The 8 stories you may have missed this week
IT'S been a big week around the region, and there's some big news you might have missed.
Catch up on these 8 news items:
1. Toddler in critical condition after near drowning
An 18-month-year-old boy has been airlifted to Queensland Children's Hospital where he remains in a critical condition after being pulled unresponsive from a backyard pool in Roma.
2. Largest land release in history
The Queensland Government has released 30,000 square kilometres of land across the state for gas exploration today, including large parts of the Surat Basin in the southwest.
3. GALLERY: JT in the west
From coaching our future football stars, to inspiring local business owners, and lifting the spirits of rural residents, and officially opening the town's sports field, Johnathan Thurston had a packed itinerary for his time in Quilpie.
4. Vodka sunrises to blame for fight outside the Zone
It was after 15 vodka sunrises that the Roma woman assaulted another woman outside the Club Hotel Motel.
5. Council to spend $20K on conference about conferences
IS $20,000 too much to spend on sending employees to a conference about conferences? Apparently not, according to Maranoa Regional Council.
6. 'I'm going to kill you': man threatens mother
A man who threatened to kill his own mother with a shovel said it was because he blamed her for his father's death two weeks prior, the court heard.
7. Park owner won't go down without a fight
Rick Williams isn't going down without a fight: that's the message he's sending as his caravan park goes to auction this Friday.
8. 'F--- off, this is my house': drunk man at wrong house
A heavily intoxicated man claims he believed he was on his own property when he was confronted by the homeowner who understandably asked him to leave.