September 2019

Published a story 17th Sep 2019 2:12 PM

MORE education and awareness is needed around the risks of swimming and drinking as a new report finds men are more likely to drown in Queensland.

DROWNING REPORT: Where, when and how swimming is deadly

MORE education and awareness is needed around the risks of swimming and drinking as a new report finds men are more likely to drown in Queensland.

Published a story 17th Sep 2019 1:26 PM

UPDATE, 4.15PM: A HEAD-ON crash between a loaded cattle truck and a four-wheel drive has left a man dead and the Gore Highway closed for a number of hours.

Man dead, cattle destroyed in horrific Gore Highway crash

UPDATE, 4.15PM: A HEAD-ON crash between a loaded cattle truck and a four-wheel drive has left a man dead and the Gore Highway closed for a number of hours.

Published a story 17th Sep 2019 7:55 AM

A COLLISION between two cars, a truck and a kangaroo on a Toowoomba Bypass on-ramp has left two people in hospital with injuries.

BYPASS CRASH: Two cars, truck and kangaroo collide

A COLLISION between two cars, a truck and a kangaroo on a Toowoomba Bypass on-ramp has left two people in hospital with injuries.

Published a story 16th Sep 2019 1:35 PM

A P-PLATER has earned the unenviable title of causing the first crash on the Toowoomba Bypass after not realising the $1.6 billion road is a four-lane highway.

What caused first crash on $1.6B Toowoomba Bypass

A P-PLATER has earned the unenviable title of causing the first crash on the Toowoomba Bypass after not realising the $1.6 billion road is a four-lane highway.

Published a story 16th Sep 2019 12:24 PM

TWO Toowoomba teenagers, aged just 16 and 14, who killed World War II veteran Stanley James Smith with a fence paling for just $8 have never been named.

KILLER TEENS: Callous and cowardly killing of war veteran

TWO Toowoomba teenagers, aged just 16 and 14, who killed World War II veteran Stanley James Smith with a fence paling for just $8 have never been named.

Published a story 16th Sep 2019 9:17 AM

THE generous spirit of one small town has poured into drought and bushfire raved Stanthorpe with 13,000 litres of drinking water delivered at the weekend.

Crows Nest's generous spirit pours into drought region

THE generous spirit of one small town has poured into drought and bushfire raved Stanthorpe with 13,000 litres of drinking water delivered at the weekend.

Published a story 15th Sep 2019 4:18 PM

JAMES Patrick McGrane was 17 when he raped and murdered his 21-year-old sister. He left her body naked on the bedroom floor of a pottery shop at Hodgson Vale.

KILLER TEENS: Brother’s file marked ‘never be released’

JAMES Patrick McGrane was 17 when he raped and murdered his 21-year-old sister. He left her body naked on the bedroom floor of a pottery shop at Hodgson Vale.

Published a story 15th Sep 2019 1:37 PM

UPDATE, 1.20PM: SUPPORT has been offered to the heartbroken family of a little boy who died in hospital after a tragic accident in East Toowoomba on Sunday.

TRAGEDY: Support for family after toddler dies in hospital

UPDATE, 1.20PM: SUPPORT has been offered to the heartbroken family of a little boy who died in hospital after a tragic accident in East Toowoomba on Sunday.

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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.