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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...

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...
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‘Flight risk’ remanded

By Jessica Howard A man accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of items to fund his lifestyle and pay off debt has...
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...
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...

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...
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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...