May 2019

Published a story 22nd May 2019 5:22 PM

His memory recall has led to the now retired church minister being charged with historic sex offences.

60 years on, victim recalls alleged abuse by church minister

His memory recall has led to the now retired church minister being charged with historic sex offences.

Published a story 21st May 2019 5:34 PM

He simply drove up to a house, filled a car trailer before driving off.

Repeat offender's brazen daytime haul

He simply drove up to a house, filled a car trailer before driving off.

Published a story 20th May 2019 6:17 PM

Anxious wait for city's former mayor.

Countdown to judgment in Antoniolli fraud trial

Anxious wait for city's former mayor.

Published a story 20th May 2019 5:03 PM

AFTER being busted with a wad of fake $50 notes by a vigilant taxi driver, Martin Rodgers told police he needed the money to buy dog food.

Taxi driver not fooled by desperate 'low act'

AFTER being busted with a wad of fake $50 notes by a vigilant taxi driver, Martin Rodgers told police he needed the money to buy dog food.

Published a story 17th May 2019 10:01 AM

Videos downloaded from the man's computer depicted child rape and sexual abuse of a baby.

Abuse survivor says baby rape video was to find offenders

Videos downloaded from the man's computer depicted child rape and sexual abuse of a baby.

Published a story 17th May 2019 7:55 AM

On his arrest, he was found to have about 20 items that had been stolen during a $50,000 robbery.

Fleeing offender undone by quick-thinking homeowner

On his arrest, he was found to have about 20 items that had been stolen during a $50,000 robbery.

Published a story 16th May 2019 5:41 PM

The husband, who works 70 hour weeks away from home, was apparently oblivious to his wife's destructive intent.

Woman free despite torching prized Mark Skaife Commodore

The husband, who works 70 hour weeks away from home, was apparently oblivious to his wife's destructive intent.

Published a story 15th May 2019 4:31 PM

In one frightening incident when one of the victims was caught in a beach rip, the opportunistic offender groped her while she was stranded on a sand bar.

Dad used caravan trips to abuse daughter's friends

In one frightening incident when one of the victims was caught in a beach rip, the opportunistic offender groped her while she was stranded on a sand bar.

Published a story 13th May 2019 5:53 PM

THE former mayor's legal team opposed the last-minute inclusion when the Crown prosecutor made the application to Magistrate Anthony Gett.

Key witness blocked in Antoniolli trial

THE former mayor's legal team opposed the last-minute inclusion when the Crown prosecutor made the application to Magistrate Anthony Gett.

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Reporter Ross Irby has wander-lust mixed with a sense of adventure, spending way too many years roaming about Australia, its back roads and off-shore foreign lands. Enjoys a yarn, story telling and tales, along with curiosity to find out about the lives and (mis)adventures of others. An off-beat sense of humour, not taking it all too seriously, along with big doses of flexibility/adaptability whatever the situation is the best way to go. You have to have the life experiences to have empathy with others.