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Co-accused in Springbank murder jailed for 27 years

By Jessica Howard The man who tied Springbank war veteran Ken Handford to his own bed and left him to die after a brutal stabbing...
Bacchus Marsh Police Constable, Cameron Granland with the new Moorabool Eyewatch Facebook page, which was launched on March 5. Photo – Jessica Howard

Police launch Eyewatch

By Jessica Howard A new Facebook page has been created to help connect local police with the community. Eyewatch provides updates from the Moorabool policing...
Inset or main - BM Soccer Club players show their distaste after their clubrooms were robbed and vandalised. Photo – Pat Scamangas

Heartless theft

By Jessica Howard Callous thieves have stolen a life-saving heart machine from the Bacchus Marsh Soccer Club. The defibrillator was stolen from the Scorpion’s clubrooms...
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Hoon drivers in Ballan

By Jessica Howard Ballan Police are urging residents to report hoon drivers in the area, after a number of reports of reckless behaviour on the...
If a tradesman unexpectedly appears at your door with an offer that sounds too good to be true, they may be a travelling con man. For more information, visit www.consumer.vic.gov.au/resources-and-tools/scams/travelling-con-men. Photo: Asphalt Concepts

Conmen on the prowl; beware

By Jessica Howard Bogus tradesmen are targeting Bacchus Marsh properties by offering dodgy asphalt laying services at a discounted rate. The posing tradesmen are believed...

More time for crime

By Jessica Howard The man who murdered Springbank war veteran Ken Handford has had eight years added to his sentence by Victoria’s Court of Appeal. Jonathon Jeffrey...

Lerderderg vandals leave behind clues at scene of crime

By Jessica Howard Vandals who damaged several large trees at the Lerderderg State Park have left behind identifying evidence. Brandon Traynor, an avid camper who runs...

8-years jail for drunk driver

By Jessica Howard The Kuranjang man who was three times (0.20 per cent) over the legal alcohol limit (0.05 per cent) when his car spun...
The crash scene. Picture: Kate Healy, The Ballarat Courier

Teenager pleads guilty over police chase crash that killed Ballarat girl

By Erin Williams - The Ballarat Courier A teenage boy has pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing death over a horror crash during a...

Deadly drink-driver nearly four times over legal limit

By Jessica Howard The driver accused of killing 22-year-old Gisborne man Hayden Kloppers was nearly four times over the legal blood alcohol limit, a...