Manhunt, charges after cars hit poles

A MAN speeding along Frankston-Dandenong Rd at 30kph over the limit crashed into the rear of a car driven by an elderly man, sending both vehicles careering into power poles, Frankston police say. Lu...

‘Fair go’ for Frankston

THE possibility of a second season of the SBS TV series Struggle Street being filmed in Frankston has galvanised councillors to protest to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. At last w...

Bullying confirmed

THERE have been five cases of proven bullying at Frankston Council in the past two years. Information obtained by The Times under freedom of information laws reveal there were 36 matters in two years...

Hunt on for Carrum Downs puppy thief

Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly stole a puppy from a pet shop in Carrum Downs in April. Investigators have been told the man entered the store on Frankston-Dandenong Road around 4.30pm...

Hastings port planner slashes jobs

STAFF numbers have been cut to 14 at the Port of Hastings Development Authority. The latest cuts are in line with the Labor government’s aim of hearing from Infrastructure Victoria before deciding on...

Office moves for Labor MPs

IT has taken seven months but Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny’s electorate office should be open for business in July. The Labor MP, who narrowly won the seat of Carrum from former Liberal MP Donna Bauer at...

Crushing blow against ‘waste hub’

ANY imminent threat of additional concrete crushers in Kingston’s Green Wedge has receded but a longer-term battle over materials recycling plants in the area looms. The News can reveal Planning Mini...

Cars burgled, items stolen

THEFTS from motor vehicles are becoming an all-too-common problem in the Patterson Lakes, Chelsea, and Bonbeach areas. Police are searching for offenders who ransacked a utility in Palm Beach Dr, Pat...

SES cash safe from cuts

FUNDING for State Emergency Service units will not be pared back in Kingston if the state government’s planned rate capping policy comes into force next financial year. Some Victorian councils, such ...