, the remainder of the QBL season will be treated as a rebuilding process with fringe players given an opportunity ... [...]
Sun, Jul 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)Smart phones are kicking us where it hurts!myPolice (press release) (blog)Criminals are gaining remote access to some Mackay resident's smart-phones and devices after third party apps (with attached malicious software) are downloaded onto the device. The malware is quick working and the examples above are only some of the ...and more [...]
Fri, Jul 22, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)Police investigating an offence in North Mackay are seeking public assistancemyPolice (press release) (blog)A business on Barnes Creek Road in North Mackay has been targeted by thieves overnight. Between 700 pm on July 21 and 5.55 am on July 22 thieves have entered the fenced sale yard of the business and stolen a variety of items from eight vehicles.and more [...]
Fri, Jul 22, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)A new breed of Sunday driversmyPolice (press release) (blog)Officers in our Road Policing Unit lay claim to seeing and hearing some pretty unusual things. A Mackay R.P.U. dash-cam recently captured an image of what appears to be the whitest white breed of dog driving a white van in Bucasia. Have a second look… [...]
Thu, Jul 21, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryGovt MP advocates limiting Islamic immigrationMackay Daily MercuryMEMBERS of Mackay's Muslim community have been abused in the streets and Islamic Society of Mackay spokesman Ali Kadri said Dawson MP George Christensen is partly to blame. Mr Kadri said Muslims attending the Mackay mosque have been ... [...]
Thu, Jul 21, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Almost half of Mackay's July burglaries have this one thing in commonmyPolice (press release) (blog)Whether your home is vacant while you are on leave, or you are just ducking out to the shop for a few minutes, there are simple things you can do aside from keeping your doors locked and your windows secured. Have a look through an information sheet on ...and more [...]
Thu, Jul 21, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Hot-footed Mackay drivers not hanging around after a crashmyPolice (press release) (blog)This includes everything from the traditional shopping centre car park bump where the offending driver takes off, right through to a driver refusing to remain at a more serious crash scene. Not every crash is required to be reported to police. But if ...and more [...]
Wed, Jul 20, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)Weapons and drug related charges follow search warrantmyPolice (press release) (blog)Officers from Mackay's Criminal Investigation Branch have executed a search warrant at a North Mackay residential address at about 9.40am on July 19. After the execution of the warrant a 42-year-old North Mackay man was arrested and has been charged ...and more [...]
Wed, Jul 20, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Courier MailYoung woman dies in single-vehicle crashCourier MailYoung woman dies in single-vehicle crash near Mackay. Chris Honnery, The Courier-Mail. 5 minutes ago. A FEMALE in her 20s has died near Mackay overnight after the car she was driving crashed into a power pole shortly before 10pm. Emergency services ...Fatal traffic crash, StrathdickiemyPolice (press release) (blog)all 2 news articles [...]
Wed, Jul 20, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryFirefighters cut person free after crash in Mackay CBDMackay Daily MercuryFIREFIGHTERS have used the jaws of life to cut a person out of a car following a two-vehicle crash at a roundabout in the Mackay CBD this afternoon. The crash, reported to Queensland Police at 3.04pm, occurred on a roundabout connecting Mangrove Rd ... [...]
Tue, Jul 19, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryMP wants immigration restricted in wake of terror attacksMackay Daily Mercury... opposed the religion as one of its major platforms, was the most popular Senate vote in the electorate and the neighbouring seat of Capricornia, outside of major parties. The Islamic Society of Mackay has been contacted for comment. Mackay Daily ...and more [...]
Tue, Jul 19, 2016, Continue reading at the source