Pole-axed

A NUMBER plate left at the scene of a collision on Cranbourne Road, Langwarrin, was an easy pointer for police to the car’s owner and address. Soon after midnight on Saturday 18 August, Somerville Hi...

Home-made bomb explodes

FIERY debris from a home-made explosive device detonated in Karingal in the early hours was scattered up to 70 metres and “could have killed or seriously injured someone”, police said. Detective Seni...

Thefts lead to charges

A FRANKSTON man was charged with 33 counts including theft of, and from, cars, as well as theft and handling stolen goods when arrested in Chelsea last week. The 42-year-old allegedly committed the o...

Lights out but somebody’s home

SLEEPING on the job took on a whole new meaning last week when a man was found semi-conscious in the roof of a chemist’s shop hours after it had been burgled. Detective Shaun Rampal, of Frankston CIU...

Gnome on its way out

THE “chrome gnome” that towers over the Cranbourne Road exit of Peninsula Link will leave the roadside next year. The shiny sculpture, officially called Reflective Lullaby, will head to Langwarrin’s ...

Station parking push gets stalled

RENEWED calls for a multi-level car park at Frankston railway station have screeched to a halt. A proposal to ask Premier Daniel Andrews to “recommit to the position of a multi-level car park at Fran...

Ratepayers may cop print bill

RATEPAYERS may find themselves on the hook for a reprint of rates notices after a printing bungle. Frankston Council sent out a second corrected set of 2018-19 rates notices this month after the firs...

Leadership spills divide MPs

A BRUTAL week in Canberra as the Liberal Party bickered over its leadership has seen local federal MPs support different potential leaders. Dunkley MP Chris Crewther nailed his vote publicly to incom...

Government support for gas plan

PORTS Minister Luke Donnellan has given the strongest indication yet that the state government is likely to approve AGL’s plan for a floating gas terminal at Crib Point. “I support the proposal to br...