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Megan Levy is a breaking news reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, after previous stints at The Age in Melbourne and London's The Daily Telegraph. Email or tweet Megan with your news tips.

St Kilda Festival blast: toddler 'seconds away from death'

Megan Levy A toddler was just seconds away from serious injury or even death when an explosive device disguised in a beer can was hurled into a crowd of people gathered at the St Kilda Festival last week.

Four hurt in St Kilda Festival explosions

The Faders

Megan Levy Four festival-goers were injured when explosives, believed to be fireworks, were thrown into crowds gathered at the St Kilda Festival yesterday.

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Hammer bashing claims Irish backpacker

Irish backpacker David Greene.

Megan Levy and Nino Bucci An Irish backpacker who was critically injured during a vicious hammer attack at a St Kilda East boarding house last month has died in hospital this morning, police say.

'Nothing strange' about mystery man in Jill footage

Jill Meagher

Nino Bucci and Megan Levy A man seen in video footage of missing ABC employee Jill Meagher on Sydney Road, Brunswick, moments before she disappeared has said he noticed nothing unusual about the man in the blue hoodie who...

Man's body impossible to recover, police say

Adam Williams

Megan Levy The body of a missing man was stuffed in a wheelie bin and is believed to have been collected by a garbage truck which dumped it among the rubbish at a tip in Melbourne's south-east, police say.

Man charged over Jill Meagher case

Jill Meagher

Megan Levy The body of ABC employee Jill Meagher has been discovered buried in a shallow grave north-west of Melbourne this morning, as homicide squad detectives charged a man over her rape and murder.

Tense moments as accused faces court

Jill Meagher accused

Mark Russell, Megan Levy and Andrea Petrie The man accused of raping and murdering Gillian Meagher has appeared in court and has been remanded to reappear in January.

'You're being followed': backpacker sexually assaulted after con

Police wish to speak to a man fitting this description over the assault.

Megan Levy A Dutch backpacker was sexually assaulted by a man who claimed the woman was being followed down a St Kilda street and convinced her to get into his car.

Police probe shooting as man fights for life


Megan Levy A man is fighting for his life in hospital after he was found lying in a South Melbourne street with a gunshot wound to his stomach.

Cyclists face fines as police get tough


Megan Levy Cyclists entering Melbourne's CBD will face fines of hundreds of dollars if they disobey the road rules under a police crackdown beginning today.

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Injured pedestrian dies in hospital

Megan Levy Victoria's long weekend road toll has risen to three following the death of a female pedestrian in Melbourne.

Man charged over Toorak nightclub attack

Victoria Police

Megan Levy A 20-year-old St Kilda man has been charged with punching a teenager in the head outside a popular Toorak nightspot early today.


Nude-photos teen gatecrashes Saints' training

Nick Riewoldt

Megan Levy A teenage girl who released nude photos of two star St Kilda footballers has turned up to the club's first training session of the year today with banners urging the AFL to show her some respect.

Rain forecast for Anzac Day


Megan Levy We hate to rain on your parade, but that’s exactly what is forecast for Anzac Day.

The nanny named Sam: Melbourne backpacker cops it after landing plum job with British PM

Sammi Strange.

Megan Levy A young Melbourne backpacker working as a nanny for the British Prime Minister's children has come under fire in the British media, which has described her as a "drinking, smoking and 'shoplifting'...

'Put the gun down Chris!' Marathon siege ends as police shoot Binse


Megan Levy, John Silvester and Paul Millar A siege at a suburban Melbourne home has finally ended after 44 hours.

New editor-in-chief comes marching in to his home town

Andrew Holden

Megan Levy It was a sweet homecoming for former Balwyn boy Andrew Holden when he stepped into the editor-in-chief's office at The Age.

Headphone danger warning after cyclist using iPod hit by tram

Cyclist hit by tram

Megan Levy Cyclists who wear headphones while riding are increasing their risk of being involved in a serious crash, according to a transport safety expert.

La Porchetta founder dies in motorbike crash

Rocco 'Rocky' Pantaleo

Megan Levy The millionaire founder of the La Porchetta pizza restaurant chain has been killed in a motorcycle crash in St Kilda this afternoon.