January 2021

Published a story 19th Jan 2021 4:40 PM

A father struck a 75-year-old man in the face after arguing about a dog that had escaped its yard

Man lashes out at neighbour in fight over loose dog

A father struck a 75-year-old man in the face after arguing about a dog that had escaped its yard

Published a story 19th Jan 2021 3:51 PM

A man who lit a large fire during a local ban has told a Magistrate he was always in control of the situation

Landowner’s bamboo blaze breached local fire ban

A man who lit a large fire during a local ban has told a Magistrate he was always in control of the situation

Published a story 19th Jan 2021 10:19 AM

A man who has become notorious for displaying political signs at his home has copped a heavy fine

Illegal sign writer hit with $30,000 in fines

A man who has become notorious for displaying political signs at his home has copped a heavy fine

Published a story 19th Jan 2021 9:10 AM

An Ipswich court has heard a woman who had a kidney and liver transplant could not process alcohol at a normal rate

Drink driver’s transplant ‘may have led to high reading’

An Ipswich court has heard a woman who had a kidney and liver transplant could not process alcohol at a normal rate

Published a story 18th Jan 2021 10:16 AM

A woman faced the prospect of giving birth in jail after pleading guilty to more than 30 charges

Pregnant woman goes cold turkey after ‘sobering’ jail stint

A woman faced the prospect of giving birth in jail after pleading guilty to more than 30 charges

Published a story 17th Jan 2021 3:54 PM

A driver told police he would not give a breath sample because he did not want to give them COVID-19

Man refused breath test, didn’t want to ‘spread’ COVID

A driver told police he would not give a breath sample because he did not want to give them COVID-19

Published a story 17th Jan 2021 3:40 PM

The 42-year-old Ipswich man stole bank, cards, a watch, phones, money, bikes and even an $800 sewing machine

GPS on stolen bike led police to home of serial thief

The 42-year-old Ipswich man stole bank, cards, a watch, phones, money, bikes and even an $800 sewing machine

Published a story 17th Jan 2021 3:22 PM

A mum of six pleaded guilty to driving with ice in her system

NAMED AND SHAMED: 16 drink, drug drivers

A mum of six pleaded guilty to driving with ice in her system

Published a story 15th Jan 2021 1:50 PM

A tradesman faces fraud charges following complaints from across Queensland relating to his work

Fence builder in bail bid over multiple fraud charges

A tradesman faces fraud charges following complaints from across Queensland relating to his work

Published a story 15th Jan 2021 10:27 AM

A woman paid a friend to take the rap for three speeding fines, but authorities saw through the lie quickly

Woman’s bid to avoid speeding fines undone by photographs

A woman paid a friend to take the rap for three speeding fines, but authorities saw through the lie quickly

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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.