Truck driver in fatal train crash denies fatigue or using his phone

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Mark Russell An elderly truck driver who crashed into lowered boom gates and hit a train, killing one passenger and injuring several others, claims the catastrophic accident was caused by 19 seconds of...

Police search for missing Cranbourne schoolgirl Sarah Cartledge

Missing schoolgirl Sarah Cartledge.

Rania Spooner Cranbourne schoolgirl Sarah Cartledge has been missing since Monday prompting police to call for any information on her whereabouts.

Men arrested after shots fired at Cranbourne house and gun found in McDonald's carpark

Tammy Mills A gun was seized from a McDonald's carpark in Cranbourne after shots were fired in the south-eastern suburb of Melbourne on Monday morning, police say.

Woman dies after falling from horse at Cranbourne racetrack

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Robyn Grace A woman has died after falling from a horse at the Cranbourne race track.

Body discovered after house fire in Cranbourne

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Timna Jacks A body was discovered after a house fire in Melbourne's south-east on Wednesday afternoon.

Livestock survives after blaze breaks out in Cranbourne

Goya Dmytryshchak All bar two out of 200 sheep were saved after a fire broke out at a Cranbourne abattoir about 3.30pm.

Two sought over Cranbourne bashing, robbery

Caroline Zielinski Two men who bashed and stole cash from a man after he confronted them outside his home in Melbourne's south-east are wanted by the police.

Dandenong fault triggers long rail delays on Cranbourne, Pakenham lines

Adrian Lowe Commuters on two train lines in Melbourne's south-east face long delays after an equipment fault at one of the city's busiest train stations.

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Familiar grows exotic in Cranbourne garden

The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne will open stage two of the Australia Garden this weekend.

Megan Backhouse After more than 20 years of planning, the Royal Botanic Gardens devoted to native flora are completed

Motorcyclist dies, two critical after Cranbourne smash

Benjamin Millar A motorcyclist has been killed after crashing off the road near Warragul this morning.

Murder fear for missing Cranbourne teen

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Mex Cooper A half-eaten meal, a backpack and seven long years of torment for parents of Gary Adams, 17.

Man arrested after Cranbourne shooting

Andy Park One man shot and another arrested after a domestic incident in city's south eastern suburbs.

Cranbourne shooting accused faces court

Mark Russell A man has appeared briefly in court today over a shooting at Cranbourne West.

Victoria state election: marginal seats win from boom gate policy

Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews campaigning at the McKinnon railway crossing.

Tom Cowie Commuters in marginal seats will be the big winners from Labor's policy to remove 50 railway level crossings if it wins the state election.

Police deal with racing integrity authority aimed at solving murder, corruption

Victoria's Racing Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna

Nino Bucci and Patrick Bartley Police may give intelligence gathered during the Les Samba murder investigation to racing authorities after agreeing to share information that could help weed out corruption in the industry.

Two girls and a man missing in Melbourne on Tuesday night in three separate cases

Missing: Sarah Cartledge.

Tammy Mills Police have serious concerns for a man who has been missing from his Melbourne residential care facility for 24 hours.

Will Frankston be forgotten again or decide the Victorian election?

Christine Richards and Ken Rowe, defenders of Frankston

Shane Green Frangers, Frankenstein, Frankghanistan ... the town at the end of the line is ingrained in our popular culture as the place to denigrate, the butt of jokes.

Good Samaritan recovers elderly man's lost $6000 savings

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

Yolanda Redrup An 87-year-old man is overjoyed after having more than $6000 in holiday savings returned to him.

Rain, lightning cause transport, power, traffic chaos

Lightning over Melbourne's CBD.

Carolyn Webb, Deborah Gough, Caroline Zielinski Lightning and rain cause more than 20,000 Victorians to lose power, parts of train system to shut down, traffic lights and rail crossings to fail and floods and flight delays.