John Silvester and Tammy Mills 7:38am Homicide squad detectives have arrested a Brisbane man over the 1983 stabbing murder of teenager Michelle Buckingham in Shepparton.
Kathy Evans Are elderly drivers a risk on the road? Should they be compelled to sit regular tests? Or are they no worse than anyone else?
Criminals preying on children in state care, warns Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
HENRIETTA COOK Those caring for the state's most vulnerable warned the government only last week that children in care were at risk due to inadequate funding, with many residential units being run by just one worker.
Marc Moncrief, Craig Butt and Benjamin Preiss State secondary schools are increasingly raising funds themselves from fees and private sources, an analysis of My School website data has shown.
TOM ARUP One of Victoria's most precious and fragile patches of the environment, home for two of the state's endangered animal emblems, will be protected in a new conservation network.
TESSA VAN DER RIET The roar of grand prix fans lining the Albert Park circuit this weekend will be superseded only by the roar of formula one engines. But what about the raw nerves of the lake's permanent residents, its swans?
Jason Dowling Victoria's spending on new transport infrastructure as a percentage of what it spends on building is the lowest of all Australian states, new research has found.
Aisha Dow A Victorian council will banish cats from its streets after it voted to impose a 24-hour cat curfew.
JULIA MEDEW If it were not for some occasional snores, Sue De Ravin could be dead. The thin woman is lying motionless in a chair with her arms crossed over her chest. Her mouth is resting wide open. Inside, all but a couple of teeth are missing.
Richard Willingham Community mental health care groups with more than 60 years' experience in Melbourne's north-western suburbs have been dumped by the government, raising fears that vulnerable people in need will lose specialist support.
RICHARD WILLINGHAM 1:56am Victoria's public sector continues to be littered with conflicts of interest, in particular claims of nepotism and favouritism, despite repeated investigations into the problem, the state's independent watchdog has found.
6:43pm Commuters are battling their way home on the Craigieburn train line after a broken down train blocked peak-hour services.
Nick Toscano 6:25pm A young Victorian bride has been killed in a motorcycle crash while honeymooning in Vietnam, just two weeks after her wedding.
Aisha Dow 12:11am A Victorian council will banish cats from its streets after it voted to impose a 24-hour cat curfew.
ADAM COOPER 4:47pm A man accused of setting his house on fire while his family was inside has been deemed mentally fit to enter a plea, a court has heard.
JOSH GORDON 4:47pm State cabinet minister Peter Hall is resigning from State Parliament almost nine months early ahead of a likely cabinet reshuffle next week.
Steve Butcher 3:37pm A married member of the Australian navy who blackmailed a woman by threatening to publish semi-naked photos of her on the internet has been spared an immediate prison term.
RICHARD WILLINGHAM 3:23pm Victoria's public sector continues to be littered with conflicts of interest, in particular claims of nepotism and favouritism, despite repeated investigations into the problem, the state's independent watchdog has found.
ADAM COOPER 2:59pm A man charged with the stabbing murder of a worshipper at a Melbourne mosque has been assessed by a psychologist in a bid to determine whether he is mentally fit to face charges, a court has been told.
RICHARD WILLINGHAM 2:38pm New anti-protest move-on laws will help remove anti-abortion protesters from the front of a clinic in the city, the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle says.
ADAM COOPER 1:42pm Witness statements in the case of a man who allegedly murdered his former partner were short on crucial details because of language barriers, a court has heard.
12:40pm A Victorian judge says he has been forced to hand down a longer sentence than necessary against a former refugee who helped his family to be smuggled into Australia.
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ADAM COOPER 11:24am A father and son have pleaded guilty to importing more than 200 kilograms of the drug ice in the tyres of a truck trailer.
Deborah Gough and Nick Toscano 2:45pm Police have discovered one of their witnesses in a murder investigation has been missing for 14 years but no one reported his disappearance.
Rania Spooner and Nick Toscano 4:39pm Homicide detectives have ruled out foul play in the death of a man who was found lying in the middle of a street in Melbourne’s south-east.
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Clare Kermond While new figures show household solar power is growing in popularity, those wanting to embrace this source of clean energy are facing new hurdles nonetheless.
Josh Gordon State Political Editor The Victorian Liberal Party is at war over a replacement seat for cabinet minister Mary Wooldridge, with former premier Ted Baillieu demanding his federal colleagues ''stay out'' of the preselection process this time.
RANIA SPOONER Sweeping changes to the way arrest warrant information is spread across the police force will be introduced by the end of the month.
Co-operatives may sound old-fashioned, but they are likely to become the fastest growing form of business enterprise.
A recent series of articles asked whether the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal was friend or foe to people.
Wet weather ahead for the Gippsland area has the fighters of the Morwell fire feeling optimistic.
Thousands turn out to watch a much-loved Melbourne tradition now in its 60th year.