IDENTIFIED: Police have identified the man found dead in a drain at Toolooa on Thursday as Michael Peter Ceremuga.

UPDATE: Police investigate 'dried blood' at dead man's home

Police are appealing for assistance after an autopsy was conducted this morning.

Brewery brings three new beers to the table

CHEERS TO THAT: Bert Kangler has been busy behind the scenes at Baffle Creek Brewery, which is releasing three new beers later this year.

Baffle Creek local tries to kickstart craft beer trend in Gladstone.

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Fraudster couple fails at same scam twice

Gladstone CBD from The Oaks Hotel roof, Febuary 17, 2015.

Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Gladstone man and woman attempted to rip off two local businesses.






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Date nights under $50

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NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

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She found her young child's body, then began offending

Court hears woman finds body of three-year-old child, leads to serious offending

Young Gladstone man sells drugs to fund own habit

SMOKING drugs on a daily basis is an expensive habit and someone's got to pay for it...

Another GPC worker busted over false claims

GPC continues to put workers who made false claims through court.

VIDEO: Cheap rents and development policy bring in new business

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Gladstone economy actually brings in new business

Baffle Creek group encouraging innovation

It's hoped the new group will help the Baffle Creek community.

Baffle Creek Community Inc a new plan for town

Battle raging over money to fund CQ roads

Funding for CQ's road upgrades is being ripped out of the region leaving our projects languishing at the starting line says QLD Minister.

Better phone service for Gladstone's regional towns

An example of a 'small cell' which will help places like Rosedale and Bororen.

'Small cells' to help with calls and internet

BlazeAid coming to the rescue at Bororen

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VOLUNTEERS to set up camp in Bororen to help farmers after TC Debbie

Three big days lined up at 1770 Festival

HISTORIC: Actors will recreate the landing of Captain James Cook at 1770.

TOWN celebrates with weekend full of entertainment and activities.

Mt Larcom road resurfacing almost done

NEAR COMPLETION: Road upgrades in the Mt Larcom area are due to be finalised in the coming weeks after rain from ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie caused a lengthy delay.

WORK was delayed for three weeks due to ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

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What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

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Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Petula Clark delighted to sing live for Australian fans

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English star Petula Clark still puts on a great show, even at 84.

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Police investigate 'dried blood' at dead man's home

Acting Detective Inspector Luke Peachey.

Acting Detective Inspector Luke Peachey addresses the media.

More Aussie troops to Afghanistan

Australia is sending an additional 30 troops to Afghanistan.

30 more troops committed following NATO request.

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Graham Mc Vean's vision for Gladstone

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The proper Maserati Levante? Petrol V6 twin-turbo arrives

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Ferrari-made 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 for Maserati's SUV

LG G6 review: Dolby Vision HDR easy on eye

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Luxury flights on a maccas wage

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Vivid Sydney 2017: How to capture the magic

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Canon photographer shares tips on catching Vivid scenes

Terrible news for Australia's largest family

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HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

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The facility will be built over three years.

Home to a sex worker: Sordid history of iconic Coast shed

Milojevic Djordjevic's daughter Linda at the derelict shed on Yandina-Coolum Road.

The shed was once a liveable 'barrack'.

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Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

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Rio Tinto's Amrun

THE mining and resources downturn is over and jobs are coming back

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PASSIONATE: Jobs4Youth co-ordinator Rebekah Carr.

There are many benefits of hiring indigenous staff.

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2017 Lexus LX570 review: Automotive glamping

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Ford Mustang crowned as the world's best-selling sports car

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More than 150,000 Mustangs sold globally in 2016

We test drive Audi S5 Sportback offering cut-price prestige

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Audi shaves $14,000 off its old S5 model while adding extra features

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