MPs divided over assisted dying

A CONSCIENCE vote on the Voluntary Assisting Dying Bill passed by the Victorian Parliament’s lower house last week saw Labor comrades in marginal “sandbelt” seats along the Frankston line split on th...

State emergency costs are covered

THE tab for some funding provided by ratepayers to state emergency services units will now be picked up by state taxpayers. Kingston Council will no longer contribute about $16,000 annually to Chelse...

Visitor centre ‘on move’

THE modern use of smartphone apps and services have been blamed for the axing of an award-winning visitors information centre on Frankston’s foreshore. Councillors voted behind closed doors after thi...

Birds, a satirist’s ‘natural’ quarry

JOHN Clarke made a name for himself as a stalker of politicians and hypocrites. He managed to pour scorn with a twinkle in his eye and a half smile, leaving his target little choice but to respond in...

Women’s murders

SIX rewards of $1 million will be paid for information leading to convictions in the murders of six women whose bodies were found in Frankston and Tynong North in 1980-81. The rewards are part of the...

‘Most wanted’ arrested

FIVE of Frankston’s ‘10 most wanted’ have been arrested since their mugshots and brief descriptions of their alleged crimes were published in The Times (“Frankston’s most wanted sought”, 2/10/17). Po...

Woman charged

A WOMAN found squatting at a Salvation Army depot in Forrest Drive, Frankston North, will face court Tuesday 31 October on multiple charges. The Frankston North woman, 35, has been charged with three...

Man ‘went nuts’

A MAN arrested at Bayside Shopping Centre last week was recognised by police from CCTV footage taken as he allegedly broke into cars in the Frankston Hospital car park, Tuesday 17 October. The man, 3...

Charges over guns, drugs

A BONBEACH man and woman have been charged with 26 offences, mainly involving weapons and drugs, after a raid at a Station St property last week. Police executing a search warrant allegedly found can...

Scammer alert

COMPUTER users are being advised to watch out for scammers who call to say that “some issues with your computer” mean they must have access. Computer repairer pcplanIT, of Diane St, Morni...