Central Victoria's News Fix - 22nd May

Cloudy and 18 for Bendigo today

Central Victoria's News Fix - 22nd May

An Echuca man’s been jailed for almost 5 years after stabbing a woman in the leg, severing her femoral artery.

28 year old Trent Harrison, pleaded guilty in the Bendigo County Court last year to charges including recklessly causing serious injury and committing indictable offences while on bail.

It follows the incident at an Ogilvie Avenue house on March 5 2016 where he stabbed a 28 year old woman in the leg, resulting in the woman being airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital for emergency surgery.

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You’re more likely to be involved in an animal collision accident in Victoria than any other state according to new research conducting by AAMI insurance.

THe latest stats show Heathcote, Bendigo and Gisborne were in the top 5 locations in the state for accidents caused by animals in the past 12 months.

It comes as we move into winter, which was found to be the time of year when most animal collisions occurred, with experts calling for drivers to be more vigilant on the road.

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Volunteers all across region are getting their time in the sun this week as we celebrate National Volunteer Week.

This year's theme is giving a little, change a lot with organisations like Vision Australia holding morning teas to honour the efforts of their volunteers

Volunteering Australia CEO Adrienne Picone says the 6 million volunteers in Australia provide an economic contribution of around 290 billion dollars per year. 

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the Country Fire Authority handed out their inaugural Spirit of CFA Awards over the weekend with one of Central Victoria's own on the honours list.

Anthony Stephens from the Malmsbury fire brigade taking out the award for excellence in inclusion and fairness at the ceremony in Ballarat.

CFA chair GREG SMITH saying he was pleased to have the opportunity to shine a light on some of the exceptional staff and volunteers at the organisation

 

LOCAL SPORT

The Loddon Valley netball league's return to interleague competition has seen it claim a 42-34 win over Golden Rivers at the QEO.

Lucy Morcom was named best on court after scoring 26 of Loddon Valley's goals.

The Football side also returned to the AFL VICTORIA community championships in style with a 44 point win over Golden Rivers.

The LVFL kicked the first 5 goals of the game and were never headed in their 14.13.97 to 7.11.53 victory.

Andrew Gladman was best on ground, kicking 3 goals while Luke Gray also added 3 in the victory - which is their first interleague win since 2011.

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