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Adam Cooper A woman accused of hitting a policeman with her car after allegedly shoplifting denies she saw the detective in front of her, a court has been told.
Witnesses set to relive fatal collision between Andrea Lehane and 'monkey' bike driven by Caleb Jakobsson
Adam Cooper Magistrate fears cross-examinations could add to the trauma experienced by Andrea Lehane's family.
Adam Cooper 10 years after toddler's death, man has been committed to stand trial, accused of stomping on his ex-partner's daughter.
Adam Cooper Despite admitting - through interpreter - that he 'didn't know the law', nonagenarian says he will not plead guilty over fire at relatives' property which caused $150,000 of damage .
Adam Cooper A man on bail awaiting trial over an alleged $76 million fraud scheme threatened a prosecution witness outside a court room, a judge has been told.
Adam Cooper The babysitter acquitted of killing 10-month-old Chloe Murphy will give evidence at an inquest that aims to find out how the baby girl died.
Adam Cooper A Melbourne cleaning company and its managing director have been fined more than $1 million by a federal judge for fleecing thousands of dollars from foreign workers and failing to deliver jobs that...
Adam Cooper A kickboxer at the wheel of a Ferrari that was involved in a fatal crash in a Melbourne street has been committed to stand trial over the death of an elderly woman.
Adam Cooper Federal prosecutors have dropped a criminal case against a Melbourne man who was accused of trying to fight in the Middle East against Islamic State.
Adam Cooper A Ferrari that collided with several cars in a fatal crash in a Melbourne street was seen losing control while overtaking a car at speed moments earlier, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper 100-year-old man will no longer have to pay $1000 in road-related fines after a court dismissed a case against him.
Adam Cooper Two teens who were in an allegedly stolen car involved in a fatal crash are to plead guilty to charges and give evidence against a third youth, who police say was driving.
Adam Cooper Teenager alleged to have been driving car that crashed and killed former Carlton coach Brett Ratten's son is set to fight criminal charges.
Adam Cooper A man who ran across the rooftops of several neighbouring homes during a two-day stand-off with police has been jailed for 18 months.
Adam Cooper The man accused of fleecing Nene King of more than $40,000 asked the former magazine queen for "many thousands of dollars" but was not seen by his partner making unauthorised cash withdrawals from...
Adam Cooper Fisheries Victoria say jailing woman who sold stolen seafood from a shopping trolley will send strong message to 'organised crime' in the industry.
Adam Cooper Violent offender, who was once mistakenly released from custody, later repeatedly bashed a woman he had provided shelter to for several weeks, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper An 81-year-old former teacher and principal who sexually assaulted young girls at a Melbourne school four decades ago has been jailed for a second time inside two years.
Adam Cooper and Nino Bucci Court grants gangland killer's former wife access to his prison computer, despite an initial objection by authorities.
Adam Cooper Magistrate strikes out charges over the death of a passenger who tried to board a moving train.