Race is on at Coast Guard

ALTHOUGH there’s a state election just in the past and a federal election not far ahead, it’s a battle of a different kind that is on the minds of local MPs Mark Dreyfus and Sonya Kilkenny. It will b...

Fines flow from police jet-ski blitz

SORRENTO and Mt Martha beaches recorded the highest number of boating offences during the Water Police’s Operation Jetwash. Thirty-one offences were detected at each of those beaches in the operation...

Tool theft

KINGSTON CIU detectives are investigating a spree of attempted thefts from motor vehicles in Patterson Lakes, 23 January. Police said that a man attempted to break into three cars on Palm Beach Drive...

Hit and run

FRANKSTON Police are investigating an alleged incident between a taxi driver and his passenger overnight on 20 January. The alleged incident occurred at 12.15am, after a row between the victim and th...

‘Spare no expense’ to make track safe

OVER 25 years have passed since Natalie Russell was tragically murdered walking home from school. The track she was taken from in Frankston North was subsequently renamed to Nat’s Track in her memory...

Cop turned candidate charged

UNSUCCESSFUL Liberal candidate for Frankston Michael Lamb has been suspended from his position on the police force after being charged with disclosing police information without reasonable excuse. Mr...

Hall of Fame coach calls for upgrade

TENNIS Hall of Fame inductee Dianne Balestrat is calling for the Long Beach Tennis Club to receive funding to revamp their facilities. Ms Balestrat, a former world number 4 and Australian Open double...

Cash splashed on potential parkland

KINGSTON Council has splashed $2.6 million on two properties in Clarinda for potential use as parkland, sporting field or a market garden. Mayor Georgina Oxley said the two properties, inside the Gre...

Operation Amity gets results

THE Australia Day Long Weekend was a busy one for police in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula, with Operation Amity focusing on speed, fatigue, impaired driving, distraction offences and seat...

Train driver attacked by the rock

THE driver of a freight train was taken to hospital after being hit on the upper body by a rock thrown by “young people”, 9pm, Wednesday 30 January. Hastings police said the train was travelling sout...