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Police investigate missing cattle from Pittsworth property

Detectives from the Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) are seeking public assistance in relation to 15 steers that went missing from a property north of Pittsworth. Police believe the mob of mixed bred flat back steers went missing or were stolen sometime between 4.30pm on Tuesday (27 July) and 8am...

Springfield grandfather marks 100th chemo session with a smile

Those of us with less grit and determination would have given up in a 30-year battle with cancer. But not 74-year-old Walter Tweedie. Mr Tweedie, who is a patient at the Mater Springfield Cancer Care Centre, has just had his 100th chemotherapy session, and yet he still marks the milestone with...

Planned burn in Lockyer National Park

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct a planned burn within the Lockyer National Park today - weather permitting - as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests. As a result, smoke may be seen in between Helidon and Grantham. The aim of this burn...

Coffee leads to conversation about organ donation

It may not be an easy conversation, but Toowoomba Hospital’s Liz Hill is hoping a simple message on a   coffee cup will get people talking more about organ and tissue donation. “Having a conversation about organ and tissue donation with your loved ones during your lifetime is important,” Ms Hill said. “It’s an opportunity...

Masks to stay despite no local coronavirus cases

South east Queenslanders will have to continue wearing masks for yet another week despite no locally acquired coronavirus cases overnight. The state has recorded one new case, but that person is an overseas traveller isolating in hotel quarantine. Despite low case numbers over recent days, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says the situations...

Three facing murder charges over North Booval brawl

Three men have been charged with murder following the death of a man during a violent brawl at North Booval. Detectives say a 31-year-old Calamvale man was shot twice and died in Ipswich Hospital two groups got into a fight over property on Baden Jones Way, on Tuesday night. Four other people...

Former teacher with Ipswich links charged over child exploitation material

Police are concerned about potential victims of child exploitation in Ipswich after a former teacher at a prestigious Brisbane high school was arrested on a string of charges. The 41-year-old man, who was also a sports coach, is accused of accessing child exploitation material via a publicly available website overseas, which...

Concerns for young woman missing from Ipswich

Update on July 29: The 19-year-old woman reported missing from Ipswich yesterday has been located safe and well. Police would like to extend their appreciation to members of the public who helped.   Earlier: A Mackay family have serious concerns for a 19-year-old woman who has gone missing from Ipswich. Sera Rose Royce was...

Ipswich and Darling Downs house prices balloon in last quarter

Ipswich and Toowoomba house prices are continuing to eclipse records as some suburbs see price increases of more than five per cent in the most recent quarter alone. Median property prices west of Brisbane soared to an all-time high at the end of June, according to figures from CoreLogic. In Bellbird...

Fight over property turns violent, one shot dead in Booval

Police are vowing to hunt down two people on the run following a wild brawl involving guns and baseball bats that left a man dead in Ipswich. A 31-year-old man was shot dead and a number of others are in hospital, including a man in a critical condition with head injuries,...

Man shot, several others injured in North Booval street brawl

Police are investigating a fatal shooting involving a large number of people at North Booval yesterday. Early information indicates at around 5pm, in Baden Jones Way, several people were involved in a violent altercation involving weapons. A 31-year-old man was transported to hospital with critical injuries and died a short time later. A...

Ipswich nurse turns down kidney donation from husband to save daughter

An Ipswich nurse who has kidney disease has shared her heartbreaking story of passing up her husband's offer to donate his kidney in hope of later saving their daughter. Bec Vallee found out through a pre-natal scan that her now two-year-old daughter, Ambrosia, also had abnormal kidney development, which is an...

Police crackdown underway to combat hooning in Logan

   A state-of-the-art computer system is being used as part of an action plan to stamp out serious hooning problems in Logan. The new system will make it easier for people to report hooning activity, as well as boost reporting capabilities for police. More than 12,000 reports of illegal hooning have been made...
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