Latest Victoria news
Richard Willingham and Nick Toscano 2:47 PM WorkSafe heads have been sacked over the contamination of water at Fiskville CFA training facility.
Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent 2:09 PM Women in rural and regional areas are more likely to be the victims of domestic violence than those in Melbourne.
Marissa Calligeros 2:00 PM Shopping centre cleaner was sexually assaulted while cleaning a lift.
Jane Lee 1:36 PM A former employee of ultra-orthodox Jewish institution Yeshivah Centre has been charged with indecent assault offences that he allegedly committed while in prison.
Darren Gray 1:11 PM Victoria's forests have an unlikely fire warden: the superb lyrebird.
Marissa Calligeros 1:02 PM On-the-run burglar has run into police, quite literally.
Steve Butcher 12:32 PM A man who bashed and seriously injured a patron with a metal stool in a McDonald's restaurant has had a non-jail sentence overturned after an appeal by Victoria's Director of Public Prosecutions.
Mark Russell 12:09 PM A woman missed out on sharing in almost $5 million because she accidentally stumbled across her mother having sex with the family doctor when she was a child, a court has heard.
Adam Carey 11:14 AM Five new Metro trains will hit Melbourne's rail network from late next year after the Andrews government threw a lifeline to a Ballarat factory that was facing possible closure.
Marissa Calligeros 8:40 AM Three men ended up in the Yarra River following a fight outside Crown Casino at Southbank.
Peter Hannam 8:17 AM Australia’s run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February in data going back to 1910, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Aisha Dow 6:25 AM Arboriculture expert says more money needs to be spent on assessing dangerous trees, as it is very difficult for an ordinary person to spot unhealthy trees because most of the symptoms are belowground.
Mark Russell, Aisha Dow 12:42 AM A former Melbourne Grammar School student charged with murdering a homeless man at Enterprize Park was suffering from a psychosis caused by marijuana use in the lead-up to the stabbing, a court has heard.
Patrick Hatch 12:01 AM The Country Fire Authority has closed its controversial Fiskville training facility until further notice after chemical residue was found in water tanks used for firefighter training.
Adam Carey and Clay Lucas 7:59 PM The introduction two years ago of tougher penalties against motorists who open car doors into cyclists' paths has failed to have any impact on the sometimes deadly offence, the Andrews government said as it rejected calls to crack down harder on "dooring" after the death of Italian Alberto Paulon.
Patrick Hatch 7:01 PM A man dressed as Superman brought one of Melbourne's busiest streets to a standstill when he parked his car in the middle of traffic and attacked it.
Rania Spooner 6:48 PM Victorian forensic psychologists who helped create taskforces to protect prominent people such as the Queen say the same is needed at home.
Bridie Smith 3:15 AM A protein which has a key role to play in the body’s immune system has now been found to be critical for sustaining milk production in the breast, a function essential for the survival of mammalian species.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker 6:22 PM One of five alleged sexual offenders employed by Victoria's largest disability provider, Yooralla, worked 32 shifts while being investigated by police on suspicion of repeatedly raping a disabled woman at another disability provider.
Adam Cooper 5:24 PM A man charged with fatally stabbing his son's aunt after a birthday celebration admitted to police he was a murderer and asked investigators if they had found a knife, a court has heard.
Adam Carey 4:27 PM It will take seven years to build the two latest suburban railway stations due for construction in Melbourne – about the same amount of time it was supposed to take to build the cancelled East West Link.
Aisha Dow 4:26 PM It is very difficult for an ordinary person to spot the signs of a dangerous tree, says arboriculture expert Dr Greg Moore. That is because many of the symptoms of a sick tree play out underground and require sophisticated technology to diagnose.
Patrick Hatch 3:26 PM Police believe two bodies found in a car in the Otway Ranges on the weekend was the result of a murder-suicide.
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