Woman abducted, assaulted in Croydon

Victoria Police tape

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.

Man dies in Croydon crash

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

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.

Police seek witnesses to shootings


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

Ambulance Victoria fears over children locked in hot cars


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.

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.

Man crushed, killed by falling gate


Thomas O'Byrne A 32-year-old man has died after being pinned between a steel gate and a vehicle during an industrial accident in Bayswater North on Wednesday night.

Melbourne cops another drenching


Adrian Lowe Melbourne copped its second drenching in less than a week overnight, with many suburbs taking up to 20 millimetres of rain in just a few hours.

John Szabo fronts court on sex assault, kidnap counts

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Steve Butcher A man has appeared in a Melbourne court charged with raping two women - an 86-year-old and another with a mild intellectual disability.

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.

Two bikies among nine charged after police raids

Police diver.

Megan Levy Two bikies are among nine people charged with drug offences after police raids across Melbourne's east last night.

Optus, Vodafone lag behind Telstra on emergency alerts

A woman uses her smartphone as coming out of a metro station in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2012. Mere weeks from a multi-billion-dollar debut on the stock market, Facebook has ramped up its focus on mobile lifestyles with the purchase of

Alana Schetzer Non-Telstra customers won't get targeted fire warning messages until December.

Gunman on the run after gaming hold-up

Sex predator lies in wait in woman's home (Thumbnail)

Jared Lynch and Nino Bucci A gunman is on the run in Melbourne's eastern suburbs after an armed-robbery in Croydon.

State school sell-off to build more private schools

Abandonned school sites around Melbourne.
The Altona Gate Primary School in Blackshaws Rd. Altona

Farrah Tomazin Hundreds of old public schools are lying vacant around the state - and many could soon be sold off by the Baillieu government to build more private schools.

More rail chaos as train drivers hit the brakes

Metro to add 90 new train services (Thumbnail)

Deborah Gough Eastern suburbs rail commuters should brace themselves for more delays on the trip home, with train drivers instructed to go slow.

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Hepatitis infections blamed on incompetent medical board


Andrea Petrie The "complete incompetence" of Victoria's former medical practitioners board allowed drug addicted anaesthetist James Latham Peters to infect 55 women with hepatitis C, a court has heard.

Medical board 'was incompetent'

James Latham Peters

Andrea Petrie The ''complete incompetence'' of Victoria's medical practitioners board led to a drug-addicted anaesthetist infecting 55 women with hepatitis C, a court has heard.

Hep C doctor did not realise danger, court told


Andrea Petrie A disgraced, drug-addicted anaesthetist who infected 55 patients with hepatitis C did not realise his contaminated needles were being used on patients, a court has heard.

Doctor 'not aware' of needle use

James Latham Peters

Andrea Petrie A disgraced, drug-addicted anaesthetist infected 55 patients with hepatitis C.

The waking nightmare

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Andrea Petrie Believing they were getting the best of medical care, these women instead received a life sentence, writes Andrea Petrie.