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Man arrested over attempted sex assault in Ringwood

Melbourne, Yarra and Maribyrnong local government areas have the highest crime rates in Victoria.

Nick Toscano A man has been arrested after an attempted sexual assault on a 17-year-old girl in Melbourne's east on Monday.

Man charged with raping schoolgirl in Ringwood

Accused rapist has appeared before court.

Nick Toscano and Adam Cooper A man accused of attacking a schoolgirl and raping her while she was walking home in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs also told a bystander he would kill the girl, a hearing has been told.

Suspicious fire engulfs bungalow in Ringwood East

Patrick Hatch A suspicious fire tore through a bungalow at the rear of a house in Melbourne’s east early on Friday morning.

Lilydale trains delayed after woman struck, killed at Ringwood East

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Jessica Wright A woman in her 60s has been struck by a train at Ringwood East railway station with major delays expected in both directions on the Lilydale line.

Would-be kidnapper runs towards boy in Ringwood East abduction bid

Police want to speak with this man about an abduction attempt in Ringwood East.

Thomas O'Byrne Detectives are appealing for information after the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old boy in Melbourne's outer east.

Body of elderly Ringwood East woman found in Yarra

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Jessica Wright The body of an elderly woman has been found in the Yarra River.

Woman charged over Ringwood hit-run

Henrietta Cook A 53-year-old woman has been charged over an alleged hit-run accident in Melbourne's east that left a pedestrian with serious head injuries.

Woman charged with stabbing murder claims self-defence in court

Adam Cooper A woman charged with the murder of a man told police she had acted in self-defence when she fatally stabbed him, a court has heard.

Psychiatric nurse kissed and sexually touched female patients in a Melbourne mental hospital

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Jane Lee A psychiatric nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for kissing and sexually touching patients in their bedrooms at a mental hospital.

Rent drops in Southbank, Docklands as new flats built

Tony Penna: 'We've been inundated with supply.'

Clay Lucas Tony Penna says his experience of the housing market in Southbank could appear in an economics textbook, so simple has been the impact of supply and demand.

Birthday boy admits role in eastern suburbs robbery spree

Balancing deals with consumer rights: the ACCC is on Spreets' case.

Steve Butcher A teenager's robbery spree that stripped victims of mobile phones and cash included one attack he helped unleash after leaving his 19th birthday party at home.

Man arrested over attempted rape of schoolgirl

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Nick Toscano A man who allegedly attacked a schoolgirl, tore off her shorts and tried to rape her while she was walking home in Melbourne's east has spent the night behind bars.

Man killed by van in driveway

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Robert Henningham A man has died after being run over by his own van in Melbourne's east.

Disability carer accused of sexual assault as government refuses to release sensitive data

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Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie A Victorian government health worker is under police investigation for an alleged serious sexual assault of an intellectually disabled teenager in his care.

Legal battle to save dog Izzy will go to High Court

Owner Tania Isbester has been fighting to save Izzy from being put down since the dog was seized last June.

Mark Russell The legal battle to save four-year Staffordshire terrier Izzy from death row will go to the High Court.

Seats to watch

Eltham is one to watch because it's not on many people's radar.

Richard Willingham November's state election is going to be exceptionally tight. Despite the polls putting the ALP well ahead political experts tip them to narrow and strategists from both sides say that the election...

Charity bins railroaded as for-profit operator moves in

Charity bins

Carolyn Webb More than 100 charity bins have been removed from Melbourne’s railway stations, and replaced by bins from a private for-profit recycling company.

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Improve system to weed out bad drivers: coroner

Adam Cooper A coroner has stopped short of calling for doctors to be legally compelled to warn VicRoads if their patients are unfit to drive because of mental-health problems or drug and alcohol dependence.

Top twitcher Sue Taylor happy as a lark over nerdy-birdy breakthroughs

Bird watcher Sue Taylor at the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee.

Suzanne Carbone Driving past the lagoons sprawled through the 10,500-hectare Western Treatment Plant in Werribee, ‘‘secret bird business’’ emerges.

Wind, rain, snow, hail: extreme weather expected across Victoria

Rainy days in Melbourne

Patrick Hatch Melburnians are in for a chilly end to the week with the mercury set to plummet to one of our coldest winter days on Friday.