April 2021

Published a story 13th Apr 2021 3:54 PM

A woman who attacked a man with a coat hanger after he refused her partner a cigarette has been handed suspended jail sentence.

Woman cops jail term for coat hanger attack on hospital worker

A woman who attacked a man with a coat hanger after he refused her partner a cigarette has been handed suspended jail sentence.

Published a story 13th Apr 2021 3:11 PM

The mother of four had unwittingly driven an undercover cop about town trying to source drugs for the “customer”.

Woman drove undercover cop around looking for drugs

The mother of four had unwittingly driven an undercover cop about town trying to source drugs for the “customer”.

Published a story 13th Apr 2021 2:18 PM

She said she had two beers before driving and a double vodka when she got home but had a bottle of vodka the night before.

Woman driver blows five times legal limit on Westbrook road

She said she had two beers before driving and a double vodka when she got home but had a bottle of vodka the night before.

Published a story 12th Apr 2021 2:41 PM

The first day of the two-week inquest into the death of hero police officer Brett Forte has revealed Ricky Maddison fired 40 rounds of bullets at police before a 20 hour siege.

Maddison sprayed police with bullets before 20 hr siege: Inquest

The first day of the two-week inquest into the death of hero police officer Brett Forte has revealed Ricky Maddison fired 40 rounds of bullets at police before a 20 hour siege.

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.

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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.