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Really...is nothing sacred...? Thieves make off with phone tower batteries.

Ipswich detectives need your help to find a number of large batteries, stolen from mobile phone towers across the city. More than 60 deep-cycle batteries have been taken from cell towers in Goodna and Bellbird Park...weighing about 25 kilos each. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. (Image courtesy of www.mypolice.qld.gov.au)...

Knife wielding bandit on the run, after Logan tobacconist armed robbery.

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a tobacco store in Crestmead last night. Just after 10:30 p.m., it's alleged a man entered the Waratah Drive store, threatened the male attendant with a sharp implement and demanded money. The man then removed the register, containing a sum of cash. He then fled and...

Two rescued from Toowoomba floodwaters as downpours continue

TWO people have been taken to Toowoomba Hospital as a precaution after they were recued from their car caught in floodwaters last night. Paramedics were called to help the pair stuck at Cross Warkon Street in Greenmount at about 9pm. It comes as parts of the Darling Downs copped more...

Burst water pipe causes 'sink hole' near Sutton Park

RESIDENTS have described what looks like a large sink hole forming under a road near Sutton Park in Brassall, where a water pipe has burst. Water is flooding at Vogel Road, near the corner of Rowan Drive. Donna Caesar, who lives nearby, could hear water gushing outside her home but thought it...

More rain on the way for much of regional Queensland

  HEAVY rain and thunderstorms are expected to batter parts of regional Queensland, where some areas have already copped more than 200 millimetres of rain overnight.   A severe weather warning for a downpour is in place for the Central Highlands region, while wet weather will make its way from the south east...

GEHAM FATAL: Police release footage of possible witness

(Photo/video: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) Police have released video of a man who might be able to help with an investigation into a hit and run of an 18-year-old man north of Toowoomba last month. Lachlan Douglas died when he was struck by a vehicle on the New England Highway at Geham...

Home partly destroyed by fire at Patrick Estate

(Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Service. Supplied.) A house has been partly destroyed by fire at Patrick Estate in the Somerset region this morning. QFES says the two-storey Queenslander on Patrick Estate Road was semi-involved when crews arrived around 9am. All occupants of the property escaped unharmed. Investigations are continuing.

6 illegal dumping hotspots are costing Lockyer's Council a motza.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council says $100,000 has been spent on cleaning up after illegal dumpers in the region, in the last financial year. Councillor Jason Cook says 81 tonnes of rubbish was collected, transported and disposed of by council from 169 cases in 2018 / 19. He says the worst dumping areas...

New severe punishments pass for convicted animal rights farm protesters.

With new legislation increasing the penalties for convicted farm invaders, protesters will now be hit with fines of up to $60,000 or a year in jail. Animal rights activists will be stung with the financial penalties or prison time, if they're convicted of trespassing on farms, and breaching bio-security regulations, after...

A local electorate is truly short-changed after the sports rorts saga.

Federal Blair M.P Shayne Neumann says the reality of the sports rorts affair reveals Ipswich and the Somerset did miss out on vital funding. His comments after former-Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie resigned and a Senate inquiry is launched, to investigate whether the Morrison government allegedly spent $100-million to prop-up its marginal...
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