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Concerns for man missing from Marsden

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 71-year-old man reported missing from a residence at Marsden. Kenieth Baker (pictured above) was last seen around 4.30pm on November 29 at a Second Avenue address. He is described as Caucasian with a large build and dark brown greying hair. Police are concerned for Mr...

Queensland border reopen plan on track despite Omicron fears

Queensland’s roadmap to reopen this month remains on track with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk saying she will wait for advice on the new Omicron variant from federal authorities in the next 14 days. It comes a day after the Premier was criticised for her remarks in parliament about Omicron: “The fact that...

Heavy rainfall continues causing widespread road closures

Ipswich and the southeast remains on high alert as heavy rain continues to lash the region. There's curently a major flood warning for the Bremer and Warrill Creek as well  as the Logan and Albert Rivers. Minor flood warnings for Lockyer and Laidley Creek catchments. The Southern Darling Downs has also been issued...

Seven people arrested over alleged illegal brothel operations in Ipswich

  Police have seized more than $17,000 from three Ipswich businesses allegedly operating as illegal brothels. Police have concluded an operation targeting illegal prostitution operating within massage parlours in the Ipswich area. Operation Tango Convenience saw police execute four search warrants and seize more than $17,000 in Australian dollars.   Three businesses were alleged to...

Emergency services conduct dozens of water rescues as Qld wet season begins

As summer and Queensland's wet season begins, the state's police and fire emergency services are urging everyone to drive to the conditions. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have attended more than 30 water rescues across Queensland in November alone. QPS Assistant Commissioner Ben Marcus says police have already seen drivers taking dangerous...

Ipswich Junior Doctors afraid of making fatal mistakes while tired

Rising numbers of pandemic weary junior doctors at Ipswich Hospital fear exhaustion on the job will lead to making medical mistakes, according to results from AMA Queensland’s 2021 Resident Hospital Health Check (RHHC).  The issue was highlighted in the latest AMA Queensland public hospital report card, with 61 per cent of...

Queensland mandates Covid vaccination for designated "high-risk" settings

Vaccinations against coronavirus are being made mandatory for teachers, staff and workers in both state and private schools across Queensland. It comes as cases of a new deadly strain of the virus - Omicron - are growing in Australia, detected in New South Wales and the Northern Territory earlier in the...

Council calls on Premier to reassess COVID-19 vax mandate for businesses

Scenic Rim Council has called on the Premier to reassess the COVID-19 vaccine mandate as businesses remain concerned over how to enforce the new rules. It’s among many Queensland councils that have expressed concerns over the new rules. Once the state hits the 80 per cent fully vaccinated rate, the state borders...

Lockyer Valley urged to prepare ahead of possible deluge

Lockyer Valley Council is offering locals sandbags ahead of the likelihood of more wild and wet weather in coming days.  The council has sand and bags now available at Pike Street near the Railway Station at Laidley and the Gatton Showgrounds via Woodlands Road.  It's important to BYO shovel/spade.  An SES volunteer will...

Five COVID-19 cases in hotel quarantine as Qld health monitors new Omicron variant

Five new Covid cases have been detected in Queensland all in hotel quarantine as Deputy Premier Steven Miles says health authorities are monitoring developments with the new Omicron variant. It comes as Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls an emergency national cabinet meeting to discuss the emerging variant with state and territory...

Fire destroys home at EbbwVale

Fire has gutted a home in Ipswich overnight.   QFES says crews arrived to find the EbbwVale property well-involved at around 6 last night.   It took six crews to contain the fire with it fully out two  hours later.   The fire investigations unit are expected to return to the scene today.  (Photo: Queensland Fire and...

Motorcyclist killed in crash at Wishart

Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating after a motorcyclist died in Wishart last night. Preliminary investigations indicate shortly before 8pm a motorcycle was travelling along Kessells Road at Nathan and Mount Gravatt-Capalaba Road in Wishart. As the motorcycle travelled through the intersection of Mount Gravatt-Capalaba Road and Newnham Road intersection with Dawson...

Elderly man killed in Woolmar crash

An 84-year-old man has died following a single-vehicle crash in Woolmar, with his 70-year-old passenger also injured. Early information indicates the man was driving along the D’Aguilar Highway at about 2pm on Friday, when the vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree. The Buaraba man died at the scene and...
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