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Hammered in attack

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A frightened shop clerk was caught in a nightmare situation when four men robbed a Darley petrol station, leaving...

Copper on the trail of thefts

By Helen Tatchell Wind farms around Moorabool have brought an inundation of workers that frequent local businesses, a boost for economic development however, it has...

Once an ‘unacceptable risk’, now on bail

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) Handcuffed and flanked by two police officers, Love Close resident, and owner of former Jackie Chan the ram, Godwin...

Marsh tops Darley for crime

By Meg Kennedy Bacchus Marsh is the most popular suburb for crime in Moorabool, according to the latest data. The end-of-year statistics for 2019, released...

Family feud

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man just wanting to pick up his dog from his dad’s house resulted in an argument with his...

Strong addiction not for pleasure

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) “I want to prove to you that I won’t be back here for the wrong reasons,” a Bacchus Marsh...

Darkness causes speeding

By Meg Kennedy A driver who clocked more than 20km/h over the posted speed limit said his reason for speeding was that it was dark. Robert...

Mate gives mate broken bones

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A game of ‘chicken’ on a main road between two friends, may have stretched the friendship after one received...

Vandals strike at weir

By Helen Tatchell Destructive vandals have gone to quite an effort when they wreaked havoc at a Southern Rural Water (SRW) facility last week. The break-in...

Legislation prevents one hour drive

By Meg Kennedy A man who tested positive to cannabis and methamphetamine whilst driving has asked to be granted one-hour’s drive a day. Dean Aquilina...