News

Man hassles women after being kicked out of hotel

A MATE'S wisdom wasn't enough to save Thomas Reese Mudge from a conviction, after he appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The court heard Mudge and a friend had been struggling outside the Central Lane Hotel on April 5.

Mudge had been kicked out by security staff, when his mate had tried to drag him home and away from trouble.

Mudge had other ideas, running up Yarroon St towards the Reef Hotel, straight into a group of women.

Police prosecutor Emma Bonnyman told the court Mudge had grabbed one of the women by the arm before accosting another.

He also was extremely unco-operative with police during his arrest.

Mudge, who pleaded guilty to one count of public nuisance, told Magistrate Russell Warfield he "won't make the error again, that's for sure".

He was convicted and fined $500 for the offence.

Topics:  gladstone cbd, gladstone magistrates court, gladstone police, public nuisance




Smelter worker of 40 years still loves the job as he did day one

Boyne Smelter general manager Joe Rea, with long service award winners Don and wife Norma McKerchar and Bill with wife Bev Miskin, and operational manager Kerry Moran.

IF YOU asked Bill if safety was worth it, he'd say “you bet it is"

New church to open in Calliope, February

BIGGER AND BETTER: Lifestyle Church, which opened in Gladstone 10 years ago yesterday, celebrated their Milestone by announcing the church is expanding to Calliope in February. Pictured: Gabby Curro, 12. and Erica El-Khori, 11.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

LIFESTYLE Church are expanding to Calliope

Fishing industry squeezed out by new 60% target

THE fishing industry is casting its eye over the State Government’s green paper on fisheries management reform.

FISHING industry casting eye over State Government's green paper

Latest deals and offers

The best and worst bits of Splendour from our experts

The Amphitheatre received Flume with open arms and danced to his music on Sunday night.

The good, the bad and the plain weird

Elise's emotional exit from MasterChef quarter finals

MasterChef Australia Top 4 contestant Elise Franciskovic.

CAIRNS cook struggles after receiving letter from fiance.

Reno stars want tradies to focus a little more on one thing

The Demmrichs want Tradies to look after their most important tool

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

Amberly Nelson, from Melbourne, posts for a photo with friends at Splendour in the Grass.

GLITTER, skin and mesh were all on show at festival this weekend.

Day 2 Splendour Pictures

Sticky Fingers perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Splendour in the Grass Day 2 covered in pictures.

WATCH: News reader tries her hand at hardcore shooter, Doom

Veteran journo and noob gamer takes a shot at Doom

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles