October 2020

Published a story 29th Oct 2020 3:04 PM

The 33-year-old Toowoomba man accused of kidnapping, torture and assault was not required to be in court for the mention of his matters.

Case against man on kidnapping, torture charges adjourned

The 33-year-old Toowoomba man accused of kidnapping, torture and assault was not required to be in court for the mention of his matters.

Published a story 29th Oct 2020 1:09 PM

A woman found sitting behind the wheel of her car with the keys in the ignition was found to under the influence of drugs and has been ordered off the road for 12 months.

Drug ‘driver’ who wasn’t driving ordered off the road

A woman found sitting behind the wheel of her car with the keys in the ignition was found to under the influence of drugs and has been ordered off the road for 12 months.

Published a story 29th Oct 2020 12:25 PM

A WOMAN who had only obtained her driver’s licence last month after seven years without it has been disqualified from driving for three months by the court.

She got her licence back after seven years, now she’s disqualified

A WOMAN who had only obtained her driver’s licence last month after seven years without it has been disqualified from driving for three months by the court.

Published a story 28th Oct 2020 12:09 PM

The three women appeared before Toowoomba Supreme Court and pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.

Three women plead not guilty to murder of Debbie Combarngo

The three women appeared before Toowoomba Supreme Court and pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.

Published a story 28th Oct 2020 7:51 AM

Despite pleading guilty to 56 offences, including 51 counts of supplying cannabis, the 26-year-old with no criminal history walked out with no convictions recorded.

Man on 56 offences walks from court with no convictions recorded

Despite pleading guilty to 56 offences, including 51 counts of supplying cannabis, the 26-year-old with no criminal history walked out with no convictions recorded.

Published a story 27th Oct 2020 2:48 PM

Six people convicted of manslaughter arising from the death of Wilsonton woman Debbie Combarngo have received varying sentences for their respective roles in the tragedy.

‘Wilsonton Six’ sentenced to varying periods in jail

Six people convicted of manslaughter arising from the death of Wilsonton woman Debbie Combarngo have received varying sentences for their respective roles in the tragedy.

Published a story 26th Oct 2020 2:20 PM

For the first time a Toowoomba court has heard what the Crown claim happened on the day Debbie Combarngo was killed inside a Wilsonton unit in May 2018.

REVEALED: How Debbie Combarngo died after being attacked in a Toowoomba unit

For the first time a Toowoomba court has heard what the Crown claim happened on the day Debbie Combarngo was killed inside a Wilsonton unit in May 2018.

Published a story 26th Oct 2020 8:37 AM

FOR the first time a Toowoomba court has heard what the Crown claim happened on the day Debbie Combarngo was killed inside a Wilsonton unit in May 2018.

Six of the ‘Wilsonton Nine’ face sentence hearing

FOR the first time a Toowoomba court has heard what the Crown claim happened on the day Debbie Combarngo was killed inside a Wilsonton unit in May 2018.

Published a story 23rd Oct 2020 3:34 PM

A drugged-up burglar had felt “embarrassed and ashamed and disappointed in himself” when he realised the unit he had broken into belonged to a retirement village, Toowoomba Magistrates Court was told.

Remorseful burglar felt ‘ashamed’ after break-in of unit

A drugged-up burglar had felt “embarrassed and ashamed and disappointed in himself” when he realised the unit he had broken into belonged to a retirement village, Toowoomba Magistrates Court was told.

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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.