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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Local papers across Victoria

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Local History

MURRINDINDI: How it looked on TV, 54 years ago

Here’s how Murrindindi (Narbethong, Buxton, Cathedral Ranges) looked 54 years ago on TV. It was a special episode of Homicide, made by Crawford Productions. Some local landmarks and local people were included. This page will appear in the free Local Paper (Murrindindi Edition) on Wednesday (Aug. 19).

Coronavirus Pandemic

WHITTLESEA: Mernda bakery worker tests positive

The Herald Sun reports that a Bakers Delight worker at Mernda has tested positive to Coronavirus. “A photo shared on social media allegedly showing a group of coronavirus cleaners wearing full personal protection equipment eating after they’d cleaned a Mernda bakery has sparked debate online. “This comes as Bakers Delight confirmed on its Facebook page

Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Latest issue: Wed., Aug. 12, 2020

Read the latest issues of The Local Paper, out now. Free in print, and free online. The Local Paper – Regional Edition Part A: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy200812z The Local Paper – Regional Edition Part B (Trader) – https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpt200701z The Local Paper – Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpv200812z The Local Paper – Mitchell Shire Edition: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm200812z

Council News

COVID-19: Brimbank’s bushfire moment, says Mayor

Brimbank Mayor, Cr Georgina Papafotiou, has reiterated Council’s calls for all residents to follow the advice of health authorities, during cthe COVID-19 crisis. Cr Papafotiou called for the establishment of a rapid response team and joint Government and Council taskforce to respond to the growing health, safety, wellbeing and economic impacts of the ongoing pandemic.

Police News

KNOX: 4 charged over Scoresby murder

Homicide Squad detectives have charged four people following the death of a man in Scoresby last year. A 23-year-old Clyde North man, a 26-year-old Mount Martha man and a 23-year-old Hastings man were arrested by Police on Friday morning (Aug. 7).They have all subsequently been charged with murder and armed robbery. The trio were due

Police News

BRIMBANK: Keilor Downs lad, 17, missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Keilor Downs teenager Aaron Fagota. The 17-year-old was last seen about 4pm on Wednesday, August 5. Police hold concerns for Aaron due to his age. Aaron is Islander in appearance, about 180cm tall with a thin build and short dark hair. He was last seen

Police News

SOUTH-EAST: Charges after Rowville burglary

Victoria Police have charged another person in relation to a series of alleged high-harm crimes linked to a number of aggravated burglaries in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs. Detectives from the Southern Metro Crime Team have workedto identify and locate a number of people of interest in relation to a series of offending that occurred earlier

Police News

NORTH-WEST: Romsey link to wanted man

There is a Romsey link in the Victoria Police hunt for Cheyane Orcher. A charge-and-warrant has been issued for the 31-year-old’s arrest in relation to an incident where a police vehicle was rammed in the Melbourne CBD on Wednesday last week (Aug. 5). Investigators have released an image of Orcher in the hope someone may

Police News

NORTH-WEST: $150,000 goods seized

Wyndham Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a woman following an ongoing investigation into a series of shoplifting incidents in Melbourne’s north-western suburbs. Warrants were executed at residential properties in St Albans and Deer Park this morning following an investigation into the incidents which occurred in Werribee and Hoppers Crossing. Beauty products, baby formula, cosmetics

Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Latest Issue: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

Read the latest issue, free: The Local Paper – Regional Edition Part A: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy200805z The Local Paper – Regional Edition Part B (Trader) – https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpt200701z The Local Paper – Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpv200805z The Local Paper – Mitchell Shire Edition: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm200805z The Local Paper – Northern Edition: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn200805z The Local Paper –

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Politics

NORTH: Govt. cash for Mott newspapers

North Central Review Pty Ltd will receive up to $119,410 under a Liberal Federal Government grant . This grant was announced this morning by the Australian Media and Communications Authority. The North Central Review, owned by the Mott family of Whittlesea and Wallan, will receive the money to engage a digital marketing officer and to

Coronavirus Pandemic

STATE OF DISASTER

A State of Disaster has been declared in Victoria because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Stage Four restrictions will be in force across Melbourne from 6pm on Sunday (Aug. 2). The new restrictions include a curfew of 8pm-5am, and a 5km radius for exercising and shopping. In each household, only one shopper per day will be

Police News

MITCHELL: Boat stolen from Seymour self-storage

Detectives from Mitchell Crime Investigation Unit are investigating following a burglary at a self-storage facility in Seymour last week. Investigators were told offenders forced entry into several storage units at the premises on Oak St between July 23-27. The unknown offenders stole a fishing boat and trailer with a registration of Y57928 as well as

Community News

KNOX: $½-million for Boronia

Boronia will benefit from a $500,000 Suburban Activity Centre investment to support projects such as minor infrastructure upgrades and maintenance, community activities and local business activation. Jackson Taylor, MLA for Bayswater, describes the investment as providing a “second lease of life” for Boronia. The injection is part of a $6 million investment in suburban and

Police News

WEST, EAST: Lookout for missing 14-year-old

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Ryan (Hughes) Smith. The 14-year-old was last seen in Ararat and is believed to have travelled by train to Melbourne on Sunday, July 12. Police have concerns for Ryan’s welfare due to his age and the length of time he has been missing. Ryan

