July 2019

Published a story 19th Jul 2019 1:45 PM

UPDATE: A number of streets have been closed as emergency services battle a fire at a Warwick school.

Roads closed, students evacuated as school fire rages

UPDATE: A number of streets have been closed as emergency services battle a fire at a Warwick school.

Published a story 18th Jul 2019 2:07 PM

POLICE are searching for a teenage boy they believe is behind a spate of burglary offences in the Crows Nest and South Burnett area.

Teen behind spate of burglaries in region 'not local'

POLICE are searching for a teenage boy they believe is behind a spate of burglary offences in the Crows Nest and South Burnett area.

Published a story 18th Jul 2019 1:26 PM

LANDHOLDERS are being urged to secure portable panels if set-up in a permanent setting after thousands of dollars in equipment was stolen from Cecil Plains.

Panels, gates stolen from drought-stricken farmer

LANDHOLDERS are being urged to secure portable panels if set-up in a permanent setting after thousands of dollars in equipment was stolen from Cecil Plains.

Published a story 18th Jul 2019 11:23 AM

THE Toowoomba Regional Council has condemned the alleged theft of more than 100 seedlings from Laurel Bank Park.

Council hits out at Laurel Bank Park plant theft

THE Toowoomba Regional Council has condemned the alleged theft of more than 100 seedlings from Laurel Bank Park.

Published a story 17th Jul 2019 3:18 PM

A WOMAN had reached her limits with a neighbourly dispute when she got “extremely intoxicated”, cranked the music and eventually obstructed police.

Woman reaches breaking point so cranks up the music

A WOMAN had reached her limits with a neighbourly dispute when she got “extremely intoxicated”, cranked the music and eventually obstructed police.

Published a story 17th Jul 2019 1:52 PM

A NEWTOWN woman whose alleged theft has put the city’s floral display at risk will appear in court the day the Carnival of Flowers starts in Toowoomba.

Mass seedlings theft risks Laurel Bank's floral display

A NEWTOWN woman whose alleged theft has put the city’s floral display at risk will appear in court the day the Carnival of Flowers starts in Toowoomba.

Published a story 17th Jul 2019 1:39 PM

A HOMELESS man told to stop begging for money outside Grand Central has been fined.

Homeless man begging outside Grand Central charged

A HOMELESS man told to stop begging for money outside Grand Central has been fined.

Published a story 17th Jul 2019 1:14 PM

A WOMAN who pleaded “undeniable and extreme” guilt to a simple charge was told she may think the “law is an ass” but it was still the law.

Fiery exchange as woman pleads 'undeniable, extreme guilt'

A WOMAN who pleaded “undeniable and extreme” guilt to a simple charge was told she may think the “law is an ass” but it was still the law.

Published a story 16th Jul 2019 4:55 PM

A MAN suffered back injuries in a collision between a semi-trailer and car on the Southern Downs today.

Highway lane shut after car, semi-trailer collision

A MAN suffered back injuries in a collision between a semi-trailer and car on the Southern Downs today.

Published a story 16th Jul 2019 12:30 PM

MORE than 170 cars stolen across the Darling Downs are yet to be found by police struggling to get residents to lock and secure their vehicles.

Official figures reveal number of cars stolen in past year

MORE than 170 cars stolen across the Darling Downs are yet to be found by police struggling to get residents to lock and secure their vehicles.

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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.