Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Tue Oct 24

Ardmona Crash Taxi driver in court

Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Tue Oct 24 Photo: @LanaMurphy

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The taxi driver charged over a fatal crash with a minibus in Ardmona on June 20's fronting court today - and is expected to enter a plea.

The Kialla resident's fronting one count of dangerous driving causing death - after his taxi struck a mini-bus carrying Mercy Place residents.

Today's sitting is a committal mention.

 

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Police continue to seek the location of missing 17-year-old Jawad Walker - last seen in Shepparton 39 days ago. The teenager unsighted since September 15.

A new image has been released in the hopes someone knows his whereabouts - he's believed to have grown a beard.

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Greater Shepparton Deputy Mayor Kim O'Keefee will contest next month's mayoral election - in a bid to elevate her civic duties.

Ms O'Keefee telling the Shepparton News she's now confident in her role - wanting to step up and bringing a fresh mindset and energy to the position if elected.

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There's still a week left to head into Bendigo Bank Branches in Shepparton, Benalla and Echuca to grab a pack of Little Blue Towels.

128 Bendigo Bank branches statewide are selling the towels to help the OTIS Foundation provide retreats for families of breast cancer patients.

State Manager Tim Rodda says they've been able to give the group over 1.2 million dollars through generous support over the past decade.

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Murrinidindi residents are urged to design and enter their own billycarts for this year's MAD Billy Kart Derby in Yea.

Held on October 28, racers will have nothing but gravity and the wheels beneath them to propel them down the 260-metre track.

Councillor Rebecca Bowles has already entered - and is encouraging her fellow councillors to do the same.

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Seymour has won their opening match in the Men’s fixture of the North East Country Basketball League.

The BLASTERS smashed the Wangaratta Warriors 83 to 44 - with four local players sinking 10 points or more during the match. The Lady Blasters didn't have the same luck though - falling to the Lady Warriors 49 to 64 despite leading by 12 at three-quarter time.

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Tatura soccer export Vince Lia's still riding a high after scoring two goals for Adelaide United against Melbourne Victory.

The Reds ended up drawing against Lia's old club - the two-goal tally brings his career total to six goals from 223 appearances.

 

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