Local News May 15th 2017

Police make early morning arrest.

Local News May 15th 2017

A 30 year old Mildura woman has been arrested and charged this morning for allegedly possessing, trafficking and cultivating cannabis.

Police arresting the woman this morning following a routine vehicle inspection on 15th Street at around 1:30 am.

After interviews earlier today she has been bailed to appear in court on Monday July 10.

 

Sunraysia's RSL Clubs are set to help out young veterans who are struggling with isolation upon their return to the region.

An active program is set to be rolled out Statewide aiming at improving physical and mental health outcomes by helping develop stronger social connections between ex-service men and women.

Dr Robert Webster, State President of RSL Victoria, says that there's a particular focus on younger veterans who've served recently.

  

Police across Sunraysia and NSW have launched a new 5-week campaign aimed at raising awareness of sexual violence and encouraging local victims to report the crimes to police.

Victimisation studies have suggested that only 15 % of all incidents of sexual violence are actually reported to police even though it’s something that impacts 1 in 3 Aussie women and 1 in 10 Aussie men at some stage in their lives.

As well as directly reporting the crime to Police, information can also be provided via the Sexual Assault Reporting Option, or, concerned family and friends can call the Police Assistance Line with information.

More information is available on the NSW Police website.

 

Maintenance works start up again on a section of the Sturt Highway at Gol Gol today with the speed coming back down to 40 kilometres per hour for the rest of the week while workers are on site.

The road maintenance and intersection upgrades are part of a million dollar project by the Wentworth Shire Council and the New South Wales Government with the aim of improving safety and visibility on the busy highway strip.

Over the next three months motorists can expect delays with lane and road closures as well as the speed reduction and they are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys.

The restrictions will be in place from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

 

In Millewa Footy League results, Nangiloc have delivered a 48 point reality check to Gol Gol handing the Hawks their first defeat of the year.

Meringur now have a win against their name after crushing the also yet to win Bambill Saints by 95 points and Cardross sailed past Werrimull in the final term to win by 20 points in the their clash. 

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