Caroline Zielinski and Benjamin Preiss A woman has been gravely injured during a weekend assault in a hotel car park in Melbourne's north.
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.
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...
A Melbourne motorist has survived being wedged in front of a truck and pushed along a highway for nearly five kilometres.
Carolyn Webb Every now and then a few mourners at Fawkner crematorium will ask to step beyond the chapel after a funeral to watch their loved one's coffin being loaded into the furnace next door.
Goya Dmytryshchak A man was shot in the leg after a dispute at a Fawkner apartment block on Sunday.
Jessica Wright, Darren Gray and Caroline Zielinski Bushfires will continue to rage across Victoria on Monday, despite milder overnight conditions temporarily easing the danger.
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.
Adrian Lowe Good afternoon. This is The Age's live coverage of Victoria's bushfire emergency on February 9, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.