January 2020

Published a story 18th Jan 2020 9:00 AM

HOT PROPERTY: Rainbow home up for auction sure to attract interest

A “TRULY unique” Agnes Water home will go up for auction next month and is sure to attract interest for its vibrant and colourful design.

Published a story 15th Jan 2020 12:47 PM

A VEHICLE that came to a “screeching halt” in a parking lot caught the attention of nearby police and after an RBT, landed the driver in court.

Drink driver caught when car came to ‘screeching halt’

A VEHICLE that came to a “screeching halt” in a parking lot caught the attention of nearby police and after an RBT, landed the driver in court.

Published a story 13th Jan 2020 8:21 AM

A GLADSTONE man’s career will depend on a Magistrate’s verdict as to whether the drug-driver should lose his licence for repeated drug driving offences.

Dory skipper caught drug driving 10 days after court for same offence

A GLADSTONE man’s career will depend on a Magistrate’s verdict as to whether the drug-driver should lose his licence for repeated drug driving offences.

Published a story 13th Jan 2020 8:18 AM

A HIGH range drink driver told police he was doing “laps” when he was pulled over on Dalrymple Dr for driving a car without registration plates.

High range drink driver told police he was doing ‘laps'

A HIGH range drink driver told police he was doing “laps” when he was pulled over on Dalrymple Dr for driving a car without registration plates.

Published a story 13th Jan 2020 8:15 AM

EACH day, a number of people appear in Gladstone court on a range of different charges and matters.

IN COURT: 84 people listed to appear in Gladstone today

EACH day, a number of people appear in Gladstone court on a range of different charges and matters.

Published a story 13th Jan 2020 8:15 AM

A heavily drug-affected dad was forced to stop driving when a concerned motorist and road worker made him pull over on the Bruce Hwy.

Motorists force drugged L-plater to pull over on highway

A heavily drug-affected dad was forced to stop driving when a concerned motorist and road worker made him pull over on the Bruce Hwy.

Published a story 12th Jan 2020 4:46 PM

A former ice addict who claimed to have  turned his life around has found himself back before a magistrate after he brutally assaulted his friend.

Recovered ice addict leaves mate with broken eye socket

A former ice addict who claimed to have turned his life around has found himself back before a magistrate after he brutally assaulted his friend.

Published a story 10th Jan 2020 6:07 PM

A MAN who allegedly smashed into several cars, including a police vehicle, in a rampant attempt to flee police officers has been refused bail.

Alleged dangerous driver smashes cars in bridge crime spree

A MAN who allegedly smashed into several cars, including a police vehicle, in a rampant attempt to flee police officers has been refused bail.

Published a story 10th Jan 2020 12:41 PM

“If my grandfather dies, it’s on you,” was the parting statement a Gladstone man gave his lawyer in court when he was not released immediately on parole.

‘It’s on you’: Criminal’s shocking accusation towards lawyer

“If my grandfather dies, it’s on you,” was the parting statement a Gladstone man gave his lawyer in court when he was not released immediately on parole.

Published a story 10th Jan 2020 8:06 AM

EACH day, a number of people appear in Gladstone court on a range of different charges and matters.

IN COURT: 11 people set to appear in Gladstone today

EACH day, a number of people appear in Gladstone court on a range of different charges and matters.

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Sarah began writing in 2014 and for The Observer in 2015. She left the region in 2017 for a reporting stint at the Sunshine Coast and returned to her hometown one year later. From day one she has had a keen interest in police, court and crime reporting.