'I just don't care': texting P-plate driver hits cyclist


Andrew Thomson A P-plate driver who used her mobile phone behind the wheel 44 times before running down a cyclist near Koroit has been fined $4500 and lost her licence for nine months.

Remains found in rubble at farm siege property

Scene at a Derrinallum property after huge explosion that injured two police officers. Photo by Darren Apps

Goya Dmytryshchak Forensic bomb experts combing through rubble from a massive explosion at Derrinallum in Victoria’s west have found what appears to be the remains of property owner Glenn Sanders.

Denis Napthine warns Prime Minister against funding cuts

Farrah Tomazin Premier Denis Napthine has warned Tony Abbott that almost $1billion worth of programs for hospitals, homelessness and kindergartens are at risk - and could jeopardise the state budget - without...

Former Tiger Scott Turner puts hands up for state seat of Ripon

Darren Gray The Ararat local is running for a country seat that could be crucial to the election outcome.

Peter Gale 'tracked wife's movements with GPS'

SUNNEWS Cattle prod identified by asylum seekers as carried by guards at Villawood.


Mark Russell When his wife left him after 21 years of marriage and began seeing a new man, Peter Gale went out and bought a number of GPS tracking devices and a listening device, a court has heard.

Youth unemployment reaches crisis point, says Brotherhood of St Laurence


Aisha Dow and Chloe Booker Australians aged 15 to 24 are struggling to find jobs in the ripples of the global financial crisis.

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Pokie losses creep up after ATM ban

Alana Schetzer Losses on poker machines are rising again, less than a year after spending fell to a seven-year low that the Napthine government credited to its ATM ban.

Farmers hope bid churns up industry

Jason Burleigh

Darren Gray The original dairy on the farm - which he established back in the 1800s - might be long gone, but the imprint of pioneering dairy farmer James Burleigh still remains on this farm in Victoria's...

Deconstructing Denis

Denis Napthine.

Farrah Tomazin TOM NAPTHINE Son I'm 23 now and dad has been in politics for 25 years, which has been really interesting.

Former corrections officer awarded damages in workplace bullying case

County Court

Steve Butcher A former senior Victorian corrections officer has been awarded $125,000 damages against the Department of Justice for workplace bullying.

Billie Smedts in strife for Instagram selfie while driving

Billie Smelts Instagram

Rania Spooner Geelong footballer Billie Smedts has come under fire for taking a 'selfie' while driving and sharing the picture with thousands of people on Instagram.

Temperature to plummet as cool change makes its way across Victoria

Hot Melbourne night St Kilda beach

Stephen Cauchi, Caroline Zielinski and Alana Schetzer The long-awaited cool change has arrived in Melbourne ending a record-breaking heatwave in Victoria.

Arminda gives thanks, with all her heart

Arminda Soares lays on the operating table before being anaesthetised.

John Elder Arminda Soares, 12, wasn't eating any more. Having suffered from rheumatic fever as a small child, as many children do in East Timor, Arminda's heart valve had become chronically inflamed and closed...

Rain brings relief to farms hit hard

Timboon dairy farmer Nick Renyard.

Darren Gray For the first time in almost six months reasonable rain has fallen on farms in the state's west but despite the rain, some farmers are staring at a loss this financial year as they face surging feed...

'Gravely ill' woman extradited on fraud charges

Jared Lynch A "gravely ill" woman who needed daily home care has allegedly defrauded about $3.5 million from businesses across the state.

Senior officer may have misled investigators, coroner says

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Mark Russell A coroner has raised serious questions about the conduct of a Warrnambool police officer over the death of a man punched outside a pub by one of the officer's friends.

Cop-shop crash stuns officers

Emergency crews inspect the damage after a man drove his four-wheel-drive into a police station in Warrnambool.

Stephen Cauchi Police had a lucky escape after a man crashed his car into Warrnambool Police Station about 8.20pm on Sunday.

Driver killed in head on smash

Jessica Wright One person has died and another is in a critical condition after a fatal head-on crash near the small town of Noorat, between Terang and Mortlake in Victoria's Western District.

Premier Denis Napthine faces bully claim

Premier Denis Napthine

Jessica Wright Premier Denis Napthine's office intimidated a regional Victorian ABC journalist and cameraman into censoring video and audio footage of the Premier facing questions over the alleged travel rorts of...

The ice in their veins

Recovering ice addict

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie Use of methamphetamine, or ice, is at crisis point in Victoria, especially in regional communities.

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