Police News

NORTH-EAST: Manslaughter charges after Fwy tragedy

Following the Eastern Freeway fatal collision where four police officers were killed on April 22, Detectives from Taskforce Paragon have charged a 49-year old Frankston man. The man was arrested in Lyndhurst at about 9.20am on Saturday (Aug. 1). He has been charged with four counts of manslaughter and was expected to appear before an

Police News

WEST: Maribyrnong, Hoppers men charged over cocaine conspiracy allegations

A 31-year-old Maribyrnong man was arrested at Atherton on Sunday last week (July 26) faced the Cairns Magistrates’ Court on July 27, charged with:• Conspiracy to import commercial quantities of border controlled drugs,• Importing commercial quantities of border controlled drugs,• Directing activities of a criminal syndicate,• Money laundering over $1 million,• Two charges of dealing

Police News

HOBSONS BAY: Laverton man missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Laverton man Lindsay Marchant. The 38-year-old was last seen at a pharmacy on Bladin Street in Laverton on Friday (July 31) Police hold concerns for Lindsay as he has several medical conditions. Lindsay does not drive and is possibly using public transport. Investigators have released

Police News

BRIMBANK: Arrest over puppy scam

Brimbank Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested and charged a woman following a series of alleged online puppy scams this year. The alleged deceptions occurred on May 17 and 2, and three times on June 5. It is alleged the woman advertised puppies for sale online and asked five victims to make a substantial deposit

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Council News

BANYULE: Council withdraws from Link lawsuit

The remaining Council that took the State Government to the Supreme Council over North East Link has withdrawn from the Judicial Review. Banyule Council announced on Thursday (July 30) that it was following the lead of Bo-roondara, Whitehorse and Manningham Councils, and had taken the latest legal advice. “We are convinced that pursuing a legal

Police News

MONASH: Red capped bike bandit at Clayton

Police are hoping to identify a man following a series of bike thefts at a Clayton educational facility this month. Investigators believe the unknown man entered the College Walk campus about 6.20pm on July 13, about 2.40pm on July 16 and about 9.50am on July 29. Each time the man approached a bike rack and

Police News

BRIMBANK: Raids at Kealba, Melton South

Police from seven different units joined forces late last week in executing three search warrants and arrested four people as part of an ongoing investigation into commercial burglaries and thefts across the state. The operation, which was co-ordinated by Campaspe Crime Investigation Unit, involved investigators from:• Melton Volume Crime Unit and Melton Crime Investigation Unit•

Police News

WHITTTLESEA: Thomastown PSO charged

A Protective Service Officer has been charged following an internal investigation. The PSO, from the Transit and Public Safety Command, was charged with unlawful assault and assault with a weapon. The alleged incident took place on September 13, 2019, in Thomastown while the PSO was on duty. He has been summoned to appear at a

Police News

BOROONDARA: Death of Hawthorn East man

Police have arrested a man following a death in Hawthorn East on Friday afternoon (July 31). It is believed two men, who are known to each other, were together at a Burke Road address when an altercation took place just after 3.30pm. One of the males was struck to the head, allegedly by the other,

Police News

BRIMBANK: Lyla, 16, missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Lyla Farage. The 16-year-old was last seen in Keilor Park just after midnight on July 9. Lyla is described as 160cm tall with a slim build, dark brown hair and was wearing a blue hooded jacket, black track pants and pink slippers. She is

Police News

WHITTLESEA: Doreen teen missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Kirk Turner. The 15-year-old was last seen at his Doreen home about 11pm on Tuesday, July 14. He was wearing a grey hooded top, navy blue track pants and carrying a black backpack. Kirk is about 175cm tall, medium build, dark hair shaved on

Police News

NORTH-WEST: 4 charged after drug raids

Addresses in the North and North-West were amongst those raided by Police on Friday in an extensive series of drug raids. The warrants were executed at 14 residential and commercial properties, as well as the Mongols OMCG club house. Suburbs included Melbourne, Gowanbrae, Tullamarine, Fawkner, Hillside, Wollert, Greenvale, Docklands, Coburg, Werribee, Richmond, Port Melbourne and

Police News

MELTON: ‘Driver blows .316’

Police officers from Caroline Springs nabbed a high range drink driver in Melton West on Friday night (July 31). Police were patrolling Barries Rd about 9.30pm when they observed a car in front of them driving erratically. The driver lost control of the vehicle which left the road and went over a number of gutters

Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Wed., Jul. 29, 2020

Read the latest issue, free: The Local Paper – Regional Edition Part A: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy200729z The Local Paper – Regional Edition Part B (Trader) – https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpt200701z The Local Paper – Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpv200729z The Local Paper – Mitchell Shire Edition: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm200729z The Local Paper – Northern Edition: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn200729z The Local Paper –

Police News

MONASH: Madness on local roads

Dandenong Highway Patrol officers have impounded a vehicle after it was detected allegedly speeding on Eastlink in Dandenong South last night. Air Wing police first noticed the Holden Statesman travelling at speeds of up to 160km/h as it followed the vehicle onto the Monash Freeway about 1am. The vehicle exited the freeway at the Blackburn

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