Latest Victoria news
Tom Cowie 2:32 PM There are long delays on the Tullamarine Freeway heading to the airport after a car caught fire in a collision.
Miki Perkins 2:21 PM Want to talk about suicide? Yep, it's a toughie. So much pain, so much distress tied up in that seven-letter word. But talking about it, and choosing our language thoughtfully, can really help.
Chris Johnston 1:51 PM A 22-year-old Melbourne man is facing 88 child pornography charges, including "encouraging" and advising on the abduction, rape and killing of a 5-year-old girl in Russia.
Marissa Calligeros 1:43 PM She was found wandering the streets of Melbourne's west this morning. But she can't tell police her name.
Marissa Calligeros 1:33 PM A pervert fashioned a hidden camera out of a shopping bag to film swimmers getting changed at a pool in Melbourne's north-east, police say.
Adam Carey 1:31 PM Metro is pursuing a plan to split Melbourne's railway into five independent networks, each with its own dedicated train fleet and pool of drivers, as a way to streamline services and curb the chronic faults and delays that drag the system down.
Tammy Mills 1:10 PM Melbourne's Craigslist has become a digital den of iniquity, with ice, weed, LSD, worn underwear and sex being sold on the website.
Benjamin Preiss and Richard Willingham 12:15 PM Premier Daniel Andrews has backed his deputy James Merlino in the face of criticism from scorned Labor MP Adem Somyurek.
Mark Russell 11:39 AM The state's highest court has ordered that an Ethiopian man's claims two police officers attacked and racially abused him should be investigated further.
Liam Mannix 11:28 AM Was it revenge on the Grinch for stealing Christmas when someone stole him?
Suzanne Carbone 9:42 AM Two devastated families were not the only victims when South Yarra interior designer Stuart Rattle was brutally killed by his partner of 16 years, Michael O'Neill. Their three lovingly pampered fox terriers were caught up in an acrimonious tug of war during the fight over Rattle's multi-million estate.
10:25 PM A small fire has been ignited in a cell at Melbourne's Metropolitan Remand Centre, the scene of a major riot last month.
Benjamin Preiss, Clay Lucas and Richard Willingham 9:27 PM Small Business Minister Adem Somyurek has resigned following bullying allegations made by a staff member.
Henrietta Cook 8:42 PM A government-funded program that prevents homophobia and discrimination in schools has been gagged from speaking out in favour of same-sex marriage.
Richard Willingham 8:17 PM If Premier Daniel Andrews thinks his troubles are over with the sacking of Adem Somyurek, he is wrong.
Mark Russell 5:31 PM The Supreme Court has formally approved a taxpayer-funded payout to the teenage daughter of murdered gangland boss Carl Williams over her father's 2010 prison bashing death.
Alana Schetzer 4:57 PM The Taxi Services Commission officer investigating the legality of Uber X's ride-sharing services has admitted using UberX for personal use, the Magistrate Court heard on Monday.
Nick Toscano 12:15 AM A new agency has been launched to manage an onslaught of imminent pay negotiations for more than 100,000 public sector employees including police, firefighters and hospital workers across Victoria.
Steve Butcher 8:00 PM A former Australian soldier who fought a battle in Afghanistan that killed a friend and fellow Digger has been spared a prison sentence for an armed robbery committed while suffering the physical and mental injuries from his war service.
Tammy Mills 4:37 PM Choosing between emergency calls for which you haven't enough officers is the stressful consequence for police of a rise in family violence.
Miki Perkins 7:00 PM Almost half of all women and a third of all men who died by suicide between 2009 and 2012 in Victoria have been exposed to violence, new research finds.
Mark Russell An anti-obesity drug had contributed to a man targeting 26 young girls on the internet, a court has heard.
Mark Russell An alcoholic storeman who preyed on girls as young as five on the internet claimed the online world was the only place he felt safe after being bullied all his life because he had a larger than normal head.
Adam Cooper A man in a stolen car was under the influence of alcohol when involved in a crash that left a 74-year-old woman fighting for her life, court documents allege.
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