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.February 28, 2013 11:57am
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.
Greater Shepparton Deputy Mayor Fern Summer quits nursing job to run as an independent at July's Federal Election.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
ONE in seven people aged 50 and older have some evidence of macular degeneration, according to Echuca optometrist Andrew Knight.
TONY Spizzica doesn’t like to talk about himself.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
PYALONG Primary School junior students were treated to a special behind-the-scenes look at Seymour Woolworths last week.
Arriving early at school just got a little sweeter for Barooga Public School students, with the recent introduction of a breakfast program.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
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