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TOOWOOMBA: Proposal to build a museum to be run by veterans

A proposal has been made to build a world-class museum and art gallery in Toowoomba to be totally run by military veterans.  Veterans First, who are behind the project, says the University of Southern Queensland and TAFE will provide the training for vets.  They are also hoping for funding from the Federal...

Bundamba MP calls for government to fast track Springfield line

Bundamba MP Jo Ann Miller (pictured above) is calling on the government to put the money aside for the extension of the Springfield train line.  The state government is holding off on fast tracking the Springfield to Ipswich project until after Cross River Rail is completed. Ms Miller says the Springfield line...

A Darling Downs couple fear losing their property to inland rail

A Darling Downs couple want the government to see the human impact of resuming land for the $10 billion Inland Rail project. Their comments come after Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack met with affected landowners in Southbrook yesterday. Andrea Purcell says if the proposed route goes ahead their property will be resumed.  "We've...

INQUEST: Family finds closure following Russell Winks shooting death

The family of Warwick man Russell Winks, who was killed in a stand off with police, says an inquest into his death has given them closure. The comments come after a Toowoomba inquest found that Senior Constables Cook and Gibb had resolved the situation in an appropriate manner after the 65-year-old...

Man charged over attempted bank robbery in Toowoomba

Police have taken a man into custody following an attempted bank robbery in Toowoomba. Inspector Craig Berry says the man allegedly went into the Commonwealth Bank on Ruthven Street and handed staff a threatening note at around 10 this morning: "Once inside he approached the customer service officers and handed them a...

An elderly man dies, 2 injured...one critically, after Lockyer Valley crash.

A man has died and another man is listed as critical, following a two-car crash in the Lockyer Valley. The 82-year-old died in hospital, after the car he was driving collided with another at Lower Tenthill,  just before 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A 21-year-old man, who was a passenger in the other...

Taxpayers to foot the bill for Telstra's bushfire alert text messages.

The L.N.P has sided with Telstra, in dismissing the Premier's call for Telcos to pay for emergency warning text messages. Annastacia Palaszczuk says such messages should be a free community service. More than a million alerts were sent out during the recent bush-fires, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. But Opposition leader and...

A Lockyer Valley woman fights for life after near drowning incident.

A woman has been rushed to hospital, following a near-drowning in the Lockyer Valley last night. Emergency services were called to a private residence at Forest Hill at around 6:30 p.m, where Paramedics performed C.P.R on the woman in her early 20's, before making a 'mercy dash' to the Princess Alexandra...

Pullenvale man goes missing, while attending a medical appointment.

We need your help to locate a man, reported missing from Pullenvale. 46 year-old Jason Ormsby (pictured) was last seen leaving an Olivia Place residence at 5.45 p.m yesterday, to seek treatment for a hand injury...but he's not been heard from since. Concerns are held for Jason’s welfare, as he suffers from...

Two men critically injured in crash at Gatton

Two men have been critically injured in a crash near Gatton. The men became trapped after two vehicles collided on Gatton-Helidon Road at Lower Tent Hill at just before 4 this afternoon.  One man in his 20s has been airlifted to the PA Hospital while the other in his 70s is waiting...
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