Dodgems burned off track

AN accelerant – possibly petrol – was used to start a fire at Wittingslow’s Rosebud Carnival last week. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said an “explosion” caused at le...

‘Thrill-seekers’ pose risks for estuary

WILDLIFE is being threatened by the artificial opening of the entrance to the Balcombe Estuary at Mt Martha. Estuary wildlife has adapted to a natural cycle of flooding as the sandy barrier at the en...

Words of warning for jet ski hoons

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire officers can now get tough on jet ski hoons but, instead of issuing fines for bad behaviour, will still only be “speaking to and educating the public, surveillance and gath...

All clear after island fire fright

FRENCH Island fire crews were in “clean-up-and-review mode” Monday 20 January after the weekend’s out-of-control blaze that destroyed 87 hectares of bushland and threatened parts of the island’s koal...

CFA plea for volunteers to be patient

CFA brigades on the Mornington Peninsula have been inundated by volunteers wanting to join up to fight the state’s unprecedented bushfires. However, while their interest is welcomed, the sheer volume...

Permit probe goes further than IBAC

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors are being told that it is “prudent, diligent and in the public interest” to make sure the shire has not made corrupt planning decisions similar to ones alleged ...

Deadly start to year on peninsula roads

THE Mornington Peninsula’s horror run with road deaths has continued into the New Year with three deaths from collisions in the first fortnight. This toll follows 12 road deaths on the peninsula in 2...

Pearcedale Fatal

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision which occurred at Pearcedale yesterday afternoon (14 January 2020). Investigators have been told an SUV was travelling along B...

Two deceased in Rye fatal collision

Police are investigating a fatal two car collision in Rye last night (13 January) that has left two people deceased. It is believed the vehicles collided at the intersection of Hygeia and Bimble Stre...

Decades of decisions being checked

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire officers are “reviewing decisions” made over the past seven years involving three companies at the centre of investigations by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption C...