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Fire restrictions on the way

Declarations of Fire Danger Periods in each Victorian munipality are on the way. The Country Fire Authorty has declared last week the first municipality to enter the Fire Danger Period this season...

Police focus on drugs and violence

Drug busts, family violence, assaults and burglaries are the current focus for Mitchell Criminal Investigation Unit. Despite the tobacco raids across Mitchell Shire last week, Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Maher said police’s...

Marijuana crop found in Wallan home

By Evelyn Leckie POLICE raided a Wallan home last week, finding 56 marijuana plants. Mitchell Criminal Investigation Unit and Seymour Divisional Tasking Unit officers raised the Forbers Boulevard home on Wednesday afternoon....

Staying safe online

By Steph McNicol A cyber safety expert has warned families of the online dangers to children who have little understanding of the harm the digital world can cause. As part of National...

Two Kilmore tobacco shops raided

Police executed a search warrant on Kilmore Gifts Cigarette Accessories.Police raided two Kilmore shops last week for allegedly selling illicit tobacco. Police searched Kilmore Gifts Cigarette Accessories...

Corrections funding help with healing

By Evelyn LeckieThe State Government will pour $440,000 into a Mernda-based residential diversion program for Aboriginal male offenders who have been convicted of family violence offences.

‘Trolley man’ troubles

By Evelyn LeckieA Wallan family is now struggling after their car was stolen last week, allegedly by a man hailed a hero last year.Police...

Neighbourhood Watch prevents theft

By Jackson RussellSouth Mitchell Neighbourhood Watch is helping to keep the community’s cars safe by giving out anti-theft screws to fit to number plates. The group is planning...

Former election candidate charged

By Evelyn LeckieFORMER state election candidate Meralyn Klein will contest assault charges after she allegedly elbowed a volunteer at Whittlesea Early Voting Centre last year.The victim was handing out ‘how to vote’...

Police target headlights

By Jackson Russell Kilmore police are on the lookout for drivers with defective headlights or not using the headlights properly, as part of Operation Nightlight. Sergeant Kalev Jones said he started the...