Goulburn Valley News - Hit GV 96.9 Thursday August 24 2017

What happened at Wanganui

Goulburn Valley News - Hit GV 96.9 Thursday August 24 2017

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Wanganui Park Secondary College was placed in lock-down yesterday, and a man arrested.

Police received first received calls Wednesday morning of a man wielding a machete in Shepparton North.

At around 11.30am, a member of the public reported the man near Malcolm crescent. Soon after reports coming he had threatened a boy out the front of Wanganui College.

The SMS sent to parents of Wanganui students during Wednesday's incident.

The 16-year-old victim wasn't harmed. An 18 year old offender was later taken into custody and charged with making a threat to kill.

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Police are on the lookout for missing Cobram woman Kirby Williams. 

The 32-year-old was last seen in Melton on Monday, with Police concerned for her welfare due to a medical condition. 

She is described as being 165 to 170cm tall, having a half shaved head, nose ring, lip stud, spacer in left ear and a black tattoo.

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A $140 million dollar palliative care package has been proposed, to be delivered by the Nationals to the region, should they be elected to Government next year.

Member for Euroa and Deputy leader Steph Ryan says the package is one of the most important investments to be made, with Strathbogie Shire currently limited in its access to palliative care.

The funding will help to allow the terminally ill to spend their final days at home, something many are unable to do due to financial constraints.

Member for Euroa and Deputy leader Steph Ryan

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There's a new phone scam floating around, targeting communities in the Goulburn Valley making the switch to the NBN.

The most at-risk age group is the over 55s, who may not be tech savvy enough to be suspicious when asked to pay the fraudsters with iTunes gift cards over the phone. 

Deputy Chair of the ACCC - Delia Rickard says landlines are the most common way scammers will try to steal information in the latest fraud attempts.

 

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A massive round in Goulburn Valley netball, with the final round seeing plenty of important matches still to play out.

Arguably the biggest game will feature Kyabram and Shepp United.

The result likely won't affect the ladder positions, but expect a finals-like intensity with a taste of things to come.

Seymour will be hoping to upset Euroa, Rochester meantime a chance against the Shepp Swans.

A loss to either of those sides would open the door to the top 6 for Echuca, who play wooden-spooners Mansfield.

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