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Wallan man arrested in Melbourne joint taskforce drug raid

A WALLAN man is among three people arrested in Melbourne yesterday, charged with importing methamphetamine and pseudoephedrine into Australia. The Victorian Joint Organised Crime Taskforce, JOCTF, arrested the three men following an investigation into an...

CFA awards for Mitchell Shire, Whittlesea firefighters

FIREFIGHTERS from Mitchell Shire and the City of Whittlesea were among those honoured at a Spirit of CFA Awards ceremony earlier this month. The awards recognised the contributions of CFA, Country Fire Authority, members across...

Wallan home invasion suspects on the run

THREE men are still at large after a home invasion in Wallan on Sunday night. Victoria Police’s Mitchell criminal investigation unit is investigating the incident in which the three men forced their way into the...

Mitchell Shire police beat: July 19, 2022

Burglary Overnight on July 13, unknown offenders forced the front pedestrian gate to a self storage business in Bentinck Street, Wallan. Once inside, offenders cut the padlocks to the roller doors to seven storage units...

John Koutras injects new life into Kilmore SES

By Pam Kiriakidis WHEN John Koutras saw the assistance he needed during a storm in the Dandenongs a few years ago, it was his calling to take initiative and join the Victorian State Emergency Service,...

Army officers scrutinised in Puckapunyal training exercise

More than 150 Australian Army combat arms officers were at Puckapunyal Military Area as part of a week-long intensive training course to learn manoeuvres in armoured personnel carriers. The exercise, known as Exercise Gauntlet Strike,...

Wollert man killed in Epping motorcycle crash

A Wollert man has died after a motorcycle crash in Epping on Sunday, July 3. Emergency services were called to reports a motorcycle had lost control and crashed on Hayston Boulevard at around 5am. The...

CFA pushes the importance of smoke alarms following house fire

Fire authorities are encouraging people to install additional smoke alarms in their homes after it was revealed that more than 70 per cent of fatal house fires start in bedrooms and living areas. Country Fire...

Broadford Fire Brigade celebrates fire station

Three years after it became operational, Broadford Fire Brigade volunteers have celebrated the official opening of their new fire station. The station, at the corner of Hamilton and Govett streets, features three motor-room bays, a...

Road safety funding boost for Seymour College

RoadSafe Goulburn Valley and Seymour College are among 90 Victorian schools, councils, and not-for-profit organisations to receive a grant to deliver programs to reduce road trauma and save lives. Funding from the State Government’s $1.5...