August 2020

Published a story 7th Aug 2020 4:25 PM

WITH COVID precautions restricted crowd numbers at the O'Callaghan Cup Day, one supporter came up with an innovative way to watch the matches.

Having a swinging time at the O'Callaghan Cup Day

WITH COVID precautions restricted crowd numbers at the O'Callaghan Cup Day, one supporter came up with an innovative way to watch the matches.

Published a story 7th Aug 2020 2:14 PM

HAVING spent 100 days in pre-sentence custody, a 24-year-old recidivist offender was released from jail but with a warning from the court.

Recidivist store thief released from jail after 100 days

HAVING spent 100 days in pre-sentence custody, a 24-year-old recidivist offender was released from jail but with a warning from the court.

Published a story 7th Aug 2020 12:13 PM

A WOMAN who crashed her car into a parked vehicle in Rangeville had blown a breath alcohol reading more than five times the legal limit.

Crash driver who blew .262 was 'just having a bad day'

A WOMAN who crashed her car into a parked vehicle in Rangeville had blown a breath alcohol reading more than five times the legal limit.

Published a story 6th Aug 2020 4:35 PM

ALL this hand washing has taken such a toll that instead of sitting around the pub talking about the footy or cricket, we're discussing brands of hand cream.

This COVID-19 has really forced our hand cream

ALL this hand washing has taken such a toll that instead of sitting around the pub talking about the footy or cricket, we're discussing brands of hand cream.

Published a story 6th Aug 2020 2:46 PM

THE 19-year-old narrowly avoided actual jail time after admitting to strangulation in a domestic setting and was released on immediate parole.

Toowoomba man who choked his partner avoids jail

THE 19-year-old narrowly avoided actual jail time after admitting to strangulation in a domestic setting and was released on immediate parole.

Published a story 6th Aug 2020 2:22 PM

A TOOWOOMBA man has had a charge of armed robbery in company reduced to a lesser charge because he didn't know his co-offender had a knife.

Liquor store thief didn't know mate had a knife: Court

A TOOWOOMBA man has had a charge of armed robbery in company reduced to a lesser charge because he didn't know his co-offender had a knife.

Published a story 6th Aug 2020 1:47 PM

HE ADMITTED headbutting a cop in the Toowoomba watch house but the teen turned down the offer of probation because he didn't want to be drug tested.

Teenager who headbutted cop snubs court's offer of help

HE ADMITTED headbutting a cop in the Toowoomba watch house but the teen turned down the offer of probation because he didn't want to be drug tested.

Published a story 5th Aug 2020 5:03 PM

Western Mustangs chairman resigns

Western Mustangs chairman resigns

Western Mustangs chairman resigns

Published a story 5th Aug 2020 4:12 PM

AFTER spending eight months in pre-sentence custody, the 22-year-old Toowoomba man has been released on a suspended sentence.

Eight months in jail deemed time enough for offender

AFTER spending eight months in pre-sentence custody, the 22-year-old Toowoomba man has been released on a suspended sentence.

Published a story 5th Aug 2020 3:36 PM

WHETHER a mother of two goes to jail for unlawful wounding will hinge on a psychiatric report ordered by a Toowoomba court.

Fate of stabbing accused hinges on psych report

WHETHER a mother of two goes to jail for unlawful wounding will hinge on a psychiatric report ordered by a Toowoomba court.

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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.