Wodonga jockey Michael Crocker loses appeal on stabbing murder


Mark Russell A former well-known country jockey who drank 30 cans of beer on AFL grand final day in 2010 before fatally stabbing a father of three has had his appeal against his 20-year jail term for murder...

River no longer runs dry, but around Wodonga it's not all smooth sailing

Brain Hinson with golden perch he landed at Barmah Lakes.

Geoff Strong At the bottom of the Hume Dam's downstream side, the water is coursing back down this part of the Murray River after a decade of drought.

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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Not-so-merry Christmas for two families


Caroline Zielinski and Craig Butt Two families have woken up to find all of their Christmas presents stolen in Victoria's north-east.

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.

Teen screamed, ran to escape 'child-stealer'

Police lights, car

Adrian Lowe A teenage girl survived a child-stealing attempt in Victoria's north-east earlier this week, police say, by screaming and running away.

Truckie banned after drink-drive bust

Stephen Cauchi A truck driver lost his licence after police caught him drink-driving in Wangaratta on Wednesday.

$30m TAFE blowout adds to IT woes

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Farrah Tomazin Victorian taxpayers are spending tens of millions to prop up yet another botched IT project.

Search near Mount Beauty for pair of missing hikers

Thomas O'Byrne Authorities are searching for a 77-year-old woman after she failed to return from a three day hike in the Victorian high country.

Ironies abound in the battle for Indi

Sophie Mirrabella

John Elder The beginning of the end for Sophie Mirabella came last December at a meeting in Wangaratta.

Friends and enemies, truth and lies

Elizabeth Coleman

Chris Johnston They have no churches or headquarters, no written policies or doctrines. But this secretive Victorian-based religious sect is again in the spotlight for sexually abusing its own child members.

Killer Wayne Leslie Norris on the run

Wayne Leslie Norris

Rania Spooner Police believe missing paroled killer Wayne Leslie Norris could be on the run in the Latrobe Valley or Wodonga area.

Paroled killer Wayne Norris caught in Broadmeadows

Rania Spooner Police have captured a paroled killer who disappeared more than two months ago after failing to meet his release obligations.

Regional cities set to rise and thrive

Planning Minister Matthew Guy.

Shane Green Planning Minister Matthew Guy has signalled a new era of growth for the state's regions.

Cherished possessions lost in public housing blunder


Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie When 'Fiona' opened the door of her Richmond home she thought she had been burgled. All her belongings were gone, but there was something that didn't quite make sense.

Stalker's sentence on hold after TV show's claims

Today Tonight.

Mark Russell A judge has been forced to delay the sentencing of a stalker - who his victim believed planned to torture, rape and kill her - after the Today Tonight television program highlighted the case on...

Judge alters sentence after TV show

Mark Russell Judge changes sentence she planned to give a stalker after his case featured on Channel Seven's Today Tonight.

Storm warning for state's east

Stephen Cauchi Victorians in the state's east have been urged to prepare for potentially damaging thunderstorms this afternoon.

'Come on mate, it's New Year's Eve'


Tammy Mills You're 16, you're driving a car around a roundabout the wrong way and police pull you over with a blood-alcohol limit of almost three times the legal limit.

'Bloody idiots' on roads anger police

Fatal Crash Cranbourne.

Tammy Mills You're 16, driving on the wrong side of the road and three times the legal blood alcohol limit.