Man taken into custody after siege

UPDATE: Police have now revoked the state of emergency and a man has been taken into custody. 

EARLIER: POLICE have declared a state of emergency as a man who is believed to be armed takes shelter in a house on Hawkins St, Gordonvale, south of Cairns. 

The emergency situation was declared about 1pm today and police are urging residents in the vicinity to remain indoors. 

The following streets have been shut down: Kern Street, Cairns Street, Clarke Street and Sheppard Street. 


Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

A Springsure local took to the road last Friday for a hay run.

Drought worst since 1995

Drought worst since 1995

Grazier James Speed believes the region should be drought declared.

Cancer survivor inspiring others

Cancer survivor inspiring others

Capella local is the face of Relay For Life after tough battle.

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