3yo boy fell from balcony

THE REGION was a hive of festivities this weekend that drew locals out into the warm winter sunshine for a range of activities.

The annual Multicultural Festival celebrated its 10th year at the Marina Parklands on Sunday and Chanel College hosted Relay for Life.

Sixty-six teams raised more than $155,000 for Relay for Life and 7500 people celebrated the many different cultures that make up our region.

Police had a fairly quiet weekend with two high-range drink-drivers intercepted.

A driver with a blood alcohol reading of 0.151 was involved in a single-vehicle accident on the Dawson Highway at 3.30am on Sunday. The 56-year-old male driver was not injured.

Another drink driver was caught on Yarroon Street at 4.30am on Sunday. The 26-year-old male had a reading of 0.176.

Queensland Ambulance officers treated a three-year-old boy on Saturday after he fell four metres from a balcony landing onto brick paving. The child suffered head trauma and was taken to Gladstone Hospital.

A one-year-old baby at Calliope was also taken to Gladstone Hospital on Saturday after a steel gate fell on him, fracturing his wrist.

VMR towed two boats back into harbour.



UPDATE: 72-year-old hospitalised for suspected snake bite

UPDATE: 72-year-old hospitalised for suspected snake bite

The elderly man is believed to have been bitten at Toolooa.

Threat to 'shoot and stab' neighbour earns prison sentence

Threat to 'shoot and stab' neighbour earns prison sentence

Neville Joseph Johnson pleaded guilty to a public nuisance offence.

Project manager appointed for new Calliope high school

Project manager appointed for new Calliope high school

Honeywill Consulting will oversee the project.

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