Money

The world’s highest paid TV actress has been revealed

The Queen of TV has been revealed.

According to Forbes latest research, the world’s highest paid TV actress is Modern Family star Sofia Vergara.

The 45-year-old claimed the top spot for the sixth year in a row, raking in a whopping $41.5 million pre-tax between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017.

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Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco came in at second, taking home $26 million.

While The Mindy Project star Mindy Kaling and Greys Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo both tied for third place, earning $13 million.

Eastern Brown Snake

Man bitten by snake on the Gold Coast

A MAN is recovering after being bitten by a snake on the Gold Coast overnight.

The male, aged in his 50s, was on Hartley Road in Tamborine Mountain when he was bitten on his foot just before 9.00pm.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

It’s not yet known what type of snake the man was bitten by.

 

Ambulance QLD

Man rushed to hospital in serious condition after coming off skateboard

A MAN is in a serious condition after coming off his skateboard on the Gold Coast this morning.

The man, aged in his 30s, was riding along Olsen Avenue and Central Street in Labrador when he reportedly fell just after 5.30am.

Critical care paramedics treated the man at the scene for a head injury.

He has since been rushed to hospital with the high acuity response unit.

 

Fire

Crime scene established following ferocious Brisbane factory fire

UPDATE @ September 25, 6.00am: An emergency situation has been revoked following a ferocious factory fire in Virginia overnight.

The blaze broke out at an industrial building on Pritchard Road just after 3.30pm.

Police declared an emergency situation just after 4.00pm, however it was revoked just after 11.00pm last night.

The blaze forced the evacuation of several nearby shops and a petrol station, while residents in the area were also told to stay inside and close their windows due to toxic smoke.

A crime scene has since been declared.

Police say scientific officers and fire investigators will attend the scene this morning to determine whether they are able to safely investigate the cause.

EARLIER @ September 24, @ 4.55pm: POLICE have declared an emergency situation due to a dangerous fire currently burning at a factory in Virginia, in Brisbane’s north.

The blaze broke out at a business on Pritchard Road just after 3.30pm, forcing the evacuation of nearby shops and a petrol station.

A PSPA (Public Safety Preservation Act) was declared at 4.10pm, with police establishing an exclusion zone bordering Sandgate Road, Pritchard Road and Newton Street and a thoroughfare between Newton Street and Sandgate Road.

“The fire continues to burn and due to the toxic nature of the smoke residents in the area are being asked to remain in doors and close windows,” police said in a statement.

Sandgate Road remains open, however police are urging motorists to avoid the area due to major traffic delays.

EARLIER @ 4.30pm: A MAJOR fire has erupted at a business at Virginia, in Brisbane’s north.

The blaze is understood to have started in a factory on Pritchard Road just after 3.30pm.

Nearby shops and businesses have been evacuated whilst fire crews fight the massive, out-of-control blaze.

Surrounding petrol stations have even been forced to switch off their pumps.

Police have urged people in the area to remain indoors and close all windows due to “toxic smoke”.

Arrest

Man accused of six-day crime spree on the Gold Coast arrested in NSW

A MAN who allegedly set out on a six-day crime spree armed with a tyre iron and robbed a list of business on the Gold Coast has been arrested south of the state border.

Police confirmed the 25-year-old was arrested at Terranora, near Tweed Heads, on Thursday.

He and two other men are accused of targeting a general store at Tallai, storming a Palm Beach liquor store and holding up staff at takeaway businesses in Tugun and Burleigh Heads between September 13 and September 18.

Police said staff were threatened by a man armed with a tyre iron in each instance and the offenders fled each scene with a stash of cash.

The 25-year-old has been remanded in custody on bail-related offences. It is expected he will be extradited to the Gold Coast at a later date.

Police said he will be charged in relation to two of the robberies at Tallai and Palm Beach.

Investigators are seeking help from the public to locate the other two men and the car they are believed to be travelling in, a 2012 Toyota Camry with NSW registration CJ56YC.

The first man is described as Aboriginal in appearance, aged in his early 20s, around 165cm tall with dark hair and a rat’s tail.

The second is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged between 20 and 30-years-old, around 180cm tall with short dark hair.

Police are also advising local businesses to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

Anyone who may have information in relation to the whereabouts of the men or the car is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.