Goulburn Valley News - Triple M 95.3 Wednesday September 13 2014

Rushworth road tragedy

Goulburn Valley News - Triple M 95.3 Wednesday September 13 2014 Photo: @LanaMurphy

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More despair on Goulburn Valley Roads this morning - with a life lost at Rushworth just after 7am.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Hyde Street and Rushworth-Nagambie Road – the road section will be shut for several more hours as an investigation continues.

The male driver, the sole occupant of the car - crashed into a tree and died at the scene - police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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Meantime a fire broke out at the Caltex service station at the Goulburn Weir along the freeway.

The blaze started at around 20 to 10 this morning - crews were able to bring it under control in 25 minutes.

Someone has been treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics - 5 CFA trucks were in attendance.

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A woman named by the State coroner as the killer of a Myrtleford toddler will front Shepparton's Magistrates Court on September 25.

Fifty-year-old Mandy Martyn has been linked to the death of two-year-old Daniel Thomas in Myrtleford in 2003, but was never charged over the act.

Facing Wodonga's court for unrelated matters yesterday, the Thoona woman denies claims she'd allegedly rammed a car in Wangaratta, and terrorised neighbours and others across the North East in recent years.

Wodonga police opposed a bid by Martyn's lawyer for the case to be moved to Shepparton for a potential Koori court hearing.

The Magistrate allowed the transfer - our Magistrates court will assess Ms Martyn's case to see if it's eligible.

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Shocking new stats show more children are dying in our pools and waterways.

Royal Lifesaving's Jason Philips says with many of these drownings happening in our backyard swimming pools and in inland waterways, it’s important GV residents keep a watchful eye.

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An environmental water release along the Goulburn River is expected to be delivered this week.

Communities, traditional owners, farmers and wildlife can expect benefits to be seen between the Goulburn Weir and Murray River when 8 and a half thousand megalitres a day are released from September 16.

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Strathbogie Shire's the second most-popular retirement destination in Victoria, according to recent census data.

We share the spot with Central Goldfields Shire, as a region for people aged 65 and over to permanently visit.

More than 1 in every 4 people in Strathbogie is aged over 65, the overall median age is 52.

Photo: Visit Victoria

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A winter adventure race is taking place this weekend at Mount Buller, with alpine enthusiasts of all kinds encouraged to come along and give it a go.

The single day event sees competitors navigate to nine different checkpoints across the snowfields, with the course split into skis, snowboard, snowshoes, skins, split board and alpine touring categories.

Mt Buller's Ben Annear says it’s around a 10-kilometre track in total and is among the most unique events in their calendar.

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