March 2020

Published a story 30th Mar 2020 3:02 PM

TOOWOOMBA'S courthouse has been left eerily quiet by new government arrangements allowing just few people into the courtroom.

COVID-19 protcols leave Toowoomba's courts eerily quiet

TOOWOOMBA'S courthouse has been left eerily quiet by new government arrangements allowing just few people into the courtroom.

Published a story 30th Mar 2020 2:56 PM

A 22-YEAR-OLD man accused of the armed robbery of an Oakey service station at the weekend has been remanded in custody.

Armed robbery accused held in custody

A 22-YEAR-OLD man accused of the armed robbery of an Oakey service station at the weekend has been remanded in custody.

Published a story 29th Mar 2020 6:24 PM

ALCOHOL abuse and homelessness proved a bad mix that had led to violent drunken offending by Toowoomba man Alhaji Kanneh.

Refugee jailed for drunken assaults

ALCOHOL abuse and homelessness proved a bad mix that had led to violent drunken offending by Toowoomba man Alhaji Kanneh.

Published a story 29th Mar 2020 6:19 PM

WITH restrictions on daily life becoming tougher by the hour due to the intrusions of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are being forced to innovate.

Drive-through legal service an ‘Australian first’

WITH restrictions on daily life becoming tougher by the hour due to the intrusions of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are being forced to innovate.

Published a story 27th Mar 2020 2:48 PM

THE sentence of a man found guilty of being involved in dog fighting was adjourned by a Toowoomba court in unusual circumstances.

Dog fighting case adjourned in bizarre court hearing

THE sentence of a man found guilty of being involved in dog fighting was adjourned by a Toowoomba court in unusual circumstances.

Published a story 26th Mar 2020 1:59 PM

THERE'S worse things than having to spend your days - and nights - shut in at home.

Stay cool, stay positive and stay home

THERE'S worse things than having to spend your days - and nights - shut in at home.

Published a story 26th Mar 2020 12:35 PM

A TOOWOOMBA man accused of sending a sexy text to a friend of his de facto wife has ended up in the dog house and the watch house.

Would-be love triangle puts man in dog house, watch house

A TOOWOOMBA man accused of sending a sexy text to a friend of his de facto wife has ended up in the dog house and the watch house.

Published a story 26th Mar 2020 11:46 AM

A DRUNK driver who drove about 6km across Toowoomba with one tyre blown out blew a breath/alcohol reading more than three times the legal limit.

Toowoomba drink-driver was on a rim and a prayer

A DRUNK driver who drove about 6km across Toowoomba with one tyre blown out blew a breath/alcohol reading more than three times the legal limit.

Published a story 26th Mar 2020 11:26 AM

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy accused of threatening his 15-year-old partner while holding a knife has been remanded in custody.

16-y-o boy pulled knife on 15-y-o de facto wife

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy accused of threatening his 15-year-old partner while holding a knife has been remanded in custody.

Published a story 25th Mar 2020 3:32 PM

THE COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our everyday lives and even our court system has had to make some drastic adjustments.

It's court, but not as we know it

THE COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our everyday lives and even our court system has had to make some drastic adjustments.

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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.