October 2019

Published a story 24th Oct 2019 9:44 AM

A FAST rail link between Toowoomba and Brisbane has been identified as one of several corridors the Federal Government is investigating how to finance.

Toowoomba fast rail corridor identified for funding model

A FAST rail link between Toowoomba and Brisbane has been identified as one of several corridors the Federal Government is investigating how to finance.

Published a story 24th Oct 2019 8:57 AM

THE crackdown on impaired drivers getting behind the wheel is continuing this week with three drug drivers detected in as many days.

Drug drivers in police sights after spate of charges in town

THE crackdown on impaired drivers getting behind the wheel is continuing this week with three drug drivers detected in as many days.

Published a story 23rd Oct 2019 3:03 PM

SIX mountain bikes have been stolen from a locked cage at an undercover car park at a Toowoomba school, with police appealing for information.

BICYCLE BANDITS: Six bikes stolen from Toowoomba school

SIX mountain bikes have been stolen from a locked cage at an undercover car park at a Toowoomba school, with police appealing for information.

Published a story 23rd Oct 2019 2:55 PM

SIX drink drivers were nabbed from almost 2800 tests in what police describe as an encouraging result but brings with it a new warning.

What region’s police will target on our roads

SIX drink drivers were nabbed from almost 2800 tests in what police describe as an encouraging result but brings with it a new warning.

Published a story 23rd Oct 2019 7:58 AM

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested by police over a violent fight which left a 17-year-old in Toowoomba Hospital with a puncture wound.

Boy, 14, arrested after 17-y-o stabbed in violent fight

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested by police over a violent fight which left a 17-year-old in Toowoomba Hospital with a puncture wound.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2019 5:33 PM

A NORTH Toowoomba family is scrambling to find new housing after an electric blanket ignited a fire in a bedroom early this morning.

Family’s desperate search for home after Toowoomba fire

A NORTH Toowoomba family is scrambling to find new housing after an electric blanket ignited a fire in a bedroom early this morning.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2019 4:00 PM

TOOWOOMBA man Peter Bowtell can still recall the sickening sound of his shoulder popping out of place, and the immediate debilitating pain.

Injured worker calls for changes in industry

TOOWOOMBA man Peter Bowtell can still recall the sickening sound of his shoulder popping out of place, and the immediate debilitating pain.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2019 9:50 AM

A TOOWOOMBA woman suffered moderate burns to her hand and arm when a fire broke out in a bedroom early this morning.

Man dead, woman injured in two house fires overnight

A TOOWOOMBA woman suffered moderate burns to her hand and arm when a fire broke out in a bedroom early this morning.

Published a story 21st Oct 2019 5:08 PM

THE day Australia’s media landscape united to protect your right to know and press freedoms to keep you informed, this was Groom MP John McVeigh’s only address to federal parliament.

PRESS FREEDOM: Questions to Groom MP go unanswered

THE day Australia’s media landscape united to protect your right to know and press freedoms to keep you informed, this was Groom MP John McVeigh’s only address to federal parliament.

Published a story 21st Oct 2019 8:17 AM

FIREFIGHTERS have been called back to what remains of a house destroyed by fire overnight.

House destroyed by fire in south-west town

FIREFIGHTERS have been called back to what remains of a house destroyed by fire overnight.

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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.