June 2020

Published a story 5th Jun 2020 3:50 PM

Ashley David Ford removed his tracking device before breaking into business

Thief blames his crimes on his lover’s breast cancer

Ashley David Ford removed his tracking device before breaking into business

Published a story 5th Jun 2020 2:15 PM

Ipswich court hears fire bug caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage

Serial arsonist gets more jail time

Ipswich court hears fire bug caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage

Published a story 4th Jun 2020 4:36 PM

A French traveller who wanted to buy drugs off an Ipswich lad was robbed of his mobile phone when the drug deal soured.

Drug stand-off led to robbery

A French traveller who wanted to buy drugs off an Ipswich lad was robbed of his mobile phone when the drug deal soured.

Published a story 4th Jun 2020 10:49 AM

Victim: I don’t remember anything until I woke up dazed, confused

Crash driver unable to explain actions

Victim: I don’t remember anything until I woke up dazed, confused

Published a story 1st Jun 2020 5:28 PM

It is alleged a man took two children from a suburban park, who were in the custody of the Department of Child Safety.

Man charged for alleged child steal incident denied bail

It is alleged a man took two children from a suburban park, who were in the custody of the Department of Child Safety.

Published a story 1st Jun 2020 5:18 PM

A paranoid man smashed the window of a stopped train and assaulted a female Queensland Rail worker after a three-day ice binge.

Man on ice binge stops trains, grabs woman at station

A paranoid man smashed the window of a stopped train and assaulted a female Queensland Rail worker after a three-day ice binge.

May 2020

Published a story 29th May 2020 7:42 PM

Armed bike rider cornered until police arrive at the scene

Dramatic citizen’s arrest on man wielding crowbar

Armed bike rider cornered until police arrive at the scene

Published a story 29th May 2020 6:10 PM

Judge praises teen for turning her life around against the odds

Ipswich move was ‘good news’ for fire girl

Judge praises teen for turning her life around against the odds

Published a story 29th May 2020 5:48 PM

Man decides to make drugs to avoid underworld figures

Drug maker ‘sick of dirty drugs’ court told

Man decides to make drugs to avoid underworld figures

Published a story 29th May 2020 4:55 PM

Youth was on side of Ipswich teen making a few bucks dealing drugs

Suspended jail for dope deals to mates

Youth was on side of Ipswich teen making a few bucks dealing drugs

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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.