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Friday, October 23, 2020

Local papers across Victoria

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Police News

EAST: Bail breaches alleged

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Burwood woman Finulla Macsporran The 36-year-old is wanted for breaching bail conditions and her current location is unknown. Macsporran is Caucasian and is described as being about 170cm tall, with a medium build and long dyed blonde hair. Investigators have released an image of Macsporran in

Police News

MITCHELL: Fatality at Broadford

Police and emergency services were called to Broadford on Friday morning (Oct. 23) following reports a car struck a tree. It is believed a van was travelling north on the Hume Freeway when it left the roadway and struck a tree about 8.40am The male driver, who is yet to be formally identified, died at

Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Latest Issue: Wed., Oct. 21, 2020

Read The Local Paper, free, in ‘hard copy’ or online: The Local Paper – Regional Edition Part A: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy201021z 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/lpv201021z The Local Paper – Mitchell Shire Edition: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm201021z The Local Paper – Northern Edition:

Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Latest Issue: Wed., Oct. 14, 2020

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Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Latest Edition: Wed., Oct. 7, 2020

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Council News

MURRINDINDI: Robyn looks at big picture

Murrindindi Shire candidate Robyn Walsh is taking the pre-election conversation to imaginative new levels. As well as local Red Gate Ward issues, Ms Walsh is canvassing the long-term idea of a new road between Glenburn and Taggerty, which would be a boost to tourism to the Alexandra and Lake Eildon regions. “A new road is

Coronavirus Pandemic

MITCHELL: New local COVID-19 case

A new COVID-19 case in Mitchell Shire was announced on Sunday by Premier Daniel Andrews and Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton. The case is associated with the Butcher Club outbreak associated with a retail meat outlet at Chadstone Shopping Centre. The Mitchell Shire case relates to a household member of one of the staff

Council News

MORELAND: New soccer pitch for North Coburg

Hosken Reserve in Coburg North will be home to a new synthetic soccer pitch, allowing more football club participants, local schools, women and girls and wider diverse community to access to modern, safe and inclusive facility. The new sporting facility will include 100-lux LED lighting, a shock pad and low-level fencing. The Fédération Internationale de

Police News

POINT COOK: Hit-run driver wanted

Police are appealing for information following a hit-run crash in Point Cook last month. Investigators understand the driver of a Holden sedan was driving erratically along Saltwater Promenade just after 2pm on Tuesday September 8 when he lost control and crashed into a light pole. The impact caused the pole to fall on a Commodore

Police News

WHITEHORSE: Home invasion follow-up

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Box Hill woman Hayley Fisher. The 27-year-old is wanted for questioning in relation to home invasion, false imprisonment and assault offences that occurred in Box Hill between September 23-24. Fisher is described as being about 165cm tall, with a slim build and long brown hair with

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Police News

SUNSHINE WEST: Teen missing since Sept. 21

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Lyla Farage. The 16-year-old was last seen in Sunshine West on September 21. Lyla is described as 160cm tall with a slim build, blonde hair and brown eyes. Police have released an image of Lyla in the hope someone recognises her and can provide

Police News

HOBSONS BAY: Sexual assaults at Altona Meadows

Police are investigating multiple reports of sexual assault incidents in Altona Meadows last Thursday (Oct. 1). Investigators have been told a man on a black electric bike rode past three women as they were walking along the Skelton Creek Trail between 3.30pm-4pm. The unknown male sexually assaulted the women before riding off. No words were

Police News

BRIMBANK: St Albans angle to wanted man

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Paul Bresnan. The 52-year-old has two outstanding warrants for threats to kill and threats to inflict serious injury. Bresnan is described as 175cm tall, medium build with receding hair. Has been known to wear a toupee. He is known to frequent the Prahran or St Albans

Police News

STONNINGTON: Wanted on warrants

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Liam Garner. The 35-year-old has two outstanding warrants for criminal damage and failing to appear at court. Garner is described as 180cm tall, with a medium build, dark brown hair and brown eyes. He also has distinctive tattoos on his right arm. He is known to

Police News

EAST: Vermont man nabbed

Police arrested two motorcyclists after they were located speeding through several suburbs on Saturday night (Oct. 3). They were observed travelling at high speeds just before midnight on Eastlink in Carrum Downs. Police attempted to intercept the pair in Dandenong, but they took off again at high speed. Airwing monitored the two motorcyclists, tracking one

Council News

WHITEHORSE: Candidate takes swipe at Council, paper

Caroline Cook, Elgar Ward candidate in the Whitehorse Council elections, spends considerable time promoting a Boroondara Council publication, in a rambling pre-poll video. In election publicity, Ms Cook says: “Given my award winning corporate background, I possess exceptional negotiation experience, analytical and investigative skills, and ability to communicate with people from all walks of life.”

