Mark Russell A Supreme Court judge has formally awarded a former teacher more than $1.27 million in damages after he developed chronic depression when forced to teach the worst behaved students.
Caroline Zielinski A man who stood up for a taxi driver during a vicious attack in Melbourne's south-west has received severe facial injuries after the attacker turned his rage on him, police say.
Police are hunting a man who stalked a young girl down a suburban street in Melbourne's west while exposing himself and masturbating.
Xavier Smerdon A strange black substance that has overtaken a Werribee house has its tenant and a real estate agency searching for answers.
Caroline Zielinski Two men who were shot overnight in Melbourne's west have taken themselves to hospital and are refusing to co-operate with police.
Photographer Angela Wylie rose early to join a group of experienced birdwatchers who are surveying the old sewage ponds at the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee.
Carolyn Webb Police have called for public help to find heartless thieves who stole two dogs and are believed to have killed them by throwing them out a car window.
Steve Lillebuen Firefighters have tackled a blaze in a Melbourne fish and chip shop, preventing the fire from spreading to nearby businesses.
Caroline Zielinski Vandals have wreaked havoc in a street in Melbourne's west, scrawling obscene graffiti across garage doors and cars in an overnight crime spree.
Caroline Zielinski Police are searching for witnesses to a Monday night crime spree in Melbourne’s west, which saw vandals wreak havoc in a quiet street, scrawling obscene graffiti across garage doors and cars.
Jane Lee A man and two teenagers have been charged with vandalising a number of homes and cars in a Werribee street.
Beau Donelly A young girl is in hospital after a hit-and-run on a suburban street in Melbourne’s south-west.
Adam Carey Police have called for help in their search for two young boys from Werribee who are missing.
Jared Lynch A group of about 20 out-of-work tradesmen are protesting against the use of migrant labour at a $40 million, state government-owned construction site in Melbourne's west.
Ben Schneiders A blockade in Werribee look set to continue after the Federal Court said its legal orders did not apply to protesters at the site.
Adam Carey, Craig Butt Two rail lines diverge in Altona North; some take the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.
Jessica Wright Services resume on two of Melbourne’s suburban rail lines after people were hit by trains in separate incidents.
A 15-year-old boy has died after his dirt bike collided with a vehicle on a residential street in Melbourne's south-west.
John Elder Everyone is standing around, waiting for the show to start, when suddenly the most efficient hunter of the cat world is before them.
Passengers on the Werribee line are facing delays of up to 50 minutes, as signal faults at Laverton station wreak havoc with the timetable.