April 2021

Published a story 11th Apr 2021 3:57 PM

The inquest into the death of hero police officer Brett Forte will begin on Monday morning. These are the seven key elements State Coroner Terry Ryan will examine over the next two weeks.

Key areas inquest into Brett Forte’s death will examine

The inquest into the death of hero police officer Brett Forte will begin on Monday morning. These are the seven key elements State Coroner Terry Ryan will examine over the next two weeks.

Published a story 10th Apr 2021 12:00 PM

A Toowoomba woman who swung a machete at her partner during a drunken tirade spent the night in the watch house.

Woman swung machete at partner during drunken late night tirade

A Toowoomba woman who swung a machete at her partner during a drunken tirade spent the night in the watch house.

Published a story 9th Apr 2021 4:47 PM

Whispers: Gossip and funny stories from around Toowoomba and beyond.

Just the ticket for three forgetful footy fans

Whispers: Gossip and funny stories from around Toowoomba and beyond.

Published a story 9th Apr 2021 3:43 PM

Despite being allowed to apply for release on parole immediately, the mother of one will remain behind bars.

30-y-o Toowoomba mum racked up 12 pages of criminal history

Despite being allowed to apply for release on parole immediately, the mother of one will remain behind bars.

Published a story 9th Apr 2021 3:34 PM

The woman has not been required to enter pleas to charges including interfering with a corpse and unrelated drug matters.

Woman on corpse charge back in court on trafficking drug matters

The woman has not been required to enter pleas to charges including interfering with a corpse and unrelated drug matters.

Published a story 9th Apr 2021 1:05 PM

The 32-year-old was on parole and a suspended sentence when police found him with the .22 rifle and silencer.

Dalby man found with shortened rifle and silencer handed jail term

The 32-year-old was on parole and a suspended sentence when police found him with the .22 rifle and silencer.

Published a story 8th Apr 2021 2:40 PM

The Toowoomba teen paid an expensive price for pawning a mobile phone reportedly dropped by its owner on a nature walk.

Teen pays dearly for pawning mobile phone for mate

The Toowoomba teen paid an expensive price for pawning a mobile phone reportedly dropped by its owner on a nature walk.

Published a story 8th Apr 2021 2:00 PM

It’s getting to the point where it’s cheaper to fly off on holiday than eat a pre-flight meal at the airport.

Hooray for half-price airfares, now for airport food and drink

It’s getting to the point where it’s cheaper to fly off on holiday than eat a pre-flight meal at the airport.

Published a story 8th Apr 2021 1:51 PM

His drunken antics on two separate occasions earned the 41-year-old man community service orders.

Smoking cannabis, drinking alcohol during police raid not a good idea

His drunken antics on two separate occasions earned the 41-year-old man community service orders.

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Peter started in 1976 as apprentice typesetter/comp and has 32 years with The Chronicle in three stints (in between working/holidays in UK/Europe, Brisbane and Melbourne). Entered editorial from comp room in 1996.