Ferntree Gully

Jogger sexually assaulted in Ferntree Gully

Victoria Police

Tammy Mills POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a sex attack on a female jogger in Ferntree Gully earlier this month.

Paedophile to remain in jail indefinitely following judge's ruling

County Court

Steve Butcher and Adam Cooper A paedophile jailed indefinitely 14 years ago as an "entrenched sexual offender" will remain in prison for at least another three years after losing a bid to have a judge grant him a release date.

Storm creates commuter crisis for Melbourne's afternoon peak-hour

A tree across tracks that caused a train line to be suspended.

Jessica Wright and Anna Whitelaw Melbourne is in the midst of a commuter crisis with major roads, train and tram lines and routes out of the city closed due to high winds, traffic accidents, flooding and strewn debris.

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.

Three on run after rampage ends in fiery crash in Box Hill

Patrick Hatch Three people believed to be behind a destructive rampage in Melbourne’s east are on the run after their night ended in a fiery car crash.

Woman in serious condition after car bursts into flames in Melbourne's east


Patrick Hatch A young woman is in hospital with serious burns after her car burst into flames at a service station on EastLink.

Melbourne Express: May 30, 2014

Police wish to speak with this man over attacks on joggers in Melbourne's outer east.

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Girl burned in car incident

Nick Toscano A young child's legs have been badly burned in an incident in a car on the Burwood Highway in Melbourne's east.

Victor Peirce's son jailed over theft of $250,000 from elderly widow

Mark Russell The son of suspected Walsh Street police killer Victor Peirce has been jailed for 30 months for breaking into the home of an 80-year-old widow and stealing her life savings of more than $250,000.

Arrests, attempted murder charge over Yellingbo assault


Patrick Hatch A man has been charged with attempted murder and four others have been arrested in relation to a serious assault that baffled police earlier this year.

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.

'Kill threat' probe over McDonald's Tecoma protest

Dave Hooper.

Jessica Wright A man who runs a website protesting against the proposed McDonald's restaurant in Tecoma says he has received online death threats and harassing phone calls since his personal details were published...

Wild wind plays havoc on roads, rail

Tree uprooted in the Domain

Aisha Dow Workers from electricity supplier SP AusNet will work through the night to try to reconnect power to thousands of homes across Victoria.

Fatal teen car chase could have been avoided, police say


Adam Cooper Police involved in the high-speed pursuit of a 15-year-old boy who died driving a stolen car have acknowledged the chase could have been avoided had they given more weight to critical information...

Widow traumatised by Victor Peirce's son, court hears


Mark Russell An 80-year-old widow has told how her life had been devastated by the son of suspected Walsh Street police killer Victor Peirce after he broke into her home and stole her life savings of more than...

Wild night as wind causes chaos across Melbourne

Melbourne has been lashed by wild winds.

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.

Petrol shortage at stations after tanker crackdown


Deborah Gough The crackdown on fuel tanker safety has led to some service stations running out of petrol.

Man sought for sex assaults over 20 years


Caroline Zielinski A man who may have sexually assaulted five teenage boys between 1980 and 2004 in Melbourne's eastern suburbs is wanted by police.

Four times unlucky for would-be bandits in Melbourne's east

Victoria Police tape

Caroline Zielinski Two men attempted to rob four convenience stores in half an hour in Melbourne's east, police say.

Pair charged over Boronia kidnapping

Mex Cooper A man and woman have been charged with kidnapping, robbing and threatening to kill an elderly man in Melbourne's east in March.