Broadmeadows

Paroled killer Wayne Norris caught in Broadmeadows

Wayne Leslie Norris

Rania Spooner Police have captured a paroled killer who disappeared more than two months ago after failing to meet his release obligations.

Princess Mary strikes a chord in Broadmeadows

Crown Princess Mary

Michael Lallo 'You, too, can look like Princess Mary,' says the spruiker, holding up a cheap diamond pendant in front of a suburban jewellery store.

How the Broadmeadows boy became an underworld kingpin

Robyn Grace 'Mummy's boy' Carl Williams eventually became known as a cowardly killer.

Kevin Donnelly's teacher denies punching students

Hugh Murney, ex PE teacher, now in his 80s.

Timna Jacks He may have resorted to the strap now and then, but Kevin Donnelly's PE teacher denies ever threatening to punch a student.

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Shiite mosque approved next to Assyrian Christian church, triggering tension

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Clay Lucas A proposed Shiite mosque next door to an existing Assyrian church in Coolaroo has been approved by the state planning tribunal.

Melbourne man dies in SA crash

Beau Donelly A Melbourne man has died after the van he was travelling in crashed on a remote highway in South Australia’s north.

Corrections paid $822,000 to prison contractor despite tardy prisoner court attendances

Two Department of Corrections staff are provided to a north Queensland boot camp each day, to assist with security and safety.

Nino Bucci Corrections Victoria paid $822,000 in performance bonuses to a prison movement contractor, despite one in four inmates being late to court.

Eddie McGuire defends Dane Swan over Mick Gatto dinner

Dane Swan.

Patrick Hatch Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has defended star player Dane Swan’s attendance at a $200-a-head dinner promoted by Mick Gatto and held at a restaurant owned by the underworld boss’...

Dane Swan dinner venue to be investigated by liquor board

Cameron Houston, Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker The Coburg restaurant that hosted a $200-a-head dinner promoted by Collingwood footballer Dane Swan does not have a licence to serve alcohol and will be investigated by inspectors from the Victorian...

Victorian Ford workers brace for forced redundancies

David Haste (left) and Campbell Dewar are among Ford's Geelong plant workers stunned by the announcement of heavy job cuts.

Patrick Hatch Up to 250 Ford workers will lose their jobs today as the car manufacturer announces forced redundancies at its Geelong and Broadmeadows factories.

Ford on track to stay until 2016

Ford has hosed down speculation it will pull-out of Australia earlier than expected, saying it's on track with its plan to continue to make cars here until 2016.

Car crash halts Craigeburn train line

Stephen Cauchi Trains have resumed between Essendon and Broadmeadows following an earlier car accident near the railway line.

Mental health of man accused of Melbourne mosque murder questioned

The scene of a stabbing outside a mosque in Dallas.

Adam Cooper 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...

Family violence help faces cuts

Rachel Kleinman As reported incidents of family violence grow, some of Victoria's most vulnerable women and children could be at increased risk.

Councils face big legal fees over banned dog laws

Dangerous dog

Lucinda Schmidt Councils are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars defending court cases brought by dog owners challenging Victoria's controversial restricted breeds laws.

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Jobs at risk in Melbourne's fringe suburbs as economy goes south

Housing

Rachel Browne and Daniella Miletic A new wave of suburbs on Melbourne's south-eastern fringe has been identified as the most vulnerable to job and home loss as the economy slows, according to economic modelling that reveals emerging...

Man hands himself into police after Cobram death

Victoria Police tape

Caroline Zielinski A man has turned himself in and another arrested following the death of another man after a fight outside a service station.

Jamie Pettingill threatened to 'cut boy's face off' for mobile phone

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Adam Cooper A son of one of the men acquitted of the Walsh Street police shootings has admitted to telling a boy he would have his face cut off unless he gave up a mobile phone.

Knife wielding robber threatens motel manager

Caroline Zielinski A motel manager has confronted a knife-wielding robber threatening to cut her, telling him she did not believe he would hurt her and following him to his car to see his registration number.