Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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Woman found dead in Bendoc

Woman found dead in Bendoc

A 64-year-old man is in police custody after the discovery of a woman’s body in Bendoc, in far East Gippsland, yesterday morning.Police were called to the town at 3.30am yesterday following reports of an assault.Upon arriving at 6am, they located a deceased female. Homicide squad detectives and major crime scene investigators were enroute to Bendoc at the time of going to print.It’s understood...
Police taser man

Police taser man

Five police units attended at an address in Calvert Street, Bairnsdale, last Monday after a man had barricaded himself inside a house. Police responded to a call regarding a family violence incident at around 8pm following reports a 50-year-old woman inside the house was at risk while a 36-year-old man remained there. She was removed from the house for safety reasons before the man then...
Expensive camping trip

Expensive camping trip

Two men in their 30s from New South Wales were issued tickets for being in breach of COVID-19 restrictions after they admitted camping on the side of the road at Buchan over the weekend. Police said the men had camped for two nights in Windarra Road after driving seven hours from the Blue Mountains. They were also issued two litter tickets after rubbish and glass were found at the abandoned...
Riverine bats could carry dangerous viruses

Riverine bats could carry dangerous viruses

A Sydney veterinary scientist has warned that people should not be exposed to bat camps. The warning comes as scientists discover six new viruses in bats in Myanmar in South East Asia. The Global Health Program behind the research is associated with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. The United States Agency for International Development was involved in funding the initiative aimed...
Plight highlighted

Plight highlighted

The East Gippsland region is desperate for concerted assistance from all levels of government.  In his submission to the Victorian Fire Season Inquiry, Metung resident, Andrew Cruickshank, has outlined the plight of East Gippsland and its people, predicting a bleak future for the economy. “The East Gippsland region has suffered from the effects of floods in 2008, drought since 2015, the...
Restrictions easing

Restrictions easing

Coronavirus restrictions have eased slightly and the return to school is set for May 26.That’s right, after a month flattening the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria and despite the virus still existing in the state, the small number of active cases is now deemed under control and the Premier, Daniel Andrews, has made the first adjustments to returning to a normal way of life.School...

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