Ex-cop: 'I was 0.4mm away from shooting him'

A FORMER highway patrol officer has told of how he was moments from shooting an armed fugitive in the dramatic finale of a notorious police pursuit.

QLD VOTES: Where to find your closest ballot box on Saturday

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Mother says daughter dragged off 'kicking and screaming'

Brisbane District Court, where the jury has been hearing the claims of violence.

Emotional phone call played to abuse trial

'He told me if I went to the police he would kill me'

After gruesome allegations led to trial, a barrister has questioned the impact of alleged drug use on a woman's memory.

You can forget a lot when doing drugs so much, defence says

Woman 'ran for life' as partner tried to 'set' her on 'fire'

Peter Mark Wright is accused of a long list of violent acts against a young mother-of-five.

Partner allegedly doused her in petrol and tried to set her on fire

Teen, 14 comes up with idea to brighten up Coast hospital

Rosemaree Maynard,14, helping out with a Christmas toy run.

Coast teen finds a way to put smiles on sick children's faces

VOTING EARLY? Where to find your closest pre-polling station

Ballot to decide the order the candidates will appear in the 2016 council Election. The candidates numbers are put into envelopes and then the ballot box. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Where you can vote if you want to avoid election day crowds.

Qld party leaders: Their best answers to stupid questions

CRUCIAL QUESTIONS: Who would win in a fight, one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?

Someone had to bring some joy into this election campaign...

premium_icon Widow sues GP for husband’s death

Caboolture mother Krystal Parnell with her children Brock, 10, Kyiesha, 11, Seth, 7, and Hayley, 13. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Widow sues GP for misdiagnosing husband

Kate Jones is arguing over shocking graduation figures

Education Minister Kate Jones, right, pictured with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk earlier this year.

Fair Go For Our Kids campaign figures under fire.

Construction to start on $50 million milk factory

WINNING FORMULA: Concept plans for the Toowoomba Premium Milk factory adjacent to the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport.

Formula factory stage 1 of $300 million investment

Samsung QLED TV review: Size and quality matters

Samsung's QLED television range features vivid colours and deep blacks.

Samsung Smarthub makes multi-device use a breeze

YOUR SAY: Bitcoin bubble ready to burst

Fair value of Bitcoin is around 99 per cent below its current value

IKEA recalls 17 million chests after 8 deaths

IKEA is recalling millions of its drawers following the tragic deaths of eight children. Picture: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

The company emailed 13 million people about the recall

Mackay inventor redesigns salt shaker

SHAKING IT UP: Ron Meng holds his improved salt shaker for which he has been granted an Australian patent.

Salt shaker invention against the grain

Labor and LNP aren't listening, now we know for sure

It's no wonder our readers are frustrated with the two main parties and are flocking to One Nation. Their failure to listen is this newspaper's experience too. Pictured: One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery during the election campaign.

REPORT CARD: How pollies have responded to Fair Go For Our Kids

Woman accused of stabbing de facto's lover

Melita Hart.

Court denies mum-of-three bail

Recovery effort to find remains of Howard miner

Willy Joynson is still trapped in a New Zealand mine.

Efforts will be made to recover the bodies of the 29 men.

‘I was supposed to give birth tomorrow’

Em Rusciano on her radio show.

"There's no manual for women to follow"

Backstreet Boy accused of rape

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. Picture: AP

He is the latest performer accused of rape

‘Rude’ school statue covered up

An Adelaide Catholic school has been forced to cover up a new statue over it’s controversial design gained attention online. Picture: ShitAdelaide/Instagram

The statue drew laughs from students for its unintended look

Aldi store slammed for banning an entire school

Aldi manager filmed kicking out a student.

Video shows manager kicked kid out of the store

Man uses Twisties to ditch work

An electrician was sacked after using a Twisties packet to skip work and play golf — for two years.

The electrician was sacked

'Jesus is...': Crude joke prompts furious backlash

A joke about Jesus has caused an online spat. Source: istock.

