Mobile gangs moving south

CRIME gangs with a disciplined culture and ability to plan and set targets has given a new potency to crime in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula. The tech savvy gangs use social media, includ...

School bomb scare

TOORAK College, Mt Eliza, was in lock-down Wednesday morning after a bomb scare. Students were kept in their classrooms for “a couple of hours” while Mornington police searched the grounds. Nothing w...

Gun fired during home invasion in Hastings overnight

Two people have escaped unharmed after three armed men broke into their home in Hastings overnight. The men entered the house early on Tuesday while the occupants were sleeping. The  20-year-old male...

There was no slip up – VCAT

THE state planning tribunal did not make an “accidental slip” in its Arthurs Seat gondola permit conditions, as claimed by the Save Our Seat protest group, and no correction will be made, the tribuna...

Shire wants SEW land for public use

THE shire council will ask South East Water to set aside 10 per cent of its 2.8-hectare decommissioned reservoir site in Mt Eliza for a public reserve as well as provide land for social housing. The ...

Drug crop seized in house raid

POLICE have seized live and dried cannabis plants with an estimated value of $261,000 during a raid on a Mt Eliza “crop house”. Eight Mornington detectives smashed their way into the Wimbledon Av pro...

More than four times over the limit in Langwarrin

A Langwarrin woman has had her license suspended after allegedly drink driving in Langwarrin this evening. Officers from Frankston Highway Patrol were called to Cranbourne Road following reports of a...

Cannabis plants seized during Mt Eliza raid

Mornington Police have seized a substantial amount of cannabis plants following a warrant in Mount Eliza this morning. Investigators executed the warrant at a Wimbledon Road address around 7am. Durin...

Union trouble at Esso as focus shifts to gas

THE future of Esso’s Long Island Point fractionation plant at Hastings is assured as the company charges ahead to tap into Bass Strait gas that it says will supply a city of one million people for 35...

VCAT to decide retirement village

THE developers of a proposed $47 million retirement village at Somerville – knocked back by the shire in June – are appealing to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The 223-unit developm...