July 2018

Published a story 17th Jul 2018 4:39 PM

A JACKPOT misfired with no winners when a mum's fun night out on the pokies with her two daughters erupted into mayhem.

No winners as women's pokies night ends in all out brawl

A JACKPOT misfired with no winners when a mum's fun night out on the pokies with her two daughters erupted into mayhem.

Published a story 12th Jul 2018 5:31 PM

Driver Jarrod Lawlor is accused of crashing into a motorcyclist and leaving the accident scene without helping the badly injured rider.

Driver to challenge 'callous disregard' in hit and run case

Driver Jarrod Lawlor is accused of crashing into a motorcyclist and leaving the accident scene without helping the badly injured rider.

Published a story 10th Jul 2018 2:43 PM

CLAD in an Everlast hoodie with the attached price tag clearly visible, she was out shopping to save.

Mum hides goods in kid's pram

CLAD in an Everlast hoodie with the attached price tag clearly visible, she was out shopping to save.

Published a story 9th Jul 2018 5:26 PM

FATHER of three Shane Watts breached a suspended jail term when he tested positive to methylamphetamine.

Dad set free but warned to stay away from drugs

FATHER of three Shane Watts breached a suspended jail term when he tested positive to methylamphetamine.

Published a story 8th Jul 2018 6:28 PM

Every Monday the QT publishes the names of drink and drug drivers who have appeared in Ipswich Magistrates Court over the past week.

QT's name and shame: This week's drink and drug drivers

Every Monday the QT publishes the names of drink and drug drivers who have appeared in Ipswich Magistrates Court over the past week.

Published a story 8th Jul 2018 6:21 PM

He grabbed a mobile phone off a passenger when he stepped off a train and bolted.

How this runaway thief was almost hit by a train

He grabbed a mobile phone off a passenger when he stepped off a train and bolted.

Published a story 8th Jul 2018 6:13 PM

53-year-old man racked up a series of offences behind the wheel within two weeks

Driver caught breaking the law nine times in one month

53-year-old man racked up a series of offences behind the wheel within two weeks

Published a story 8th Jul 2018 6:03 PM

Short of cash, a mechanic took his mum and dad’s gear to a pawnbroker to get a $500 loan, then never went back to claim the items

Ipswich man caught pawning his parents’ jewellery, tools

Short of cash, a mechanic took his mum and dad’s gear to a pawnbroker to get a $500 loan, then never went back to claim the items

Published a story 6th Jul 2018 5:55 PM

DESPITE smoke and sparks, the driver of a green Suzuki Swift hatch seemed unaware a front tyre had ruptured after she struck a traffic island.

Driver oblivious to smoke, sparks from blown tyre

DESPITE smoke and sparks, the driver of a green Suzuki Swift hatch seemed unaware a front tyre had ruptured after she struck a traffic island.

Published a story 6th Jul 2018 5:37 PM

DRIVER Kate Cruse wanted to blame Qld Transport for not letting her know that she had already lost her driving licence when intercepted by police.

It all points to suspension

DRIVER Kate Cruse wanted to blame Qld Transport for not letting her know that she had already lost her driving licence when intercepted by police.

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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.