Altona

Woman terrorised by stalker's lewd acts in Altona North

Altona North stalking and lewd acts

Caroline Zielinski A man who stalked a woman before committing a lewd act next to her in Melbourne’s west is on the loose.

My Place: Altona

Kenneth Fernandes My favourite place is the Esplanade beach at Altona. It stretches about three kilometres from Apex Park in the west to the boat ramps south of Seaholme.

Police investigate factory fire in Altona North

Fire, MFB, Metropolitan Fire Brigade

Caroline Zielinski A factory in Melbourne's south-west has been gutted by a ferocious blaze, coating the region in smoke overnight.

Altona North shooting: man hospitalised as police investigate

Police at the scene of a shooting in Altona North.

Chris Hingston A 40-year-old man has been taken to hospital with a gunshot wound following a shooting incident in Altona North on Sunday morning.

Commuters going loopy on Altona railway

Altona Station.

Adam Carey It seems life is anything but a beach for train travellers on the Altona loop.

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A tale of two rail lines: Altona slumps while Werribee soars

Altona station

Adam Carey, Craig Butt Two rail lines diverge in Altona North; some take the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.

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Altona bookshop bashing victim Jill Brookes left brain damaged, missing part of her skull

Jill Brookes.

Thomas O'Byrne The husband of a woman bashed so badly she is now severely brain damaged has made a tearful plea for help, revealing the attack has left her missing half her skull.

Feud linked to Altona shooting

Crime scene.

Paul Millar A bloody feud between rival clans in Melbourne's west is believed to be linked to a teenager being shot in the face.

Signal fault knocks out trains on key lines

Liam Mannix and Caroline Zielinski A signal fault at North Melbourne caused havoc across the city’s rail network early this morning.

Two men stabbed in Williamstown

Police sign, police generic

Caroline Zielinski Two men have been stabbed in the groin and stomach in Melbourne's south-west overnight.

Point Cook real estate agent the first to be charged under corruption watchdog

Cemetary

Cameron Houston A Point Cook real estate agent is the first person to be charged under the State Government’s new corruption watchdog.

Hastings port expansion to over-burden Melbourne's roads and rail lines, report finds

Hastings.

Adam Carey and Josh Gordon A plan to develop a huge container port at Hastings south-east of Melbourne could put an impossible strain on the city’s roads and busiest rail lines and potentially drive up the cost of...

Legionnaires outbreak in south-west Melbourne

Legionnaires disease.

Beau Donelly Victoria's health department is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease after three people were struck down with the potentially fatal condition.

27 arrested in police raid on alleged crime family

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Nick Toscano, Rania Spooner and Steve Butcher Taskforce of 700 law-enforcement officers have swooped on an illegal tobacco plantation, a suburban panel beaters and more than 40 properties linked to a Middle-Eastern crime syndicate controlled by...

Haddara clan no strangers to visits from police

Police

Cameron Houston The Haddara clan is accustomed to dawn visits from the Santiago taskforce, which has investigated several family members over at least 15 shootings, a murder and its growing involvement in organised...

Boys face charges over graffiti crime spree

Court

Steve Lillebuen Three boys are facing a string of charges after a crime spree left more than a dozen cars covered in graffiti across Melbourne's western suburbs.

Burning questions in journey from ashes to ashes

Carolyn Webb Every now and then a few mourners at Fawkner crematorium will ask to step beyond the chapel after a funeral to watch their loved one's coffin being loaded into the furnace next door.

Melbourne Express: April 24, 2014

Wells Road fire.

Angus Holland Melbourne Express is a live daily blog bringing you what you need to hit the day running - news, weather and transport updates, and compelling content from The Age and beyond.

Analysis

Abbott's SPC Ardmona decision upsets Napthine apple cart

Farrah Tomazin dinkus.

Farrah Tomazin Denis Napthine did not seem too impressed on Friday when he was asked about the political implications of Canberra's decision to knock back a lifeline for SPC Ardmona.

New housing estate too close

Richard Willingham A Williamstown residential development is dangerously close to Mobil's Gellibrand plant and could jeopardise operations and fuel supply to Victoria, the company has warned.