Death Row for Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan the roaming ram might have just 14 days left to live. Moorabool council decided this week that the 10-year-old house-raised marino will be impounded and could be put down in coming weeks if its owner, Godwin Aquilina, doesn’t remove it from his Maddingley property.
Footscray dim sim king Jimmy Wong dies
Beloved Footscray restaurateur Jimmy Wong has died. Mr Wong, 75, passed away at 8am on Thursday surrounded by family.
Man in hospital after Watton Street brawl
One man has been taken to hospital and another is assisting police with their inquiries after a fight erupted on Watton Street in Werribee on Thursday morning.
Fallen warrior up and running
It has been a long road back for Williamstown’s Lance Bombardier, Brendan Dover, who six years ago lost part of his left leg and use of his left hand in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Dover, 34, will represent Australia in the 400 metres at this month’s Invictus Games for wounded warriors.
Man faces court on horse cruelty charges
“I would ask Sir, can I have my dog back,” pleaded a man who has been charged over the death of 22 horses.
Sunbury girl’s lonely battle with rare syndrome
Sunbury toddler Izzy has Bloom syndrome, a rare condition characterised by short stature, predisposition to cancer, genomic instability and a facial rash caused by exposure to the sun. More than $5000 has been raised to help Izzy and mum Kirsty Ciantar attend a conference in the US next month, where she will be able to meet experts and other kids like her for the first time.
Rhiannon takes the next step
Rhiannon Tracey is determined not to let her spinal cord injury prevent her from living life to the fullest. The Thomastown resident was left a quadriplegic following a pool accident in Bali almost seven years ago.