December 2018

Published a story 12th Dec 2018 5:50 PM

A STROPPY Jay Shaw had quite a few beers under his belt when he protested loudly at police intent on seizing his car for a suspected hooning offence.

Hoon's glassing threat over cops' tow job

A STROPPY Jay Shaw had quite a few beers under his belt when he protested loudly at police intent on seizing his car for a suspected hooning offence.

Published a story 12th Dec 2018 11:28 AM

Bank already knew something amiss.

Fraud mum's bungled take over attempt

Bank already knew something amiss.

Published a story 11th Dec 2018 5:12 PM

A YOUNG man's first taste of romance found him in hot water after the teenage girl sent him nude photographs.

Girl's nude pics land man in court

A YOUNG man's first taste of romance found him in hot water after the teenage girl sent him nude photographs.

Published a story 9th Dec 2018 4:14 PM

GENE Buckley says he was going through a rough time when he racially abused and smashed the phone of a taxi driver, smashed up a flat, and crashed his car.

'Tough times' blamed for taxi rank outburst

GENE Buckley says he was going through a rough time when he racially abused and smashed the phone of a taxi driver, smashed up a flat, and crashed his car.

Published a story 7th Dec 2018 6:22 PM

SCHIZOPHRENIA, not taking his medication and using illicit drugs is the likely trigger for a troubled man.

Man seen smiling after knifing neighbour

SCHIZOPHRENIA, not taking his medication and using illicit drugs is the likely trigger for a troubled man.

Published a story 6th Dec 2018 6:32 PM

IN A surprise twist greyhound trainer Mark Blackwood changed his plea from not guilty to guilty for a live baiting offence.

Greyhound trainer sentenced for 'barbaric' baiting

IN A surprise twist greyhound trainer Mark Blackwood changed his plea from not guilty to guilty for a live baiting offence.

Published a story 6th Dec 2018 5:52 PM

FOOTAGE taken from a camera positioned over a dangerous intersection on the Warrego Highway captured the moments leading up to a fatal crash.

P-plater's 'failure' catastrophic for biker, passenger

FOOTAGE taken from a camera positioned over a dangerous intersection on the Warrego Highway captured the moments leading up to a fatal crash.

Published a story 5th Dec 2018 6:00 PM

A DAD, in a despicable crime, carried on a sexual relationship with his teenage daughter after she went to live with him.

'Horrible' incest dad gets jail time

A DAD, in a despicable crime, carried on a sexual relationship with his teenage daughter after she went to live with him.

Published a story 5th Dec 2018 5:45 PM

A decision was taken to give her a sedative, but as this was being done she lunged forward.

Mum gets jail for biting cop, spitting on nurse

A decision was taken to give her a sedative, but as this was being done she lunged forward.

Published a story 5th Dec 2018 5:37 PM

HE WASN'T there in person, but when three men raided his aunt's home, Tommie Roy McCarthy played a role.

Nephew convicted for role in violent home invasion

HE WASN'T there in person, but when three men raided his aunt's home, Tommie Roy McCarthy played a role.

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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.