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Major fraud investigation, Brisbane

A 55-year-old Thornlands man has been charged this morning following the closure of a protracted investigation into a $10million fraud. The man was charged by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Financial and Cyber Crime Group. It is alleged the man defrauded his employer, a Logan-based civil engineering business, over a ten-year...

Fatal traffic crash, Karalee

Police are investigating the cause of a crash at Karalee on Thursday where a man died. Just after 3.30am, a blue Mazda 3 was travelling along the Warrego Highway when it crashed into a concrete pylon. A 23-year-old Brassall man, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, died as a result...

Toowoomba man charged over allegedly escaping mandatory quarantine

A 25-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly escaped mandatory hotel quarantine as part of COVID-19 border restrictions in Toowoomba. The Glenvale man allegedly left the hotel premises on the ninth day of his 14-day quarantine, in breach of his obligations under the Public Health Act. He returned to the hotel...

A new keepsake to remember Victory in the Pacific

Ipswich region World War Two veterans and their families have been urged to apply for a special commemorative medallion and certificate to mark the end of the conflict. Saturday August 15  marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific.  Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann said it's an opportunity for locals...

Environmental menace faces the music

A man who illegally dumped over 3,500 car tyres in 17 different locations across the south-east including Toowoomba and Ipswich has pleaded guilty. James Timothy Yoxon appeared in the Ipswich Magistrates Court charged with illegal dumping contrary to the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act of 2011 and one offence of carrying out an environmentally relevant...

Police hunt for man who breached hotel quarantine

Police are currently searching for a man who breached mandatory hotel quarantine in Toowoomba. The 25-year-old man returned from a New South Wales hotspot and was directed to hotel quarantine for 14 days. Police will allege the man has left on the ninth day. The man received a negative COVID-19 test and is...

More local schools join innovative post-school program

High schools across the state - including five in our region - are signing up for a new campaign to entice struggling school leavers into the workforce.The Link and Launch program was trialled at Woodridge High and Redbank Plains last year, and now schools including Bremer, Glenala, Marsden, Beaudesert, and...

Harristown lights to makes kids safer

New flashing lights costing 60-thousand dollars will be installed at a school at Harristown in ToowoombaMember for Toowoomba South David Janetzki says the lights have been overdue ever since a lollipop man was hit by a car outside of Harristown State School a few years ago - and was the...

Charleville boy hurt in motorbike accident

    A Charleville primary-school boy has sustained chest injuries after crashing a motorcycle on Tuesday night. Paramedics were called out just before 6pm to a single-motorcycle crash - the boy had head, leg and chest injuries and was taken in a serious but stable condition to Charleville Hospital.

Logan snake bite

(Image: QAS Social Media)   A man in his 50s has been taken to Logan Hospital in stable condition after an overnight snake bite. Paramedics were called to a private addtress at Beenleigh around 1130pm on Monday night where the man had apparently been bitten by the reptile.
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