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Teenage girl missing from Toowoomba

Police are asking for our help to find a 15-year-old girl reported missing from Toowoomba. The teen (pictured above) was last seen around 8pm on December 3 on Anzac Avenue at Drayton and has not been seen by friends or family since. The 15-year-old described as Caucasian, 160cm tall with a small...

Tributes flow in for Ipswich woman found in boot

(Photo: Facebook.) Tributes have been flowing in on social media from friends and family for Kardell Lomas who was found dead in the boot of a car at Raceview.  Police identified the 31-year-old yesterday and confirmed that they had taken her 36-year-old boyfriend into custody for questioning.  Her body was found in the...

Ipswich and Brisbane cop severe storms

(Photo: Radar image of warnings for last night's storm. Bureau of Meteorology.)  Ipswich and Brisbane copped a pounding from last night's storm.  The bureau is predicting more storms on the way.  Ipswich recorded winds of up to 85 km/h last night and received over 15 mms of rain. The suburb of East Brisbane receiving 135...

Investigations underway after woman's body found at Raceview

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) UPDATE: A homicide investigation is underway after the body of a 31-year-old woman was found at a home in Raceview.  Police received a Triple Zero call at around 5:30 yesterday afternoon alerting them to the woman's body at a McGill Street address.  The 31-year-old was discovered in a car...

TOOWOOMBA: Power outages from damaging storms

Thousands of residents across Toowoomba have been hit by widespread power outages, after damaging storms hit the Darling Downs.  At the height of last night's outages, close to 20-thousand homes were without electricity.  The Weather Bureau says 38 millimetres of rainfall was recorded at Withcott, with the storms delivering gusty winds of...

Ash Barty wins three AIS awards

(Photo: Rob Keating from Canberra. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.) Ipswich's Ash Barty (pictured above)  has scooped the pool at the Australian Institute of Sport Awards.  The Aussie world number one has been named Female Athlete of the Year, Sports Personality of the Year...

Pill trial for prisoners at Wacol jail

Those behind bars at a Wacol jail will be handed bulk medication to self-administer for up to a week at a time. The Courier-Mail reports 15 prisoners have been deemed suitable for the trial at Brisbane Correctional Centre. It's understood the pilot has come about after some inmates rejected medication, because they...

Ipswich council throws support behind Olympic Games bid

(Photo: Ipswich First. Supplied.) Ipswich City Council's thrown its support behind the proposal to stage the Olympic Games in South-East Queensland in 2032 - as have other local councils. The Council of Mayors of South East Queensland has welcomed the State Government’s announcement to formally support the proposal, .. a proposal that...

Former Toowoomba man feared missing in NZ eruption found safe

Photo: New Zealand's White Island prior to yesterday's eruption.  Christoph Strässler. Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)UPDATE: Former Toowoomba man James Whitehouse and wife Madeleine have now been found safe and well in New Zealand. EARLIER: A former Toowoomba man has been named as one of 24 Australians listed as missing following...

Logan added to list of regions drought declared

(Photo: The current Drought situation map. Supplied.) Eight councils in the south-east have this morning been drought declared by the state government. It includes the Fraser Coast, Noosa, Gympie, Moreton Bay. Logan, Redland and the Sunshine and Gold Coasts.  Agriculture Minister Mark Furner says more than two thirds of the state is now...
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