Road trauma claims victims

FIVE people died across Victoria as a result of road trauma over The Queen’s Birthday long weekend (9-11 June). A cyclist, motorcyclist, pedestrian and two drivers were killed with three deaths occur...

Cyclist killed

THE cause of a collision causing the death of a cyclist in Moorooduc, Monday 11 June, was still to be determined late last week. The 61-year-old father of adult children from Frankston South, was hit...

Getting in early to lift cycle of care

A program under which children receive care and advice from paediatricians at school – rather than having to visit a hospital or clinic – is being hailed a success after 12 months. The outreach strat...

Life’s a beach for dogs off-leash trial

DOGS will be allowed to roam free at a section of Edithvale beach as part of a trial of a possible 24-hour off-leash area. Councillors at the 28 May public council meeting voted to allow dogs to walk...

Tradies warned: ‘watch out for thieves’

A “MASSIVE increase” in the theft of power tools on the southern peninsula is worrying police. They say thieves are targeting tradies’ vehicles and trailers in Mt Eliza, Mornington, Mt Martha, Somerv...

School seeks ruling to balance its numbers

CO-ED school Peninsula Grammar is seeking an exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act to allow it to “better manage” gender numbers in its classes. Principal Stuart Johnston told the school’s alumni ...

Alleyway assault

A TASMANIAN man, 49, suffered a deep gash to his head during a fight with three men in an alleyway at JD’s Pool Hall in central Frankston. The man said he was “knifed” during the fight after an earli...

Road rage attack

A 31-YEAR-OLD driver was the victim of a “random” road rage attack in Carrum Downs in the early hours of Sunday morning (3 June). The Karingal man was dragged out of his Holden Commodore ute in Lyreb...