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Appeal begins into sentence of teen who hit Ipswich constable

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) The Court of Appeal has this week begun its assessment of whether the sentence given to a teenager - who hit and almost killed a police officer, at Ipswich - was too lenient. Constable Peter McAulay (pictured above) sustained permanent injuries after he was struck by a...

Judgement in 2011 flood class action due today

(Photo: River 949's Toni Thompson) Thousands of Queenslanders will find out today if they've won a class action over the state's devastating floods almost nine years ago.  Close to seven thousand victims are suing S-E-Q Water and the government for mismanaging the Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams, by releasing water and flooding more...

Man drowns at Lake Wyaralong

(Photo: This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.) Police divers have located a man's body in a dam in the Scenic Rim.  The man in his sixties and his wife were fishing at Lake Wyaralong yesterday, when they got into difficulty while trying to...

Second twin dies following tragic accident at Sunnybank Hills

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) A six-week-old girl has died days after her twin sister was killed in a tragic accident at a Sunnybank Hills home. At around 6am on Wednesday, emergency crews were called to a Sunray Street address where first aid was administered to the two babies. One of  girls died...

Call for witness in murder of Logan girls

(Photo/video: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) Police are hoping to identify a potential witness believed to have been in the area at Waterford West, where two children died in a hot car. Kerri Ann Conley has been charged with murdering her 1 and 2 year old daughters, who were found unresponsive in the...

Mobile phone detection cameras and heftier fines to be introduced

Photo: DPP Law. Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Ipswich police Inspector Keith McDonald says people using their mobile phone while driving will soon face increased detection and heftier fines. The fines in Queensland will more than double, from 400 dollars to one thousand dollars from February next year.  Inspector McDonald told River 949's...

Search for a man missing at Lake Wyaralong

(Photo: Queensland Ambulance Service. Supplied.) Police divers have been brought in to search for a 60-year-old man, who has fallen into the water at Lake Wyaralong in the Scenic Rim. The alarm was raised after the man failed to resurface at around 10:30 this morning. Seqwater has since closed off the lake to...

Man critical after violent attack at Raceview

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) A crime scene has been set up after a man was stabbed at Raceview early this morning. The man is now in a critical condition in the PA Hospital after suffering multiple wounds.  Police say it allegedly happened after he got into an altercation with two men at...

Stanthorpe's Pistol Club on target for a post-bushfire refurbishment.

A Granite Belt sporting club will now be able to rebuild following the devastating bushfires, thanks to a cash grant from the state government. The massive inferno which tore through parts of Stanthorpe and Applethorpe in September, destroyed homes and parts of the Stanthorpe Pistol Club. The Minister for Sport and Springwood...

Busted using your phone while driving from Feb.1st will prove costly.

A $1,000 fine will soon be dished out to Queenslanders, caught using their mobile phone while behind the wheel. It's more than double the current penalty of $400, with the State Government confirming it will come into effect on February 1st. Transport Minister Mark Bailey has also revealed those caught using their...
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