Historic Mildura paddleboat sinks two weeks after sale

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.

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.

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.

Preschool teachers strike

Farrer kindergarten pupils Elsa Connell, Grace Evans  and Oliver Turnbull discuss the merits of a kiwi fruit for lunch.

Benjamin Preiss Dozens of kindergartens will close on Wednesday as preschool teachers strike for a new pay deal. Early learning association says it offered a much-improved deal but union wants to strike to pressure...

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.

Half of state's Comanchero bikies behind bars, police say

Members of the Comanchero Motorcycle Club, travelling from Sydney to the chapter headquarters in South Melbourne

Nino Bucci The Comanchero bikie gang may need to go on a recruitment drive after Victoria Police revealed that almost half the state's members were in prison.

Boom times for Sunraysia almond industry

Darren Gray At the supermarket they come flaked and slivered and are sold inside small plastic packages. You can also find them inside muesli bars, breakfast cereals and biscuits.

Sex abuse centre to open in Dandenong

Nino Bucci A $10 million centre at the forefront of Victoria Police's fight against sexual abuse will open in Dandenong on Wednesday.

Schools fear ice dealers will target children

Farrah Tomazin Principals and youth workers fear Victoria’s ice pandemic is becoming so widespread that schools could soon become targets for drug dealers.

Man’s jail term cut for growing marijuana for 'medicinal purposes'

Mark Russell A man who claimed he was growing cannabis in his Mildura home for medicinal purposes has had his jail term reduced by 10 months.

Boots to boost spirits in community that needs a kick-along

Boots For Kids.

Michael Gleeson Janene Murray thinks of them as the lost generation. They are the generation left behind from the wasted generation.

The Swan Hill councillor, the candidate and the bizarre confrontation

John Katis

Mark Russell A bizarre confrontation at a hairdressing salon led to a war of words between two political rivals which ended in a five-day Supreme Court defamation trial.

Police arrest 56 in drug raids

Beau Donelly More than 50 people were arrested and drugs, guns and almost $200,000 in cash and stolen goods seized by police in raids throughout the state.

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.

Historic Murray River paddle steamer Avoca sinks


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