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Pedestrian killed by truck in Keilor North

Patrick Hatch A man died when he was hit by a truck as he walked along a freeway in Melbourne’s north-west early on Thursday morning.

Keilor siege gunman Christopher Binse linked to Bandidos' Toby Mitchell

Christopher Binse

Adam Cooper Christopher Binse, who held police at bay for 44 hours in a siege, also stalked a man he suspected had shot former Bandidos enforcer Toby Mitchell, it can now be revealed.

Jail term discount for Keilor siege gunman Christopher 'Badness' Binse

Adam Cooper Christopher Binse has spent 28 of the past 32 years in some form of custody, and now faces a minimum 14 more years in jail over a notorious 44-hour siege with police, and a string of other offences.

Born to be Badness: the criminal behind the East Keilor siege

John Silvester John Silvester profiles gunman Christopher Dean 'Badness' Binse, a cocky career crook who believes in God as much as his own criminal abilities, which makes him very dangerous indeed.

School reforms divide principals

Macleod College principal Mario Panaccio welcomes moves  to shared resources.

Jill Stark and Farrah Tomazin Vern Hilditch wants more time – more time for his students and more time for his staff.

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Police seek help to locate missing teenager girl

Skye Kiervan

Beau Donelly Police are appealing for public assistance to help find a Melbourne teenager missing for almost two weeks.

Driver charged after high-speed police chase

Caroline Zielinski A young driver led police on a dramatic high-speed police chase spanning three suburbs on Saturday night.

State to sell schools, police stations and a hospital

Napthine

Simon Johanson Dozens more schools, police stations and a hospital will be offloaded by the Napthine government as it builds a cash war-chest for infrastructure spending ahead of this year’s November election.

'Meteor' streaks across night sky

Meteor streaks across Melbourne's sky.

Beau Donelly, Bevan Shields and Esther Han A meteor has apparently lit up Australian skies on Thursday night, with reports of a bright red flame flooding in from across the country.

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'Badness' sought revenge for Bandidos

Adam Cooper Christopher Binse - the man who held police at bay for 44 hours in a siege - stalked a man he suspected had shot former Bandidos enforcer

Driver admits speeding through red light before running down couple in Carlton

Karen McGovern and Fernando Marino.

Mark Russell A woman has admitted speeding through a red light in Carlton and running over and killing a couple visiting from NSW to watch the Sydney Swans play Richmond at the MCG.

Abductor threatened women with 'what happened to Jill Meagher'

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Steve Butcher A masked man who randomly abducted two terrified women at knifepoint in a Melbourne car wash warned them that "if there is any funny business you know what happened to Jill Meagher".

Police arrest two men over firearms offences

Mark Hawthorne Police have arrested two men over firearms offences as part of a crime operation in the Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs.

Family violence help faces cuts

Rachel Kleinman As reported incidents of family violence grow, some of Victoria's most vulnerable women and children could be at increased risk.

Councils face big legal fees over banned dog laws

Dangerous dog

Lucinda Schmidt Councils are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars defending court cases brought by dog owners challenging Victoria's controversial restricted breeds laws.

No forgiveness for driver who ran down Fernando Marino and Karen McGovern in Carlton

Facebook pics of Karen McGovern and Fernando 
Marino.

The families of a NSW couple fatally run down in Melbourne say they will never forgive the driver.

Kidnapper who used Jill Meagher death threat jailed for three years

Jill Meagher

Adam Cooper An ice addict who abducted at knifepoint two women in a car and threatened them with ‘‘what happened to Jill Meagher’’ has been jailed for at least three years.

Christopher Binse pleads guilty to robbing Armaguard officers

Adam Cooper Christopher Binse – the man who barricaded himself in his home and held police at bay for 44 hours – has pleaded guilty to robbing Armaguard officers of $235,000 after climbing a ladder to point a...

Melbourne Express: June 3, 2014

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