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Aliriza Altun jailed for high-speed drunken crash in Pascoe Vale

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Steve Butcher A speeding, unlicensed drunk-driver who crashed head-on with and seriously injured another motorist had been released from prison the previous day for crimes that included driving while disqualified.

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Middle class, hard working and homeless

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Julia May It was hot water Joan Lansbury missed the most. If she felt some warmth in the kitchen tap she'd strip off and race to the shower, no matter the hour.

The odyssey

Bus Driver Eril Mitchell who drives the 901 bus which is Melbourne's longest running from Frankston to Ringwood to the Airport.

Adam Carey I'm standing at the airport waiting for a bus. Midday. Friday. Tullamarine. An axis through which 30 million people pass each year, barely any of them on a public bus.

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Two-car Tullamarine Freeway crash hits commuters

Deborah Gough Airport-bound traffic was hit by heavy delays on Wednesday morning after a two-car crash on the Tullamarine Freeway.

Open Labor: new push for greater democracy in preselections scorned

Stephen Conroy

Royce Millar A new push for greater democracy in the ALP got short shrift in Victoria as union and factional leaders agreed to press for the fast-tracking of preselections before the 2014 state election.

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.

Almost 40 years on, man sought over sex offences

Stephen Cauchi A man who commited sex offences in Melbourne's northern suburbs in the 1970s is being hunted by police.

Smurfs avoid court over 7-Eleven blue

Smurfs.

Mark Russell Police will not charge four blue men dressed up as Smurfs over an assault at a Melbourne convenience store.

Girls' school set to close as enrolments fall away

Henrietta Cook More than 200 students have been left in the lurch by a plan to close a girls' school in Melbourne's northern suburbs at the end of the year.

Taxi offer ends in savage beating for party-goer

Pascoe Vale assault

Thomas O'Byrne After taking up a 48-year-old man's kindly offer to share a taxi fare home from a birthday party, a group of young males returned the favour by subjecting the man to a savage assault.

Tears as state says sorry for thousands of forced adoptions

Joy O'Connor.

Henrietta Cook When Joy O'Connor fell pregnant at 18 she was told the only decent thing she could do was give up her baby for adoption.

Four arrested over gaming hold-ups

Nino Bucci Heavily-armed police have arrested four men over a series of violent hold-ups at gaming venues in Melbourne.

Pizza king death driver pleads guilty

Rocco Pantaleo

Steve Butcher Man pleads guilty to dangerous driving that caused the death of Rocco Pantaleo.

Hooded man jumped from train after assault

Victoria Police tape

Chris Hingston Police are searching for a man who leapt from a moving train after assaulting two people.

'One stupid decision': Three teens dead in midnight road carnage

The wrecked car in Coolaroo, in which three teens died.

Megan Levy and Jared Lynch Three young people are dead and two others are fighting for their lives in hospital after a horror smash in Melbourne’s north early this morning.

Three crash teens 'had been in state care'

Jared Lynch An overwhelming sense of sadness fell across Melbourne on Thursday night as the friends of three teenagers killed in an overcrowded car sought comfort in one another.

Yasmein 'wanted to be loved by everyone'

Yasmein Irfan

Jared Lynch After the car crash that killed her daughter Yasmein Irfan, Christine Onder said the 14-year-old wanted to turn her life around.

Boom towns

The Victorian town of Bendigo is flourishing  , students Jen Cheah , Cristin Smith and Martin Nguyen  in Rosalind Park - to go with Shane Green story
Photo Pat Scala The Age 
Tuesday the 13th of November 2012

Shane Green In the darkness of the pre-dawn, Cristin Smith would crawl out of bed and make her way from her Airport West home to Watergardens train station. From there, she would catch a train just after 6.

Smoking Smurfs sought over blue in the suburbs

Smurfs.

Jared Lynch Smurfs are known for being loveable, blue cartoon characters that burst onto television screens in the 1980s.

Four Smurfs arrested over assault

The boys in blue have caught up with blue men - four Smurfs arrested over an assault at a Melbourne store.