Footscray

Footscray's Shepherd Bridge bridge in urgent need of repairs, says report

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.

Telstra technician witnessed West Footscray shooting death

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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...

'Oh my god, he's got a gun': Witnesses tell of killing in West Footscray street

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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.

Motorcyclist killed in Footscray crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Melbourne's west on Sunday night.

Fire tears through unit in Clarendon Street, West Footscray

Brothel fire in Tope St South Melbourne Friday 13 August 2010.
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The Age
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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.

Police operation Submerses clamps down on drug trade in Footscray

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 teens stabbed in Footscray

Two teenagers are seriously injured following separate stabbings in Melbourne's west and police believe the same offenders may be responsible.

Trader forgoes $80,000 in bid to clean up Footscray streets

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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.

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Footscray shooting suspect in court

A man has been charged with attempted murder over a shooting at a shopping mall in Melbourne’s west.

Police know Footscray shooter

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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.

Knife attack in Footscray street

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.

Former Tiger Scott Turner puts hands up for state seat of Ripon

Darren Gray The Ararat local is running for a country seat that could be crucial to the election outcome.

Disabled train and tram passengers forgotten

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Adam Carey and Henrietta Cook Passengers with disabilities are being left stranded on Melbourne's trains and trams because drivers ''forget'' to help them off at their requested stop or station, an inquiry has heard.

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Gusty winds, thunderstorms for Victoria overnight

Alana Schetzer Thunderstorms are moving through parts of Victoria with gusty winds bringing down tree branches in greater Melbourne.

Police investigate factory fire in Altona North

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Caroline Zielinski A factory in Melbourne's south-west has been gutted by a ferocious blaze, coating the region in smoke overnight.

Family violence claim 'a nonsense' in Phillip Bracken case

Mark Russell It was nonsense to claim Phillip Bracken shot dead his defacto wife in a West Footscray street because he was a victim of family violence and feared her, a court has heard.

Men injured in St Albans burglary

Chris Hingston Two men are in a serious condition after a property in Melbourne’s north-west was stormed by at least two people in an aggravated burglary.

East-west viaduct coming and Kensington residents want out

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Adam Carey The owners of dozens of new apartments in a converted warehouse in Kensington have implored the Napthine government to buy them out because their homes will be just 14 metres from an elevated road...

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Docklands death: man charged after road crash

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Chris Hingston A man has been charged following a fatal two-vehicle crash in Docklands.

Cleared brothel worker accused of link to sex-trafficking syndicate

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Mark Russell De Jun "Kevin" Zheng - accused of being an enforcer for an international sex slavery syndicate - claimed to be working at a South Melbourne brothel as a driver for prostitutes when he crossed paths...