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Ken Handford and his grandson Photo - sumbitted

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...
Paul Hogan, Daniel Duhovic, Tung Lo

Mother of murdered Bacchus Marsh man speaks in court

By Jessica Howard The mother of Paul Hogan found out about her son’s brutal murder while watching the 11:30am news, a court has heard.  A...
Bacchus Marsh Police Taser

Station cops new device

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh Police are now equipped with tasers. The first officers armed with the Conducted Energy Devices (CEDs) took to the streets last...

One bad apple spoils the bunch

By Jessica Howard An opportunistic roadside vendor has been fined for the second time in two years for using public land to illegally sell fruit...

Memory lapse

Bacchus Marsh police are appealing for public assistance in identifying the male offender (pictured) for the theft of three (3) bottles of spirits from...

Christopher Trotter Trial: Day two

By Jessica Howard Keith Foggin reported his alleged killer to police for theft just months before his disappearance, his mother and daughter have told a...
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...

Avenue fatality

By Jessica Howard A Bacchus Marsh man has fronted court following a fatal crash in the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour. Paul Smith appeared in the...
Joshua Fuller

WANTED – warrant issued

By Jessica Howard A 19-year-old who spent time in a Youth Justice Centre earlier this year has failed to appear in court. Joshua Fuller was summoned to...

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...