Local News Headlines for Monday August 7, 2017

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Local News Headlines for Monday August 7, 2017

A fishing charter boat has slammed into a whale in the Whitsunday's -- knocking two people unconscious. It happened about 175km north of Mackay on Saturday afternoon. The RACQ CQ Rescue crew say one man's ended up in the Proserpine Hospital with a deep cut to his head. Four of the six people on board were taken to hospital and it's believed the humpback swam away.

A man has been left in a critical condition after allegedly running out in front a taxi in Cannonvale. Police say it happened at around 9 on Friday night. The 36 year old running out on Waterson Way -- jumping onto the car and falling on to the road. He has serious head injuries and is in the Townsville Hospital. Meanwhile five people are hurt following a two vehicle crash on Shakespeare Street and Milton Street in Mackay. Ambo's receiving the call to attend the scene at around 12:40 yesterday afternoon. Two children -- aged 5 and 8 were taken to hospital.

A man is facing a raft of charges following multiple alleged burglaries between Airlie Beach and Gladstone. The 31 year old allegedly breaking into businesses along the coast between July the 2nd and August the 4th and stealing cash and things like cameras and mobiles. He's due to front the Gladstone Magistrates court today.

Construction on Mackay Ring Road project is set to start in the coming weeks. It's reached a milestone with CPB Contractors being named the tenders to build stage 1.

Plans for a Whitsunday Steiner School are moving ahead with a Cannonvale information session now confirmed. Anyone is welcome to attend the afternoon which will feature children's entertainment a cake stall and sausage sizzle. Steiner School board president Nicole Cranny says anyone is welcome to attend.



The Mackay Cutters are full steam ahead -- slashing through the Sunshine coast pack at the weekend. They took out the falcons 30 points to 26 on Saturday night even with their captain out in the second half due to a dislocated shoulder.

AND the Mackay City Hawks AFL boys have scraped a win over the North Mackay Saints. They finished 95 points to 61 in round 16 at the weekend.