Police are still investigating at least 14 suspicious fires lit across Victoria during the past week, including two of the fires at Wunghnu that burned more than 9000ha.CHLOE WARBURTON February 15, 2014 5:31am
This week, radio and print advertisements will urge the public to report any suspicious behaviour to police. The campaign will complement existing bushfire arson initiatives, including the annual Operation Firesetter and the specially trained Bushfire Arson Liaison Officers embedded across the state.
Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Tim Cartwright reiterated bushfire arson was a serious crime and all suspicious fires would be investigated.
‘‘Bushfire arson has the capacity to injure, kill and destroy. Victoria Police will be looking into all fires that are deemed suspicious and anyone found guilty of deliberately lighting a bushfire will face serious penalties — the most severe of which can be 25 years in jail,’’ he said.
Police are investigating fires that started on Kaarimba Rd and Goulburn Valley Hwy at Wunghnu.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
GVAC women Rachel Pratt and Jacquie Fitzpatrick showed the men, and the large crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday, March 28, they have what it takes when competing in the men’s classes.
Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
Jerilderie's born and bred Madeleine Harris has been recognised for her banking and finance career
Concerned Costerfield residents had the chance to voice their antimony health concerns last week after an independent facilitator was appointed.
Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
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