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Police appeal after shots fired in Slacks Creek

Police are appealing for information in relation to an incident which led to shots being fired at a business in Slacks Creek. Around 4am on 28 June, a white Hyundai four-wheel-drive was captured on CCTV arriving at the gates of a business on Dan Street via Allgas Street. A man, described as...

A wet winters weekend on the way

We are set to cop heavy rainfall across the weekend due to a weather system moving through the South East. The Weather Bureau said falls could be in the double digits with up 60 millimetres expected in areas of Ipswich and Toowoomba. Forecaster Rosa Hoff said inland parts may also get rain. "We...

First milestone for Ipswich Mayor

After marking her first 100 days in office, Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding is proud to report that she and her new administration have delivered on their commitments so far. Mayor Harding set the bar high with her 100 Day Fresh Start Plan, part of her 2020 election campaign, which revealed all...

House destroyed by fire at Hodgson Vale

A house has been destroyed by fire at Hodgson Vale in the Toowoomba region. Fire crews arrived to the find the Carroll Road property fully involved around 1:30 this afternoon. Queensland Ambulance says one person had to be transported to hospital after suffering shock as a result of the incident. Investigations are continuing.  (Photo:...

High Court hearing granted against New Hope

Darling Downs farmers who are trying to stop the New Acland mine expansion will have their day in the High Court following a separate court ruling.  The Supreme Court of Queensland has adjourned New Hopes' attempt to have Oakey Coal Action Alliance liquidated until after the High Court decision. OCAA argued the expansion would rip apart prime agricultural...

We're winning the Fire Ant war

After three years of intensive treatment by the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program, residents in the Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and parts of Ipswich have been urged to keep an eye out for any remaining fire ants.  It's been reported residents have been more than happy with treatment outcomes, telling frontline staff their...

Covid testing clinicians are kept very busy

Thousands of locals have endured an uncomfortable nasal swab at a fever clinic or other health facility in South East regions.  That's according to new Covid testing stats released by the State Health Minister. As of June 1, over 65,000 Coronavirus tests had been conducted across the Metro South, West Moreton and...

Alleged Rochedale robbers face Court

Two men have been charged in relation to the alleged armed robbery of a convenience store in Rochedale on Sunday July 19. Police said the pair entered a Belmore Drive store while wearing masks and wielding a knife and a hammer. The duo allegedly snatched money and cigarettes before fleeing the scene...

Logan hoon busted, car confiscated

Queensland’s tough anti-hooning laws have resulted in the seizure of a Forestdale man's car. The 19-year-old was allegedly seen driving dangerously, doing burnouts on at least three separate occasions last weekend. Clear video footage of a white Commodore sedan was provided to Police. The vehicle was seized by Browns Plains officers and impounded for three months. The P-plater was charged with three counts of wilfully driving a vehicle...

Rates rise for Logan residents and businesses

The Budget offered little joy for ratepayers with a controversial 2.2 percent increase or $59 per year to the cost of rates for most households in Logan and a whopping 9.5 percent hike for commercial landlords. Guesthouses, private hotels, shops, restaurants, hospitals, childcare centres, sporting clubs and education institutions were also not...
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