GOOD morning and welcome to Monday.
We have dished up all the latest bits and pieces that happened after you went to bed in our Brekky Wrap, so you can read them with your morning cup of coffee and burnt omelette.
Keep checking in over the course of the morning for more updates.
LOOK out if you happen to strike up a conversation with 90-year-old Ruth Frost.
The former entertainer, dancer, acrobat and now prolific writer might just have you blushing, laughing and definitely smiling from ear to ear.
And, perhaps most importantly of all, her infectious joy will leave you feeling optimistic about life and the marvels of modern medicine - particularly keyhole surgery.
She is the beneficiary of a cow's heart valve, which was installed via keyhole surgery in 2010.
A POLICE blockade is in place in Ipswich after police received a call at 2.20am about a man making threats on Ellenborough Street.
Police declared an "emergent situation" at 3.20am that now includes parts of Ellenborough Street between limestone and Roderick streets, South St between Ellenborough and Nicholas streets and Wilson Lane.
TWO deaths and a car split in two kept emergency services hopping throughout the weekend.
Investigations are under way into a crash near Chinchilla that claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl and left another teenager in a serious condition.
Police were called to the scene on Cameby Rd at 12.15pm yesterday.
The female driver, who called 000 after the crash, was airlifted from Chinchilla Base Hospital about 4pm.
On Friday a farmer was killed at Googa Creek, north of Crows Nest.
The 56-year-old from Sandy Creek was crushed between a ute and a gatepost and was found about 4pm.
A EUCALYPT tree bursting with red blooms in a community park will become a place of solace for the Bischoff family.
It has been six months since mother and daughter Noelene and Yvana Bischoff died after eating a fish meal while on a Balinese holiday.
It's been a harrowing time for the pair's family as they come to terms with losing their girls.
But a memorial area with a tree and special plaque will become a place of remembrance to Noelene and Yvana, who devoted so much to the community through their work, school, church and general zest for life.
CHEF Matt Golinski will undergo another round of surgery today in a bid to increase movement in both his arms.
And if everything goes according to plan, he hopes to compete in the Pomona King of the Mountain.
Doctors will today remove calcified bone on Matt's elbows, which should allow him to finally be able to fully extend both arms.
The operation is important in his bid to tackle a string of physical challenges, with the Sunshine Coast Marathon in late August also on his list.
He ran in a 10km event just eight months after the tragic Boxing Day blaze, which claimed the lives of his wife Rachael and three daughters, twins Willow and Sage and youngest Starlia.
Channel 7 airs 'illegal' Pistorius footage
FOOTAGE of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting how he claims he came to fatally shoot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has been shown overnight on Channel 7.
Pistorius defence lawyer Brian Webber believes the vision was obtained illegally.
KANYE West has angered fans at the Wireless festival in London by embarking on a 20-minute rant in which he compared photographers' intrusion into his life to "rape".
The singer, brought in as cover after the Canadian rapper Drake was taken ill, received loud boos as he stopped performing to talk about himself, often in the third person, as being a both "shy" and "arrogant" person.
It came during a performance which reportedly got off to a strong start, as West played snippets of various Drake hits, saying: "My homeboy [Drake] can't be here but we still gotta rep for him tonight."
A MAN who asked for just $10 to make a potato salad on Kickstarter has now raised over $4,000 and attracted more than 330 backers.
The fundraiser, who calls himself Zack Danger Brown and is from Columbus, Ohio, initially posted the Kickstarter page as a spoof, pitching for $10 to allow him make just one potato salad.
However, his Kickstarter page quickly circulated across the internet and more and more users decided to back the wacky project.
Man takes poverty vow, wins $277.3m in Powerball
OFFICIALS are calling it the largest prize ever to be won in Tennessee Lottery history, and at $277.3 million it is a figure that many could only dream of winning.
But the man who has won it, Roy Cockrum, 58, from Knoxville, has refused to take it all home with him. Mr Cockrum has taken a vow of poverty, and most of his hefty winnings are going to charity.
Mr Cockrum, who appeared at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville this week to claim his prize, has said that he will donate his money to support the performing arts.
Having spent 20 years working as an actor and stage manager, it is understandable why Mr Cockrum has chosen to give his money to the arts.
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