Here's what you need to know today: March 28

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

WEATHER

RESIDENTS can expect another overcast day with showers becoming less widespread at night.

There is a possibility of thunderstorms, with a severe thunderstorm warning issued in the morning for Heron Island.

Temperatures are expected to reach a maximum of 28 degrees celcius after a low of 22.

More local weather information here.

ROADS

THERE are a number of road closures in the Gladstone region due to heavy rain.

At 7.30am the Department of Transport and Main Roads listed the following:

  • Gladstone-Monto Rd at Calliope is closed to all vehicles
  • Fingerboard Rd at Miriam Vale is closed to all vehicles
  • Miriam Vale Rd, from Agnes Water turnoff to Rosedale is open with caution

WHAT'S ON

CHUCK on your boardies and slip, slop, slap this Friday for Agnes Water Surf Lifesaving Club's Boardies Day celebration. Fun, games and activities for the whole family including dance-off, raffles and prizes for best boardies. Entry is by gold coin and donations to the Surf Lifesaving Club are appreciated.

GLADSTONE PCYC Roller Disco League will host a Retro Roller Disco on March 28 from 6.30-9pm. BYO Socks, and dress for funkytown! Entry is $10, and the event is a fundraiser for Gladstone's grassroots and growing roller derby league.

FASHION lovers will go back to school on Friday night when the 2014 Ladies Night Out shopping event hits the Star of the Sea Primary School. Featuring 34 stalls from local and home-run businesses, everything from clothing, make-up, jewellery, kitchen and homewares, artwork and fitness will be on offer. More information here.

QUEENSLAND NEWS

TOOWOOMBA detectives are investigating after three men were involved in a burglary this afternoon at Middle Ridge. About 4pm three men entered a house on Mackenzie St and detained two elderly residents. More here.

WITH the sun set on another Queensland summer, Campbell Newman has once again pulled the shutters down on daylight saving. More here.

HEAVY rainfall overnight has caused a mudslide over a major Sunshine Coast road. More here.

NATIONAL NEWS

A FORENSIC pathologist has described the difficulty he had when determining the cause of an Ipswich woman's death due to the advanced state of decomposition. More here.

CASINO retailers are bewildered over anonymous warnings they will be boycotted because of their Richmond Valley Council's alleged support for the gas industry. More here.

WORLD

ANOTHER 300 pieces of suspected debris have been spotted in new satellite images from the Flight 370 search zone. More here.

THE controversial coal seam gas industry and a potential shale gas sector could "re-boot the mining and energy boom", Trade Minister Andrew Robb told Asian investors on Thursday. More here.

TODAY IN HISTORY

  • 1774 - Britain passed the Coercive Act against Massachusetts.
  • 1910 - The first seaplane took off from water at Martinques, France. The pilot was Henri Fabre.
  • 1922 - Bradley A. Fiske patented a microfilm reading device.
  • 1939 - The Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to Francisco Franco.
  • 1942 - British naval forces raided the Nazi occupied French port of St. Nazaire.
  • 1945 - Germany launched the last of the V-2 rockets against England.
  • 1994 - Violence between Zulus and African National Congress supporters took the lives of 18 in Johannesburg.
  • 2008 - A strange object found on an outback property in Queensland is identified as 'space junk'.


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