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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.

Tributes for gentleman chef who drowned off Frankston pier

Vince Chadwick, Megan Levy and Paul Millar A young man who drowned in Port Phillip Bay early this morning had been drinking alcohol before he jumped into the rough water, despite not being able to swim.

'Put the gun down Chris!' Marathon siege ends as police shoot Binse


Megan Levy, John Silvester and Paul Millar A siege at a suburban Melbourne home has finally ended after 44 hours.

He calls himself 'Badness': more shots fired at police as suburban siege drags on

Christopher Binse

Nino Bucci, Paul Millar and Megan Levy An armed career criminal remains holed up in a Melbourne house surrounded by police, but his girlfriend has emerged from the home and is being treated by paramedics.

Kroger the loser in Costello attack: Kennett

Megan Levy The credibility of former Liberal Party heavyweight Michael Kroger was shattered when he launched an extraordinary public attack on his one-time close friend and political ally Peter Costello,...

Weak dog: robbery victim, 73, pays out on gunman


Megan Levy A 73-year-old man who had a gun pointed at his head during a terrifying home robbery in Melbourne's east told the intruder he was a "weak dog" before running away down the street.

Truckies terminated as 1st Fleet goes under

Sacked 1st Fleet worker Paul Dittman.

Megan Levy Employees at national trucking company 1st Fleet have arrived at work this morning to find their jobs have been terminated and they have been locked out after the company was placed into voluntary...

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Jogger killed by train missed as an 'angel'


Megan Levy and Catherine Chisholm A jogger who was struck and killed by a train in Melbourne's south-east last night has been named as Christopher Clough, a father of two young children.

The nanny named Sam: Melbourne backpacker cops it after landing plum job with British PM

Sammi Strange.

Megan Levy A young Melbourne backpacker working as a nanny for the British Prime Minister's children has come under fire in the British media, which has described her as a "drinking, smoking and 'shoplifting'...

Hoon loses car for 190km/h on freeway

Police lights, car

Megan Levy A hoon's car has been impounded after he was clocked travelling at nearly 200km/h on the Eastern Freeway at Kew early this morning.

Jogger killed by train was wearing earphones


Megan Levy A jogger who was struck by a train and killed in Melbourne's south-east last night was wearing earphones at the time and may not have heard the train approaching from behind, police believe.

Missing war medal found

The medal

Megan Levy A Vietnam War veteran has been reunited with his father’s treasured war medal that fell off his blazer during yesterday’s Anzac Day parade through Melbourne.

Extradition on sex, kidnap charges


Megan Levy Man accused of grooming schoolgirl over the net for sex will be extradited from South Australia to face sex and kidnapping charges.

Rain forecast for Anzac Day


Megan Levy We hate to rain on your parade, but that’s exactly what is forecast for Anzac Day.

Five kids, no seat belts: woman charged

Victoria Police

Megan Levy A woman will be charged with traffic offences after she was found driving a van with five unrestrained children on board in Melbourne's north-west yesterday, police say.

Car left dangling after P-plater gets airborne

The crash scene at Ormond.

Megan Levy An alcohol-affected P-plater who lost control of his car in Melbourne’s south-east last night ended up suspended above the road when his vehicle rolled up a cable supporting a power pole, police say.

Williams million: dad 'knew nothing' of Carl cash bid

Roberta Williams.

Megan Levy The family of murdered gangster Carl Williams wants $1 million from the Victorian prison system for pain and suffering caused by his brutal jail death.

Authorities failed gangland figure Williams

Carl Williams.

Megan Levy Prison authorities knew there was a risk gangland boss Carl Williams could be murdered in jail but failed to ensure his safety, the Victorian ombudsman says.

Hoon nabbed in traffic rampage, crash

Police lights generic

Megan Levy A disqualified driver allegedly ran a red light and crashed into a car during a high-speed police pursuit that began in a shopping centre car park in Melbourne's east last night.

Passersby ignored woman's knifepoint scream


Megan Levy Melbourne woman describes ordeal after being dragged down a dark street at knifepoint.

Letter rip! Postie's air-mail delivery comes crashing down

Anglesea postie stacks after bike jump.

Megan Levy and Henrietta Cook A thrill-seeking postman who was filmed launching his small motorbike off a jump during the morning mail round has ended his career with a bang.