A SEX joke involving Jesus lands politician in trouble

2017’s worst Christmas gifts

You don’t want to find these gifts under your Christmas tree. Source: Alamy stock agency

Aussies will rack up a $29 billion credit card bill

Violet's lifesaving drug will cost more than $125,000 a dose

Violet Rickard, 6, pictured with her mother Anna Rickard, is hoping for access to medication that could help treat the degenerative disease SMA she has been diagnosed with.

Expensive treatment could be the difference between life and death

Mother ‘drowned kids in concrete’

Police investigators outside an apartment where the dead infants were kept. Picture: AP

Human remains were found in four buckets. WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

Uber covered up massive data breach

Hackers stole data from 57 million Uber users and drivers in 2016, the company admitted

Hackers plundered the personal data of 57 million Uber customers

What Bali volcano means for Aussies

Mount Agung emits volcanic smoke and ash from its crater as seen from Tulamben, Bali on Tuesday. Picture: AP/Wayan Wijaya

Virgin Australia said it was continuing to monitor the situation

Police charge Bongaree woman with almost 900 fraud offences

A Bongaree woman is facing a string of fraud charges.

Next High-density installment of Bribie Lakes causes concern

BRIBIE LAKES: Resident Annette Hansen is worried what another 424 dwellings will mean for her neighbourhood. Photo Rachel Lang / Caboolture News

The next stages of the Bribie Lakes estate has one resident worried.

Canalside beauty pairs family living with lifestyle

VOYAGERS: The house has a metres upon metres of canal frontage.

Set on an 802sqm block, this home boasts 20 metres of canal front.

Australia's Chief Scientist launches STEM program on Bribie

BI-CARB SCIENCE: Banksia Beach student Ruby Alsop goes over her bi-carb balloon experiment with Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy. Photo Rachel Lang / Caboolture News

BANKSIA Beach State School played host to two of the biggest names in science and...

Australia's Chief Scientist launches STEM program on Bribie

BI-CARB SCIENCE: Banksia Beach student Ruby Alsop goes over her bi-carb balloon experiment with Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy. Photo Rachel Lang / Caboolture News

BANKSIA played host to two of the biggest names in science.

'Villain' like spider terrifies woman when driving

HUGE SPIDER: This huntsman terrified a Coffs Harbour woman after it hitched a ride in her car.

Huge spider terrified woman behind the wheel

Now that's a snake...

How big is too big?

There's big... and then there's big

Maths questions that made students cry

The maths question so hard it made students cry.

They hadn't been taught the content yet, but were made to answer

American’s ultimate Aussie sin

Darren Rovell knows how to upset an entire country.

An American sports figure has committed the ultimate Aussie sin

Woman shocked by 3m snake in bedroom

Susie the dog and Jan Nielson heard noises under her bed and discovered a 3m python in her bedroom at her Trinity Park home. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN

A woman received the fright of her life

‘F**king Australians’: Brit’s brutal tirade

UK satirist Jonathan Pie doesn’t hold back in his latest video.

The video has been watched more than 250,000 times.

The Easybeats mini-series: how migrant band found its rhythm

BAND'S chart-topping music is brought back to life in a new ABC drama tracing the rise and fall of the Aussie rock group.

Alex breaks silence on why she ended it with Richie

Alex Nation and girlfriend Maegan Luxa.

SHE caught fans by surprise when she ended things with The Bachelor.

Big Bang Theory 10-year anniversary: What you never knew

The Big Bang Theory is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

Here are facts that even the most diehard fans probably didn’t know.

Married at First Sight star finds love

Married at First Sight exes Sean Hollands and Susan Rawlings.

Sean Hollands has confirmed he has found love.

20th anniversary: World mourns death of Michael Hutchence

Michael Hutchence died 20 years ago. Picture: Chris Cuffaro

Star was found dead in a hotel room in Sydney in 1997.

Rebel Wilson: ‘It’s brutally hard’

Rebel Wilson has broken down in tears during an emotional interview to Sunday Night.

Rebel has opened up about being “bullied” by the media.

Bob Katter's bizarre SSM rant lampooned by US comedy host

Stephen Colbert hosts the 2017 Emmys. Picture: Fox8

“Wow! That was an abrupt left turn right there."