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Megan Levy is a breaking news reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, after previous stints at The Age in Melbourne and London's The Daily Telegraph. Email or tweet Megan with your news tips.

Thieves take guns, car in Geelong home invasion

Megan Levy Armed thieves broke into a home in Geelong this morning and assaulted the resident before stealing two guns and a car, police say.

Hoon loses car for 190km/h on freeway

Police lights, car

Megan Levy A hoon's car has been impounded after he was clocked travelling at nearly 200km/h on the Eastern Freeway at Kew early this morning.

Man shot outside home of ex-AFL player

Megan Levy A man was shot in the leg outside the home of former AFL player Bill Nicholls near Geelong yesterday afternoon.

Unit fire ends lives of sisters who 'lived to die'

The Country Fire Authority has apologised.

Megan Levy A woman is dead and another is critically injured after a fire tore through a home unit south of Geelong last night.

Red-light cameras faulty, VicRoads admits

A red light camera on the corner of Harp and Burke streets in Kew.

Megan Levy Seven more red-light cameras across Victoria have been exposed as faulty in an audit that was sparked when a Melbourne motorist challenged his fine in court.

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Truckie battles flames to rescue train-crash survivors

Crash

Megan Levy Melbourne and country commuters are caught in cascading rail chaos this morning, with major incidents causing long delays on some of state's busiest Metro and regional lines.

Boy 'stabbed in neck with pen' in schoolyard fight

ambulance

Megan Levy A secondary school student is in hospital with suspected stab wounds to his neck after a violent schoolyard fight on the Bellarine Peninsula yesterday.

Patient on murder charge after two die in street stabbing

Police

Megan Levy A father-of-five is believed to be one of two men to die from knife wounds after a street fight that left two others in hospital and a small Victoria town reeling.

Pilot, teen killed in mercy-flight crash

Megan Levy The father of a teenage girl killed in a plane crash in the west of Victoria has paid tribute to his daughter as his wife continues to fight for her life.

Firefighters race to poison gas leak

Megan Levy Two workers were exposed to a poisonous gas at the Shell refinery near Geelong this morning, firefighters say.

Victoria's 'Silence of the Lambs' rapist to be deported

Handcuffed

Megan Levy A violent rapist who assaulted a young Victorian woman in a garage dungeon that was likened to a prison pit in the film Silence of the Lambs has been detained by immigration officials and is to be...

Violent bashing caught on camera

CCTV footage of serious assault in Geelong (Thumbnail)

Megan Levy A Geelong university student was bashed unconscious in a violent and unprovoked attack that was captured on security camera.

Sickening football injury 'like motorbike crash'

Megan Levy A young footballer was left staked to the ground by a bone protruding from his own leg following an horrific clash during an AFL match north of Geelong last weekend.

Woman trapped in rubble 'is not Ann'

Christchurch.

Megan Levy Hopes that a Victorian-born woman was about to be pulled from the rubble of a Christchurch building have been dashed this afternoon, with rescuers revealing the woman they have been in contact with...

Teenage fugitive arrested

David Paul Rowntree.

Megan Levy Teen gun suspect David Rowntree arrested in Whittlesea after spending more than 24 hours on the run following an alleged crime spree across Melbourne.

Teenage gunman: police probe possible sighting

Paul Millar and Megan Levy A close friend of a suspected gunman David Rowntree, who escaped a police dragnet in Melbourne yesterday and is still on the run, has urged the 19-year-old hand himself in to police.

Pedestrian foils late-night sex attack bid

Police tape

Megan Levy A good Samaritan came to the aid of a university student who was threatened with a knife during an attempted sexual assault in Melbourne's inner west last night.

Five-hour train wait was not necessary, V/Line concedes

A V/Line Vlocity train.

Megan Levy V/Line has admitted that thousands of frustrated passengers trapped on stationary trains for up to five hours last week could have been ferried to nearby stations at lower speeds if the crisis had...

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Letter rip! Postie's air-mail delivery comes crashing down

Anglesea postie stacks after bike jump.

Megan Levy and Henrietta Cook A thrill-seeking postman who was filmed launching his small motorbike off a jump during the morning mail round has ended his career with a bang.

Nitin Garg murder: appeal to Hungry Jack's witness

Nitin Garg

Megan Levy A young Hungry Jack's patron may hold the key to solving the murder of Indian accountancy graduate Nitin Garg, who was stabbed to death as he walked to work in Melbourne's west last month.