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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...

Bacchus Marsh teacher accused of sexual assault in court

A Bacchus Marsh College teacher accused of sexually assaulting two students has appeared in Ballarat Magistrate’s Court, supported by family and staff members of...
Bacchus Marsh Magistrates' Court Photo - Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Court safer to attend

By Jessica Howard Security at Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s Court has been tightened, with handheld scanning wands, roving patrols and escort services for vulnerable people.  The security...

Imposter escapes maximum penalty

By Jessica Howard A police enthusiast found in possession of a fabricated Victoria Police identification badge has avoided jail time.  Christopher Jordan created the badge...

Illegal slingshots seized at Ballan Night Market

By Jessica Howard A man selling sling shots illegally at a Ballan night market could face up to two years’ imprisonment. Ballan Police discovered the...