February 2021

Published a story 25th Feb 2021 2:34 PM

The 62-year-old had lost it in the Toowoomba pet store when told the dog food he’d ordered wasn’t in stock.

Barking at pet store staff over missing dog food brings fine

The 62-year-old had lost it in the Toowoomba pet store when told the dog food he’d ordered wasn’t in stock.

Published a story 25th Feb 2021 1:45 PM

Spending three months in jail had helped him to get clean of drugs and get his life back on track, his solicitor said.

Drugs drove hardworking 38-y-o from positive life to theft and jail

Spending three months in jail had helped him to get clean of drugs and get his life back on track, his solicitor said.

Published a story 20th Feb 2021 10:18 AM

The mother of two had tried meth as an experiment but quickly became addicted and ended up acting as the “go between”.

Experimenting with meth led mum into addiction and drug dealing

The mother of two had tried meth as an experiment but quickly became addicted and ended up acting as the “go between”.

Published a story 19th Feb 2021 3:00 PM

He had sworn off cannabis use, attested to by hair follicle and urine tests which had been clean, the court heard.

Self rehab saves Toowoomba man from actual jail time

He had sworn off cannabis use, attested to by hair follicle and urine tests which had been clean, the court heard.

Published a story 19th Feb 2021 2:25 PM

The judge told the teenager had he committed this offence as an adult he would have gone to jail. “And you don’t want that”.

14-y-o boy who robbed taxi driver at knifepoint gets third probation order this year

The judge told the teenager had he committed this offence as an adult he would have gone to jail. “And you don’t want that”.

Published a story 19th Feb 2021 2:08 PM

The 25-year-old not only needed supervision in the community she asked for it, her barrister told the court.

Probation for woman who got caught up in partner’s drug addiction

The 25-year-old not only needed supervision in the community she asked for it, her barrister told the court.

Published a story 19th Feb 2021 8:01 AM

After week-long trial in Toowoomba District Court, the jury found the father and daughter not guilty of assaulting the mother and daughter during a road rage incident.

Road rage accused father and daughter acquitted of all charges

After week-long trial in Toowoomba District Court, the jury found the father and daughter not guilty of assaulting the mother and daughter during a road rage incident.

Published a story 18th Feb 2021 4:42 PM

Just when you thought you’d mastered the English language, along comes more gender suitable terms.

The secret’s out – ‘Mum’ is no longer the word

Just when you thought you’d mastered the English language, along comes more gender suitable terms.

Published a story 18th Feb 2021 4:03 PM

The father and daughter are accused of assaulting a mother and daughter at traffic lights in Toowoomba’s CBD.

Toowoomba CBD road rage trial goes to the jury

The father and daughter are accused of assaulting a mother and daughter at traffic lights in Toowoomba’s CBD.

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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.