Regional News

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Deadbeat parents owe Aussie kids $1.57b

Deadbeat parents owe Aussie kids $1.57b

Deadbeat parents owe Aussie kids $1.57b. Could Sweden be the secret to ending our child support farce, writes SHERELE MOODY.

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Nanango man threatened with machete and carjacked

Nanango man threatened with machete and carjacked

POLICE are on the hunt for an unknown man who wielded a machete during an early morning carjacking

Max Brenner’s lifeline falls through

Max Brenner’s lifeline falls through

THE future of chocolate store Max Brenner has been thrown back into chaos just hours after claims it had been “saved”.

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Burnett man charged with raping employee

Burnett man charged with raping employee

The man has been charged with two counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of deceptive recruitment.

Major clean-up under way after molasses tanker rollover

Major clean-up under way after molasses tanker rollover

A CLEAN-UP operation is under way after a molasses tanker rolled and closed a road early this morning.

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Herbicide attack strikes at heart of organic farmer

Herbicide attack strikes at heart of organic farmer

A HERBICIDE attack that destroyed $750,000 worth of crops could be the latest part of a series of targeted attacks against a Lockyer Valley farming operation.

Severe thunderstorm warning with 'damaging winds, hail'

Severe thunderstorm warning with 'damaging winds, hail'

BATTEN down the hatches, a severe thunderstorm warning has just been issued for regions west of Toowoomba.

Miracle cockatoo returns home

Miracle cockatoo returns home

Few struggled more so in last week's severe storms than Coolabunia dairy farmer Damien Tessmann and his unlikely feathered friend, Lazarus.

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Motorhome destroyed as fire breaks out in warehouse

Motorhome destroyed as fire breaks out in warehouse

UPDATE: A motorhome has been destroyed and a man taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a Toowoomba workshop.

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Three men on 230 drug supply charges after major operation

Three men on 230 drug supply charges after major operation

MORE than 70 people have been charged with 670 offences after a major drug operation was closed in Toowoomba.

Huge coincidence for reunited brothers: 'Gave me goosebumps'

Huge coincidence for reunited brothers: 'Gave me goosebumps'

IN A bizarre coincidence after Terry Gall and Barry Sutherland reunited in Toowoomba, they discovered they were only meters away from each other a year earlier.

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Wettest October in 15 years for Qld town

Wettest October in 15 years for Qld town

DALBY has recorded its wettest October in 15 years as the rainy weather continues with another 45mm expected for some areas of the southeast.

‘Human shield’ Queensland mum honoured

‘Human shield’ Queensland mum honoured

A YOUNG mum, who bravely used her battered body to save her baby from giant hail, is being praised for the split-second decision.

Three people injured in kangaroo attack

Three people injured in kangaroo attack

A REPORTED kangaroo attack on the southern Darling Downs has left three people injured, one seriously.

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Shell plans to tap more Queensland gas

Shell plans to tap more Queensland gas

AS part of its QGC venture in the Western Downs region, SHELL has announced plans to drill 250 gas wells during 2019 and 2020.

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

A TOOWOOMBA man has had a close brush with death after a truck he was overtaking failed to spot him.

Melon farmers cop a thrashing from vicious storm

Melon farmers cop a thrashing from vicious storm

FARMERS across the Western Downs are picking up the pieces after an intense hailstorm ripped through the region on Thursday.

Queensland’s best builders named

Queensland’s best builders named

A European-inspired mansion has taken home a top honour at Queensland’s Housing and Construction Awards.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Boy airlifted after tree falls in storm aftermath

Boy airlifted after tree falls in storm aftermath

The boy was airlifted in a critical condition with multiple serious injuries.

Tansey tornado: 'There is immense destruction'

Tansey tornado: 'There is immense destruction'

"We were right in the centre of the tornado."

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