Police seize 360 kilograms of cannabis after raid in Croydon


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

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.

Mount Evelyn hit-run accused lied to police, court told

A driver accused of hitting a Melbourne athletics coach and leaving him to die on the side of the road was told by his partner he'd struck someone, a court has heard.

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.

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.

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.

Violence on our trains: protective services officers ease passenger fears

Lionel Bersee was attacked by three youths at a station in Melbourne's inner west.

Larry Schwartz and Andrew Dodd Protective services officers had not been introduced when Lionel Bersee was robbed on his way home after a year 12 legal studies exam.

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


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

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...

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.

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 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.

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


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.

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.