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Truck driver remains in custody after crash near Horsham

UPDATE 9:30am: Police have confirmed they have released the truck driver from custody and is still assisting police.  His 22 year old passenger remains in custody this morning over other matters. EARLIER: The driver of a truck that caused...

Kangaroo blamed for 3-car crash on Western Hwy

A kangaroo which has hopped away from the scene has been blamed for causing a 3-car accident on the Western Highway. The first car swerved to miss the marsupial at 10.30 this morning  about 4km west...

Wild weather sees Ballarat drenched, homes lose power

Ballarat received a drenching last night as a cold front moved through western Victoria from South Australia. The region received 11mm of rain between 7pm and midnight last night, and a 57k/h wind speed blew through...

First regional road safety forum held in Ballarat

The regional Victorian road toll was front and centre at last night's Regional Road Safety forum in Ballarat. State Roads Minister Jaala Pulford said factors in each crash varied on regional roads, but believes that distractions...

Burns to face after hair catches fire at Moyston

A man in his 30s is being treated for burns to his face after a mishap west of Ararat. Paramedics were called to Moyston at 10.30pm on Tuesday night. It’s understood the man tried to light a...

Lambs sell for Victorian record at Ballarat

Meat-eaters should get ready for some hip-pocket pain, as the price of lamb goes through the roof. A Victorian record was set in Ballarat yesterday, with extra heavy lambs (over 30kg) selling for $354 a head...

Ideas wanted tonight to save lives on Ballarat roads

People with ideas to reduce the state's road toll are urged to get to the first in a series of Regional Road Forums tonight (Wednesday). The event kicks off at the Ballarat Soccer Facility at Morshead...