Local News February 16th 2017

Car thefts on the rise.

Local News February 16th 2017

A man is recovering after he attempted to stop a thief from stealing his car and had his legs run over.

The car owner heard a noise coming from outside of his house only to find his car being stolen at around 5:15 on Saturday morning in Yelta.

The owner attempted to stop the thief and held on to the vehicle as he drove down the road. The man’s legs were run over in the process forcing him to let go.

The suspect is described as an aboriginal male around 20 years old with a slim build.

It's just one of three cars that were stolen in the region over the weekend. Also on Saturday morning, a Holden Sedan was stolen from a Mildura address in Leicester Street. The car had been left unlocked with the keys left in the ignition.

Finally a 2002 grey Ford Falcon sedan was stolen from Peter John Court in Mildura sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Anyone with any information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


A push into renewable energy -within the Wentworth region has been publicly endorsed by the Riverina and Murray Regional Councils.

It follows an application to explore large scale generation and storage of renewable power by South Australian based Zen Energy within our region.

RAMROC Chair, Councillor Kevin Mack, says that homeowners, business and industry all need relief.


Funding is now available for Sunraysia Sports Clubs that can boost female participation rates in sport.

Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, says that female involvement in sport is significantly low and the latest Vic Health Active Club Grants are a great way to boost numbers.

Amounts from $3,000 to $10,000 are available to eligible clubs under two different funding levels.

To find out more information, or, to apply visit www.vichealth.vic.gove.au/activeclub.


The Sunraysia Netball and Football League has copped a backlash after pulling out of the 2017 AFL Victoria Community Championships with just three months before the competition begins.

Local media outlets report that the league says they told AFL Victoria before Christmas that they wouldn't play if they were set to play against Bellarine, committing to playing against neighbouring league Central Murray.

Changes resulting in the league having to face Bellarine are just not viable for the SFNL this year due to ongoing financial and logistical issues.