Epping

Epping man charged over alleged 1987 abduction, rape involving toddler

Magistrates court

Rania Spooner and Tammy Mills A man has been charged over an alleged abduction and two sexual assaults in Springvale nearly 30 years ago involving a young woman and a toddler.

Epping store set ablaze

Deborah Gough A deliberately lit fire has extensively damaged three stores at a shopping centre in Epping.

Epping grassfire hits city fringe

Grassfire in Epping.
Photo by Jason South.
18th February 2013.

Photos from The Age photographers and readers of the grassfire which raged out of control at Epping on Monday.

Strong crop of 'for sale' signs in Epping

Chris Panos and Janene Gunter with their kids, Monica and Aaron.

Henrietta Cook and Chris Vedelago In a sunny brick home in Epping, a couple are frantically preparing for their first open for inspection.

Medical marijuana grower Marc Selan escapes conviction

Marc Selan

Steve Butcher An unemployed dental technician who grew to ingest a large backyard crop of marijuana to treat his painful and debilitating disease has avoided a conviction from a magistrate who took a...

$2.5 billion lost on pokies in Victoria last year

Pokies

Craig Butt A total of $2.5 billion was lost on poker machines in Victoria last year, the second-lowest amount lost on the machines in seven years.

Drink-driver on grocery run four times over limit in Melbourne's north

Police

Patrick Hatch A woman making a drunken dash to collect her groceries has been caught driving at more than four times over the legal alcohol limit in Melbourne’s north.

Police question pregnant mother over cannabis treatment for disabled son

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Daniel Johns and Rania Spooner A heavily pregnant mother has been taken into police custody and questioned after admitting to using cannabis oil to treat her profoundly disabled three-year-old son's epilepsy.

Former AFP boss backs cannabis oil parents

Cassie Batten

Rania Spooner and Beau Donelly Former Australian Federal Police chief Mick Palmer has urged state law enforcement agencies to exercise discretion when dealing with families who are treating seriously ill children with cannabis oil.

Thomastown mother pleads for 12-year-old to return

Missing boy Emanuel Fraser.

Robyn Grace and Rania Spooner The mother of a 12-year-old boy missing for more than two weeks in Melbourne’s north has made a desperate plea for him to return home.

Search for man after girl, 9, approached

Aisha Dow Police specialising in sexual offences are hunting for a moustached man who reportedly tried to grab a girl riding her bike in Melbourne’s northern suburbs last week.

Fitzroy police under corruption probe, court told

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Adam Cooper Police officers suspended from duties at an inner-Melbourne station during a corruption probe are in the process of being disciplined by force command, a court has heard.

Police recruit helps revive car accident victim

Tammy Mills A police recruit helped revive a man who suffered a heart attack after a crash in Melbourne's east on Wednesday night.

Motorcyclist caught 100km/h over speed limit

Benjamin Millar A motorcyclist has had his motorbike impounded after being caught speeding at more than 100km/h over the speed limit north-east of Melbourne on Saturday morning.

Crackdown targets weapon trafficking

John Silvester Police will target illicit weapons traffickers after discovering Victoria's underworld has been flooded with firearms.

Kilmore truck crash adds more road headaches in bushfire area

Police station sign

Caroline Zielinski A truck has rolled and crashed in Kilmore overnight, adding to the chaos already facing the area after the spread of a massive bushfire.

AMA calls for 'surgery blitz' on Royal Children's Hospital waiting list

Julia Medew Doctors are calling for a $444 million elective surgery blitz to cut Victoria's waiting list and say more paediatric surgery should be done outside of the new $1 billion Royal Children's Hospital...

Victoria's new marginal seats seek election promises on transport

Darren Peters

Aisha Dow Councils in Melbourne's outer fringe are determined to use their new-found status as marginal electorates to push for critical transport projects.

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Ambulance Victoria fears over children locked in hot cars

Ambulance.

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.

Grampians fire conditions the worst since Black Saturday

Northern Grampians Fire.

Henrietta Cook Arsonists have lit 12 of the 68 fires burning across Victoria, with firefighters battling dangerous winds and conditions that are the worst since Black Saturday.