May 2021

Published a story 14th May 2021 11:38 AM

A man became enraged with police after a family member was allegedly assaulted

Family man in strife after abusing police in car park

A man became enraged with police after a family member was allegedly assaulted

Published a story 14th May 2021 10:15 AM

A court has heard how a man threatened his own mother with a knife

‘I’ll cut your head off’: Man’s shocking threat to mum

A court has heard how a man threatened his own mother with a knife

Published a story 14th May 2021 9:16 AM

A magistrate has referred to a brawl in suburban Ipswich as an ‘insane episode’

Woman charged after being injured during ‘insane’ violence

A magistrate has referred to a brawl in suburban Ipswich as an ‘insane episode’

Published a story 14th May 2021 8:08 AM

Police found a driver so drunk he had vomited through his car, which had four blown tyres

Drink driver to finish offender’s program before sentence

Police found a driver so drunk he had vomited through his car, which had four blown tyres

Published a story 12th May 2021 3:44 PM

A paid carer has faced court over the neglect of an elderly woman  found lying on the cold ground in a home with chickens roaming freely inside.

‘Diabolic’: Elderly woman in home with chickens roaming

A paid carer has faced court over the neglect of an elderly woman found lying on the cold ground in a home with chickens roaming freely inside.

Published a story 12th May 2021 2:08 PM

A woman has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to biting and scratching a police officer.

Police biter put victim through six-months of anguish

A woman has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to biting and scratching a police officer.

Published a story 12th May 2021 9:26 AM

A man with a shocking history of theft and violence will remain behind bars for at least another year.

Thieves net $25,000 in cigarette smash and grab

A man with a shocking history of theft and violence will remain behind bars for at least another year.

Published a story 11th May 2021 6:02 PM

An Ipswich teenager has avoided jail time after a court heard he abandoned his co-offenders during a robbery

Teen ‘opted out’ during delivery driver robbery

An Ipswich teenager has avoided jail time after a court heard he abandoned his co-offenders during a robbery

Published a story 11th May 2021 10:15 AM

A recidivist offender has been jailed 100 days after pleading guilty to 11 new charges

‘Why do you keep stealing?’: Woman told to seek help

A recidivist offender has been jailed 100 days after pleading guilty to 11 new charges

Published a story 11th May 2021 7:38 AM

The man offered no reason for his wrongdoings after threatening neighbours with soda ‘bombs’

Soda ‘bomber’ sentenced after causing neighbourhood fear

The man offered no reason for his wrongdoings after threatening neighbours with soda ‘bombs’

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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.