This Townsville man has been found guilty of raping of an intellectually disabled woman. STORY:

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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.

THE online nicknames he chose — 666devil and Evilmind — were no empty boast.
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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.

THREE children, their malnourished, skinny bodies riddled with worms and head lice, were forced to endure “squalid and wretched” conditions in their Bentley Park home.

#BREAKING Massive storms are threatening Townsville today.

Seven Queensland teens have been hospitalised after a mass drug overdose at a prestigious private school.

Barnaby Joyce's pregnant partner Vikki Campion, a former Townsville journalist, has broken her silence over the affair that has rocked the Turnbull Government.

Seven teenagers have been hospitalised, four in a critical condition, after a mass drug overdose at a prestigious school this afternoon.

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Officers pulled their guns on an 18-year-old alleged car thief who rammed a police vehicle. SEE THE DRAMATIC VIDEO. Full story and video:

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Townsville is home to artistic talent that rivals any metropolitan city in Australia, according to the city's newly appointed creative arts director.

TOWNSVILLE is home to an “amazing” artistic talent that rivals any metropolitan city in Australia.

The latest data has revealed numerous Townsville district emergency workers were suffering with PTSD.

THE State Government has pledged to review workers’ compensation data to identify improvements to ensure the region’s frontline emergency service officers who develop post traumatic stress disorder have the support they need.

UPDATE: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Townsville and surrounding areas.
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UPDATE 1.35PM: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Townsville and surrounding areas.

Shots have been fired into a home in Townsville during a terrifying incident as two men tried to force their way into a home.

SHOTS have been fired into a home in Gulliver, following an attempted break and enter.

#BREAKING A man has been found in a car at the breakwater in Townsville.

A Townsville aged care facility is being investigated by police over suspicious deaths.

Bill Shorten is in Townsville and has revealed the top three issues affecting the town.

OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten says he’s “heard the concerns” of Townsville locals but stands by his criticism of the Adani coal mine project.