Man charged after hotel shooting incident at Sleep & Go Bell City Preston Hotel

Caroline Zielinski A man has been charged with attempted murder and causing serious injury following the shooting of a police sergeant at a hotel in Melbourne's north.

Police officer shot in Preston hotel incident


Tammy Mills and Jane Lee A police Sergeant has been shot at a hotel during a gun struggle in Melbourne's north.

Half-billion dollar overhaul for Preston Market


Allison Worrall Preston Market, one of Melbourne's oldest traditional markets, is slated for a radical overhaul costed at half a billion dollars. 

Molotov cocktails thrown at Preston home

Aisha Dow A Preston home was set alight on Monday night after four Molotov cocktails were thrown at the property.

Police car rammed during chase through Preston

Beau Donelly An unmarked police car was rammed during a pursuit through Melbourne's north on Thursday afternoon.

Woman crashes into Preston police station gate

Goya Dmytryshchak Police are appealing for a woman who crashed her car into the rear security gates of Preston police station to hand herself in.

Search for Bo Huang, missing from Preston

Deborah Gough Police are concerned for the welfare of a Preston woman whose disappearance they say is out of character.

Lucky escape for Preston pair in house fire

Deborah Gough A father and daughter have had a lucky escape from a house fire that saw the tiles explode off the roof of their Preston home on Saturday morning.

Man wanted over car park assault on 68-year-old in Preston

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Lachlan McLean Police are looking for a man after a vicious assault on a 68-year-old woman in a car park in Melbourne's north earlier this month.

Charges over Preston crashes

Adam Cooper A man has been charged with conduct endangering life and a series of road charges after a run of collisions in Preston on Saturday left a woman and two police officers injured.

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Police gun holsters under investigation after serious injury

Police Association secretary Ron Iddles believes the concerns over the holsters are legitimate.

Nick Toscano Victoria Police has launched an urgent investigation into potential design flaws with its custom-made gun holsters after a sergeant was shot and seriously injured last month.

Protection is the name of the game

Highett residents opposing 'inappropriate' development.

Clay Lucas Matthew Guy's controversial new residential zones for Melbourne have been lambasted as " inequitable" and "politically motivated" by some of the city's best-known planners, architects and lawyers.

Swinging voters could knock Denis Napthine out in Melbourne's planning zones


Clay Lucas She doesn't look scary, but there are few people the Napthine government should fear more than someone  like Danita Tucker.

Autistic teenager Peter Cagorski found and reunited with family

Missing teen Peter Cagorski

Tammy Mills Police are still searching for an autistic teenager who went missing in Melbourne's north on Wednesday night.

Elderly woman in serious condition after being hit by truck

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Rania Spooner An Elderly woman has been taken to hospital with serious leg and chest injuries after being struck by a truck in Melbourne's inner north.

Five guilty over 14-year-old girl's sex work at brothels, escort agency

Melbourne Magistrates Court

Steve Butcher Fines totalling $41,000 have been imposed on five offenders guilty over a 14-year-old girl's sex work in three brothels and an escort agency.

Epping man arrested over alleged child abductions

Aisha Dow A 32-year-old Epping man has been arrested following two alleged abductions of young children at the Preston shopping centre on Friday morning.

Melbourne Cup 2014: Happy in a storm as mayor launches Cup carnival

Fashion on the field ambassador Rebeccah Panozza poses with the cup.

Jessica Wright Australia's most feted - and certainly richest - sporting event, the Melbourne Cup carnival - was launched in typical style on Monday morning at an admittedly soggy and sombre Flemington Racecourse.

Affordable housing a distant memory in areas once considered cheap

Donovan and his daughter in their Richmond home,14 months ago they were homeless.

Clay Lucas Rent levels in Melbourne are seeing low-income families priced out of even the city’s once affordable suburbs like Dandenong and Frankston, a Senate inquiry into housing prices will hear on...

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