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Fawkner hotel car park assault leaves woman fighting for life

Caroline Zielinski and Benjamin Preiss A woman has been gravely injured during a weekend assault in a hotel car park in Melbourne's north.

Arson charge over grass fire in Fawkner

Caroline Zielinski A man has been charged with arson over a grass fire in a reserve in Melbourne's north.

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Fawkner car wreckers

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.

Bouncer 'not licensed' to stop fatal fight

Adam Cooper A bouncer failed to intervene in a fatal fight between two women outside a Melbourne hotel because he was not licensed to stop any violence outside a pub, a court has heard.

New sex abuse case rocks church

Archbishop Denis Hart

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Catholic Church expels a Melbourne priest after allegations of sexual impropriety.

Kangaroo spotted in Coburg North

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Yolanda Redrup A Kangaroo spotted in Coburg North around 11am this morning has been captured by Wildlife Victoria and taken back to nearby grasslands.

Pair charged over armed robbery spree

Craig Butt Two people have been charged over a spate of armed robberies carried out in the past fortnight.

Witness sought over death of woman in Campbellfield

Caroline Zielinski Police have released an image of a man they believe witnessed an alleged bashing of a woman in Melbourne's north. 

Arson victim claims stand-over tactics in street poster wars

Tammy Mills The head of a Melbourne street poster company says an arson attack on his premises is an example of "skulduggery" tactics in an uber-competitive industry that needs more regulation.

Legal costs mount for councils opposed to East West Link

Mark Hawthorne and Aisha Dow Two Melbourne councils have spent more than $500,000 campaigning against the state government’s marquee East West Link project, and the rising costs of fighting the toll road could cost local...

Attempted murder accused in court over stabbing of neurosurgeon Michael Wong

Attacked: Dr Michael Wong.

Mark Russell and Julia Medew The man accused of attempting to murder neurosurgeon Dr Michael Wong at the Western Hospital in Footscray has appeared briefly in court.

Surgeon speaks about being stabbed at Footscray hospital

Michael Wong, who was stabbed when he walked into work at the Western Hospital in February, has spoken of his recovery.

Julia Medew Michael Wong had just stepped through the main entrance of the Western Hospital when he felt a knife plunge deep into his back.

Harry Potter's quidditch takes off in Melbourne

Members of the Victorian Quidditch Association demonstrate how to play the game that is featured in the Harry Potter books.

Carolyn Webb From humble beginnings at a Wantirna oval, the earthbound verson of the Harry Potter flying broomsticks sport of quidditch now has seven teams in Victoria and the Aussie team, the Drop Bears, won...

Stacks stolen as Lego heists top $30k and span two states

Lego policeman

Caroline Zielinski Brazen bandits are targeting toy stores across Victoria, and making off with thousands of dollars’ worth of Lego in what store owners say are organised heists.

Gang founder Bassam Hamzy organised shooting from jail, court told

Bassam Hamzy

Mark Russell, Steve Butcher One of Australia's most notorious criminals was in a maximum-security prison after being jailed for murder when he organised for gunmen to open fire on a Melbourne house over a $45,000 drug debt, a...

Pushy truckie drags car almost 5km on Hume at Thomastown

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A Melbourne motorist has survived being wedged in front of a truck and pushed along a highway for nearly five kilometres.

Father with baby in car denies role in fatal drag race, court hears

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Mark Russell While one witness believed Duane Lindsey was drag racing a friend - who crashed and later died - when he had his defacto partner and three-month-old daughter sitting in the back seat, Mr Lindsey...

Man charged over armed robbery

Deborah Gough Members from Fawkner Embona have arrested a Carlton man regarding a series of armed robberies. 

Drunk driver caught speeding along wrong side of Sydney Road

Caroline Zielinski A woman nabbed speeding down the wrong side of the road has blown four times the legal alcohol limit in Melbourne’s inner-north.

Every day is Mother's Day at cemetery

The family of Giuseppina Taranto Li Donni make their Mother’s Day pilgrimage to Fawkner Cemetery.

Philippa Hawker ‘‘l love you mama,’’ says Silvana Arcoleo quietly, as she wipes down the headstone of the grave and brushes down the angels that adorn it.