Mildura

Prison trio to be questioned over Mildura attempted murder

Steve Butcher Melbourne detectives will interview three prisoners over the attempted murder of a man who was bashed and had two fingers severed the day after celebrating his 50th birthday.

Woman stabbed in stomach over property dispute in Mildura

A woman has been stabbed during a property dispute in Victoria.

Mildura Trust damages decision against former water minister Tim Holding upheld

Tim Holding

Mark Russell In Mildura, it's called the "grapevine" effect.

Historic Mildura paddleboat sinks two weeks after sale

The Avoca in the Murray.

Kaitlyn Opie The future of Mildura's historic paddleboat Avoca remains uncertain after it sank into the Murray River on Thursday night - two weeks after it was sold at auction.

MP Peter Crisp gave reference to Mildura man with child porn conviction

Victorian National Party Peter Crisp. Image Source: Vic Govt. Peter Crisp

Josh Gordon Peter Crisp provided a character reference allowing a man convicted of possessing child pornography to travel to a Turkish village to marry.

Hot spell pushes Melbourne into Mildura territory

Middle Brighton

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.

Man charged with Mildura murder

A 55-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a 58-year-old woman in Mildura on Thursday night.

New leads in Mildura cold case murder

Ali Somnez

Mex Cooper Cold case investigators believe a Melburnian could hold the key to solving a brutal Mildura murder.

Mildura man dies in single-car accident

A man, 19, died in a single-vehicle crash in Birdwoodton, near Mildura, early yesterday morning.

Victorian independents gear up for state election

Cathy McGowan MP for Indi join new members of the House of Representatives to attend an induction seminar in Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 15 October 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Henrietta Cook and Richard Willingham Inspired by the success of Indi MP Cathy McGowan but keen to distance themselves from rogue balance-of-power MP Geoff Shaw, a handful of eager independents are eyeing off the November state election.

Victorian government outlines rail modernisation plans

The Victorian government has outlined a plan to modernise and boost the freight carrying capacity of rail infrastructure in the state's west.

State programs at risk over federal shortfalls, Victorian Treasurer warns

Victorian treasurer Michael O'Brien.

Farrah Tomazin Victoria could lose hundreds of hospital beds and be forced to scale back kindergarten hours, with Treasurer Michael O'Brien warning Tuesday's state budget will not make up for anticipated shortfalls...

Demand beats hospital funding

A total of 48,094 patients were waiting for elective surgery in Victorian public hospitals on December 31 last year, up from 37,194 in June 2010 under Labor.

Kate Hagan Increased funding for hospitals is not enough to meet growing demand and will do little to reduce waiting lists for elective surgery and ease pressures on overcrowded emergency departments, doctors...

State budget: What voters think

Nick Toscano and Beau Donelly Voters have their say on Victoria's election year budget.

A dry run expected for Mother's Day Classic

Mother's Day Classic

Deborah Gough A decent dousing of rain has fallen on Melbourne overnight but it is unlikely to interfere with the Mother's Day Classic run on Sunday.

Funding cuts loom and patients continue to struggle, state budget reveals

Farrah Tomazin A quarter of emergency patients are not being treated on time, about one in four ambulances are failing to meet targets.

Fruit exporter jailed over $1 million fraud

County Court

Adam Cooper The former director of a fruit exporting business has been jailed for falsifying invoices to obtain more than $1 million while he was trying to save his company.

Melbourne Express: May 30, 2014

Police wish to speak with this man over attacks on joggers in Melbourne's outer east.

Liam Mannix Melbourne Express is a live daily blog bringing you what you need to hit the day running - news, weather and transport updates, and compelling content from The Age and beyond.

Historic Murray River paddle steamer Avoca sinks

THE AVOCA SINKS ON THE MURRAY RIVER MILDURA ANZAC DAY FRIDAY 25TH APRIL 2014 PHOTO HARRY REKAS THE AVOCA RIVERBOAT SINKS ON THE BANKS OF THE MURRAY RIVER MILDURA ANZAC DAY FRIDAY 25TH APRIL 2014

Kaitlyn Opie Australia’s second oldest paddle steamer has sunk in Victoria’s north-west.

Melburnians face cooler night ahead after a soggy trip home

Thermometer

Stephen Cauchi, Caroline Zielinski Melbourne experienced one of the warmest April nights in a long time, with the temperature reaching a balmy 20.2 degrees overnight.