October 2020

Published a story 22nd Oct 2020 4:41 PM

An Ipswich nurse aid has admitted in court to stealing bank cards from three elderly patients and using them on a spending spree.

Hospital worker stole thousands from elderly patients

An Ipswich nurse aid has admitted in court to stealing bank cards from three elderly patients and using them on a spending spree.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 3:07 PM

Unrest escalated at the height of coronavirus lockdowns at Borallon jail, a court has heard

Prisoner smashes windows in protest over power cut

Unrest escalated at the height of coronavirus lockdowns at Borallon jail, a court has heard

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 10:24 AM

A man’s light bulb moment in Bunnings was captured on security footage

CCTV shines light on thief’s trouser stash

A man’s light bulb moment in Bunnings was captured on security footage

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 7:34 PM

A man is charged with multiple offences following an allegedly violent incident in suburban Ipswich

Man granted bail on bow and arrow allegations

A man is charged with multiple offences following an allegedly violent incident in suburban Ipswich

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 4:19 PM

A drink driver tried legging it through a field to avoid police, but his escapade was short lived

Noisy exhaust blows lid on P-plater’s rummy run

A drink driver tried legging it through a field to avoid police, but his escapade was short lived

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 10:10 AM

An Australia Day pub session turned ugly when a man targeted the vehicle belonging to his girlfriend’s ex

Pub fight leads to car park outburst

An Australia Day pub session turned ugly when a man targeted the vehicle belonging to his girlfriend’s ex

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 4:59 PM

A man had just been released from jail when he embarked on a fraud that netted him more than $1200

Cheap grog scheme leaves buyer empty-handed

A man had just been released from jail when he embarked on a fraud that netted him more than $1200

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 4:06 PM

A man groomed his own daughter for several months before raping her

Father jailed for sickening rape of teenage daughter

A man groomed his own daughter for several months before raping her

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 3:34 PM

Desperation can sometimes drive people into low acts that only make things worse

Need v greed: What motivated Ipswich fraudsters

Desperation can sometimes drive people into low acts that only make things worse

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 10:45 AM

A hero dog’s actions saved the life of his owner, who lay critically injured in bushes without being noticed

‘They say I’m a miracle’: How Max saved owner’s life

A hero dog’s actions saved the life of his owner, who lay critically injured in bushes without being noticed

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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.