ONE person has died in a head-on collision between a car and truck south of Mackay. The Bruce Hwy has now reopened.
Meet the team: In this heatwave, the Merc’s new deputy editor Tara Miko has been given a very warm welcome to town.
I still remember the first fatal crash I reported on as a journalist. In fact, I doubt I’ll ever forget it.
‘Despite police who keep pushing this message, we have three fatalities in less than a week.’
A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital with multiple stab wounds to his upper body after an incident north of Mackay.
Support and counselling has been offered to school peers of a young girl who died in a tragic traffic crash west of Mackay at the weekend.
FATIGUED but fuelled by the desire to win against Mother Nature, hundreds of firefighters have pushed themselves to the limit.
THE sudden death of a young girl at a rural property south of Toowoomba remains a mystery with detectives yet to receive vital information in the investigation.
WITH some measure of control now in place around the Pechey and Ravensbourne bushfires, authorities have launched an investigation to determine how the destructive blaze started.
MOTHER Nature backed down long enough to give exhausted firefighters a slight reprieve with control lines holding at the Pechey and Ravensbourne bushfire.
Tara joined the company in 2010 after graduating with a journalism and politics degree from Griffith University in Brisbane. After first working in newspapers in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, she joined the team at The Chronicle in 2013. In September that year she took over the reins of the Rural Weekly, and has been on the crime desk in Toowoomba since 2015.