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Child stealing charge, Darling Heights

A woman has been charged following investigations into an incident last night which initiated an Amber Alert. Police will allege a woman removed an 18-month-old boy at midday on July 15, from his home in Toowoomba. The child was located safe and well at 10pm, July 15, in Logan. A 25-year-old Glenvale woman has...

Works continue on Mt Crosby pipeline

Works to support the continued supply of drinking water in South East Queensland will ramp up this weekend, with the second stage of a $1.5 million upgrade on two pipes that supply water from Mount Crosby Treatment Plant to Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan. The work will involve taking a 4km section...

Ipswich Council begins recruitment for new CEO

Ipswich City Council has marked the beginning of a new era as it officially commences its search for a new Chief Executive Officer. Mayor Teresa Harding said council was looking for an experienced leader who can put council’s past behind them and create a bright future for the City of Ipswich. “This is an...

Queensland slams shut border to Victoria

Queensland is closing its border to Victoria from 1am tomorrow as the state records one new locally acquire case of coronavirus overnight. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the new case is the mother of a 12-year-old boy who tested positive yesterday. Genomic sequencing has confirmed they have the highly-contagious Delta strain; however, it...

Qld restrictions remain as 12yr old tests positive to COVID-19

Masks will be mandatory in parts of Queensland for another week as the state records five new cases of COVID-19, including a 12-year-old boy. Three of the new cases are locally acquired and two are returned overseas travellers. Flying home from the United States, the boy quarantined in Sydney before coming into...

Investigations continue into shooting at Forestdale

Detectives have released vision of possible witnesses who may be able to assist with an ongoing investigation into a shooting at Forestdale on Friday, July 2. Around 8pm that day, a shot was fired at a car as it drove in an easterly direction on Johnston Road, between Staplyton and Dickman...

Record rescues for Toowoomba Lifeflight chopper

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aeromedical crews performed a record 698 missions from the Toowoomba base last financial year, making the South West's service the busiest in LifeFlight's state-wide chopper fleet.  Those community missions are valued at approximately $17.4 million dollars, with each airlift's average cost estimated at $25,000 - but the service...

IPSWICH| Talisman Sabre 2021 begins at RAAF Amberley

Australia’s largest bilateral exercise with the United States (US), Exercise Talisman Sabre, has officially commenced for 2021 with the opening ceremony held at RAAF Base Amberley.  Commander of the Australian Defence Force’s Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, Major General Jake Ellwood said the high-end war fighting exercise was designed to enhance the...

TOOWOOMBA| Four people charged over Porsche theft

Police have charged four people with multiple offences after intercepting an alleged stolen Porsche SUV in Wilsonton Heights yesterday. Around 12.30pm the car, allegedly stolen from a Mount Lofty residence on Monday morning (July 12), was observed by police near the intersection of Long and Ruthven streets in Toowoomba. As police approached the vehicle it allegedly mounted the kerb and...

Motorcyclist killed in crash on Western Downs

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash at Kumbarilla, between Dalby and Tara, this afternoon.  Police arrived at the scene, on Kumbarilla Lane, just after 4pm and attempted to revive the rider of a red motorcycle.  Early investigations indicate this rider was unsuccessful when negotiating a bend in the...

Riverlink Shopping Centre listed as Covid-19 exposure site

Queensland Health has listed Riverlink Shopping Centre as a Covid-19 exposure site. A post on the RiverLink Shopping Centre Facebook page notes that Queensland Health informed the centre that a customer who has tested positive to Covid-19 visited the following retailers at Riverlink Shopping Centre on Friday, July 9: Kmart between: 12.24pm...

Labor defends Ipswich Hospital ED wait times

Forty-seven per cent of patients attending the Ipswich Hospital emergency department are not being seen within the clinically recommended time frames, according to new data. The LNP says the latest Queensland Health statistics for the March quarter show a dangerous “sub-standard care” in the time Ipswich patients are waiting for treatment...
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