A pervert who goes by the name of 666devil and Evilmind has been stopped thanks to a clever move by a 16-year-old babysitter. The outwardly respectable university lecturer was one of the most prolific blackmailers and exploiters of children the world has seen.
Two boys and a girl, ages 10, seven and five, were lucky to eat once a day and lived among cockroaches, flies, maggots and spiders in a house with rubbish piled 20cm deep on the floor. It's been called the worst North Queensland case of child abuse in recent years.
Seven Queensland teens have been hospitalised after a mass drug overdose at a prestigious private school.
Townsville is home to artistic talent that rivals any metropolitan city in Australia, according to the city's newly appointed creative arts director.
The latest data has revealed numerous Townsville district emergency workers were suffering with PTSD.
UPDATE: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Townsville and surrounding areas.
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Bill Shorten is in Townsville and has revealed the top three issues affecting the town.