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Prison drug probe

Allegations of drug trafficking within Dhurringile Prison are being investigated by the state’s anti-corruption watchdog.. An Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) spokesperson confirmed the matter involved a female prison

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Hayden Thomson
May 16 2018
News

Fair work fight

A ‘‘cash grab’’ by Victoria Police command will leave country police members tired, distressed and emotional, a senior detective claims.. Police from Eastern Division regions three, four and five have been battling head

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Hayden Thomson
May 16 2018
News

Mental health shortfall

Young people seeking help for mental health issues at Victorian emergency departments has risen dramatically, a study has found.. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute found mental health presentations tripled for children between 10 to 14

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Hayden Thomson
May 14 2018
News

Congupna PS spoils mums

Cold, wet and miserable weather didn’t dampen the spirits or smiles of foundation and Year 1 students at Congupna Primary School yesterday.. More than 20 mums and grandmas visited students for reading and morning tea ahead of Mother’s

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Hayden Thomson
May 12 2018
News

Pathways at school of hope

About 13 years ago, the need to provide a valid pathway for disengaged and at-risk youth in Shepparton was identified.. From this vision, the McAuley Champagnat Program was born.. ‘‘We’re a school of hope,’’ program

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Hayden Thomson
May 12 2018
News

Call to restrict street access

Mooroopna residents are calling for something to be done about traffic on their residential streets following a crash on Thursday afternoon.. A Victoria Police spokesperson said a woman crashed through a fence just before 6pm after failing to give

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Hayden Thomson
May 12 2018
Sport

What will Strooby do?

Rochester will not know the availability of superstar Steven Stroobants until later tonight ahead of its match against Shepparton United.. Demons coach Stephen Scott has forecast a wet and windy affair and said he would encourage his charges to run

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Hayden Thomson
May 11 2018
Sport

Win would be just the tonic

Even Echuca co-coach Simon Maddox admits his team list has looked like a revolving door this season.. This weekend his side will lose Tim Allan and Daniel Willis, but — thankfully — Kane Morris, Cameron Ballantyne and Shaun Gannon will

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Hayden Thomson
May 11 2018
News

New aged care facility on track

Shepparton Villages’ new 120-bed residential aged care facility being built on Chas Johnson Reserve has a name.. Maculata Place is on track for completion at the end of July; the name a nod to the Maculata gums lining the road adjacent to the

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Hayden Thomson
May 11 2018
News

Alleged drug trafficking at Dhurringile Prison

Allegations of drug trafficking within Dhurringile Prison are being investigated by the state’s anti-corruption watchdog.. An Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) spokesperson confirmed the matter involved a female prison

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Hayden Thomson
May 11 2018
News

Elder pleads guilty to rape

Indigenous elder Uncle Leon Saunders, 61, has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to raping a woman less than half his age in Tatura last year.. He stands charged with the rape of the woman, 24, by performing oral sex on her without her

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Hayden Thomson
May 10 2018
Education

Super school challenge

Shepparton High School being named as the site of the new super-school has raised many questions in the community from teachers, parents and students alike.. The Victorian Government has so far pledged $20.5million towards Stage 1 of the plan which

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Hayden Thomson
May 10 2018
News

Magistrate releases accused, lectures on perils of ice addiction

A Mooroopna man found with less than a gram of methylamphetamine in his car while on bail has been released from custody after being remanded for seven weeks.. Baden Young, 32, was arrested in March following reports a vehicle was being driven

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Hayden Thomson
May 10 2018
News

Budget unlocks medical training for Shepparton

About $95.4 million has been set aside in the Federal Budget to train and retain more doctors in the bush.. Shepparton’s Melbourne University campus and La Trobe University are set to be the major beneficiaries of the new Murray Darling

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Hayden Thomson
May 10 2018
News

Shepparton pensioner fined over dog mauling of pet cat

A Shepparton disability pensioner whose dog, Trouble, killed a pet cat has had her Greater Shepparton City Council fine halved, a court heard.. Lindy Meloury, of Tilton St, Shepparton, was ordered by the council to pay more than $4000 in fees after

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Hayden Thomson
May 09 2018
Lifestyle

Garage sale for missions

If you love a bargain, then you might just find one or two at Mooroopna Anglican Church’s annual garage sale.. Raising funds for missions around the world and, with a focus on helping others, missions secretary Ingrid Mauger said the sale

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Hayden Thomson
May 08 2018
Sport

Saints enjoy a fine six-pack

Benalla had a comprehensive 83-point win against Mooroopna away from home at the weekend and coach Luke Morgan put it down to his back six.. ‘‘Our team defence was probably the highlight of our performance in the end,’&rsquo

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Hayden Thomson
May 07 2018
Sport

Tatura puts in a dogged showing to clip wings of Eagles

Tatura banked an important four points at the weekend with a hard-fought 13-point win against a never-say-die Mansfield.. Bulldogs coach Jamason Daniels said he was proud of forwards Brandyn Grenfell and Matt Ryan who kicked two vital goals each in

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Hayden Thomson
May 07 2018
Sport

On the road to redemption

Congupna won an important clash and its first game of the season against Shepparton East by 11 goals.. The Road coach Sam Gill said she was relieved to finally get a win on the board, but knew at the start of the season her team would take time to

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Hayden Thomson
May 07 2018
Sport

Hawks rain on Purps’ parade to reign on top

Barooga now stands alone atop the Murray Football League ladder after dismantling reigning premier Nathalia by 13 points at home on Saturday.. Nathalia got the jump on the Hawks by quarter-time, but strong second and third quarters helped Baroog

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Hayden Thomson
May 07 2018
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