Drugs, Firearms and Snakes Seized in Morwell Raid

Police have seized a number of unregistered firearms, cannabis plants and snakes during a warrant in Morwell today (Jan 16). Latrobe Special Unit police recovered five different firearms, including four longarms and a pistol, when they raided the Booth Street property just before 10am. Accompanying the firearms were large amounts of ammunition and three cannabis…

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Local cricketer smashes 356 not out

A cricketer is sure to have broken a few local records today, after scoring 356 runs not out. In the game between St. Vincent’s and Newborough at Crinigan Road Morwell, a batsmen from St. Vincent’s came to the crease and smashed his way to 356 not out, including hitting over 30 sixes and many more…

Police raid Yallourn North house

A 33-year-old woman has been arrested after police searched her home early this morning. Police executed the search warrant at the house in Yallourn North and found an amount cannabis, in what was a second raid of the property in recent times. Neighbours have said they have been concerned about the property for some time,…

Blue-green algae warning

Local council is urging the public to beware of coming in contact with blue-green algae ahead of the warmer weather. Hot, humid conditions with little rainfall can cause unsafe amounts of blue-green algae in popular swimming and fishing spots. One area affected in particular is Lake Guthridge in Sale. Wellington Shire Council will be installing…

Police search for missing 16-year-old

Police are appealing for help from the public to locate missing local Breanna Bourke. The 16-year-old was last seen 2nd of January in Boolarra. She’s believed to be in the Morwell area, however is known to other areas of Gippsland, including Warragul. Breanna is approximately 150cm tall with brown and a petite build. Anyone with…

Funding is here for you now

If you own a business in the Latrobe Valley, or plan to start one, funding and assistance may be available for you. Find below some of the many funds and grants available, useful links and contact details. These are part of The Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund, a $10 million fund established as the first initiative…

Have your say on the Traralgon bypass: Interactive map

With the planning of the Traralgon bypass in progress, VicRoads are encouraging local feedback. Funding of $1.4 million towards planning, aims to decrease traffic in Traralgon and improve safety and amenity to the area, as well as provide a faster, more direct route for passing traffic. The interactive map allows you to drag items onto…