Rosa Ritchie here to keep you in the loop throughout the day. Return to this blog every now and then to keep an eye on breaking news and today’s top stories. 

UPDATE, 2:15 pm: Can you help?

Police are looking for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Gowrie St area in Shepparton on Sunday afternoon before the fire brigade was called to fire at a house.

Further information is linked here

Police are looking for anyone with information about an alleged assault in a Numurkah front yard on October 28.

Cobram Crime Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable David Basham said the victim had been walking along Mackenzie St, Numurkah, when he was allegedly “set upon” by three men.

More on that matter is free to read here

UPDATE, 1.50 pm: Arvo tea reading list

Here are a few stories to take note of from today’s coverage. 

Man faces 51 charges after alleged burglaries, thefts in Shepparton, Mooroopna: Gee, was he allegedly busy or what? The Shepparton man appeared briefly in Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on Friday where he did not apply for bail. The fine details are in the story. 

Mentally healthy construction sites in Shepparton a matter of life or death: Industry leaders have a plan to change the tragic fact construction workers in Australia are six times more likely to commit suicide than die as a result of workplace injuries or accidents, and they’re bringing the initiative to Shepparton. 

If you need mental health support, help…

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