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High praise for ‘superstar’ recovery

For ‘Aaron’, the presence of three judges may have boded ill for him. But the Dandenong Drug Court ‘graduate’ was instead feted by a captive...

Jail for ’resi’ girl sexploitation

A middle-aged docker who supplied meth to a 15-year-old girl and filmed their sex acts has been jailed. Jason Francis Sims, 48, pleaded guilty at...

Drug-dealer flings loaded gun

Police were “clearly unwelcome” at a Dandenong home garage on Christmas Eve 2019 where they unexpectedly visited three men armed and smoking ice, a...

Apartments blocked by VCAT

The state's planning tribunal has ruled a “bulky” three-storey apartment block doesn’t suit the northern “edge” of central Dandenong. The developer WCL Development Pty Ltd...

Speeding driver’s bad ‘brake’

A driver claimed he was testing his brakes after being allegedly detected speeding 66 km/h over the speed limit in Lynbrook. Casey Highway Patrol officers...

Fake police scam nets $16K

Phone-scammers impersonating Dandenong police officers have fleeced more than $16,000 in the past week. Victoria Police issued a “scam alert” warning on Facebook in response...

Servo ‘burglar’ caught

A 42-year-old man has been arrested at a burglary at a service station in Heatherton Road, Springvale South. The Dandenong man was believed to have...

$500K for Noble Park

Streetscaping and a future all-abilities playground in Noble Park have received a $500,000 State grant. Under the Noble Park Revitalisation Project, the funds will go...

Man charged over factory fire

A 31-year-old man has been charged over a factory fire in Rodeo Drive, Dandenong South. The blaze started about 8.50pm on Tuesday 4 March, causing...

Wood defends safety ’picks’

Assistant Federal Minister Jason Wood said he knew he’d “cop flak” after hand-picking churches and temples for funds to protect themselves from intruders. Mr Wood...

Call for ‘secret’ document

Opposition health spokeswoman Georgie Crozier has requested a copy of a ‘secret’ letter that purportedly exonerated I Cook Foods on the day of its...

No-chop shopping

Greater Dandenong Council has ditched a proposal to remove street trees from Buckingham Avenue, Springvale. The council prepared a report on replacing six trees with...

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High praise for ‘superstar’ recovery

For ‘Aaron’, the presence of three judges may have boded ill for him. But the Dandenong Drug Court ‘graduate’ was instead feted by a captive...

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