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70 people charged with drug related offences in festival operation

Seventy people have been charged with 149 drug related offences over four days of a Peak Crossing festival.  Officers set up a road side operation and tested 1800 people for drugs and drink driving from February 14 to 19. Police say they charged a total of 117 people on 207 offences during...

Phew that was close! No 'Oma-geddon' as cyclone is downgraded.

A cyclone watch for Southern Queensland and the Northern New South Wales coast has been cancelled, as Tropical Cyclone Oma weakens to a category one system. The slow-moving system is about 700 kilometres East-North-East of Brisbane, in the Coral Sea. While the cyclone is not expected to hit the coast, damaging winds...

The bid to make wage theft a jailable offence garners an M.P's backing.

Ipswich M.P Jennifer Howard has thrown her support behind making wage theft a criminal offence. A Parliamentary committee made the 17 recommendations, including the jailing of employers, found to have deliberately or recklessly engaged in wage theft. The inquiry was prompted, after a number of high-profile cases, such as 7-11 made the...

Parking penalties rake in big dollars for Ipswich City Council.

An increased focus on parking rules across Ipswich, has resulted in almost double the number of fines being handed out by the City Council in the past year. Between February 2018 and last month, over 15,000 parking infringement notices were handed out to drivers. According to The Q.T...that figure is almost double...

Cyclone Watch issued for southeast Queensland coast

(Photo: Bureau of Meteorology.) The Weather Bureau has issued its first Cyclone Watch for the southeast Queensland coast in 29 years.  Cyclone Oma remains a category two storm and is just under 900 kilometres north of Brisbane.  The warning includes Bundaberg south to Ballina in New South Wales including Brisbane and both the...

Woman critical after being charged by a cow

(Photo: CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication.) An elderly woman is fighting for life in hospital after being charged by a 600kg cow at a property outside of Ipswich. The woman, aged in her 70s, was rammed and trampled by the animal at the Peak Crossing farm around 6.30 last...

Faulty A.T.M leaves single mum on D.S.P in financial strife.

A local single mother of two has had her bank account overdrawn by almost $6,000, due to a dodgy A.T.M. Kaysey Deacon from Coalfalls stopped at the machine at I.G.A West Ipswich on Tuesday, to withdraw $200. Instead of the money, the machine spat out a receipt...showing the amount dispensed was $6,120. After...

Oh great...yet another online cyber-threat to be wary of...

Security experts are warning local residents about a new trend, which involves cyber-criminals skimming credit card details from shopping websites. The practice known as 'Formjacking' has been identified in an Internet Security Threat Report. On average, more than 4,800 unique websites across the globe, are being compromised by form-jacking code every month. Nick...

Used narcotics utensils dumped at Lockyer Valley sports precinct.

Inquiries into the illegal dumping of syringes continue in Laidley, after drug utensils and alcohol swabs were found by a Laidley Lions Junior Rugby League club member. The drugs utensils were found last Tuesday at the sporting and recreational facility. Laidley Senior Sergeant, Regan Draheim told The Gatton Star...if the owners of...

BREAKING NEWS: Mother admits to killing Mason Jet Lee

UPDATE:  The mother of Mason Jet Lee (pictured above) has been sentenced to 9 years jail after pleading guilty to manslaughter and child cruelty.  29-year-old’s then-boyfriend was convicted to 9 years behind bars with parole after 6 - for causing the fatal blow to the 22-month-old in June 20-16. Sentencing Anne Maree Lee...
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