South Melbourne

Molotov cocktail lobbed at South Melbourne shop

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A man and a woman have escaped unhurt from a molotov cocktail attack on a Melbourne shop.

Man kicked in face outside South Melbourne nightclub

Bashing

Nick Toscano A man who was punched to the ground and kicked in the face outside a South Melbourne nightclub will undergo major surgery this week and could be left with long-term mental and physical damage, police...

Woman dragged through car yard and sexually attacked in Kings Way, South Melbourne

South Melbourne sex attack

Caroline Zielinski Police have described a brazen sexual assault on a woman last weekend in Melbourne, where a man stalked, dragged and attacked the victim in a car yard, as akin to an 'animal hunting his prey'.

Truck tips after crashing into Ferrars Street rail bridge in South Melbourne

The truck under the bridge in City Road, South Melbourne.

Jessica Wright City Road has reopened after a semi-trailer truck that slammed into a bridge and rolled onto its side in South Melbourne was removed from the notorious accident site.

Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic to contest perjury charges over traffic accident

Danny Nikolic.

Adam Cooper Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic will argue that he never go before a jury on charges that allege he gave false evidence to a court over a traffic accident, a magistrate has heard.

Man convicted of 'Jazzy O' murder loses appeal

Johanna 'Jazzy O' Martin.

Mark Russell An unemployed handyman who strangled well-known stripper and sex worker Johanna ‘Jazzy O’ Martin has lost his bid to overturn his conviction.

Woman to stand trial for supplying prostitutes

Adam Cooper A woman accused of running a syndicate supplying sex workers to four Melbourne brothels has been granted bail on the condition she provide $100,000 surety.

Suspected sex syndicate boss Mae Ja Kim wanted overseas, court told

Mark Russell A woman accused of running a syndicate supplying sex workers to four Melbourne brothels had been wanted in South Korea for human trafficking, a court has heard.

Saving Albert Park: Round and round we go

Stalwart: Peter Goad

 Does the F1 Grand Prix's re-signing surprise Save Albert Park,which has been fighting the race meeting for 20 years? 'We're perennial optimists," says the group's president. Peter Goad.

Government faces $340 million bill over planning blunder

Fishermans Bend in Melbourne

Chris Vedelago and Clay Lucas The state government could be forced to spend more than $340 million buying private land to turn into public parks at vastly inflated prices in light of a major planning blunder in the new inner city...

Planning Minister Matthew Guy gives green light for skyscraper city at Fishermans Bend: critics

The area that will become the new suburb of Fishermans Bend. Image supplied

Clay Lucas Planning Minister Matthew Guy has given the green light to developers for a proliferation of skyscrapers on prime land bordering the CBD, planners and the state opposition say.

Two arrested over alleged serious assault after Comancheros raids

Comancheros

The alleged assault of a man who tried to leave the Comancheros bikie gang was what sparked the show of police muscle in raids on clubhouses on Thursday morning.

Comancheros broke victim's arms, police allege

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Nino Bucci, Adam Cooper, Tammy Mills Two Comancheros broke the arms of a man who wished to leave the motorbike club during a daylight attack at a smash repair business, police allege.

Consumers warned of tax-time phone and email scammers

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Beau Donelly Consumers are being warned to watch out for cunning scammers using phone calls, text messages and emails to rip people off at tax time.

Two face charges after vicious attack on nightclub promoter

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Cameron Houston and Tammy Mills Two men will be charged for the vicious attack of a Melbourne nightclub promoter who has worked for several of the city's biggest nightspots.

Fix level crossings first: poll

Labor has promised to remove 50 level crossings if it wins November’s state poll.

Richard Willingham Fixing Victoria’s level crossings is the highest infrastructure priority for the state, ahead of the western section of the East West Link and a Melbourne metro rail tunnel, according to voters.

Coroner criticises police over handcuffing of dead or dying man

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Adam Cooper A coroner has cleared two policemen involved in a fatal shooting of any wrongdoing, but found it was unnecessary that their highly-trained colleagues handcuffed the man when he was either dead or...

Fan who gave Giants their title now hopes for one in return

Big namer:  Joel Wright with wife Lisa

Neil McMahon At his first AFL match - a Swans game in his native Sydney - Joel Wright set out to support the hometown heroes, but it didn't come naturally.

CSIRO model tackles Elwood flooding

Broadway Stret, Elwood

Jason Dowling An artificial reef in Port Phillip Bay, water tanks in every home, reduced heritage controls and permeable footpaths are just some of the ideas being discussed to counter future flooding in Elwood...

Melbourne Express: May 9, 2014

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