Council News

DAREBIN: Candidate objects to photo

A Darebin Council candidate, seeking re-election to public office, has raised concerns about The Local Paper’s use of a photo. Susan Rennie, one of eight candidates seeking the single vacancy in South Central Ward, wrote an email to The Local Paper on Friday night (Oct. 2): “Imagine therefore my surprise when I opened the link

Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Latest Issue: Wed., Sep. 30, 2020

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Emergency Services

YARRA RANGES: Fatal fire at Lilydale

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following a fatal fire in Lilydale on Sunday morning (Sept. 27). Emergency services were called to a house on Old Gippsland Rd following reports several explosions were heard about 3am. Sadly, a person died at the scene. A crime scene was set up and the circumstances surrounding

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Police News

HOBSONS BAY: Police concern for Kylee, 16

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Kylee Jongkryg. The 16-year-old was last seen at an Altona North address on September 11. Police and family have concerns for Kylee’s welfare due to her age and the length of time she has been missing. Kylee is described as being about 150cm tall

Police News

NORTH-WEST: Police officer charged

A Police officer has been charged following an investigation into an incident that is alleged to have occurred late last year. The senior constable from a specialist unit has been charged with unlawful assault. The charges relate to an alleged on-duty incident that occurred in the North West Metro Region on October 5 last year.

Police News

BRIMBANK: Deer Park robbery attempt

Brimbank Divisional Response Unit Embona detectives have charged two people following an attempted robbery of a man in Deer Park this month. The victim was sitting in his wheelchair outside a chemist on Ballarat Rd just before 6.30pm on September 13when he was approached by an unknown man and woman. It is alleged the man

Police News

NORTH-WEST: Hunt for Dylan, 15

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing boyDylan Russell. The 15-year-old was last seen in Parkville about 12 Noon on Monday, September 7. Police hold concerns for Dylan’s welfare due to his age and the length of time he has been missing. Dylan was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black track

Police News

EAST: Off-duty allegation

A Victoria Police officer has been charged following an investigation into an incident alleged to have occurred earlier this year. The senior constable from Eastern Region has been charged with unlawful assault and assault by kicking. The charges relate to an off duty incident that is alleged to have occurred in the Eastern Region on

Police News

MORELAND: Stephanie, 15, missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to help find missing teenager Stephanie Mackliley. The 15-year-old was last seen leaving her Coburg North home about 1.30pm Friday. Police and family hold concerns for her welfare due to a medical condition. Stephanie is described about 170cm tall with shoulder-length blonde hair and was last seen wearing a

Politics

BANYULE: Door-to-door selling in West Heidelberg

Door-to-door sales in a significant problem in West Heidelberg, Ivanhoe MLA Anthony Carbines told State Parliament last week. Speaking to new legislation, Mr Carbines said he wanted to speak about banning door-to-door sales and cold calling by energy retailers. “If there is one thing we have to put up with more often than not in

Sport

MURRINDINDI: Alexandra races cancelled

Alexandra Racing Club’s unlucky streak has continued with the cancellation of the first meeting for the 2020-21 picinc season. “All picnic meetings from Saturday, October 24 up to and including Saturday, November 7 have been cancelled which will affect meetings at Alexandra, Healesville, Mansfield and Balnarring,” said a Racing Victoria statement. The 2020-21 picnic racing

Politics

STATE: McLeish quizzes Education Minister

Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish questioned State Education Minister James Merlino about children returning to school in Term 4, when State Parliament sat on Friday (Sep. 18). “Parents want to their kids back at school for the first day of term 4, which experts say can be done with a COVID-safe plan,” Ms McLeish said.“Why is

Politics

KNOX: MP’s 6000 phone calls

Bayswater MLA Jackson Taylor says he has used the lockdown time productively, making 6000 phone calls to local residents. “In the last few weeks I have personally picked up and I have made about 6000 phone calls within my community, and yes, absolutely—there is frustration,” Mr Taylor told the Legislative Assembly on Friday (Sep. 18).

Council News

NILLUMBIK: Melbourne Water pressured

Yan Yean MLA Danielle Green has turned her focus from Nillumbik Council to Melbourne Water regarding soil dumping in Chapel Lane, Doreen. Ms Green said she wanted Lisa Neville, Minister for Water, to have Melbourne Water do everything in its power to cease waterway damage at Chapel Lane. “Over the past couple of months there

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