Catholic schools fees ‘may soar’

A CATHOLIC school in Mentone fears families may have to pay higher fees under the federal Coalition government’s new “Gonski 2.0” funding arrangements. ST Patrick’s Primary School principal Tim Noona...

Man scammed

AN elderly man was scammed of $4800 by a conman falsely claiming to be an Optus representative, 11am, Friday 26 May. The victim, a resident of a retirement village in McLeod Rd, Patterson Lakes, rece...

Raid nets stolen goods

KINGSTON detectives raided properties in Ascot Vale and Flemington this week and recovered a large quantity of property stolen during a burglary at Rennison St, Parkdale, Tuesday 30 May. The victim i...

Family violence figures reveal ugly trend

FAMILY violence figures have been collated and publicly released for the first time as part of a push to bring domestic assaults out from behind closed doors. The Victorian Family Violence Database r...

Drug buyer robbed

A MAN attempting to buy drugs from his dealer had a rifle pointed at him in the rear car park of Coles’ Mentone, 5.15pm, Friday 2 June. The victim, 26, of Mentone, had arranged to meet the dealer who...

Carjacking foiled 

A POLICE officer drew her handgun and shouted “I am police” to scare off three thugs who attempted to carjack her unmarked police car outside Bonbeach basketball complex, 9.20pm, Sunday 4 June. The l...