Surviving chilly dip

A FOOLHARDY boatie got into more trouble than he bargained for when launching a tinnie in freezing, blustery conditions at Frankston boat ramp last week. The Carrum Downs man, 33, reportedly ignored ...

Late for work

A MAN will be without his car and is more than $1000 out of pocket after having his car impounded at Rosebud, Wednesday 3 July. Rosebud police nabbed the Ford Falcon, displaying red P-plates, travell...

Stabbing suspect arrested

A MAN wanted in relation to a fatal stabbing at Chelsea Heights last month was arrested at a property at Toora, Gippsland, last week. Homicide Squad detectives assisted by Special Operations Group me...

Call for church ‘shake-up’

By Barry Morris IN the wake of the sexual abuse crisis engulfing the Catholic Church in Australia, 24 Melbourne parishes have drawn up a statement listing changes they believe must be adopted urgentl...

Heeding the call for inspirational win

SOPHIE Perez’s depiction of the land as it falls away to Bass Strait on the southern edge of the Mornington Peninsula has won the top prize in this year’s Green Wedge Paint Out Exhibition art competi...

Sinister Chicago being played out at Rosebud

THE introduction to Chicago does nothing to hide what’s to follow, except the lights and colourful, onstage action. “Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, v...

Boom arm broken

A CAR snapped off a boom gate arm at the railway crossing on Baxter-Tooraddin Road, Baxter, Monday 1 July. The incident about 11.40am was said to have caused “significant damage” to the operation of ...

Rubbish time at the beach

BEACH Patrol Safety Beach/Dromana members had fine weather for their recent clean up, Sunday 16 June. About 24 volunteers turned out to pick micro plastics from the seaweed and the usual cigarette bu...

Speed, wet road combine in epic fail

“DRIVING too fast on a wet road – what could possibly go wrong?” asked Somerville Highway Patrol’s Greg Wolfe. Well, you could run off the road, crash into a tree and roll your car, like the driver o...

Sandbag seawall under repair

WHILE repairs are being made to the sandbag seawall at Portsea front beach investigations continue into preventing erosion at the beach. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP...