Dog and cat owners face hefty fines

Dog and cat owners are being faced with large fines, for offences relating to irresponsible pet ownership. 18 people were charged last week in the Sale area, with various offences including: – Dog rush (dog approaching public in an aggressive manner) – Failure to have dogs on leads/contained – Failure to register their cat or…

Vic Police officer charged with sexual assault

A Victoria Police officer has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation. Detectives from Taskforce Salus charged the Senior Sargeant with 3 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of sexual exposure in a public place. The policeman, from a specialist unit, has been suspended with pay. He will appear before court at a…

Payments outage. ATMs and EFTPOS affected

Electronic payments at retailers, including Woolworths and many other services are being affected by a Telstra outage. Customers using their bank cards for EFTPOS purchases and at ATMs May experience errors and be unable to complete their transaction. The problem related to a payments processing network operated by Telstra, and is currently affecting all banks…

Big job boost for Valley

  The Latrobe Valley GovHub is another step closer with planning approvals now in place and local businesses being encouraged to register their interest in working on the build.          Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved the new planning controls for the 65 Church Street Morwell site, soon to be home to up to 300…

Shark sighting at McLoughlins Beach

There has been an unconfirmed sighting of a large shark this afternoon at McLoughlins Beach, one of the closest beaches to Latrobe Valley. The shark was first reported by patrons nearby. The sighting was first reported at around 4.30pm and patrons have been advised to avoid the water for now.

Kmart officially coming to Warragul

Kmart and a full-line Bunnings are officially headed for Warragul following approval of a planning application for the 25,240 square metre retail precinct development. The retail precinct, located on the corner of Queen Street and Hazel Drive, will also include a Kmart Tyre and Auto and six smaller retail spaces – tenants yet to be…

39 Dogs and puppies rescued from appalling conditions

Wellington Shire Council rescued 39 dogs and puppies from a local rural property last week, after a tip off from the public. The dogs were found living in filthy, cramped and borderline unliveable conditions. They were seized by officers who were authorised under the Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Act 1986. Once the dogs were…

Morwell Stabbing Leaves two with Life-Threatening Injuries

Latrobe Crime Scene Investigators are investigating a stabbing that occurred in Morwell early this morning which left two women with life threatening injuries. The incident is believed to have taken place at a residential address in McDonald Street around 3:30 am The altercation between a male and a 57-year-old female promoted a 35-year-old female came…