6.30pm UPDATE:The Mernda grassfire has been downgraded to an Advice Warning.
A 25-year-old Chirnside Park man was today arrested and charged following a series of lewd acts allegedly committed on Kimberley Drive since October last year.
Benalla police yesterday (17 February) detected and intercepted a silver Audi sedan about 12.50pm allegedly travelling at 220km/h in the northbound lanes of the Hume Freeway near Benalla.
Yesterday afternoon (17 February) Whittlesea Fire Brigade responded to reports of a structure fire in a remote rural area.
A Holts Rd, Whittlesea home has been severely damaged by fire around midday today.
Police have charged a 23-year-old Mill Park man following an alleged hit-run collision in Epping yesterday.
Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle at High Street Epping around 8pm tonight leaving a 26-year-old man with life-threatening injuries.
Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 14-year-old Bundoora boy Byron Copley.
Victoria’s defunct Police Assistance Line is to be reinstated following a trial. Victoria Police provided this service but it was discontinued in the 1990s.
Woolworths Eltham, Laurimar, Lilydale and Mernda Village are commemorating 60 years of one of Australia’s most loved TV characters, Mr Squiggle, with the release of limited edition coins in supermarket registers from today.
SP AusNet spokeswoman Helena Lilly* tonight told Kinglake Ranges News that the current power outage was due to a “deteriorated conductor,” known to most as a power-line, that broke.
5pm UPDATE:A faulty electrical cable, known as a ‘conductor’ that due to deterioration technicians have ruled can’t be repaired, but must be replaced. SP AusNet advises those in the area with power should prepare for a power outage around 7pm.
Victoria Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a firearms incident which occurred in Mill Park last week.
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A 2500-head cattle yarding last Friday (8 February) at Yea was 300 more than advertised and almost double what would normally be sold at this time of year during a normal season.
Police detectives, supported by the Special Operations Group this afternoon executed search warrants in Doncaster and Park Orchards in relation to yesterday’s fatal shooting in Oakleigh East.
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In their article Hard truth about Geelan’s lies, advertising sales representative of The Local Paper, Ash Long claimed I was making up my work experience report. What most call “throwing shade.” The irony in being told you’re a journalist who’s “well beyond going to University,” suddenly becomes a blogger because I asked to be paid
Late last week whilst listening to ABC Radio Melbourne ‘Drive’ with Rafael Epstein, the editor of Kinglake Ranges News, Ashley Geelan, heard Epstein ask for Micheal ‘Mick’ Rogers to contact him as he couldn’t get in touch.
“The 10-year anniversary of the 2009 Bushfires has been a particularly difficult time for the communities of Murrindindi Shire. This milestone meant different things to different people, but we all stand together on the other side of 7 February,” Cr McAulay said.
Whilst city reporters for Melbourne’s major media outlets turn up at events and report, rural reporters are often part of their community as much as the local CFA, SES and other community organisations. Ashley Geelan explains.
Personal stories, reflections and photographic portraits of young people from Kinglake and police officers who experienced the 2009 Victorian bushfires feature in the Victoria Police Museum’s latest exhibition.
Police last night attended a single vehicle crash in Castella.
Police from the Banyule Crime Investigation Unit have charged a man following a burglary and assault in St Helena last week.