Caboolture beauty’s tilt at Miss Universe is Donald Trump’s loss

Miranda Morrow’s failed bid at the Miss Universe Australia state preliminary finals in Doomben last Saturday is Donald Trump’s loss.

The former Bellmere hairdresser turned Mackay fitness instructor was our region’s top hope to represent Australia at Mr Trump’s 2013 Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas.

Ms Morrow stopped off at Uniquely You Hair Studio on Morayfield Rd last Friday to prepare her hair and make-up for the competition.

She said her parents Chris and Julie still lived at Caboolture and she was proud to represent her hometown at competitions.

“It’s where I grew up,” she said.

See the full story at Quest News.

– James Drew

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Residents fear more attacks despite arrest over animal slaughter at Morayfield

Residents living in a perpetual nightmare at Adelong Court, Morayfield, are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the court appearance of a 22-year-old Morayfield man charged in connection with the alleged slaying of more than 20 chickens and ducks at their homes on the night of February 21.

Police arrested the man on March 7 and charged him with two counts of unlawful entry plus one count each of wilful damage and injuring animals.

He was released on bail from Caboolture Watch-house on March 8 and is due to face Caboolture Magistrates Court on April 8. Detective Senior Sergeant Anthony Green, officer-in-charge of Caboolture District CIB, said his detectives were still investigating.

“Detectives from Caboolture CIB investigated the matter, a number of people were interviewed and statements were taken which resulted in the arrest,” he said. “Inquiries are still being conducted.”

See the full story at Caboolture Shire Herald.

– James Drew

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Chance encounter on Caboolture railway line leads to social media fame for Geoffrey Granz, aka MC Mooks

A CHANCE encounter with a fellow traveller on the Caboolture railway line has led to national and international fame for Mitchelton rapper Geoffrey Granz, aka MC Mooks.

Mitchum Knight  filmed the MC rapping and beat boxing on the train and after more than 50,000 shares on Facebook the clip when viral.

User random804 then uploaded it to YouTube where it presently has more than 500,000 views.

Click here to see the video.

“It started off with 10,000 on the morning I got on there and it just built from there,” Mr Granz said.

“People shared it all over the place and it ended up being uploaded to YouTube and it just blew up even more.”

See the full story at News.com.au

– James Drew

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SES volunteers must not be treated as free tradies, says Moreton region chief

SES volunteers should not be treated as free plumbers, arborists and roof repairers, says Moreton Bay Regional SES Unit local controller Henk van den Ende.

As the wetr weather and cyclones continue to menace Northern Queensland, now is the time to check your roofs for leaks and clear the gutters, he warned.

Mr van den Ende said the unit’s members were becoming increasingly frustrated at responding to trivial call-outs where the problems were easily preventable or should be fixed by the homeowner, not SES volunteers.

“Our key message is clean your gutters, clean your roof off,” he said. “If you’ve got a pre-existing leak, get a plumber or a roofer to fix it.”

Click here for the full story at Caboolture Shire Herald.

– James Drew

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Latest in spate of animal cruelty cases still being investigated at Toorbul

The Moreton Bay region’s track record with cases of animal cruelty is again in the spotlight following the alleged slaying of nine kangaroos including two joeys at Toorbul last week.

RSPCA Queensland said a tray-back ute was seen deliberately swerving to hit the roos on The Esplanade about 9.45pm on March 6.

Caboolture Police have been told the vehicle was either a Nissan Patrol or white Toyota Landcruiser and have appealed for information from the public.

The kangaroo killings follows a spate of attacks on animals in the region.

Last month, more than 20 ducks and chickens were decapitated at homes at Adelong Ct, Morayfield.

See the full story at The Northern Times.

– James Drew

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Thieves target rare car at Bribie Island after it survived Sudan war zone

This Suzuki Grand Escudo survived war-torn Sudan but became the target of thieves once it reached Bribie Island.

Last week, someone stole its front bumper and also attempted to take its front lights and grill.

Owned by Danielle and Francis Kibalya of Arcadia Ave, Woorim, the car was a rare Japanese import which spent four years in Sudan.

Danielle, a diplomat trainer for the British Council, said she would expect the car to be targeted in Sudan not Bribie Island.

See the full story at Quest News.

– James Drew

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