July 2019

Published a story 18th Jul 2019 10:41 AM

A GLADSTONE mother who scammed the system for over three years and claimed over $35,000 in Centrelink benefits she wasn't entitled to has been jailed.

Gladstone mum jailed for $35K Centrelink fraud

A GLADSTONE mother who scammed the system for over three years and claimed over $35,000 in Centrelink benefits she wasn't entitled to has been jailed.

Published a story 15th Jul 2019 1:01 PM

A Gladstone truck driver has fronted court to fight an allegation of the hazardous use of high beams on Philip St.

Truck driver to contest 'hazardous' high beams on Philip St

A Gladstone truck driver has fronted court to fight an allegation of the hazardous use of high beams on Philip St.

Published a story 14th Jul 2019 1:32 PM

A FORMER businessman who fled the scene of a crash with a stash of drugs in his vehicle has been released on parole after spending nearly 100 days in prison.

Former businessman flees scene of car crash with drug stash

A FORMER businessman who fled the scene of a crash with a stash of drugs in his vehicle has been released on parole after spending nearly 100 days in prison.

Published a story 12th Jul 2019 2:45 PM

A GLADSTONE removalist suffering a severe back injury tried several prescription pain medications before he found a drug that worked.

Worker says painkillers gave him 'horrendous' side-effects

A GLADSTONE removalist suffering a severe back injury tried several prescription pain medications before he found a drug that worked.

Published a story 11th Jul 2019 12:59 PM

Gladstone residents can get a taste of CBD living with ocean views this weekend with the open home inspection

Rare buyers opportunity as Auckland Hill home hits market

Gladstone residents can get a taste of CBD living with ocean views this weekend with the open home inspection

Published a story 11th Jul 2019 11:06 AM

FIVE drink drivers fronted court this week. Of the five, three motorists blew over the middle alcohol reading.

The 5 motorists in court this week for drink driving charges

FIVE drink drivers fronted court this week. Of the five, three motorists blew over the middle alcohol reading.

Published a story 3rd Jul 2019 6:39 PM

A GLADSTONE dad has been described as "incredibly irresponsible and selfish" after a court heard he drove at 171km an hour on the Bruce Hwy with four children.

'Selfish': Dad caught speeding 71km over with kids in car

A GLADSTONE dad has been described as "incredibly irresponsible and selfish" after a court heard he drove at 171km an hour on the Bruce Hwy with four children.

Published a story 3rd Jul 2019 2:04 PM

The 19-year-old teen returned a reading of .203 per cent. Other motorists blew readings of .156 per cent and .135 per cent.

Teen busted drink driving four times over the legal limit

The 19-year-old teen returned a reading of .203 per cent. Other motorists blew readings of .156 per cent and .135 per cent.

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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.