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Melbourne Cup carnival picnics to get extra 'security' attention

Deborah Gough Racegoers can expect longer delays at the gates in response to the heightened terror alert but police have assured punters of their safety during the Cup Carnival. 

Rain, lightning cause transport, power, traffic chaos

Lightning over Melbourne's CBD.

Carolyn Webb, Deborah Gough, Caroline Zielinski Lightning and rain cause more than 20,000 Victorians to lose power, parts of train system to shut down, traffic lights and rail crossings to fail and floods and flight delays.

Melbourne storms: long delays for commuters after transport system meltdown

Metro train.

Deborah Gough Melbourne's train system went into storm-induced meltdown on Monday morning as lightning strikes and power surges caused up to 60 minute delays and suspended lines.

Bendigo post office held up in robbery

Deborah Gough A post office worker was held up by an allegedly armed robber in Bendigo on Saturday morning.

Fire destroys Woori Yallock pub

The Woori Yallock pub has been destroyed

Deborah Gough A Yarra Ranges pub was reduced to rubble after a fire in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Ringwood

Deborah Gough A man has died after attempting to cross the Maroondah Highway in Ringwood on Friday night.

Burnt car on tracks stops Upfield line train at Campbellfield

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Deborah Gough A train was stopped in its tracks after thieves left a burning car on the Upfield railway line, at Campbellfield, in the early hours of Tuesday.

FBI tip sparks raids on alleged terrorism financier

Hassan El Sabsabi, 23, of Seabrook

Tammy Mills, Nino Bucci, Deborah Gough and Rania Spooner A joint counter-terrorism taskforce relied on intelligence from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation when it raided seven properties linked to a Melbourne man, who has been charged with six counts...

28 degrees one day, snow flurries the next

Victoria: hot one day, snow the next.

Deborah Gough The ski season might have technically ended on the weekend but after a warm and windy 28 degrees on Sunday, snow flurries are now forecast for the Victorian Alps.

Body of missing mountain bike rider Paul Pagliaro found

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Deborah Gough The body of a mountain bike rider missing in Melbourne's north-east countryside has been found.

Train station bins removed in new terror alert security measures

Metro trains.

Deborah Gough and Liam Mannix Bins at key inner Melbourne train stations have been removed as part of a range of new security measures across the network.

Ambulances ramping rampant in Melbourne

13 ambulances were ramped in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Deborah Gough Up to 13 ambulances were "ramped" at St Vincent's Hospital with up to six hospitals placed on emergency bypass - too full to take more patients.

Major events prepare for increased terror alert

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Deborah Gough Major events organisers are preparing for increased security and checks amid a heightened terror alert.

Cycling safety: the statistics

Cyclists make up 15 per cent of  commuters into the city, up from 9 per cent in 2008.

Deborah Gough It's day two of an eight-day blitz on bike users in Melbourne's inner north and south-east, where police are cracking down on bicycle-related infringments.

Man's body found in Alma Park, St Kilda near Sandringham line gantry

Police and fire crews at the discovery of man's body in Alma Park St Kilda.

Robyn Grace and Deborah Gough The smouldering remains of a body have been found near rail lines in Melbourne's south-east.

Golf buggy crushed by train as golfers jump for their lives

Gofl ball and putter

Deborah Gough Two golfers had to jump for their lives from their golf buggy to escape an oncoming train at Royal Park.

Port Melbourne residents evacuated over high-risk gas leak

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Deborah Gough A dangerously high gas leak with the potential to burst into flame was detected in Port Melbourne causing residents to be relocated on Friday night.

Man stabbed in Dandenong home invasion

Deborah Gough Four men invaded a Dandenong North man's home on Saturday morning, stabbing him in the face and upper body before fleeing.

Shoppers evacuated from Bourke Street Mall

Police cars in bourke st

Deborah Gough and Tom Cowie Staff have returned to stores at in Bourke Street Mall after what was believed to be a bomb scare early in the afternoon shopping peak.

Fishermen winched off rocks to safety

Deborah Gough Three fishermen were winched by helicopter to safety after getting caught on a reef off Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula.