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Man dies in Hamilton plane crash

Police

Peter Collins A light aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Hamilton airport on Monday night, killing a 20-year-old trainee pilot from New South Wales.

Young boy's body found on property in Digby, west of Hamilton

Police station sign

Caroline Zielinski The body of a three-year-old boy has been found in a large dam at a rural property in Victoria's south-west.

Police trial new rosters in country Victoria

Nino Bucci Police stations are having their opening hours cut as force command trials new rosters in country Victoria, concerning locals who say there was no warning of the change.

Unemployment crisis means broken dreams for Warrnambool teen

Tammy Mills Reality has broken Arie Eddy's dreams since he left school and now, a youth unemployment crisis in the state's south-west means that even his goal of just working in a cafe is out of reach.

Hey Joe, this isn't working

John Elder In the bakery, down from the pub, a woman makes a tomato and cheese sandwich and says she hasn't been sleeping. A man reading a newspaper doesn't look up but says: "Nobody is.

Why do roadworks cost so much?

roundabout

Karin Derkley About $800,000 for a roundabout and $21 million to widen a road. How building and improving roads be so hideously expensive?

Bikie charged over bouncer gun threat

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Caroline Zielinski A bikie has allegedly threatened a bouncer with a gun after being denied entry to a club in Melbourne's inner south.

Fresh doubts over 'Mr Big' tactic used to convict child killer Brett Cowan

Lawyers

Steve Lillebuen A landmark overseas court ruling has raised fresh doubts over a controversial police tactic used in dozens of criminal cases, including the conviction of Daniel Morcombe’s killer.

Drivers urged to take caution on wet, icy roads after two killed in less than 24 hours

Victoria Police

Patrick Hatch Victorian drivers are being urged to take care on wet and icy roads after two people died in separate crashes in the space of 24 hours.

Three new volcanoes found in Victoria's south-west

SUNDAY AGE,NEWS,VOLCANOE  PIC BY WAYNE TAYLOR 4TH MARCH 2004  Dermot Henry, senior collections manager of Geosciences at Museum Victoria in front of Mount Aitken near Sunbury which is a Volcanoe. SPECIALX ARTIST

Monash University researchers have discovered three new volcanoes near Hamilton, in the state's south-west, which they say could yet deliver a blast from the past.

Alleged sex abuse victim sues Adass Israel School and former principal

Pictured is Adass Israel Girls School in Elsternwick.

Patrick Hatch A former student at an ultra-orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne is suing the school and its former principal, who fled the country days after molestation claims against her surfaced.

Geelong region one of the most 'economically vulnerable' in Australia: report

Ford.

Nick Toscano Geelong and Victoria's western region are among the most 'economically vulnerable' parts of the country, according to a report that warns the region’s woes may worsen following more...

Remains found in rubble at farm siege property

Scene at a Derrinallum property after huge explosion that injured two police officers. Photo by Darren Apps

Goya Dmytryshchak Forensic bomb experts combing through rubble from a massive explosion at Derrinallum in Victoria’s west have found what appears to be the remains of property owner Glenn Sanders.

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Police seek help on missing Hells Angel

Paul Peterson

Jane Lee Police are looking for a senior Hells Angels figure after he failed to appear in court to face assault charges.

Farmers' health body facing the chop

Tam Phillips

Richard Willingham An innovative and highly successful farmers health body will close this year if it does not receive government funding.

Government pledges $8m for bariatric surgery in bid to tackle obesity

Obesity

Richard Willingham Severely obese Victorians will have greater access to potentially life-saving surgery, with the state government providing $8 million to fund 200 extra weight-loss surgeries a year.

Police find money buried at Derrinallum blast site

Image of the house at Derrinallum that exploded. Photo by Darren Apps
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Mary Alexander POLICE have recovered a large quantity of cash from the Derrinallum property belonging to bomber Glenn Sanders.

The Family's 'living god' fades to grey, estate remains

The Family.

Chris Johnston Although she can walk and talk, according to former cult members, Anne Hamilton-Byrne, Australia's most notorious cult leader, doesn't talk much.

Fire destroys part of Royal Mail in Dunkeld

Royal Mail convention centre in Dunkeld.

Thomas O'Byrne Fire has destroyed part of the award-winning Royal Mail Hotel complex in Victoria's west.