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Police investigate wild street brawl in Kingaroy

Police are continuing investigations today into a wild street brawl involving up to 30 people in Kingaroy on the weekend.  It happened on Haly Street  around 1 early Saturday morning.  Several fights broke out between the group outside a licensed venue.  A Kingaroy man was left with serious head injuries in the brawl.  Any...

Toowoomba Mayor still to apologise after being fined for misconduct

Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio (pictured above) is yet to formerly apologise after being fined nearly fined $15,000 for misconduct.  The concerns were raised after a council meeting yesterday where the mayor sidestepped the issue despite calls from Councillor Bill Cahill.  An independent regional conduct review panel last week found that Cr Antonio...

Intrust Super Cup to now see eight teams contest finals

The Ipswich Jets (pictured above) will now have to compete for a spot in the top 8 instead of the top 6 following a major shake up of the Intrust Super Cup competition. Queensland Rugby League has today released its new schedule for 2019 which has seen the championship follow the...

Thieves steal urns containing ashes from Willowbank cemetery

The boss of a cemetery in Ipswich says he can't understand why anyone would want to steal a person's ashes.  At around 3:30 this morning, two boxes of ashes were taken from the Warrill Park Lawn Cemetery in Willowbank.  Police are investigating, while families have been notified. The cemetery's General Manager Stephen Beer...

Man charged over father of five's stabbing murder case in court

A man charged with the stabbing murder of father-of-five Benjamin Suttie (pictured above) in a Woodridge park is set to return to court in February.  The 37-year-old died in August, three days after he was stabbed in the neck while walking through Prince Park. Harley David Wegener, who is charged with his...

Police hunt for stolen vehicle in Lockyer Valley

A police hunt is underway in the Lockyer Valley looking for stolen vehicle from Drayton. The car was taken from a Gibb Street property on either Monday or Tuesday. The blue Mitsubishi Lancer sedan with Queensland registration 8-9-1T-P-K (pictured above)was last seen evading police on Mount Sylvia Road at Tenthill at just...

Parents urged to keep a close eye on the kids while Chrissie shopping.

A child safety advocate says the case of a man's alleged abduction and sexual assault of a seven-year-old girl, is a timely reminder to all parents. A 26-year-old man is set to return to court today, charged over the alleged incident at Westfield North Lakes Shopping Centre, North of Brisbane, on...

Owen, dubbed a 'zombie cyclone', returns from the dead to intensify.

Tropical Cyclone Owen is expected to intensify further, with gale force winds and heavy rain forecast, to lash parts of far North Queensland and the state's Gulf Country. Gusts of up to 110 kilometres-an-hour are expected to develop, impacting residents between the Queensland-Northern Territory border, to Cape Shield in the N.T. The...

'Pokies are not oakey-dokey in our shopping precinct' say locals.

Community members opposed to Pokies being installed at a major shopping centre in Brisbane's West, have met to voice their concerns. 45 of the machines are planned for the licensed premises inside Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Greens M.P for Maiwar, Michael Berkman says they don't want to see gambling infiltrate public spaces. (Image courtesy...

From the ring to remand for a Toowoomba boxer, charged with G.B.H.

A Toowoomba champion boxer, accused of grievous bodily harm and torture, has been remanded in custody. Damien Hooper (pictured), who was an under-card at the Pacquiao-Horn fight, had his case heard in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday. The 26-year-old did not enter a plea to charges, which also include evading police and...
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