Carolyn Webb Acclaimed US novelist Dave Eggers✓ was a literary darling of the Melbourne Writers Festival for all the past week, but in Footscray on Monday he was just a friendly guy reading to the kids.
Patrick Hatch A cash donation left at a charity's Melbourne office was so generous police thought it may have been linked to an armed robbery.
Patrick Hatch He was a penniless migrant who brought a little razzle-dazzle to thousands of homes and forever changed how we pronounce some of Melbourne’s major suburbs.
Tiahn Wright The second instalment of a community-funded art project celebrating local indigenous elder Uncle Larry Walsh has gone up in Footscray.
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.
Patrick Hatch Gun-wielding bandits wearing Halloween masks have held up and stolen cash from a supermarket in Melbourne’s west.
Jade Gailberger A man is in hospital after a vicious attack outside a busy Melbourne train station during peak hour.
Police are investigating a fatal crash in Melbourne's west on Sunday night.
Mark Russell A Telstra technician was working in a West Footscray street when he heard a woman, who was later shot dead by her de-facto husband, ask her partner's father, 'Where are your balls now?" a court has...
Mark Russell Brooke O'Donnell went outside to get her mail when she saw Phillip Bracken shoot his de facto partner dead, a court has heard.
Adam Carey One of Melbourne's most important road bridges is in urgent need of work so both trucks and cyclists can continue to use it safely, an expert report given to the Napthine government has found.
Rania Spooner A covert police operation targeting the drug trade in Melbourne's inner west has seen 40 arrests and more than 100 charges laid, the majority for heroin trafficking.
Two teenagers are seriously injured following separate stabbings in Melbourne's west and police believe the same offenders may be responsible.
Adrian Lowe A man was lucky not to be seriously injured, fire crews say, when his apartment in Melbourne's west ignited in an apparent arson attack.
A man has been charged with attempted murder over a shooting at a shopping mall in Melbourne’s west.
Paul Millar Police have warned the public not to approach a man believed to be linked to the shooting of a 24-year-old man in Footscray on Tuesday night.
Thomas Hunter A man who responded to a call from the other side of a Footscray street was knifed last night in an unprovoked attack after crossing the road to investigate, say police.
Dan Oakes After 15 years of trading in the centre of Footscray, Grant Miles could no longer stand by and watch the havoc wrought by alcohol abuse on the streets of the inner west.
Adam Cooper A coroner has called for rental agreements to clearly nominate who bears responsibility for checking smoke alarms following the deaths of three Indian students in a house fire.
Tammy Mills North Melbourne footballer Majak Daw will face a three day committal hearing involving 16 witnesses for his three rape charges.