Caroline Zielinski A man has been charged with arson over a grass fire in a reserve in Melbourne's north.
Caroline Zielinski Firefighters were forced to weave through wrecked cars and jagged metal to extinguish a massive blaze raging through a car-wrecking yard in Melbourne's north.
Thomas O'Byrne Police are stepping up their fight against arsonists as investigations continue into at least 14 suspicious fires that were lit amid dire bushfire conditions this week.
Adrian Lowe Good afternoon. This is The Age's live coverage of Victoria's bushfire emergency on February 9, 2014.
Catherine Chisholm Good morning. This is The Age's coverage of Victoria's bushfire emergency this Monday.
Carolyn Webb and Aisha Dow Police suspect nine of the state's bushfires in the past few days were deliberately lit.
Jessica Wright, Darren Gray and Caroline Zielinski Bushfires will continue to rage across Victoria on Monday, despite milder overnight conditions temporarily easing the danger.
Caroline Zielinski Residents were allowed to return to see their fire-damaged properties north of Melbourne on Wednesday afternoon after the worst bushfires since Black Saturday.
Chris Johnston 'Frankly,' said celebrant Nigel Davies in a quiet moment before Thursday's public memorial for celebrity criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read, 'we don't know what we are going to get. Anything could happen.
Deborah Gough A man walking home with takeaway food was allegedly attacked and assaulted by two men in Brunswick, police say.
Shane Green A lot of people think retirement is the end of their working life but there is more to come.
Adam Cooper A rapist who assaulted six women and three girls while riding his motorcycle through Melbourne's northern suburbs has been jailed for a minimum seven years.
Steve Butcher A man who played a "managerial" role in 21 hydroponic marijuana crop houses in Melbourne's outer suburbs that contained a Victorian record amount of the drug has been jailed for more than eight years.
Mark Russell Dr Manu Maimbilly Gopal raped the first of his two victims on the day his boss went to Queensland for a holiday.
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.
Bruce Guthrie Have you noticed how many lists there are these days? The internet loves them.
Adrian Lowe and Nino Bucci Police are investigating whether the attempted abduction of a nine-year-old girl in Melbourne's north could have been carried out by the same man who attempted to sexually assault a woman in the area...
Mark Russell Police will not charge four blue men dressed up as Smurfs over an assault at a Melbourne convenience store.
Adrian Lowe Police are looking for two balaclava-clad men who robbed a milk bar in Melbourne's south-east and menaced a 13-year-old boy last month.
Jason Dowling State government rejects calls for expiry dates on grave sites in Victoria.