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Men plead guilty over $1.5m cash found in vaults

Steve Butcher Three men have pleaded guilty to charges of possessing the proceeds of crime - a total of $1.5 million in cash - federal police found in five safe deposit boxes at two Melbourne vaults.

Two killed in smash at Melbourne Airport

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Jane Lee Two men have been killed a three-car accident in Melbourne's north.

Strict new rules for high-rise apartments on table

Student Kenneth in his rented apartment in Lygon Street, Carlton.

Clay Lucas and Timna Jacks New high-rise apartments in Melbourne would be subject to strict new building rules under guidelines being considered by Victoria’s state architect.

Majority of Australians support medical marijuana

Medical marijuana

Henrietta Cook and Bridie Smith Almost two-thirds of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes, according to a new poll which coincides with a renewed push to relax the laws.

Emailing porn at work not automatically sackable, court finds

Security threats at Victoria's courts are soaring.

Nick Toscano Australia's federal court has upheld a ruling that emailing pornography in the workplace is not automatically a sackable offence.

Higher ATAR makes university science places harder to get into

Scientist holding petri dish Laboratory technician - generic pic

Craig Butt and Benjamin Preiss VCE students face an uphill battle to study science at university next year, if recent trends continue.

South Yarra woman tied up, BMW stolen

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Rania Spooner Police are hunting a home invader alleged to have tied up a South Yarra woman with a phone charger cord and driven off with her BMW coupe.

Nervous break for Places Victoria staff as jobs spilled

Jason Dowling One hundred and forty staff at state government developer Places Victoria will go into their Easter break with no idea whether they have a job, after they were told at a briefing Wednesday all...

Building sites risky places, Grollo says

Grocon bpss Daniel Grollo.

Construction sites are risky environments and incidents such as Melbourne's triple-fatal wall collapse can sometimes occur, the head of construction company Grocon says.

'Forgotten baby syndrome': expert witness called in Jayde Poole baby in car death case

Jayde Poole

Mark Russell When Jayde Poole left her five-month-old daughter in the car on a hot day, where the infant died from heatstroke, her brain could have tricked her into believing the baby was safe and asleep in her...

Epping man charged over alleged 1987 abduction, rape involving toddler

Magistrates court

Rania Spooner and Tammy Mills A man has been charged over an alleged abduction and two sexual assaults in Springvale nearly 30 years ago involving a young woman and a toddler.

Transport Department staff funnelled public money to their children, IBAC hearing told

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Adam Carey Transport Department staff were alerted as early as 2010 that project officers in the department were awarding lucrative contract work to companies run by their own children, but took no action, an...

Evicted Dog's Bar boss David Carruthers given another chance by VCAT

St Kilda's Dog's Bar.

Clay Lucas The Dog's Bar in St Kilda, a well-known local landmark in the suburb, has been closed and the man who has run it for over a decade has been locked out - until this afternoon at least.

Inquest hears Roberta Williams defend 'loving, caring family man' Carl Williams

Carl Williams

Adam Cooper The ex-wife of slain underworld boss Carl Williams has launched a passionate defence of her former husband and denied saying she felt sorry for a former detective accused of murder.

200kg bobcat load kills worker at Wodonga foundry

A Victorian man has been crushed to death after a 200kg load in his bobcat’s bucket crashed through the vehicle’s windscreen.

Family hopes to build playground in Zayden Veal-Whitting's memory

Zayden Veal-Whitting who was murdered in his Bendigo home in June, 2012.

Nicole Ferrie The family of murdered Bendigo baby Zayden Veal-Whitting is hoping to have a playground built in his memory.

Bellarine man arrested over disappearance of bikie gun theft suspect Paul Kingsbury

Victoria Police

Tammy Mills and Nino Bucci Police have made an arrest over the disappearance of a man suspected of stealing guns from a prominent bikie gang member.

Minor earthquake hits Melbourne's north

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Mex Cooper A minor earthquake has shaken Melbourne's northern suburbs.

Soccer player who hid cocaine in moon boot has appeal bid dismissed

The moon boot that hid about $1m of cocaine.

Mark Russell and Steve Butcher A former professional soccer player who used a moon boot to smuggle $1 million worth of cocaine into Australia has lost his bid to overturn his conviction.

Alleged luxury car con artist Maurie Duchini uses Mick Gatto for 'protection'

Maurice Duchini

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Former luxury car dealer Maurie Duchini, who has allegedly misappropriated more than $15 million from some of Melbourne’s wealthiest people, has been caught selling high-end vehicles despite...