Latest News

Local News

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Bushfire intensifies in Wallangarra

(Supplied Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.) Fire crews are trying to get the upper hand on a large bushfire at Wallangarra in the Southern Downs this afternoon. QFES has issued a 'Watch and Act' advice with residents urged to 'prepare to leave' and follow their bushfire survival plan.  The fast-moving fire is travelling...

Proposed Medicinal Marijuana factory promises jobs bonanza.

The Canadian company planning to build the world's biggest medicinal Cannabis farm in Toowoomba's backyard, is projecting a massive employment figure it could bring to the region...with estimates of between 1,200 to 1,400 new jobs being created.  Paget Hargeaves, the President & Director of 'Asterion', has told The Chronicle...his company will...

'Ghostly goings-on' at a popular Lockyer Valley watering-hole.

The owner and publican of the Old Britannia hotel in Laidley says he has absolutely no doubt his pub is haunted. Ryan Beaumont, who's currently renovating the pub, says there's no other explanation for why patrons and staff have reported strange paranormal occurrences, including unlocked doors not opening and alcohol flying...

Back to Court for convicted murderer of Tialeigh Palmer.

The man convicted and sentenced to life, for the murder of Logan schoolgirl Tialeigh Palmer, will be back in court next month, to face charges for allegedly raping a girl, after a brief Court mention yesterday. In March last year, Rick Thorburn (pictured) was charged with rape, attempted rape, and nine...

Possible storms & showers to bring on 'sauna' conditions for Ipswich.

Thankfully, there's a pretty good chance of a shower or two in Ipswich today. In fact, the Bureau's extended weather forecast shows a 60% chance of rain, most likely this afternoon, and the chance of a gusty thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Unfortunately the downpour is going to be accompanied...

Man accused of strangulation, assault, kidnap remanded in custody

A Logan man accused of strangulation, assault and kidnap of a woman and her four kids has been remanded in custody. The 29-year-old - who can't be named for legal reasons - allegedly went to their home in the Logan area on Saturday, choked the woman and then forced her and...

The Blue Line to mix with the Grey Army to bust Logan's hoons.

Police are ready to launch a two-month trial to target hoons in Logan...and they've called in the big guns: 'The Grey Army'. Seniors will now be able to lodge a hooning report with Police, without having to recall full registration and number plate details. The trial, due to start in March, was...

I.R.A.T.E protestors plan to rally against Remondis waste-2-n.r.g plant.

The proposal from waste company Remondis, currently before Ipswich City Council to construct a $400-million incinerator at Swanbank, has prompted a public protest, to be held against the building of the waste-to-energy plant. The Ipswich Residents Against Toxic Environments group has planned a public rally for next month, in opposition to...

Man charged with 61 offences to face a Beenleigh Court today.

A man is set to front court charged with domestic violence offences, following an alleged incident involving a woman and four children, South of Brisbane. It's alleged the 29-year-old went to the home of the woman and youngsters in Logan on Saturday, before he choked the woman, and made her and...

Keep a keen eye out for missing Edens Landing youngster.

We need your help to find an 11-year-old girl, missing from Edens Landing. The girl was last seen yesterday afternoon at around 1 p.m at Rochelle Court, and has not been seen since. She's described as Caucasian with a fair complexion, around 170cm tall with a solid build, strawberry blonde shoulder-length hair...
If you have information on something happening near you or wish to contact the newroom use this link