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Megan Levy

Megan Levy is a breaking news reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, after previous stints at The Age in Melbourne and London's The Daily Telegraph. Email or tweet Megan with your news tips.

Teen stabbed in bayside sex attack

Megan Levy A young woman was held at knifepoint and sexually assaulted during an afternoon walk along a beach in Melbourne's bayside, police say.

Traffic woes as truck crash shuts key section of CityLink

Megan Levy Motorists have been warned to avoid the Domain Tunnel and surrounding roads this afternoon after a crash between a car and a truck forced the closure of a section of CityLink.

Gas leak brings key city intersection to a halt

Megan Levy A gas leak in Melbourne's CBD has forced the evacuation of about 200 people from RMIT and the closure of a busy city intersection this morning.

Power fault sparks peak-hour train delays

Metro train.

Megan Levy Rail commuters in Melbourne’s south-east have been warned to expect delays of up to half an hour during this morning’s peak after the earlier suspension of three busy rail lines.

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Reward sparks 'chatter' in hunt for hit-run killer

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Megan Levy A $100,000 reward offered to catch a fugitive motorist who killed a young student in Melbourne before fleeing the country is creating "chatter" in India where the 23-year-old is believed to be...

Thieves take guns, car in Geelong home invasion

Megan Levy Armed thieves broke into a home in Geelong this morning and assaulted the resident before stealing two guns and a car, police say.

Police search for missing businessman

Missing man Ethamy 'Alan' Elmenawi, 34.

Megan Levy Police are appealing for public help to find a Melbourne businessman who disappeared on a trip to Gippsland last week.

Bulldog Liberatore quizzed over drug offences

Western Bulldogs footballer Tom Liberatore.

Megan Levy and Will Brodie Young Western Bulldogs player Tom Liberatore has been suspended by his club for the remainder of the season after being found unconscious in a Melbourne street by police in the wake of the club's...

Fleeing driver dies after police pursuit

Mangled car after police chase.

Megan Levy and Dan Oakes A man has died in hospital following a crash in Melbourne's north-west involving a car that a short time earlier was being chased by police.

Women charged in under-age sex worker sting

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Megan Levy Two women have been charged with employing a child at a brothel in Melbourne's south-east.

'You're being followed': backpacker sexually assaulted after con

Police wish to speak to a man fitting this description over the assault.

Megan Levy A Dutch backpacker was sexually assaulted by a man who claimed the woman was being followed down a St Kilda street and convinced her to get into his car.

Taxi driver stabbed to death, man incinerated in suburban tragedy

The driver of the suspected stolen cab was incinerated after hitting a power pole at the intersection of Waverley and Gallaghers roads in Glen Waverley.

Paul Millar and Megan Levy A taxi driver has been stabbed to death and a man suspected of stealing his vehicle has been incinerated in a crash in Melbourne’s east this morning.

Drivers in a flap as chook-truck crash sparks woes

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Megan Levy A truck carrying frozen poultry has overturned on the West Gate Freeway during peak hour this morning, forcing the closure of a number of lanes and causing major traffic delays across the city.

Sex attacker captured on camera

A still from the CCTV footage.

Megan Levy A man who indecently assaulted a woman as she walked home in Melbourne's north was believed to have been captured on CCTV camera fleeing the scene.

Gas leak clears country town's centre

The Country Fire Authority has apologised.

Megan Levy A ruptured gas line has forced the evacuation of shoppers from the main street in Wonthaggi.

Ram-raid chase link in major pile-up

The crashed tow truck on Cumberland Road at Pascoe Vale.

Megan Levy One person has been taken to hospital after a multi-vehicle pile-up in Melbourne's north this morning, reportedly involving a tow-truck that had been involved in an ATM ram raid.

Terrified screams as women discover friend's body

Police outside the house at Doreen, where the man's body was found.

Megan Levy Homicide squad detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered at his home north of Melbourne last night.

Elderly woman dragged dazed from burning home

A CFA member managed to pull the child to safety.

Megan Levy A good Samaritan who pulled an elderly woman from her burning Melbourne home this morning is being hailed a hero by firefighters who say his actions almost certainly saved the woman's life.

Family farewells Zayden after mystery death

Zayden Veal.

Megan Levy A funeral will be held today to farewell a 10-month-old boy whose mysterious death near Bendigo two weeks ago has sparked a murder investigation.

Pizza thief leaves young man with lacerated liver

Megan Levy A young hearing-impaired man suffered serious internal injuries when he was attacked and robbed of his take-away pizza in Melbourne's inner north.