Worker dies after falling from scaffolding

A man has died after falling from scaffolding at a worksite near Newcastle.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Maryville around 10.00am following reports a worker had been seriously injured in a fall.

Paramedics tried to revive the man, believde to be aged in his 70s, however he passed away at the scene.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

Dog dies after being left in scorching hot car in Qld

A dog has died after being left in a car on a scorching hot day in far north Queensland.

Police rushed to the scene in Cairns on Wednesday after members of the public reported seeing two distressed dogs inside a vehicle.

Officers attempted to free the animals, however their rescue efforts were reportedly delayed when one of the dogs became aggressive, so trained council officers were called in.

The dogs were rushed to a vet for treatment, however tragically the male was euthanised due to heat exhaustion.

A 60-year-old man has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty and is due to appear in Cairns Magistrate Court on January 22.

15yo Sunshine Coast boy missing for nine days

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 15-year-old reported missing from Caboolture on December 29, 2015.

Jesse Vernon-Ware was last seen by family when he left a Toohey Street residential address in Caboolture.

He was last sighted on January 4 at a shopping centre in Caboolture.

Police and family are concerned for his welfare as he suffers from a medical condition.

Jesse is described as Aboriginal in appearance, 160cm tall with a heavy build, weighs 75kg, and has dark brown hair.

It is believed Jesse is wearing a blue baseball cap, and could be wearing a blue T-shirt and gold-coloured running shoes.

If anyone has any knowledge as to the whereabouts of Jesse, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

WATCH: Qld boy with cerebral palsy running at sports day will melt your heart

An inspirational video of a young boy running at his primary school sports day on the Sunshine coast in Queensland is melting hearts across the globe.

Finley Coll, 7, was diagnosed with  quadriplegic cerebral palsy when he was just a few months old.

His mother was told he would never crawl, walk or speak – however the determined little legend has defied the odds and proven that nothing is going to stop him from taking part in the same activities as his classmates.

Coll ran and finished a running race at his school’s athletics carnival with the help of cheers from fellow peers and parents.

WATCH the beautiful moment here:


Woman critical after plunging 6M from second floor carpark

An elderly woman has sustained serious injuries after plunging six metres from a second floor shopping centre carpark.

About 11.45am yesterday Wednesday 6 January, an 83-year-old  woman was attempting to leave the car park of a shopping centre in Tweed Heads when she was involved in a minor collision with another vehicle.

She drove on at speed and crashed through the safety barrier, plummeting six metres, continued to drive forward for another 100 metres before crashing into an outdoor barbeque area and coming to a stop.

She was assisted out of the vehicle by members of the public and was taken by Ambulance Paramedics for treatment.

She remains in a critical condition at Tweed Heads Intensive Care Unit.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash.