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Central Highlands crime round-up

NOT AGAIN: A second man crashed his car at almost the exact same place as Saturday's accident.
NOT AGAIN: A second man crashed his car at almost the exact same place as Saturday's accident. John Gass

Rider has suspected broken leg after crash

A MOTORCYCLIST had to be transported to the Emerald Hospital after he crashed his black Triumph motorbike early yesterday morning.

The 26-year-old suffered suspected fractures to his leg.

The single-vehicle accident happened about 5am, 10km west of Comet on the Capricorn Hwy.

Police are investigating.

Man in serious conditionafter car runs into tree

A 31-YEAR-OLD had to be freed from his damaged Holden sedan after it ran into a tree on Loch St on Sunday night.

The single-vehicle accident happened at 9.30pm, leaving the driver - the sole occupant - partially trapped.

He was freed and transported to the Emerald Hospital in a serious condition with severe fractures and a possible

dislocation injury.

Police are investigating.

Pharmacy reports theft

THE Emerald Discount Drug store at Mayfair was broken into in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police said initial reports suggest the intruders used an object to smash a glass sliding door to gain entry.

After getting inside, the thieves made off with a quantity of drugs and a small amount of cash.

Police are reviewing CCTV footage and ask anyone with information to contact the station on 4983 8100 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Thieves dump boat and trailer in residential area

A SKI boat that was reported stolen more than a month ago, was located on Thursday.

The boat was recovered with the boat trailer in the Loch St area, not far from where it disappeared in March.

Police said it appeared the thieves had attempted to grind off identifiable markings before leaving it abandoned in a residential street.

Police are still investigating and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Graffiti on vehicle fails to impress the police

POLICE who received a report of a graffiti incident, have emphasised they are in no mood to tolerate such vandalism.

The incident happened overnight Saturday when a Toyota Hilux was sprayed with white paint.

The graffiti was not of an offensive nature, but police urge anyone with information to come forward.


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Swooping season has begun

A magpie on the touch field at Kearneys Spring Sporting Complex, Saturday, August 27, 2016.

Spring is here and the magpie swooping season has begun.

Construction starts on Hoods Lagoon boardwalk

BOARDWALK WORKS: Cameron, Ashlynn and Sandy Frost walk along Hoods Lagoon, Clermont.

Hoods Lagoon boardwalk rejuvination begins.

From Casino to CQ: Emerald bull sales

SENEPOL BULL SALE: Vendor Colin Godfrey with son Blair.

The Godfrey family travel a long way to sell bulls at Emerald.

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CH Regional Council heads to Blackwater

Central Highlands Regional Council recently visited Blacktown to give locals the opportunity to discuss local issues with councillors.

Unveiling ceremony to honour victims of flood

AFLOAT: Floating Lantern Ceremony at the Clermont Gold and Coal Festival paid tribute to the great flood in Clermont in 1916.

VICTIMS of Clermont's 1916 flood will be honoured in ceremony.

Swooping season has begun

A magpie on the touch field at Kearneys Spring Sporting Complex, Saturday, August 27, 2016.

Spring is here and the magpie swooping season has begun.

Construction starts on Hoods Lagoon boardwalk

BOARDWALK WORKS: Cameron, Ashlynn and Sandy Frost walk along Hoods Lagoon, Clermont.

Hoods Lagoon boardwalk rejuvination begins.

From Casino to CQ: Emerald bull sales

SENEPOL BULL SALE: Vendor Colin Godfrey with son Blair.

The Godfrey family travel a long way to sell bulls at Emerald.

Coal truck driver suing mine he crashed at

Former mine truck driver who crashed 280-tonn truck suing Anglo Coal

Black lung must be investigated, and fast says victim

Percy Verrall suffers from 'black lung' disease caused by his time spent coal mining.

'I don't want young people working in the mines to go through this'

Rural property: hot to trot

RURAL PROPERTY BOOM: Maguires Real Estate and Livestock owner, Tim Maguire at the saleyards where the price of cattle is influencing the rural property market.

Rural properties in high demand.

Classic car auction draws buyers from US, Dubai

"He wants everyone to enjoy the cars, the collection got too big'

Why The Wrong Girl is right for Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais and Ian Meadows in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

ACTOR makes the sometimes awkward character her own in new comedy.

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Jessica Marais in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

A NEW romantic comedy debuts while footy codes ramp up for finals.

Airbourne talk drop bears, beer and taxes

Airbourne have a new album coming out and a new tour on the way.  Photo Contributed

Airbourne release album for the aussie battler

Pippa Middleton had 3000 private photos stolen

Author Pippa Middleton

Author's account hacked to access 3000 private photos

Gruen star discovers the body's limits in new hit TV show

Todd Sampson tries out MMA fighting during TV series BodyHack.

Gruen star pushes the limits in new TV series

Deftones return to Australia with string of dates

Deftones are back in town. Photo Contributed

World renowned nu-metal pioneers return

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record