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Darra business fire sends choking smoke into air

Thick smoke can be seen billowing into the sky from kilometres away as firefighters battle a blaze at a Darra business. Five firefighting crews have been called to help at the structure fire on Boundary Road, which started just after 9am. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesperson says early investigations suggest...

Police appeal for witnesses of head-on crash on Western Downs

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating after a man in his 60s died in a two-car crash south of Miles yesterday evening (October 17). Initial investigations indicate about 5pm, a Toyota Hilux and a Toyota Prado collided while travelling in opposite directions on the Leichhardt Highway. The driver and sole occupant of the Hilux,...

Ipswich detectives arrest 16-year-old accused of crime spree

  A 16-year-old boy has been denied bail following an alleged crime spree which involved breaking into houses, stealing cars and committing fraud across Ipswich, Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast. Ipswich detectives have arrested the teenager on a whopping 40 charges relating to incidents that occurred during September 22 and October...

Heavy rain, hail and damaging winds on the way

  A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Darling Downs and south east Queensland, with forecasters predicting damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain.  For people in parts of Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim, South Burnett, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas. The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:30 pm, severe...

Queensland sets key dates to reopen borders before Christmas

The Queensland border could be set to reopen and reunite families across the state by Christmas, under a new Covid vaccine plan. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is unveiling the new plan, which sets dates of when the state expects to achieve a 70 and 80 per cent vaccination rate. Queensland has recorded zero...

Two charged with robbery after police pursuit through Ipswich

Two people who were involved in a crash following a police pursuit through Ipswich have been charged with armed robbery over an unrelated incident. On Friday, police commenced an authorised chase of a white SUV - allegedly linked to an open robbery investigation - travelling through the Ipswich area. During the pursuit,...

Investigation into crash on busy Ipswich road

Three people have been taken to hospital after two cars crashed during a police chase on a busy Ipswich road, with one of the cars allegedly linked to a robbery. Police commenced an authorised chase of a white SUV spotted travelling through the Ipswich area at around 9.45am.   "The vehicle

Rolls Royce Ghost leads rally to raise money for Ipswich veterans

Motor enthusiasts will be treated to the rare sight of a Rolls Royce Ghost – and even have the chance to win it – in a rally to raise money for veterans facing financial hardship. More than 100 motorcyclists are expected to take part in the charity ride between Wacol, Ipswich,...

Fundraiser launched for Ipswich dog hurt in dog fighting ring

An Ipswich dog who was found hundreds of kilometres from home with horrific injuries is believed to have been stolen and used in an illegal dog fighting ring. Staffy-cross Harley was discovered on the side of a Chinchilla road close to death last week, after disappearing from Ipswich on August 23. His...

Every Queenslander will get infected with covid, Dr Young warns

    Queensland has recorded another day of zero new community cases as pressure mounts on the State Government to outlay a plan for opening the state. Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young warned that every Queenslander will eventually be infected with covid. “Every single person in Queensland but if you’ve been vaccinated it’s...

Severe storm warnings for local region for large hail and damaging winds

Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Southeast Queensland for DAMAGING WINDS and LARGE HAILSTONESFor people in parts of Ipswich, Logan, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast Council Areas.Issued at 5:29 am Friday, 15 October 2021.Severe thunderstorms continue to develop across the southeast.Weather Situation: A low pressure trough is moving across southeast QLD and is...

Victoria's soaring Covid cases a cautionary tale for Queensland

  Queensland has recorded no new community cases of coronavirus as the Premier once again piles on the pressure for people to get vaccinated before it is "too late". Annastacia Palaszczuk has told State Parliament, 70.99 per cent of eligible Queenslanders have received their first dose, with 17,187 vaccines administered by Queensland...
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