Grab and run

A COUPLE of alleged shoplifters ran from police and security guards at Southland but were later apprehended in Tennyson St, Cheltenham, Wednesday 8 February. A staffer told police he saw the man and ...

Supermarket cigs heists

THIEVES stole cigarettes from supermarkets in Dingley Village, Mentone and Sandringham in early morning raids on Saturday and Tuesday. In the first robbery, two thieves using crowbars jemmied the rea...

Man flees home invasion

A PATTERSON Lakes man arriving home, 6.20pm, Sunday 19 February, noticed a carload of young men driving slowly by his Inner Harbour Dr house watching him. He went into his courtyard and began working...

Rail under road for crossings

ROADS will be separated from rail at level crossings in Mentone and Cheltenham by digging trenches for the rail line to travel below ground level. The rail under road decision was announced by the st...

Conduct code signed by councillors

KINGSTON councillors have signed off on an agreed code of conduct to police behaviour and conflicts of interest. Councillors, except the absent Tamara Barth, met last Monday (13 February) at a specia...

Council confirms CEO salary figure

KINGSTON Council has come up trumps for transparency compared to nearby councils by disclosing ratepayer-funded CEO pay. The News asked Kingston Council and neighbouring Frankston and Mornington Peni...

Wine time again at music fest

THE annual Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival returns to Peter Scullin Reserve in Mordialloc next month. The two-day festival features a line-up of musicians headlined by The Delta Riggs on Sat...