Here's what you need to know today: May 30

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

WEATHER

Gladstone will have a partly cloudy day with areas of morning fog. There's the chance of isolated showers from the late morning.

Winds will be easterly at 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

A top temperature of 26 is forecast after a low of 17. 

Tides: High 3.38m at 10.09am and 4.11m at 10.23pm; low: 0.91m at 4.09am and 0.90m at 3.59pm

Click here for more local weather information.

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

Saiki Children's Day is on at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum from 10am to 1pm.

The event offers children the chance to experience Japanese culture through fun hands-on art activities.

Lifestyle Church will hold its next Flipside event at the Lifestyle Centre, 83 Sun Valley Rd, Kin Kora, from 7-9pm.

The event will be themed Instagram Game Night and includes action-packed games and competitions for students in Year 7-12.

Entry costs $3 at the door. See the Flipside Facebook page for more information. 

Click here for a list of what's on this weekend.

QUEENSLAND NEWS

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has expressed his shock after it was revealed a convicted rapist had sent his nine-year-old victim a love letter. More here.

Australia is preparing for the invasion of an aggressive and exotic pest, the Asian tiger mosquito, that threatens to spread dengue fever to southern capitals and could mean the end of the outdoor barbecue. More here.

Conservationists are demanding the Queensland Government investigate concerns about illegal clearing in the state's north. More here.

NATIONAL NEWS

The search for lost Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is in the Indian Ocean is largely over, with the area where ping signals emanated from ruled out on Thursday. More here.

A sprawling research effort into the Great Barrier Reef with satellite data spanning a decade could be a blessing for the mining industry. More here.

The Abbott government's changes to higher education have been revealed as potentially hitting future students with a lifetime of debt. More here.

New laws to stop bikies from dealing with real estate agents could be on the table to prevent Queensland gangs from shopping around for clubhouses in Tweed. More here.

A bill launched to protect certified medical users of cannabis from prosecution under NSW law has garnered support from a university academic and the Premier. More here.

WORLD NEWS

Pakistan's prime minister has demanded "immediate action" over the murder of a pregnant woman who was bludgeoned to death outside a courthouse, as her husband revealed in a grisly twist that he strangled his first wife. More here.

The British government has agreed to give extracts of letters from former prime minister Tony Blair to former US president George W Bush to an inquiry into the Iraq war. More here.

North Korea agrees to re-open an investigation into the fate of Japanese nationals it abducted decades ago to train its spies. More here.

SPORT

Josh Reynolds will be free to play State of Origin II after having his dangerous throw charge downgraded at the judiciary on Thursday evening. More here.

The NRL's salary-cap investigations into Brisbane will extend to the Broncos Leagues Club after the governing body appointed Deloitte to forensically examine the glamour club's books. More here.

Cadel Evans dropped to ninth as Julian Arredondo won the 18th stage and Nairo Quintana kept the race lead. More here.

Australia's Marinko Matosevic and Casey Dellacqua suffered second-round losses in the French Open, meaning Samantha Stosur is the last remaining Australian. More here.

HISTORY

  • 1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.
  • 1848 - W.G. Young patented the ice cream freezer.
  • 1879 - William Vanderbilt renamed New York City's Gilmore's Garden to Madison Square Garden.
  • 1883 - Twelve people were trampled to death in New York City in a stampede when a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was in danger of collapsing occurred.
  • 1886 - The Ly-ee-Moon steamer runs aground off Cape Green lighthouse in southern NSW, Australia, killing 71.
  • 1894 - Explorer David Carnegie finds gold at Niagara Creek, Western Australia.


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