Local News 9th May 2017

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Local News 9th May 2017

Investigations are underway following an attempted armed robbery from a Mildura grocery store.
Mildura Crime investigation Unit detectives are following up the attempted robbery that occurred in an Asian grocery store on Deakin Avenue around 5pm Friday May 5.

Police have been told two men armed with knives came into the store they approached the attendant and demanded cash.

When the attendant refused the men reportedly ran from the store.

Detectives believe there were a number of customers in store at the time and would like to speak to any witnesses or anyone who might have information.

Please call crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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A Mildura man in his 20s will spend 30 days behind bars after throwing a meat cleaver at his partner.

Missing her narrowly the court heard yesterday he was probably high on ice at the time.

The Sunraysia Daily reports the man pleaded guilty to the crime and will serve 30 days followed by a community corrections order.

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As we celebrate national volunteer week 4 local volunteer groups in Wentworth have recently been successful in receiving Government Funding support.

The Wentworth District Racing club, the angling club, the show society and the Wentworth Sporting Complex and Golf club have all received 5000 each to help better support workers and volunteers through financing much needed equipment, training and transportation.

Federal Member for Farrer Susan Ley says "This National volunteer week acknowledges the important work of our volunteers and their organisations in building stronger communities"

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It's a quarter of a century old now but the reading writing hotlines still taking calls from Sunraysia residents who want to improve their adult literacy.

Victoria's literacy rates decrease over the age brackets and Manger of the Reading Writing Hotline Vanessa Iles says a third of their clients are from regional Australia.

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Making local sport:

One win and one loss for our Mildura Heat teams at the hothouse over the weekend.

The men went down to the Craigieburn Eagles by a mere 5 points 90 to 85 in the end.

Trying his best Dallas Brown was the lead scorer for the guys with 34 points.

The lady heat took a win over the Whittlesea Pacers 75 points to 67.

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