May 2018

Published a story 23rd May 2018 5:17 PM

HE PUMPED gas into his Ford Falcon then drove away without paying.

'I wasn't dishonest about it': Driver's take on fuel theft

HE PUMPED gas into his Ford Falcon then drove away without paying.

Published a story 23rd May 2018 3:08 PM

Officers spotted him minutes before when they peeked through a window.

Police win out in hide-and-seek with wanted man

Officers spotted him minutes before when they peeked through a window.

Published a story 22nd May 2018 4:33 PM

A jury found a young girl's evidence so compelling that it convicted a 43-year-old man of committing sex offences against her despite his denial of the crimes.

Predator betrayed parents' trust with vile act

A jury found a young girl's evidence so compelling that it convicted a 43-year-old man of committing sex offences against her despite his denial of the crimes.

Published a story 22nd May 2018 4:11 PM

A LOCKYER Valley family business has been fined $10,000 after a worker was injured when scaffolding collapsed.

$10,000 fine after worker hurt during scaffolding collapse

A LOCKYER Valley family business has been fined $10,000 after a worker was injured when scaffolding collapsed.

Published a story 22nd May 2018 3:26 PM

Samuel Conroy got plenty of flack thrown at him when an online video of him laughing after he threw a cat over a fence went viral.

Shamed cat thrower in court after months of abuse, threats

Samuel Conroy got plenty of flack thrown at him when an online video of him laughing after he threw a cat over a fence went viral.

Published a story 21st May 2018 4:07 PM

He was apparently driving to a friend’s house who was in need of comforting.

Tradie's nightmare double bust 'catastrophic'

He was apparently driving to a friend’s house who was in need of comforting.

Published a story 21st May 2018 3:52 PM

FEARFUL a woman was "tracking him through his mobile phone", a pensioner went on a destructive rampage.

'She was tracking me': Fearful man's explanation for rampage

FEARFUL a woman was "tracking him through his mobile phone", a pensioner went on a destructive rampage.

Published a story 20th May 2018 5:23 PM

'I'll be over, three times over, I reckon,' p-plater told police at the crash scene.

Drink driver knew almost exactly how much he had on board

'I'll be over, three times over, I reckon,' p-plater told police at the crash scene.

Published a story 18th May 2018 2:53 PM

The magistrate described the offending as 'a very disturbing set of facts'

Stepdad's last warning after threatening to kill boy

The magistrate described the offending as 'a very disturbing set of facts'

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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.