December 2018

Published a story 9th Dec 2018 3:14 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 5:22 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 5:32 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 4:52 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 5:00 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 4:45 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 4:37 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.

Published a story 4th Dec 2018 5:10 PM

INTRUDERS who invaded a woman's home may have shoved her into the boot of a car when they left.

Mother charged over Ipswich home invasion

INTRUDERS who invaded a woman's home may have shoved her into the boot of a car when they left.

Published a story 4th Dec 2018 2:56 PM

AN IPSWICH man caught ripping off online concert ticket buyers blamed his gambling habit for his decision to run a scam.

Ipswich fraudster sorry for online concert scam

AN IPSWICH man caught ripping off online concert ticket buyers blamed his gambling habit for his decision to run a scam.

Published a story 2nd Dec 2018 4:28 PM

WHY A roaming nurse who ripped Centrelink off $59,000 in welfare benefits won't spend time in jail

Why a woman who defrauded $59k in welfare won't be jailed

WHY A roaming nurse who ripped Centrelink off $59,000 in welfare benefits won't spend time in jail

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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.