Man undergoes surgery for gunshot wound in leg

POLICE are investigating after a Western Downs man called paramedics with reports he had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.

This week's pound pets

PUPPY DOG EYES: This female foxy terrier cross is very friendly and while she's at times exciteable, she grows quiet with contentment when cuddled. She is thought to be between three and four years old.

These three pooches are all looking for their fur-ever homes.

Suncorp Miles retail branch to close this afternoon

Suncorp Bank is closing four retail branches today.

Four retail branches to close around the Maranoa from today

Good cop, bye cop: Sgt Wiltshire calls it a day with Miles

Miles Police officer-in-charge Sergeant Ben Wiltshire is moving on after more than six years.

In a period of change, Sgt Ben Wiltshire has witnessed a lot.

Daylight saving: 'Draw a line from Goondiwindi to Rocky'

Sunset in maryborough, Queensland. - User Contributed

Just draw a line from Goondiwindi to Rockhampton

Dedicated Dulcie is our Citizen of the Year

Dulcie Graham is Western Downs Regional Council's 2017 Citizen of the Year for the Chinchilla district.

Devoted volunteer Dulcie Graham wins Citizen of the Year.

First Roma saleyards store sale a success

SUCCESFUL SALE: Ian and Joy Macallister with grandson Ben Whip.

First store sale for 2017 a success

Boy, 9, recovering after horror smash near Dalby

RACQ LifeFlight crews at the scene of the single-vehicle crash west of Dalby on the Moonie Hwy.

A boy injured in a horrific crash near Dalby remains in hospital

'Largest solar project in Aus' approved by council

SOLAR FARM: WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh was pleased to announce the approval of the largest solar project in the region to date.

Council approves 300 MW solar farm between Miles and Chinchilla.

Big burger too much to handle for Premier

SPECIAL: Jodi Collins serves the 'Prem Burger' to the Premier and Ag Minister, Bill Byrne.

Meal proves a challenge for Palaszczuk.

Transparency "essential" from Mackay Sugar: former director

Former Mackay Sugar director Barry Sheedy is worried about the future of the sugar milling company.

Former director believes concerned growers will demand meeting

US withdrawal from TPP dampens market appetite

Risk appetites weakened with the US withdrawal from the TPP

'Volatile': Power company says deal was offered to BSL

Aerials of Boyne Smelter Limited (BSL) from early 2013. Photo Contributed

Commitment to securing a deal hasn't dwindled just yet for BSL.

Full-time employment increases for third month in row

This was the third consecutive month of increasing full-time employment.

Total trend employment increased by 8,200 persons.

Nikon D5600 v Nikon D5500: Which should I buy

A scene from the Sunshine Coast, as captured on Nikon's D5600 mid-range camera.

Is social media sharing function a big enough upgrade?

MP's grand plan for Mackay, Whitsunday's tourist market

Whitsuday MP Jason Costigan is proposing a tourist drive that takes in Kinchant, Teemburra, Eungella and Peter Faust dams and the proposed Urannah dam.

Bid to create tourist drive linking dams in Mackay hinterland.

High-end watches stolen in switcheroo

Have you seen this man?

A sneaky thief has made off with two high-end watches in Brisbane

Man arrested over $57,000 theft from business

A man will appear in court for fraud in February.

A 30-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested by detectives

Robbed at knifepoint, back to work the next day

Shop attendant back to work less than 24 hours after he was robbed

Mum-of-four says vegan eating will cure her breast cancer

“I think by feeding my body good things, it will have an impact."

Why Australia Day must no longer be on January 26

Australian Flag.

Marking Jan 26 had always been about commemorating British arrival.

Tributes flow for massacre accused's stabbed younger brother

The younger sibling was allegedly knifed by Gargasoulas over his sexuality.

Bourke St massacre accused allegedly stabbed his younger brother

'Why can cats kill ... animals but humans can't kill cats?'

Some readers of The Northern Star had some shocking things to say about cats.

"I used to encourage my dog to kill cats on the street at night"

Six months jail for man carrying loaded gun in CBD

LOADED GUN: The Webley Mark IV revolver and four rounds of ammunition found in the backpack belonging to South Grafton man Matthew Maton.

Six months jail for man caught with loaded revolver near court house

Defence Minister's announcement 'Spin and smokescreens'

State Agriculture Minister and Rockhampton MP Bill Byrne

ALP politicians hit out at Defence Minister's announcement

Bourke St attacker refuses to front court

Dimitrious “Jimmy’’ Gargasoulas is taken to a police station to be interviewed. Picture: Nine News Melbourne Twitter

Bourke St attack: Dimitrious Gargasoulas refuses to front court

‘His dad called me an Aussie sl*t,’ Melbourne killer's friend

‘His dad called me an Aussie sl*t,’ says friend of Melbourne driver

Trump blocks funding to overseas abortions

Donald J. Trump reacts as he arrives to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC, USA.

US president wastes no time to implement tougher stance

Trump accused of refusing to release his tax returns

President-elect Donald Trump took aim at several media outlets during his conference. Picture: AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Kellyanne Conway says President Trump will not release tax returns

Heartwarming note left for Muslim man as Trump sworn in

A picture of the note shared on Twitter by Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty)

“Today begins a new stage for our country," it read.

Aussie celebrity ladies join fight against Donald Trump

Nicole Trunfio was one of the many Australian women swept up in the fight against Donald Trump.

Supermodel Australian Nicole Trunfio was actually in the fray.

Slaughterhouse nightmare: father's throat slashed with saw

Casino man Adam Paget needed critical transport to hospital by the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter after cutting his throat with a butcher's saw.

'They didn't think he'd be able to talk, but he can, he just croaks'

Search for mystery stingray whisperer

PHOTOGRAPHER'S QUEST: Annie Owens would like to find the girl in this picture who called in a whipray.

Young girl amazes crowd by calling in a stingray for a pat

Lucky possum escapes python that ate its mother

Georgie the possum is now with Wildcare Australian.

Georgie’s new home has a fake pouch but he is beginning explore.

This Buderim woman spent Christmas in a war zone

ICRC aid workers Kerry Page, reviewing the figures on Afghanistan's health program with the country's most experienced and longest serving Health Field Officer.

While you carved the ham this woman was helping war wounded

2017 a triple treat for Coast triplets

FINAL YEAR: Clegg triplets (top) Matthew, Riley and Tayla ready for High School. The trio are in for a massive year and beyond.

Plenty of milestones ahead as Clegg kids start Year 12

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Suicide Squad director reveals his regrets about the film

Margot Robbie in a scene from the movie Suicide Squad.

DIRECTOR of superhero flick on what he’d change about ‘flawed’ film.