Category Archives: Albury, Wodonga
[Victoria Department of Primary Industries (DPI)] The declared exotic plant pest green snail has been detected in Victoria for the first time, in a lucerne crop near Cobram in the north of the state. The snail is native to Southern Europe and North Africa. It became established in the Perth metropolitan area, possibly introduced by […]
[The Age] Gangland murderer Carl Williams told authorities he was hired and paid by former drug squad detective Paul Dale to have police informer Terence Hodson killed before Hodson gave evidence against Dale in a court case. In Williams’s statements read to the jury yesterday in the Supreme Court murder trial into Williams’s death, Williams […]
A police mugshot of Ned Kelly, aged 16, circa 1871. (Reuters: Old Melbourne Gaol) [ABC] Ned Kelly’s body has finally been identified more than 130 years after his execution in the Old Melbourne Gaol. Victoria’s Attorney-General, Robert Clark, says infamous bushranger’s skull has been identified by doctors and scientists at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. […]
[Victoria Police] Update: A 22-year-old Wodonga man has been charged with attempted murder following a police shooting incident in Wodonga yesterday (25 Aug, 2011). Shane Hudson has been remanded in custody to appear at the Wodonga Magistrates’ Court this morning. Earlier: Victoria Police can confirm that there has been a non-fatal police shooting in Wodonga yesterday […]
[AAP/Daniel Fogarty] A Victorian woman who doused a man in petrol and set him alight after he touched her breasts has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Several people saw Gary Stewart, 50, touching the breasts of Kerry Anne McNiven the day before she set him alight at Wangaratta in November last year, the Victorian Supreme Court […]
[ABC] A foreign student has been jailed for 10-and-a-half years for causing a triple fatality north-east of Melbourne. Ghuwinder Singh, of Lynbrook, had just qualified to be a taxi driver when he drove a group of friends to Mount Buller in May 2009. On the way back, he overtook a series of vehicles, including a semi-trailer, […]
[AAP] Former investment manager Shawn Richard, whose white-collar crimes led to Australian investors losing $26.6 million, has been jailed for two years and six months. In the NSW Supreme court on Friday, Justice Peter Garling said Richard, who received $1.3 million in secret payments, was motivated by greed. The 36-year-old Canadian-born Australian resident had pleaded […]
The New South Wales Coroner has found a doctor’s actions led to the death of two palliative care patients at a hospital in the state’s south. State Coroner Marry Jerram has been examining the deaths of Ralf Grenfell and Bob Cooling in 2005 and 2007 at Tocumwal Hospital, west of Albury on the Victorian border. […]
[via GoAuto/ Rod Hammerton] Chinese-owned Australian automotive transmission designer and manufacturer Drivetrain Systems International (DSI) has sealed a deal to export Australian-made rear-wheel-drive automatic transmissions to an unnamed Chinese vehicle-maker starting later this year. The transmissions will be built at the company’s Albury plant which, ironically, is closed for two days this week due to […]
National Missing Persons Week is an annual event to raise awareness of missing person’s cases, and the devastating impact felt by family and friends when a loved one goes missing. Each year about 35,000 people are reported missing in Australia, this is equivalent to one person every 15 minutes. Forty-two-year-old Julie Anne Beyer went missing […]
Belinda Hocking congratulates winner Melissa Franklin after the 200m backstroke final. (Getty images) SHANGHAI: Belinda Hocking showed she had overcome a crisis of confidence and proved her worth to be among the best backstrokers in the world by winning a silver in the 200-metre backstroke at the world championships last night. In the lead-up to […]
Victoria Police say: Major Collision Investigation Group and the Ethical Standards Department have been called to a fatal collision in the state’s east this morning (July 14,2011) following a police pursuit. A blue coloured Mitsubishi Magna sedan came to the attention of police after the number plates displayed were believed to be stolen. The police […]
Update: (3 Sept, 2011) Shock as Shana’s killer prepares for appeal. [BM] Corowa man Ryan Christopher Williams is preparing to appeal against his sentence for the brutal murder of Shana Wilkinson. Family of the slain beauty therapist were yesterday shocked to learn Williams had lodged documents indicating he plans to appeal against his minimum 16-year jail […]
[NSW Police] Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash involving two heavy vehicles in the NSW Southern Highlands. About 2.40am, a tipper truck has collided with the rear of a diesel tanker on Hume Highway, Sutton Forest. The driver of the tipper truck, an Albury man, died at the scene.
[Victoria Police] Police are investigating the death of a woman in a house fire in Wodonga about 3.30pm yesterday (14 June). Police went to the house to do a welfare check on the woman aged 40.