Here's what you need to know today: June 2

GOOD morning everyone. Here's what you need to know in Gladstone today.

WEATHER

Residents in the Capricornia forecast district can expect scattered showers developing late in the morning, becoming less likely at night.

Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s, with a maximum of 26 degrees celcius predicted.

Tides: High 3.02m at 11.53am; Low 1.24m at 5.51am and 1.37m at 5.20pm

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ROADS

The Burnett Highway is closed to all traffic between Bouldercombe and Mount Morgan due to a rock slide on the Mount Morgan range. Take an alternate route to Mt Morgan via Burnett Highway, Poison Creek Rd and Razorback Rd.

Sandy Creek on Turkey Beach Road is down to a single lane on weekdays from 6am to 6pm, then two lanes after 6pm, because of roadworks.

Blackgate Road at Wooderson is closed.

WHAT'S ON

Enjoy yoga from 8am at the Women's Health Centre, corner of Derby and Buller Sts, Gladstone. Entry is by gold-coin donation.

Classes are open to all - the able and disabled, pregnant women, the elderly. Teachers are skilled in these areas.

Low-impact aerobic classes for over-50s are held from 9-10am at the Senior Citizens Centre, Port Curtis Pl Hall, Oaka Ln. For more information phone Ann on 4978 2965 or Lynn on 4978 4552.

QUEENSLAND NEWS

Almost half a billion dollars will be spent in the coming five years on child protection changes, as the Queensland Government releases a teaser to this week's budget. More here.

A promising young Sunshine Coast footballer has cheated death after being run down by a car in a suburban Maroochydore street. More here.

A small group has gathered in Brisbane on Sunday to show their support for Thailand's military after it took power in a coup on May 22. More here.

Thieves broke into a Beerwah home early yesterday and threatened a woman with a knife while demanding money. More here.

NATIONAL NEWS

Australians could be in the midst of the hottest two years in the country's recorded history, with a report from the Climate Council to be released this morning. More here.

Detectives in the Northern Territory's Major Crime Squad are still searching for answers in the deaths of a mother and her two young children in the Darwin suburb of Jingli. More here.

A Geelong man on a temporary visa has died after suffering burns to 90% of his body. More here.

After a joint Australian Army and United Kingdom Ministry of Defence project team excavation of a mass burial site near the French town of Fromelles in 2010, DNA was used to solve a century-old mystery. More here.

SPORT

Australia's most capped forward, and one of the hardest men to play rugby league, Petero Civoniceva, has called for the immediate implementation of tough fixed suspensions for players who make dangerous lifting tackles. More here.

 "IF YOU are going to do something, do it properly". That is the motto behind the success of Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist from the gymnastics teams' event, Danielle Prince. More here.

HISTORY

  • 1874 - Explorers John and Alexander Forrest discover Weld Springs, an oasis of clear, fresh water in central Western Australia.
  • 1886 - Grover Cleveland becomes the second U.S. president to get married while in office. He is the first to have a wedding in the White House.
  • 1910 - Charles Stewart Roll becomes the first person to fly non-stop and double cross the English Channel.
  • 1953 - Elizabeth is crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey.
  • 2003 - In Seville, Spain, a chest containing the supposed remains of Christopher Columbus are exhumed for DNA tests to determine whether the bones are really those of the explorer.


Stranger lurked through home while family was fast asleep

Stranger lurked through home while family was fast asleep

A Clinton family woke up to a real-life nightmare this weekend.

HOT AND STICKY: Respite from rain is on the way, BoM says

HOT AND STICKY: Respite from rain is on the way, BoM says

Residents have been warned not to hang their washing outside yet.

Warning of potential sink hole at tourism hotspot

Warning of potential sink hole at tourism hotspot

Residents have been urged to be cautious.

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