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Murderer sentenced with a concession

By Jessica Howard The man who murdered Springbank war veteran Ken Handford has been jailed for 16 years. Jonathan Jeffery Cooper broke into Mr Handford’s home...
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Family seeks justice

By Jessica Howard The family of murdered war veteran Ken Handford was gut wrenched when the convicted killer received a considerable discount on his jail...
Max Dennison Photo - Helen Tatchell

Mad Max told to grow up

By Jessica Howard The young Bacchus Marsh man who stole from a local CFA and performed dangerous burn-outs on the main street has been released...
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Immature teen gets jail

By Jessica Howard A 19-year-old who continued to re-offend despite being given a second chance at life has been jailed for six-months. Ballan resident, Joshua Fuller...

No license, theft and unregistered vehicle

By Jessica Howard A female fuel thief who stole from a Ballan service station was disqualified from driving at the time, a court has heard. Julie...
Max Dennison Photo - Helen Tatchell

Tears as accused slammed by magistrate

By Jessica Howard An unlicensed driver who crashed a motorcycle into a Bacchus Marsh pedestrian crossing after doing burnouts has been refused bail. Max Dennison broke...
Coimadai brigade volunteers Mel Peterson and Stewart Geerling are reeling over the theft of a vehicle and essential equipment last week from their fire station. Photo – Jessica Howard

Thieves strike CFA Brigade

By Jessica Howard Heartless thieves have stolen around $150,000 worth of tools and equipment from the Coimadai Fire Station, rendering it inoperable for hours during...
Operation gun safe – Constable Andy Goel and James Peterson from Bacchus Marsh police with confiscated weapons. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Firearms must be safe

By Jessica Howard Local police are urging gun owners to be vigilant in keeping track of and storing their weapons. Ballan Officer in Charge, Sergeant Michael...

Accused killer to testify

By Jessica Howard One of the men accused of murdering Springbank war veteran Ken Handford could receive a reduced sentence after agreeing to testify in...

Successful appeal for killers sentence

By Jessica Howard The reduced jail sentence handed to the convicted killer of Springbank war veteran Ken Handford will be appealed in the High Court. Jonathon...