December 2018

Published a story 14th Dec 2018 9:10 AM

"When something like this happens in your community, it's so hard not to feel helpless...”

Residents invited to thank Gladstone's emergency workers

"When something like this happens in your community, it's so hard not to feel helpless...”

Published a story 14th Dec 2018 9:09 AM

GLADSTONE region residents are being urged to prepare for a deluge of rain and destructive winds with Tropical Cyclone Owen tracking towards Queensland.

BoM predicts 150mm, destructive winds for Gladstone

GLADSTONE region residents are being urged to prepare for a deluge of rain and destructive winds with Tropical Cyclone Owen tracking towards Queensland.

Published a story 13th Dec 2018 5:04 PM

"The video proved to be hugely popular last year, which really showed we have a region that understands the importance of preparing for the storm season.”

Remember the council's Bunker Down Gladstone video?

"The video proved to be hugely popular last year, which really showed we have a region that understands the importance of preparing for the storm season.”

Published a story 13th Dec 2018 2:47 PM

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl was one of six motorists caught drink driving on Gladstone region roads and appeared in court this week.

16-year-old girl's shock drink driving reading

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl was one of six motorists caught drink driving on Gladstone region roads and appeared in court this week.

Published a story 13th Dec 2018 2:46 PM

ALCOHOL affects every person differently, which is why motorists shouldn't assume one drink per hour makes them safe to drive.

Why you shouldn't follow one alcoholic drink per hour rule

ALCOHOL affects every person differently, which is why motorists shouldn't assume one drink per hour makes them safe to drive.

Published a story 13th Dec 2018 9:33 AM

EMERGENCY services were called to a multi-vehicle crash overnight involving a truck and a vehicle on the Bruce Highway.

Truckie hurt in Bruce Highway collision

EMERGENCY services were called to a multi-vehicle crash overnight involving a truck and a vehicle on the Bruce Highway.

Published a story 12th Dec 2018 5:07 PM

Built over two lots across 77.1 hectares, the Fingerfield Rd mansion was built overlooking Baffle Creek.

Dreamy mansion hits the market for $1.85M

Built over two lots across 77.1 hectares, the Fingerfield Rd mansion was built overlooking Baffle Creek.

Published a story 12th Dec 2018 5:03 PM

A GLADSTONE man who swiped a car with his four-wheel-drive and told police it wasn't him has lost his licence.

Police bust driver in Barney Point swipe-and-run

A GLADSTONE man who swiped a car with his four-wheel-drive and told police it wasn't him has lost his licence.

Published a story 12th Dec 2018 12:57 PM

Gladstone SES is warning residents to prepare for a weather event caused by ex-tropical Cyclone Owen crossing the coast.

'Do not panic, but be aware': Residents urged to prepare

Gladstone SES is warning residents to prepare for a weather event caused by ex-tropical Cyclone Owen crossing the coast.

Published a story 12th Dec 2018 10:23 AM

A GLADSTONE woman who stole from an open house and pawned the goods for cash has been ordered to complete 12 months' probation.

Woman steals from open home while agent isn't looking

A GLADSTONE woman who stole from an open house and pawned the goods for cash has been ordered to complete 12 months' probation.

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Sarah began writing in 2014 and for The Observer in 2015. She left the region in 2017 for a reporting stint at the Sunshine Coast and returned to her hometown one year later. From day one she has had a keen interest in police, court and crime reporting.