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Christopher Trotter Trial: Day one

By Jessica Howard  The Bacchus Marsh man accused of murdering 46-year-old Keith Foggin was the victim’s mechanic for three-years prior to his disappearance, a court...
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...

STABBING AT GREENDALE

By Helen Tatchell A man in his 60s was flown by air ambulance to the Alfred hospital last night (Thursday 20 July) with serious abdominal...

Fatal crash following high speed police pursuit

By Jessica Howard UPDATE A 17-year-old man has been arrested in Ballarat following a fatal crash and search operation. Police addressed media at the...

Alcohol thieves strike

Who are these thieves? Bacchus Marsh police are investigating a theft at a local business in Main Street Bacchus Marsh. An unidentified male and female...

Councillor involved in stalking matter

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) No love was close in the Bacchus Marsh court as a Moorabool councillor sought an intervention order against a...

Fury over illegally lit fires

By Jessica Howard Members of the Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade’s Group are fuming over the number of illegally lit fires during the fire danger period. Deputy...

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...

Search for driver travelling wrong direction on freeway

Police are searching for the driver of a four-wheel drive that caused a serious crash after it drove into oncoming traffic at Pentland Hills...

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...