Thomas O'Byrne An out-of-control bushfire has forced the emergency evacuation of an isolated community in far east Gippsland.
Mex Cooper Police are appealing for help to find a woman who was last seen running naked into a forest in Victoria's south-east.
Thomas O’Byrne Firefighters have battled a difficult blaze at a power plant in Victoria's east.
Adam Carey The Gippsland railway line has been shut down until further notice east of Traralgon because some level crossings are not detecting approaching trains early enough to ensure safety.
Benjamin Millar The deadly fire raging out-of control near Aberfeldy has left the state blanketed in a cloud of smoke.
Jared Lynch Temperatures in the high 30s will test efforts to control blazes in the state's east.
Paul Millar A 38-year-old woman is clinging to life in The Alfred hospital while a man is in custody charged with attempting to murder her at her Gippsland home.
Jason Dowling and Benjamin Millar Victoria is about to enter its most dangerous month historically for bushfires with the deadly Gippsland blaze still a major threat, Premier Ted Baillieu has warned.
Adam Carey Gippsland councils want a proposed high-speed rail line across Australia's east coast to run through their communities, arguing it would inject new life into the region and do more to fix Melbourne's...
Megan Levy A man has been killed in a two-car crash in South Gippsland this morning.
An elderly couple have been found dead in a West Gippsland home.
Nick Toscano The state government has funded the first phase of the clean-up program to clear the ash.
Simon Johanson A $350 million mega-tower proposed for La Trobe Street will be double the size of any other Melbourne apartment building and the third largest in the world by floor area, if approved.
Tom Arup As coal heats, vapours containing volatile organic matter are released. That begins a chemical reaction with oxygen in the atmosphere. To start a fire just a spark is needed.
Farrah Tomazin Hold your nose, folks. About 4800 tonnes of cow dung is infiltrating Victoria's rivers every day.
Deborah Gough and Nick Toscano Members of a farming community are "devastated" at the news that their work colleagues - a mum and dad - have been killed in the truck crash at Catani.
Richard Willingham Pubs and clubs in country Victoria, including Bendigo and Ballarat, are going largely unchecked by liquor and gaming inspectors because of cuts to the state's alcohol and gaming authority.
Adam Carey Passengers face the prospect of several years of severe overcrowding and declining reliability.
Nick Toscano The owner of the Hazelwood open-cut mine has delivered its strongest rejection yet of claims it was not properly prepared for the toxic fire that has been burning in a coal pit for three weeks.
Peter Hannam Melbourne's blistering spell of heat over six weeks this summer was more typical of Mildura or Broken Hill, and pushed an otherwise mild summer to one of the city's hottest 10 on record.