January 2019

Published a story 18th Jan 2019 2:15 PM

It was the violent assault of a Gladstone police officer by two drunk mates a magistrate has labelled a "mongrel coward dog-act" and "un-Australian".

'Coward dog act': Mates choke, punch police officer

It was the violent assault of a Gladstone police officer by two drunk mates a magistrate has labelled a "mongrel coward dog-act" and "un-Australian".

Published a story 17th Jan 2019 4:53 PM

A GLADSTONE man who tried to drift his Holden commodore on a sharp bend along Yarroon St is now $750 out of pocket and without a car.

Holden Commodore a write off in Yarroon St drift

A GLADSTONE man who tried to drift his Holden commodore on a sharp bend along Yarroon St is now $750 out of pocket and without a car.

Published a story 16th Jan 2019 5:49 PM

A GLADSTONE man has been ordered to pay $500 compensation to a man he beat up in the carpark of a busy shopping centre.

Bizarre carpark road rage ends with compo payout

A GLADSTONE man has been ordered to pay $500 compensation to a man he beat up in the carpark of a busy shopping centre.

Published a story 15th Jan 2019 3:21 PM

A CRANKY dad who didn't like his McDonald's meal has been fined $1000 for what he did when refused a refund.

Cranky dad's 'hissy fit' over non-refundable meal

A CRANKY dad who didn't like his McDonald's meal has been fined $1000 for what he did when refused a refund.

Published a story 14th Jan 2019 4:31 PM

THE pair moved to Gladstone to start a pizza business, however when police were called to a Sunvalley address, officers found something else

Business partners caught with illegal ingredient

THE pair moved to Gladstone to start a pizza business, however when police were called to a Sunvalley address, officers found something else

Published a story 14th Jan 2019 4:15 PM

A GLADSTONE man who pawned a stolen boat motor for cash has been told to "man up” and avoid a "life in jail”.

'It's time for you to man up': Dad caught in pawn fraud

A GLADSTONE man who pawned a stolen boat motor for cash has been told to "man up” and avoid a "life in jail”.

Published a story 14th Jan 2019 4:14 PM

A MOTORIST who ploughed into a power pole and fled the scene of the crash has been fined over $1000.

'Sleepy' driver snaps power pole in half, flees from crash

A MOTORIST who ploughed into a power pole and fled the scene of the crash has been fined over $1000.

Published a story 13th Jan 2019 3:15 PM

Gladstone region pet owners are being urged to watch for symptoms of the deadly virus

Vet warns highly contageous virus on rise in region

Gladstone region pet owners are being urged to watch for symptoms of the deadly virus

Published a story 13th Jan 2019 1:51 PM

Team RSPCA Gladstone received reports of a dog left behind in the car while its owner shopped somewhere in the complex.

Pet owner blasted over dog reportedly trapped in car

Team RSPCA Gladstone received reports of a dog left behind in the car while its owner shopped somewhere in the complex.

Published a story 13th Jan 2019 10:45 AM

The Gladstone man repeatedly rammed the woman's car into oncoming traffic, all the way to the police station.

Magistrate's confronting message to dangerous driver

The Gladstone man repeatedly rammed the woman's car into oncoming traffic, all the way to the police station.

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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.