August 2020

Published a story 9th Aug 2020 4:16 PM

A Salvation Army Family Store and a chemist were some of the stores targeted by an Ipswich man who will remain behind bars for a string of stealing offences.

Man steals gel blasters and fairy statue in brazen thefts

A Salvation Army Family Store and a chemist were some of the stores targeted by an Ipswich man who will remain behind bars for a string of stealing offences.

Published a story 9th Aug 2020 3:49 PM

A man was left unconscious in the wreckage of his vehicle after his erratic driving led to a head-on collision on the Cunningham Highway.

Driver jailed for reckless head-on crash

A man was left unconscious in the wreckage of his vehicle after his erratic driving led to a head-on collision on the Cunningham Highway.

Published a story 8th Aug 2020 1:39 PM

A father of two copped hefty fines after he was busted dumping thousands of car and truck tyres across the southeast.

Rapper fined $30K for environmental vandalism

A father of two copped hefty fines after he was busted dumping thousands of car and truck tyres across the southeast.

Published a story 4th Aug 2020 4:50 PM

An ADF member could face discharge after blowing three times the limit

Drunk army soldier ‘can’t remember’ getting into car

An ADF member could face discharge after blowing three times the limit

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 4:35 PM

A man who bashed his estranged wife with a fan and a Christmas tree could face deportation after being sentenced

Man swings Christmas tree in domestic bashing

A man who bashed his estranged wife with a fan and a Christmas tree could face deportation after being sentenced

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 3:54 PM

An Ipswich dad faced with a nightmare situation at home ended up in worse trouble when he went on a nappy run

Magistrate’s sympathy for single dad on nappy dash

An Ipswich dad faced with a nightmare situation at home ended up in worse trouble when he went on a nappy run

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 10:03 AM

A heavily intoxicated man asked his girlfriend to ring police after deciding he would rather be back in jail

'Come and get me": Drunk man seeks police escort to jail

A heavily intoxicated man asked his girlfriend to ring police after deciding he would rather be back in jail

Published a story 2nd Aug 2020 4:45 PM

A RAAF military officer has put some of the blame for his drink driving offence on personal stress suffered after his family home was destroyed by fire.

Drink and drug drivers named and shamed

A RAAF military officer has put some of the blame for his drink driving offence on personal stress suffered after his family home was destroyed by fire.

Published a story 2nd Aug 2020 3:58 PM

An Ipswich man has appeared in court after his wife fell off the roof of the car he was driving

‘Car surfing’ wife was hitching a ride to the gym

An Ipswich man has appeared in court after his wife fell off the roof of the car he was driving

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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.