Clay Lucas and Richard Willingham Health Services Union general manager Kimberley Kitching has emerged as a frontrunner to replace former prime minister Julia Gillard in her safe western suburbs seat of Lalor.
Royce Millar Joanne Ryan firms as favourite amid preselection wrangling that threatens to tarnish comeback.
Paul Millar Police are investigating a shooting in Lalor earlier this morning in which two men were wounded.
Yolanda Redrup Despina and Sotirios Banitskas lived in their family home for almost 40 years, holding onto a small glimmer of hope their much-loved daughter would one day return.
Aisha Dow A mother has been charged with endangering life after she crashed her car while driving with her 7-year-old son on board.
Caroline Zielinski A woman has been killed as she was getting into a taxi in a hit-and-run in Melbourne's north.
Mark Russell Three men have been found not guilty of murdering self-proclaimed "vampire" gigolo Shane Chartres-Abbott who was gunned down in cold blood in front of his pregnant girlfriend and her father.
Darren Gray Was the Morwell mine fire the result of a perfect storm of events, or was it the inevitable consequence of a perfect mess?
Benjamin Preiss Teachers set homework, ask if students have done it then don't bother to look at it, students tell parliamentary inquiry.
Mark Russell More than a decade after a self-proclaimed "vampire gigolo" was gunned down in cold blood, three men are standing trial accused of his murder, allegedly motivated by vengeance.
Jane Lee A man has been charged with shooting a pedestrian in Melbourne's CBD.
Steve Butcher A man has been charged with attempted murder in relation to a shooting in Melbourne’s CBD last month.
Jason Dowling One of the state’s earliest and most complete examples of rural German architecture and of Victoria’s early multicultural settlement is on the market.
Mark Russell He gunned down a self-proclaimed "vampire" gigolo in cold blood in broad daylight in front of the sex worker's girlfriend and her father, but the killer says he now regrets what he did.
Nino Bucci and Rania Spooner Two brothers allegedly involved in a daylight brawl at a shopping centre have handed themselves in to police.
Deborah Gough A 59-year-old learner permit driver allegedly crashed while driving at three times the legal blood alcohol limit on Friday night, police say.
Jason Dowling Crown Casino could face a $1.5 million bill if it is found to have known - or should have known - that a former bank employee was ''unlikely to have gained access to the sorts of funds she expended...
Caroline Zielinski Four people have been arrested in relation to the armed robbery of a gaming venue in Melbourne's CBD in February.
Steve Butcher A married father of three faces deportation from Australia - for a third time - after his 10-year "charade" of false identities, fake documents and lies that exploited the immigration and passport...
Andrea Petrie A youth who fatally stabbed a Victorian mother who gave chase after he and his friends egged her Lalor house has been jailed for five-and-a-half years for what a judge has described as a "senseless"...