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Man electrocuted at Balaclava train station

Tammy Mills and Allison Worrall A man has been electrocuted at Balaclava train station in an apparent stunt gone wrong

Man charged over Balaclava stabbing

Chris Hingston A man has been charged following a stabbing in Balaclava that left another man fighting for his life.

Naked man confronts women in Balaclava

Stephen Cauchi A naked man has been exposing himself to women in Balaclava over recent weeks.

Balaclava-clad bandits rob milk bar

Adrian Lowe Police are looking for two balaclava-clad men who robbed a milk bar in Melbourne's south-east and menaced a 13-year-old boy last month.

Men who thought rape would be 'fun' attacked mother and daughter, court told

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Steve Butcher Two friends subjected a mother and her daughter to an "horrific ordeal" of violent sexual abuse and degradation, hours after they decided it would be "fun" to rape someone.

AIDS survivor farewells a friend who shared common battle

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Konrad Marshall From a distance, the flowers placed on the casket at Springvale Crematorium looked a little like proteas or bottlebrush, but they were banksias.

Commuters warned to brace for delays as weather worsens

Windy weather in Melbourne.

Nick Toscano, Patrick Hatch Peak-hour commuters will not be spared strong winds sweeping the city on Friday, with gusts expected to pick up after dark.

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.

Tributes for street artist electrocuted while train surfing

Tag Sinch on a Melbourne train station.

Benjamin Millar Tributes have been pouring in for prominent Melbourne street artist ‘Sinch’, electrocuted while train surfing at Balaclava train station on Friday.

Train vandals condemned for social media video

Metro train.

Mex Cooper and Nino Bucci A video glorifying train vandalism and trespass has been condemned by Victoria Police and Metro Trains in the wake of two deaths from train stunts in Melbourne since mid-May.

Murderer Hugo Rich fails in bid to overturn life sentence for shooting security guard

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Mark Russell A career criminal has lost a bid to overturn his life sentence for shooting dead a security guard during an armed robbery at a shopping centre.

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.

Police recover car believed to be linked to South Yarra home invasion

Melbourne, Yarra and Maribyrnong local government areas have the highest crime rates in Victoria.

Rania Spooner Police have recovered a luxury car believed to be linked to a South Yarra home invasion in which a young woman was allegedly tied up with an iPhone cord.

Teen driver arrested over drugs, cash after random police stop

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Steve Lillebuen A large stash of drugs and cash has been uncovered during two random traffic stops in suburban Melbourne.

Roads and rail paved with election year cash

The showpiece is the Melbourne Rail Link, a 7.5 kilometre tunnel from South Yarra to Southern Cross Station.

Adam Carey Road and rail projects that will transform Melbourne dominate the Victorian budget in this election year, with the Napthine government pledging that up to $24 billion will be invested in new...

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Police investigate attempted abduction at The Basin

Melbourne, Yarra and Maribyrnong local government areas have the highest crime rates in Victoria.

Timna Jacks Detectives are investigating after a man wearing a balaclava attempted to abduct a 12-year-old girl in Melbourne's east.

Man holds up roadside coffee vendor in Officer

Benjamin Millar Police are hunting for a bandit who held up a roadside coffee vendor east of Melbourne.

Hot air balloon lands in Melbourne car park

A hot air balloon that had to make an emergency landing in a Melbourne car park.

Caroline Zielinski A hot air balloon carrying 10 people has made an emergency landing in a car park of a unit building in inner Melbourne.

Employee in shock after 7-Eleven robbery

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Goya Dmytryshchak A convenience store attendant may quit work after being held up by a robber brandishing a huge kitchen knife in Glen Huntly on Boxing Day.