Minor myna rescue

CHELSEA SES members didn’t hesitate last week to come to the rescue of birds in distress – the feathered kind that is. After a call came in to help two distressed birds stuck in a downpipe, the men j...

Jewels taken

JEWELLERY and cash valued up to $100,000 was stolen from a Carrum house, Monday (14 November). Police said the offenders may have jumped a fence to enter the backyard of the Kemp St property and then...

Trucks set ablaze

FOUR trucks valued at $500,000 were deliberately set alight at a Braeside industrial estate last week. The three five-tonne trucks and a prime mover were extensively damaged and another five-tonne tr...

Ambulance call-outs quicker

AMBULANCE response times have marginally improved in Kingston but are still falling short of best practice targets for emergency call-outs. Data released by Ambulance Victoria shows 84.4 per cent of ...

Appeal against Saints pokies

AN appeal against St Kilda Football Club’s continued use of pokies at its Moorabbin premises may delay a $28.4 million redevelopment of the AFL team’s “spiritual home” until the second half of next y...

MP edgy about hotel redevelopment

A FEDERAL politician has responded to a Kingston Council request for submissions on a proposed conversion of the Mentone Hotel in an apartment complex. Federal Isaacs Labor MP Mark Dreyfus says any p...

Rough seas claim fisherman

FISHERMEN fought in vain to rescue a man who slipped and fell from Mordialloc Pier in severe weather conditions, early on Monday morning (14 November). Father-of-one Matt Allan was fishing with a mat...

Machete lead in tree vandal hunt

A MACHETE found on the Henry St Trail in Heatherton may have been dropped by a tree vandal responsible for the destruction of up to 30 trees across Kingston over the past few weeks. Moorabbin Police ...

Bright idea out of this world

A NEW solution to an age-old ‘sticky’ problem has won Chelsea student Bridgette Veneris a trip to NASA in America and $500 for St Joseph’s primary school. The lateral-thinking ten year old has just w...