A Mulwala mother’s fight to warn young people about the dangers of texting while driving has spread from the grief of our community to a Victorian Government campaign to crackdown on mobile phone distractions.
Brooke Richardson, 20, died when her car ran off the road and hit a tree on her way to work on December 4, just moments after sending a text message on her mobile phone.
In the weeks that followed, Brooke’s family and friends from Yarrawonga, Mulwala and Corowa united to warn others of how one simple, all too common, mistake ended her life.
“Brooke’s Law” will be the name of new Victorian legislation targeting deadly driver distractions through tougher penalties and changes to P-plate restrictions – and mum Vicki Richardson couldn’t be more proud.
Vicki spoke to journalist Racheal Willett after the emotional launch of a new TAC campaign featuring graphic advertisements warning about the dangers of being distracted while driving.
Read about Vicki’s emotional journey in Wednesday’s Yarrawonga Chronicle.
The cause of a house fire at a vacant Shepparton house yesterday morning is under investigation.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
A small kitchen fire in Campaspe Community Children’s Centre caused the centre to be briefly evacuated this afternoon.
More residents coming forward to make official complaints is behind a rise in assaults in the Campaspe region, according to police.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Reigning Murray Valley Cricket Association premier Strathmerton was far too good for Finley on Saturday, registering a 115-run victory.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Christmas is a time of giving and UnitingCare Cobram has joined forces with Target to ensure no stocking is left empty this festive season.
The official launch of the Murray Valley Industry Park facility today will see the announcement of the Deni Innovation Expo 2014 date.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
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