A 61-year-old Carmilla man has been charged after that siege situation yesterday in a Caterpillar Drive business. He has been charged with one count each of dangerous conduct with a weapon and deprivation of liberty. Around 10.20am yesterday, reports of an armed man threatening the manager and was holding him in the office. Police negotiators spoke with the man. After 20 minutes the employee was released. He will appear at the Mackay Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
In other news, A woman is recovering in hospital following an alleged assault in Mackay. Paramedics were called to Sophia Street around eleven yesterday morning. The woman was reportedly assaulted by a man and left unconscious on the side of the road near UnitingCare. he was taken to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition for a head injury.
Endometriosis Awareness is on the top of the agenda this month for Endo-March. The Queensland Endometriosis Organisation saying 1 in 10 women in Mackay suffer from the disease, and many of them are facing it without medical support. Q-Endo Spokesperson Ashley Webb says it's often a hidden issue.
Queensland health say more than half of Mackay and Whitsunday women between the age of 50 and 74 aren't getting regular breast screen checks. Only 60% in our region are taking advantage of the service, with time one of the main factors as to why woman aren't seeing their doctor.Executive Director of Preventive Health, Kaye Pulsford says it’s important we get checked regularly.