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Adam Cooper A council bylaws officer posed as a policeman to an escort worker in a bid to procure sexual services, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper A 42 year old has appeared in court over the death of pastry chef Renea Lau in June.
Adam Cooper A crooked policeman was addicted to the drug ice when he and two colleagues pocketed $3000 from a man in possession of heroin in exchange for letting him go, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper An elderly man has been jailed for a minimum 6½ years for the prolonged sexual abuse of his two daughters more than 30 years ago.
Adam Cooper Former St Kilda football star Stephen Milne has avoided a conviction for indecently assaulting a woman more than 10 years ago.
Adam Cooper An arrangement to burn down a historic homestead so that a 69-year-old man and his partner could claim insurance on it was described as cunning by a judge.
Adam Cooper Construction giant Grocon faces a maximum fine of $305,000 – a penalty one critic has slammed as "a slap on the wrist" – for pleading guilty to a criminal charge of failing to keep a...
Elderly truck driver Melville John Bollen pleads guilty to culpable driving causing death after fatal crash that derailed a train
Mark Russell, Adam Cooper An elderly truck driver has pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing death after he crashed through lowered boom gates and hit a train, killing one passenger and injuring many others.
Adam Cooper Construction giant Grocon has formally pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to keep a safe workplace following a wall collapse that killed three people.
Adam Cooper Grocon has indicated a willingness to plead guilty to a charge of failing to keep a safe workplace at its CUB building site in Carlton.
Adam Cooper Building giant Grocon is expected to plead guilty over the Swanston Street wall collapse that killed three people.
Adam Cooper and Cameron Houston A man believed to be the boyfriend of Roberta Williams' daughter has faced a Melbourne court, charged with attempted murder.
Adam Cooper Mustafa Kunduraci will appear for a directions hearing at the Supreme Court on Monday.
Adam Cooper A month after playing in South Sydney's drought-breaking grand final win, rising NRL star Kirisome Auva'a has been spared a conviction for attacking his ex-girlfriend in a jealous rage.
Adam Cooper Former St Kilda star Stephen Milne has had rape charges against him dropped and now appears set to avoid jail for indecently assaulting a woman more than a decade ago.
Adam Cooper A plasterer charged with the double murder of a couple allegedly took a knife, cable ties and petrol to confront them in their home.
Adam Cooper A coroner has ruled that child killer Derek Percy caused the death of Linda Stilwell, the seven-year-old girl last seen on St Kilda foreshore 46 years ago.
Adam Cooper The father whose 5-year-old son died after falling ill in their squalid house could avoid jail despite turning what a prosecutor called a "blind eye" to his children living at constant risk of harm...
Adam Cooper An experienced detective who closed a police file on Luke Batty in the thought his father posed no threat has tearfully apologised to the boy's mother in an inquest.
Adam Cooper A mother concerned that her former partner would breach an intervention order says her experience in court left her feeling like "throwing herself under a bus''.