Toowoomba

High rainfall set to smash August averages

Kim Stephens Parts of southeast Queensland are on track to smash their August monthly rainfall averages, with unseasonable falls for the second consecutive weekend.

Toowoomba residents slam possibility of single-lane bypass

An artist's impression of the Toowoomba Bypass.

Chris Calcino An admission that part of the $1.7billion Toowoomba bypass may be a single-lane affair has been slammed by the city's residents.

Man dies in crash west of Toowoomba

Kristian Silva A man has died in a crash between a car and a prime mover on the Warrego Highway, west of Toowoomba.

Toowoomba to remember MH17 victims Roger and Jill Guard

Remembering Roger and Jill Guard.

Toowoomba will hold a memorial service on Sunday for Roger and Jill Guard, who perished when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine.

Mother and child abducted at gunpoint in Toowoomba

Qld police

Marissa Calligeros A mother was forced to drive for more than hour at gunpoint after she and her young child were abducted in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, on Wednesday.

Respected Toowoomba doctors lost in MH17 disaster

Photos of MH17 Queensland victims Roger and Jill 
Guard.  Photo was taken as Roger and Jill 
left for their trip to the UK and Europe six weeks ago.

Kim Stephens and Marissa Calligeros Respected Toowoomba doctors Roger and Jill Guard were homeward bound, desperate to return to see their young granddaughter walk for the first time.

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Missing Toowoomba girl found safe

Kristian Silva A three-year-old girl reported missing from a Toowoomba home on Monday morning has been found safe and well.

Smoke alarm batteries a fool's day blessing in Toowoomba fire

New batteries in a fire alarm might have saved a man's life in Toowoomba.

Kristian Silva A decision to replace smoke alarm batteries on April Fool’s Day might have saved a man’s life, after his home west of Toowoomba was destroyed in an inferno on Tuesday night.

Teen charged over double stabbing in Toowoomba

Toowoomba crime scene

Kristian Silva A male juvenile is in police custody after the fatal stabbing of two people in a residential Toowoomba street.

Toowoomba bypass worth $25 a trip, say truckies

Toowoomba second range crossing

Tony Moore Second range crossing to save 40 minutes and 16 sets of traffic lights, and be done by 2018.

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Child dies in Toowoomba house fire

Fatal Toowooomba fire

Marissa Calligeros A neighbour reportedly tried frantically to rescue a toddler who was killed in a house fire in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane.

School fight video: Toowoomba's Centenary Heights High suspends 39 students

Toowoomba's Centenary Heights high school.

Marissa Calligeros A Queensland high school says it makes no apologies for suspending nearly 40 students who failed to intervene in a fight between two girls.

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Blackouts as storms soak Toowoomba

Storm

Bridie Jabour More than 60 millimetres of rain was dumped on Toowoomba as storms whipped through the city, causing blackouts in thousands of homes.

Hero brother to be buried in Toowoomba

Jordan Rice.

The first of those killed in Toowoomba's deadly flash flood will be buried today.

Remains of MH17 victims Roger and Jill Guard identified

Roger Guard was travelling with his wife Jill Guard onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 when it was shot down over Ukraine.

Natalie Bochenski The bodies of a Toowoomba couple killed in the MH17 disaster have been positively identified.

Bristix paves the way for cheap Brisbane Festival tickets

Scene from DESH.

Natalie Bochenski Brisbane Times today launches Bristix, an exciting new concept in collaboration with Brisbane Festival organisers.

Woman thrown from 4WD in head-on smash

Three people have been injured in a head-on crash on the New England Highway, southwest of Brisbane.

Kristian Silva Two men have died and three other people injured in separate Queensland crashes.

Fines over drunken death

Kim Stephens A drunken, end-of-week bender that cost a 54-year-old man his life last year has now cost a former pub owner and two bar staff more than $60,000.

Speak up for the voiceless, Mr Bleijie: mother

jarrod bleijie

Amy Remeikis A Queensland mother has called on Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie to “show some moral leadership” and create a fairer criminal justice system for the cognitively impaired.

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James Patrick McGrane, who raped and killed his sister, to remain behind bars

 Brisbane Supreme Court has denied James Patrick McGrane a judicial review.

Cameron Atfield A man who raped and murdered his own sister in the 1980s will remain behind bars after a Brisbane Supreme Court decision denied him a judicial review into a his failed bid for parole.