Hyacinth covers the Fitzroy River at The Ski Gardens.
Hyacinth covers the Fitzroy River at The Ski Gardens.

MORNING REWIND: Top five stories you may have missed

Happy Monday Central Queensland!

Welcome to today’s edition of The Morning Rewind, where we fill you in on the biggest stories you may have missed last week, February 10-17.

1. Gory details of Rockhampton beheading revealed.

A former prisoner of war found guilty of murdering and decapitating his friend called out “you have betrayed us because we are an outsider” as he was sentenced today.

Mohammed Khan has pleaded not guilty to murdering Syeid Alam on or about April 5, 2016. Mr Alam had been decapitated by the time his remains were found in a gully off the Fitzroy River on April 16.
Mohammed Khan has pleaded not guilty to murdering Syeid Alam on or about April 5, 2016. Mr Alam had been decapitated by the time his remains were found in a gully off the Fitzroy River on April 16.

2. Man’s good deed ‘punished’ by huge water bill

A resident frequently used a watering system to water both his own front garden and the council-owned traffic island out the front of his Kawana Close property. But his last water bill came as a big shock.

Ken Lidster watering the traffic island in front of his house.
Ken Lidster watering the traffic island in front of his house.

3. Fitzroy catchment put on flood watch after rainfall

The Fitzroy River rose substancially last week following heavy rainfall all over the region.

Rain approaching Capricorn Sandstone Quarries, west of Rockhampton.
Rain approaching Capricorn Sandstone Quarries, west of Rockhampton.

4. Media challenged over use of cameras during meeting.

Livingstone Shire Council challenged media representatives over their use of cameras during meetings.

Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig in LSC chambers.
Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig in LSC chambers.

5. Hyacinth causes headaches in the Fitzroy again.

The Fitzroy River above the barrage looked more like a paddock as dislodged Hyacinth flowed downstream.

Hyacinth covers the Fitzroy River at The Ski Gardens.
Hyacinth covers the Fitzroy River at The Ski Gardens.