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Heatwave raises bushfire threat in the local region

(Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency. Supplied.) Firefighters are bracing for another tough day, with severe conditions gripping parts of the state, including the south-east. The Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Wide Bay and Burnett are also facing severe fire danger. The weather bureau's Sam Campbell says temperatures will remain high, with some...

Greg Chemello steps down as Ipswich Council's Interim Administrator

(Photo: Ipswich City Council. Supplied.) Sixteen months after taking up the position of Interim Administrator at Ipswich City Council, Greg Chemello (pictured above) has stepped down. Mr Chemello told River 949's Marnie and Campo this morning that  he is to take up a position at Moreton Bay Regional Council, where he will...

Concerns for man missing from Woodridge

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) Police want our help to find a young man missing from Woodridge. Brent Fenlon (pictured above) was last seen leaving a Station Road address at just after 4 yesterday afternoon. The 21-year-old's family and police hold serious concerns for his safety. Brent is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately...

Fire crews battling large bushfires in local region

(Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Supplied.) There are currently two large bushfires in the local region, which are challenging fire crews. CYPRESS GARDENS and FOREST RIDGE (PART OF MILLMERRAN FIRE) -- WATCH AND ACT -- LEAVE NOW Residents near Millmerran, southwest of Toowoomba, are being told to 'Leave Now' this morning as...

Man stabbed in violent daylight robbery at Woodridge

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) A police hunt continues for a man wanted over a violent daylight stabbing at Woodridge. It allegedly happened on Dol Street yesterday, when a man was stabbed repeatedly by the offender - in the neck and chest.  He was taken to the P-A Hospital in a critical condition. ...

Logan council introduces reforms to increase transparency

(Photo: Logan City Council. Supplied.) Changes to how Logan City Council runs some of its day-to-day business in order to be more transparent will be adopted today. The council is looking to introduce reforms when it comes to councillor expenses and entitlements, audit and risk systems, along with implementing a decision-making framework. The...

Renewed calls to approve Acland coal mine expansion

(Photo: License use Creative Commons Zero - CC0) Renewed calls for the Palaszczuk government to approve the New Hope Coal mine, near Oakey. CFMEU is backing calls by the Queensland Resources Council for the state government to give the green light for stage three of the mine.   The company has waited 12 years...

Firefighters to remain on high alert as temps heat up

(Photo: Crews at the scene of the Boonah fires in November. QFES. Supplied.) Firefighters are looking likely to have their hands full over the next four days as dry and hot weather conditions are set to worsen. Both Ipswich and the Darling Downs are looking to get temps in the 40s -...

Mother of seven jailed over Logan toolbox deaths

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) A mother of seven has been jailed for manslaughter over her role in the Logan toolbox deaths.  Ngatokoona Mareiti pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Supreme Court yesterday to the unlawful killing of Cory Breton and Iuliana Triscaru (pictured above) in January 2016 at Kingston.  She had helped clean...

Teenage girl missing from Boronia Heights

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) Police are searching for a 13-year-old girl (pictured above) missing in Logan for more than a week.  The teen was reported missing around lunchtime last Monday, leaving a home on Seymore Court in Boronia Heights.  She is described as Caucasian, with long mousy-brown hair, and wearing black Nike...
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