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Megan Levy

Megan Levy is a breaking news reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, after previous stints at The Age in Melbourne and London's The Daily Telegraph. Email or tweet Megan with your news tips.

Badgerys Creek airport a 'death sentence' for residents, says councillor

Megan Levy A western Sydney councillor says building a new airport at Badgerys Creek will be a "death sentence" for residents who he claims are already battling cancer and respiratory illness rates that are...

Man charged with murdering baby after claiming she fell off trampoline

Megan Levy A man who claimed a toddler died after falling off a trampoline in central western NSW has been charged with the child's murder, police say.

Woman bashes man with saucepan after being grabbed in foyer of unit block

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Megan Levy A woman who was grabbed in the foyer of her unit block on Sydney's lower North Shore happened to be carrying a saucepan at the time and managed to bash her attacker across the head, police say.

Girls who skipped school raped in Fairfield Park: police

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Rachel Olding, Megan Levy Two teenage girls who had become lost after skipping school to go shopping in Castle Hill were lured off a train and raped in broad daylight on Tuesday, police say.

Mother of abandoned toddler in custody of Immigration

Megan Levy The mother of a toddler who was abandoned on the doorstep of a western Sydney home has been taken into the custody of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Two girls sexually assaulted in Fairfield park: police

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Megan Levy Two 16-year-old girls have been sexually assaulted in a park in Sydney's west.

Father-of-nine killed taking short cut across tracks


Nick Ralston, Megan Levy As they wandered alongside the busy Pacific Highway, frightened in the dark, young brothers Mick and Matthew Maloney were stopped by a passing motorist.

Man killed by train, children found wandering on highway

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Megan Levy Two young boys were found wandering alone on the Pacific Highway after a man who was believed to be their father was struck by a train and killed on the central coast.

Baby left on doorstep of Sydney home

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Megan Levy A man who answered the doorbell at his home in Sydney's west found a baby girl wrapped in a blanket abandoned on his doorstep, police say.

Anti-Islamic shooting victim Nathan Abela has string of detractors

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Megan Levy and Rachel Olding He's offended countless Muslims, been described as a "grub" on Sydney radio and been in court over a domestic dispute, and that's just in the past fortnight.

Anti-Islamic extremist group member targeted in shooting


Megan Levy A man who was targeted in a shooting in Sydney's west on Thursday night is a member of an anti-Islamic extremist group.

Baby girl dies after 'falling from a trampoline'

Megan Levy Police are treating the death of a baby girl who reportedly fell off a trampoline in central western NSW as a potential homicide.

Allegedly drunk drivers stagger police with their 'stupidity'

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Megan Levy Police say they are staggered by the "stupidity" of three Sydney work colleagues who were allegedly caught drink-driving in the same ute within minutes of each other near Newcastle overnight.

April Fools' Day prank: parents sent SMS saying school closed

Megan Levy An early-morning text message sent to hundreds of parents saying Castle Hill High School had burnt down has been exposed as an April Fools' Day prank.

Armed thief captured in Bondi Junction citizens' arrest

Megan Levy Two men carried out a citizens' arrest on an armed thief who had stolen the day's takings from a shop in Bondi Junction, police say.

Sydney jogger suffers serious eye injury after being attacked by dogs


Megan Levy A woman who was attacked by two dogs during a morning run at a Sydney sports reserve says she has been left "disappointed in human nature" after the animals' owner abandoned her with a bleeding eye...

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Man killed after Waterloo balcony fall


Megan Levy One man is dead and three other people have been seriously injured after falling from balconies and roofs in separate accidents in NSW in just one day, police say.

'That's pretty much the worst thing you want to hear': how pilot Paul helped plane in distress

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Megan Levy They are perhaps the last words a pilot wants to hear crackling over an aircraft's radio: "Help! Can someone help me?" In fact, Sydney pilot Paul Reynolds thought for a split second that someone may...

Pilot passes out, forcing passenger to wrest control

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Megan Levy The passenger of a light aircraft was forced to take control of the plane when the pilot passed out 10 minutes after take off, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found.

Teen shot after bid to buy mobile phone advertised online

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Megan Levy A teenager who was shot in a western Sydney street was ambushed as he attempted to collect a mobile phone that he had agreed online to buy, police say.