November 2019

Published a story 12th Nov 2019 2:10 PM

Boozy and behind the wheel of his ute, Justin Kaatz was heading home from out west when he was spotted by police driving in the middle of the road.

Boozy driver busted travelling down the middle of the road

Boozy and behind the wheel of his ute, Justin Kaatz was heading home from out west when he was spotted by police driving in the middle of the road.

Published a story 12th Nov 2019 7:04 AM

The man attempted to rob two businesses and broke into a third before his rampage was through.

Traumatised former soldier used alcohol to self-medicate

The man attempted to rob two businesses and broke into a third before his rampage was through.

Published a story 10th Nov 2019 6:42 PM

Police lifted the tarpaulin off a mystery object in the front yard of an Ipswich house  to uncover a stolen BMW-4.

Camira woman clueless to who put stolen BMW in her yard

Police lifted the tarpaulin off a mystery object in the front yard of an Ipswich house to uncover a stolen BMW-4.

Published a story 10th Nov 2019 6:38 PM

A convicted dealer, painter and former sportsmen was busted with a cache of illegal weapons.

Dealer busted with police ID, ammo, electric knuckle dusters

A convicted dealer, painter and former sportsmen was busted with a cache of illegal weapons.

Published a story 10th Nov 2019 6:28 PM

Twenty-eight of Ipswich's drink and drug drivers have been recorded by the QT.

Rum and mobile phone drink driver's undoing

Twenty-eight of Ipswich's drink and drug drivers have been recorded by the QT.

Published a story 8th Nov 2019 1:59 PM

A smart remark about a police officer's hairdo followed up by a few foul- mouthed comments turned a night out into a costly exercise for a hotel patron.

Hotel patron insults cop's haircut, put in padded jail cell

A smart remark about a police officer's hairdo followed up by a few foul- mouthed comments turned a night out into a costly exercise for a hotel patron.

Published a story 8th Nov 2019 1:47 PM

The law took a chunk out of more than just the pride of a young graffiti artist after he was caught red-handed tagging an Ipswich train.

Spray painter left mark on train before dog left its mark

The law took a chunk out of more than just the pride of a young graffiti artist after he was caught red-handed tagging an Ipswich train.

Published a story 7th Nov 2019 9:16 AM

A labourer who ended up in trouble for refusing to leave a Redbank Plains hotel was this week told by a magistrate he was too old for that sort of "carry on”.

Worker ends night on a low pleading public nuisance

A labourer who ended up in trouble for refusing to leave a Redbank Plains hotel was this week told by a magistrate he was too old for that sort of "carry on”.

Published a story 7th Nov 2019 9:12 AM

An Ipswich apprentice mechanic said he 'panicked' about losing his licence when he made a false declaration nominating someone else as being an offending driver

Police footage confirms apprentice tried to fib way out

An Ipswich apprentice mechanic said he 'panicked' about losing his licence when he made a false declaration nominating someone else as being an offending driver

Published a story 7th Nov 2019 9:08 AM

A church has been fined $450,000 after it was found to be responsible for contributing to the death of a teenager during a tree lopping fundraiser.

Church fined $450k for tragic death of teenager

A church has been fined $450,000 after it was found to be responsible for contributing to the death of a teenager during a tree lopping fundraiser.

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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.