Croydon

Police seize 360 kilograms of cannabis after raid in Croydon

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Jane Lee Police have seized about 360 kilograms worth of cannabis plants and seedlings in raids in the state's east.

Man dies in Croydon crash

Kristian Silva A man has died after his car crashed into a tree in Croydon on Saturday night.

Woman abducted, assaulted in Croydon

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Nino Bucci, Thomas O'Byrne A 33-year-old woman was left bloodied after she was kidnapped in broad daylight and subjected to multiple sexual assaults.

Knife-wielding robber gets five years, four months for attacks on former workplaces

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Tammy Mills A former bottle-shop manager used a knife to hold up and steal from the very supermarkets he had worked at.

Rent drops in Southbank, Docklands as new flats built

Tony Penna: 'We've been inundated with supply.'

Clay Lucas Tony Penna says his experience of the housing market in Southbank could appear in an economics textbook, so simple has been the impact of supply and demand.

Post-traumatic stress and cancer: Grim threats to modern firefighters

In the line of duty: Glen Cavanagh (left) and Brian O'Connell.

Richard Willingham Long gone are the days where firefighters dealt with just fires. They pick up body parts, deal with murder victims and are often first on the scene at horrific road smashes.

Former Children of God member threatened police with shotgun

Security threats at Victoria's courts are soaring.

Mark Russell A former member of the notorious Children of God sect, known as The Family, has been jailed for two years for threatening a police officer with a sawn-off shotgun.

Turmoil on the greens as golf clubs seek new lie on distant fairways

Hazy future: Players hit off in a winter fog on the Gardiners Run course at Lilydale.

Chris Johnston On a five kilometre stretch of Victoria Road, behind Lilydale in the Yarra Valley, are three golf courses.

Agency pulls ad for school aides with martial arts training

Julie Phillips said martial arts therapy training encouraged the use of restraint on children.

Henrietta Cook A teacher recruitment agency has pulled an ad for integration aides with “martial arts therapy” training after disability advocates raised concerns about the use of violence on disabled...

Hep C victim defends decision to block settlement

Mark Russell One of 50 women suing drug-addicted anaesthetist James Latham Peters for infecting them with hepatitis C has defended her decision to block settlement of the case, forcing it to go to trial.

Stolen card used on petrol and internet spree

A man police wish to speak to over a spending spree in Melbourne's east with a stolen card

Deborah Gough Police are investigating a series of deceptions where a stolen bank card has been used to make purchases at several locations in the eastern suburbs over a two day period.

Hep C victims agree to $13.75m settlement

The class action against James Latham Peters is a step closer to settlement.

Mark Russell The women involved in a class action against drug-addicted anaesthetist James Latham Peters for infecting them with hepatitis C have agreed in principle to settle the case for $13.75 million.

Judge signs off on Hepatitis C class action against anaesthetist James Latham Peters

Mark Russell A Supreme Court judge has signed off on the $13.75 million settlement for the women involved in a class action against drug-addicted anaesthetist James Latham Peters for infecting them with hepatitis...

Victorian school building upgrades fail to materialise

Benjamin Preiss A group of Victorian schools has watched in frustration as classrooms have deteriorated.

Hep C class action hinges on one victim accepting deal

James Latham Peters.

Mark Russell One of 50 women suing drug-addicted anaesthetist James Latham Peters for infecting them with hepatitis C is blocking settlement of the case, a court has heard.

Earthquake hits Melbourne's east

Magnitude 5.3 quake shakes Victoria (Thumbnail)

Chris Hingston An earthquake has hit Melbourne's outer east, rattling building and frightening residents.

Police seek witnesses to shootings

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Goya Dmytryshchak Police are seeking witnesses to two separate shootings in Melbourne overnight.

Jobless numbers for young pointing to crisis, Brotherhood of St Laurence warns

Emily Dixon

Steve Lillebuen A youth jobs crisis is threatening to expand across Melbourne after the biggest rise in the unemployment rate - in the eastern suburbs instead of the struggling west.

Ambulance Victoria fears over children locked in hot cars

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Lara O'Toole More than 1100 children were locked in cars in the past 12 months, with Ambulance Victoria revealing most of them were newborns and toddlers.

Wild night as wind causes chaos across Melbourne

Melbourne has been lashed by wild winds.

Adrian Lowe Residents across Melbourne are cleaning up after wild winds of more than 100km/h hit the city overnight, uprooting trees and power lines and leaving rubbish and debris strewn across roads and paths.