Elderly man robbed by opportunistic thief at Reservoir ATM

Deborah Gough An elderly bank customer had his entire account emptied by an opportunistic thief after he left his bank card in an automatic teller machine in Melbourne's north.

SMS to stop: police end high-speed chase on St Kilda Rd with text request

Police lights, car

Caroline Zielinski A woman who thought she had successfully dodged police in a high-speed car chase admitted defeat after receiving a text message from the officers that urged her to hand herself in.

Power lines to be buried as $750m fire-safety project begins

Darren Gray More than nine kilometres of bare overhead power lines at the foot of Mount Dandenong will soon be pulled down and put underground.

Police attacker Arthur Aggelidis has jail sentence reduced because of parole bungle

Mark Russell A knife-wielding man who attacked a police officer in his car when on parole after being jailed for stabbing a body-building Russian doctor in the eye has had his jail sentence reduced because...

Victorian bushfires: threats continue despite cooler conditions

Residents run from a fast moving grass fire which gets close to homes in the Melbourne northern suburb Craigieburn, Feb. 9, 2014. A total fire ban is in plce across Victoria during the heat wave temperatures while several fires are burning throughout the state.(AAP Image/David Crosling) NO ARCHIVING

Jessica Wright, Darren Gray and Caroline Zielinski Bushfires will continue to rage across Victoria on Monday, despite milder overnight conditions temporarily easing the danger.

Victorian bushfires: February 10, 2014

Orbost bushfire

Catherine Chisholm Good morning. This is The Age's coverage of Victoria's bushfire emergency this Monday.

'You don't expect it to happen to you'

The Aktas family

Konrad Marshall Even when living in bushfire country on the urban fringe, people are rarely prepared for the inevitable day when the flames lick at their door.

Police seek witnesses to shootings


Goya Dmytryshchak Police are seeking witnesses to two separate shootings in Melbourne overnight.

Halls Gap faces new post-fires crisis: no tourists

Rosebrook homestead

Alana Schetzer As soon as the residents of Halls Gap were allowed to return to their homes after the bushfire threat subsided, a new challenge emerged - a lack of tourists.

Swotting away the end of year fears

The Age News
15th October 2013
Picture by Wayne Taylor
The Year 12 club. Six students finishing up their final year of school.
L/R Jenifer Zeng, Heidi Beasley- Ellich, Luqman Haruwarta, Nathan Fistic, Katie Blunt and Trevor Brown.

Konrad Marshall Over the next few months, The Age will follow six students as they finish year 12, and reach for – or revise – their dreams. Here is the dedicated and diverse class of 2013.

Police move on new clues in Teresa Paulino murder case

Teresa Mancuso.

Rania Spooner The sons of murdered Reservoir woman Teresa Paulino have made an emotional appeal for information to help catch her killer.

Appeal rejection for Postcard Bandit offsider

Mark Russell When Brendan Berichon – the man who once helped notorious "Postcard Bandit" Brendon Abbott escape from prison – was driving to his intended victim's home, he was carrying a loaded Smith...

Trial set for murder of 'vampire gigolo' Chartres-Abbott


Mark Russell Mark Perry, the man accused of ordering the hit on "vampire" gigolo Shane Chartres-Abbott, will stand trial for murder in March.

New book gives Heidelberg's village people a voice

John Elder If all goes to plan, a new book will be distributed in schools to teach young people grace.

Woman hit by car in Thornbury

Chris Hingston Woman fights for her life after being hit by a car in Melbourne’s north.

Two pedestrians die in hospital after being hit by cars

Caroline Zielinski and Chris Hingston An elderly man has died in hospital after being hit by a car in Melbourne’s north last month.

Save Olinda Pool campaign

Carolyn Webb Duncan Brown's fondest childhood memories are of rushing from school on hot summer's days to splash in the Olinda pool.

Man arrested after the murder of Hawthorn father Wayne Amey

Police diver.

Rania Spooner, Adam Cooper and Nino Bucci Police have arrested a man who had been on the run for more than a week after the murder of a Hawthorn father.

Three arrested over Birrarung Marr assault

Manrajwinder Singh

Goya Dmytryshchak and Caroline Zielinski A teenager is charged with assault and two others arrested over a vicious assault on two men at Birrarung Marr on Sunday.

Brother pleads for justice over Melbourne CBD attack

Caroline Zielinski The brother of a 20-year-old overseas student who was placed in an induced coma after he was brutally bashed and robbed in an inner-city park is pleading for justice.