October 2018

Published a story 15th Oct 2018 4:24 PM

IN THE dark of night just before midnight, a group of men in four utes dropped by the home of Christopher Ball and unloaded three large water and acid tanks.

Tank deal more than man bargains for

IN THE dark of night just before midnight, a group of men in four utes dropped by the home of Christopher Ball and unloaded three large water and acid tanks.

Published a story 14th Oct 2018 5:23 PM

A horror neighbour made a family fearful with abusive rants, threatening they would watch their toddler die, and that he’d make their lives a living hell.

Neighbour's 'appalling' threats to young family

A horror neighbour made a family fearful with abusive rants, threatening they would watch their toddler die, and that he’d make their lives a living hell.

Published a story 12th Oct 2018 3:52 PM

AN IPSWICH magistrate has told a Sudanese refugee to think about how lucky he is to be in Australia before thinking about offending again.

'Think of your family': Refugee told to clean up act

AN IPSWICH magistrate has told a Sudanese refugee to think about how lucky he is to be in Australia before thinking about offending again.

Published a story 12th Oct 2018 3:13 PM

HIS dodgy $50 counterfeit notes were enough of a worry, but they paled in comparison to the illegal guns.

Fake cash, illegal guns added to drug dealer's rap sheet

HIS dodgy $50 counterfeit notes were enough of a worry, but they paled in comparison to the illegal guns.

Published a story 10th Oct 2018 4:10 PM

Business struck twice in copper wire theft and moped theft

Magistrate doesn't buy moped story

Business struck twice in copper wire theft and moped theft

Published a story 10th Oct 2018 3:56 PM

Woman has no recollection of stealing sports equipment and hardware

No memory as thief wakes surrounded by stolen property

Woman has no recollection of stealing sports equipment and hardware

Published a story 9th Oct 2018 4:09 PM

AN IPSWICH magistrate has criticised the foul-mouthed abuse people use against each other after sentencing a man who launched a verbal tirade at a woman.

Magistrate hits out at man's abusive, threatening messages

AN IPSWICH magistrate has criticised the foul-mouthed abuse people use against each other after sentencing a man who launched a verbal tirade at a woman.

Published a story 9th Oct 2018 3:59 PM

AN IPSWICH driver caught behind the wheel three times while disqualified by court order has narrowly avoided spending actual time behind bars.

Errant driver warned jail is his next stop

AN IPSWICH driver caught behind the wheel three times while disqualified by court order has narrowly avoided spending actual time behind bars.

Published a story 8th Oct 2018 3:34 PM

A FAMILY has been thrown into turmoil after the father was charged with serious assault on his 12-year-old son.

Boy had difficulty walking, sitting after dad's belting

A FAMILY has been thrown into turmoil after the father was charged with serious assault on his 12-year-old son.

Published a story 7th Oct 2018 5:05 PM

A driver who crashed his red BMW into a tree and wrecked his prized machine told an Ipswich court he was still paying its finance off.

Uninsured and financed; BMW driver in court after crash

A driver who crashed his red BMW into a tree and wrecked his prized machine told an Ipswich court he was still paying its finance off.

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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.