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Police call for witnesses after armed robbery in Logan

    Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted armed robbery of a man in Logan Central last night.   Around 2am the man was driving his white Nissan X-Trail north on Ewing Road through the Albert Street intersection, when an object struck it.   The driver did a u-turn, stopped the vehicle and got...

Toowoomba Show goes ahead rain, hail or shine

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped the tradition of the Toowoomba Royal Show thanks to restrictions easing this week. The country show has been hampered year after year by bad weather and the global pandemic, but organisers were determined to have it go ahead this year. They organised a COVID-safe plan negotiated...

Hunt underway for illegal hunters in Somerset

Police have launched an investigation into illegal hunting in the Somerset region after two cows and a deer were shot dead. The cattle, worth $2,500 each, were shot and killed on a rural property at Crossdale, on Wivenhoe Somerset Road, between March 14 – 31. A small amount of meat was...

Tragic end in search for missing Ipswich woman

The search for a missing Ipswich woman has ended in tragedy. Rhonda Gerhardt was reported missing from Booval, having last been seen on Glebe Road on Monday.  Police have confirmed this morning the body of the 62-year-old has been discovered.  In a statement, police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death...

Reinforcements arrive to address farm worker shortage

Reinforcements are on their way to help Lockyer Valley farmers, struggling to find staff in the wake of the pandemic. The agriculture industry's facing a worker shortage, due to tens of thousands of backpackers leaving the country. The state government is working with the sector to bring another 550 Pacific workers to...

Motorcyclist seriously injured after being run over by truck

A motorcyclist has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being run over by a truck at Ipswich.   Police say the male rider was hit soon after he fell from his bike on the Ipswich Motorway at Redbank around 5:30 on Thursday afternoon.  He was taken to PA Hospital in a...

Fraud charges against eight former Logan City councillors dropped

There are calls for an independent inquiry and public apology after fraud charges against eight Logan City councillors were dropped. Seven councillors and former mayor Luke Smith were charged by Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) with fraud over former council chief executive Sharon Kelsey's dismissal. The corruption watchdog accused the councillors...

Rental crisis: Domestic violence victims left with nowhere to go

Domestic violence victims are being forced to stay living in dangerous households because they have nowhere else to go as the rental crisis worsens in Ipswich and Toowoomba. It’s no secret the rental market is getting tighter with data from Real Estate Institute of Queensland showing the Greater Brisbane vacancy rate...

Woman hospitalised after horse fell on top of her

A woman has been rushed to hospital after a horse fell on top of her in the Lockyer Valley.  It happened at a Morton Vale property at around 1 this morning.   Queensland Ambulance says the woman, aged in her 50s, was taken stable to Ipswich Hospital with leg injuries.

Police call for help to find missing woman

  Police are seeking urgent help from the public to find a 62-year-old woman reported missing from Booval.   Rhonda Gerhardt was last seen at a home on Glebe Road on April 12 and hasn't been seen since.   Police and family are concerned for her welfare as she has a medical condition.   Rhonda is described...

Calls for a 'Dark Sky Park' on Darling Downs

Population growth in Toowoomba is sparking fears of increased light pollution which could destroy the region’s clear night sky. A University of Southern Queensland astronomer is calling for the Mount Kent Observatory to be declared a 'Dark Sky Park' within the next decade in order to protect it from urban development. The...

$400m medicinal cannabis facility planned for Toowoomba

Construction on what is being dubbed as one of the world’s largest medicinal cannabis production facilities will soon start in Toowoomba. The $400million project will be built near Wellcamp Airport and is tipped to create 1000 jobs. The first 10ha glasshouse and manufacturing facility is due to be operational by the end...

Queenslanders allowed to go mask-free

Coronavirus restrictions are easing earlier than expected in Queensland, meaning from 6am tomorrow we don’t have to wear a mask and can visit loved ones in aged care homes. The state-wide mandate to wear a mask indoors and outdoors when social distancing isn’t possible was introduced more than two weeks ago...
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