Regional News

Sat 7 Dec 2019

‘Like Doomsday movie’: Residents return after bushfire hell

premium_icon ‘Like Doomsday movie’: Residents return after bushfire hell

Descriptions of bushfire devastation in a community as ‘like something out of a Doomsday movie’ as firefighters report ‘it was as bad as it gets’.

Another woman charged as piglet theft probe continues

premium_icon Another woman charged as piglet theft probe continues

ANOTHER person has been charged as an investigation into the theft of piglets from a Pittsworth piggery continues.

Fri 6 Dec 2019

WATCH: As brave shop-keeper fights off a terrifying robber

premium_icon WATCH: As brave shop-keeper fights off a terrifying robber

Watch the video as as a 72-year-old man takes on the determined armed robber who tried to rob his shop. Police are still looking for the suspect.

FRESH DETAILS: Police issue update on Murgon siege incident

premium_icon FRESH DETAILS: Police issue update on Murgon siege incident

Police were negotiating with a man inside a house in Murgon at noon on Friday

‘He’s got my nuts’: Home invader gets big squeeze

premium_icon ‘He’s got my nuts’: Home invader gets big squeeze

An intruder fled from a house with bruised and sore testes after a resident grabbed, squeezed and twisted his manhood.

How your school performed in NAPLAN over five years

premium_icon How your school performed in NAPLAN over five years

We rate how every school performed in five years of NAPLAN, with a surprising number of public schools going head-to-head for top spot with elite schools.

Your Christmas display could earn you $1000

Your Christmas display could earn you $1000

If your home is sparkling with Christmas lights, you have until December 15 to enter the Allianz Australia Spotlight Your Sparkle competition for a chance to win...

Western Downs man scores big with first division win

premium_icon Western Downs man scores big with first division win

Local newsagent says the win is a major boost for the small town.

The most bizarre cases to face court in 2019

premium_icon The most bizarre cases to face court in 2019

We've compiled a list of the most unusual crimes and criminals to land people in front of the region's Magistrates courts this year.

Girl, 2, seriously injured when dog mauls face

premium_icon Girl, 2, seriously injured when dog mauls face

Warwick high school teacher’s daughter flown to hospital after terrifying attack by friend’s dog.

Hung jury in pedestrian death trial

premium_icon Hung jury in pedestrian death trial

John Alldridge, 75, was hit and killed as he walked across Wood St in 2017.

Thu 5 Dec 2019

Annette buys the post office where her parents fell in love

premium_icon Annette buys the post office where her parents fell in love

Yangan’s newest tenant Annette Baldwin reveals the touching family ties that led to the small town move.

Kangaroo shooter's double life exposed in police operation

premium_icon Kangaroo shooter's double life exposed in police operation

Kangaroo shooter and truckie Richard John Ward sold ice for 17 months without his family knowing about his double life.

'Drop everything and run': Moment bushfire explodes

premium_icon 'Drop everything and run': Moment bushfire explodes

"It was scary, it was frightening, and it was totally out of the control. A fire in that type of vegetation explodes like fuel."

AS IT HAPPENED: Fire crews battle Cyprus Gardens fire

premium_icon AS IT HAPPENED: Fire crews battle Cyprus Gardens fire

THERE are fears properties have been lost to a fast-moving bushfire near Millmerran.

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Drunk man locked himself in neighbour’s shed, refused arrest

premium_icon Drunk man locked himself in neighbour’s shed, refused arrest

The man was found in his neighbour’s rear shed in St George, where he fought against police as they tried to arrest him.

Man crushed while working under a vehicle

premium_icon Man crushed while working under a vehicle

A MAN is in a serious condition at Dalby Hospital after he was crushed under a car.

'Shouldn't you be in custody?' judge asks defendant

premium_icon 'Shouldn't you be in custody?' judge asks defendant

A WOMAN appearing on two relatively minor charges had a Toowoomba magistrate wondering why she wasn't in custody on a previous sentence.

Tue 3 Dec 2019

Footy 'warrior' battling five types of epilepsy up for award

premium_icon Footy 'warrior' battling five types of epilepsy up for award

‘He was only ever one bad seizure away from not coming out of it so I never stopped him from having a childhood.’

Lifesavers honoured for giving dad a second chance at life

premium_icon Lifesavers honoured for giving dad a second chance at life

The bravery of three Sunshine Coast surf lifesavers who gave swimmer Bryce Johns a second chance at life has been recognised by Surf Life Saving Australia.

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