Local News

No doubles win for Hives at US Tournament

Local tennis player Zoe Hives has lost her women's doubles match this morning at Hardee's Pro Classic in Dothan, Alabama, in the US. She teamed up with Mexican Renata ZarazĂșa, to take on Russian Ksenia Laskutova and Olga Govortsova...

Warrant issued for woman known to Ballarat

UPDATE 10:41AM: Police have now reported that Howard is currently in custody. EARLIER: Police are asking for assistance to help locate Jane Howard, who has three warrants issued. Howard is wanted for traffic matters and failing to appear in court. Anyone...

Police say Nerrina body not suspicious

Police were called to bushland in Nerrina yesterday afternoon to reports of a deceased man located in bushland. The body was located near White Swan Reservoir, in the vicinity of Glen Park road around 12:30pm. Police say...

Community meeting 6pm at Buninyong Community Centre

People affected by today's Mt Clear fire are asked to attend a Community Information meeting from 6pm tonight at the Buninyong Community Centre in Forest St. The City of Ballarat has also set up a relief...

Bushfire at Tinworth Avenue in Mount Clear

Video: Lachlan  UPDATE 1:00PM: A relief centre has been established at Buninyoung Recreation Reserve. UPDATE 12:42PM: An emergency warning remains in place for Mount Clear and Sebastopol near Tinworth Avenue. A watch and act alert has been issued...

Crime spree hits residents in Winter Valley

A crime spree in Ballarat which has seen cars broken into over the past 24 hours has extended to Winter Valley. Six car windows were smashed yesterday, and had items taken from inside the vehicles on...

Man accused of Lydiard St assault in court

A man accused of a brutal assault in the early hours of the morning earlier this month on Lydiard Street faced court yesterday. The 36 year old has been charged with recklessly and intentionally causing injury,...

AFLW star Bruton re-signs with North Melbourne

Local footballer Jenna Bruton has re-signed with North Melbourne's AFLW team for the 2020 season. Bruton took out the club's inaugural Best and Fairest Award this year, and previously played for the Western Bulldogs. Kaitlyn Ashmore and...

Man charged over Gisborne death

A man has been charged following the death of a man in Gisborne. The body of a 61 year old man was found at a Rodney Street home on Sunday night.  A 55 year old Gisborne man...