Detective killed

THE policeman killed when hit by a car during a memorial motorcycle ride in Gippsland last week was serving at Somerville. Detective Senior Sergeant Vic Kostiuk, 59, was a member of the Mornington Pe...

Mulcher raided

OFFENDERS jemmied open the door to a large mulching machine on a Wedge Road, Carrum Downs, construction site and stole more than $10,000 in specialist tools, overnight 11-12 September. They had cut t...

False imprisonment

A TEENAGER dragged into a car in Langwarrin late last month was lucky to escape injury. Frankston detectives said the 19-year-old Langwarrin man was walking along Tyrone Street, Langwarrin, towards t...

Support for mental health

THE Kindred Clubhouse program is set to receive a $500,000 boost from the federal government. The program aims to help provide a welcoming place for those with mental illness, and has run weekly sess...

New home scouted out

THE Carrum Downs Scouts Group will soon move into a permanent new home, after the state government pledged $250,000 to finish a new facility. The new facility will include a mezzanine for meeting roo...

Recycling opportunity seen clearly

MENTONE Optical Service is making an effort to divert their contact lenses, blister packs, and cases from landfill as part of a national recycling program. The optometrist is collecting all brands of...

Promise for Parkdale school

PARKDALE Secondary College could be set to receive a $9.6 million dollar funding boost if the Andrews Labor Government is re-elected in November. The state government has promised the funds to the Mo...

Sewage flows to a Mt Eliza beach

SOUTH East Water crews were busy last week trying to repair a broken pipe which sent raw sewage cascading down the Earimil Steps escarpment into Earimil Creek. Mt Eliza resident Des Berry said he fou...

Surfer rescues girl at Pt Leo

AN experienced Pt Leo surfer paddled out to rescue a teenage girl stranded in choppy and gusty conditions last week. Hastings police Sergeant John Cannon said the girl, 18, got into trouble on her bo...