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Melton West stand-off ends in arrest after shots fired

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Steve Lillebuen A 67-year-old man has been arrested after several shots were fired, two people were hurt, and a stand-off with police.

Police hunt Melton pervert

Melton service station pervert.

Caroline Zielinski A man who walked into a service station with his penis exposed in Melbourne's west is wanted by the police.

Passenger dies in Melton West freeway crash

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Caroline Zielinski One person has died and four have been injured in a two-car crash on the Western Freeway in Melton West.

Woman stabbed to death in Sunshine

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Nick Toscano A mother of four has been stabbed to death by her abusive partner soon after the pair left a court dispute in Melbourne's west, police say.

Man charged over Sunshine stabbing death

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A Melbourne man allegedly murdered his partner after they had been in court in relation to a an intervention order, a court has heard.

$290,000 awarded against home builder Metricon for faulty slab

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Simon Johanson Australia's largest home builders are on notice after a Victorian tribunal awarded a property investor nearly $300,000 for 'slab heave' faults.

Cutbacks compromise $5b Regional Rail Link

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Adam Carey and Jason Dowling Victoria's biggest public transport project, the $4.8 billion Regional Rail Link, will not truly achieve its aim of untangling the tracks currently shared by Metro and V/Line trains, because of a...

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Hells Angel bikie faces bomb charges

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Nick Toscano A Hells Angels member stands accused of bombing rival gangs' businesses and clubhouses.

Ricky Nixon deemed 'hostile' by judge

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Steve Butcher Former AFL player-manager Ricky Nixon deemed 'hostile' by Melbourne judge during a belligerent appearance in court.

27 arrested in police raid on alleged crime family

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Nick Toscano, Rania Spooner and Steve Butcher Taskforce of 700 law-enforcement officers have swooped on an illegal tobacco plantation, a suburban panel beaters and more than 40 properties linked to a Middle-Eastern crime syndicate controlled by...

Police hunt man after woman attacked in street

Jessica Wright Police are hunting for a man involved in an assault in Melbourne's west and have issued a public appeal for assistance in identifying the man.

No jail for ex-Bandido bikie Mitchell

Toby Mitchell.

Adam Cooper Former Bandidos enforcer Toby Mitchell has avoided jail time over a Melbourne strip club brawl, after a judge found he would be a target in prison.

Ex bikie boss Toby Mitchell fears jail over King Street brawl

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Adam Cooper A judge has been urged not to jail former Bandidos boss Toby Mitchell because of fears of rivals inside prison and health concerns stemming from the two attempts on his life.

Highs and lows of classrooms on the outer as Melbourne expands

Konrad Marshall and Craig Butt As the population moving to Melbourne's increasingly elastic outer fringe continues to grow, so, too, does the size of the schools catering to the migration.

Centrelink worker stole $66,500

Adam Cooper A Centrelink call centre worker stole $66,500 over two and a half years by redirecting one-off payments for clients into her bank accounts, a court has heard.

Cool cats embrace Melbourne's yoghurt culture club

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Suzanne Carbone In my day, during a scorcher, teenagers cooled themselves outside a milk bar eating a Sunny Boy or Splice. Now, they are meeting at a frozen-yoghurt bar.

Union building a softer image

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Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar It has taken a hard woman of spin to tame the tough guys of the building game.

Ambulance Victoria fears over children locked in hot cars

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Lara O'Toole More than 1100 children were locked in cars in the past 12 months, with Ambulance Victoria revealing most of them were newborns and toddlers.

Woman and child among seven people dead after horror run on Victoria's roads

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Alana Schetzer, Aisha Dow, Deborah Gough and Mex Cooper Victoria's horrific roadtoll has worsened, with a seventh person dying in the past 48 hours.

P-plater's car impounded under hoon laws ... again

Caroline Zielinski A teenage P-plate driver's car has been impounded for the second time since he received his licence.