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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.

Travellers' new trick in touch-off ticket troubles

Megan Levy When Richard Lee arrived at Jolimont railway station at the weekend, he encountered a new type of smartcard barrier.

Five-hour train wait was not necessary, V/Line concedes

A V/Line Vlocity train.

Megan Levy V/Line has admitted that thousands of frustrated passengers trapped on stationary trains for up to five hours last week could have been ferried to nearby stations at lower speeds if the crisis had...

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Meant to fail: who is Ben Polis?

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Megan Levy "Ben Polis is the kid who was always meant to fail."

Body found blast destroys $1 million property

The scene of the house blast at Berwick.

Megan Levy and Nino Bucci A body has been found in the smouldering ruins of a million-dollar home that was destroyed by fire following an explosion at a property in Melbourne’s south-east this morning.

Jimmy Little's long battle with illness ends: report

Megan Levy Australian music icon Jimmy Little has reportedly died at his home today following a long battle with illness.

A flash, a bang and then screams: fire hero tells of CBD taxi blast

Melbourne CBD crash.

Megan Levy A young driver has been badly burnt in a dramatic crash that caused an explosion and left a maxi-cab lying on its side near a busy CBD intersection this morning.

Nurses promise to end walkouts, work bans

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Megan Levy and Julia Medew Victoria’s striking nurses have agreed to end all industrial action immediately in a breakthrough the Baillieu government described this morning as ‘‘significant’’.

Police hunt after early morning sex attack on teen

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Megan Levy A teenager was sexually assaulted at knifepoint by a balaclava-clad man who pounced on her as she walked home on the Mornington Peninsula, police say.

Shocked shoppers save young woman

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Megan Levy Paramedics have praised the efforts of a group of quick-thinking shoppers who revived a young woman who went into cardiac arrest on one of Melbourne's busiest shopping strips last night.

Serial flasher targets schoolgirls in two years of torment

Flashing suspect.

Megan Levy Police are hunting for a serial flasher who has been exposing himself to young teenage girls in a two-year spree across Melbourne's south-east.

Welding blamed for fire in city's heart

William Street fire.

Megan Levy Firefighters have controlled a blaze that broke out at a construction site in Melbourne’s CBD this morning.

Plane crash fears as light streaks across night sky

Megan Levy A meteor that burned up over Victoria last night prompted a number of calls to police from concerned residents who believed the bright light streaking across the sky may have been a plane on fire.

Children run screaming, crying as wasps attack

Megan Levy A swarm of wasps attacked a group of terrified children and their carers at a kindergarten in Melbourne's east, with some of the insects crawling underneath the children's clothing and stinging them...

Pedestrian foils late-night sex attack bid

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Megan Levy A good Samaritan came to the aid of a university student who was threatened with a knife during an attempted sexual assault in Melbourne's inner west last night.

Two arrested over Endeavour Hills death

Megan Levy Homicide squad detectives have arrested two men over the death of a man in Melbourne's south-east earlier this month.

Traffic delays after five hurt in tram crash

Megan Levy Four children have been injured in a collision between a tram and a van in Melbourne's inner north this morning, paramedics say.

Drowned boy's jawbone found in suburban home

Megan Levy DNA tests have revealed that a human jawbone seized from a home in Melbourne's east belonged to a teenage schoolboy who drowned at a Mornington Peninsula beach nearly three decades ago, police say.

Ute crash claims driver's life

Megan Levy A driver is dead and his passenger has been injured in a car crash in Victoria's north this morning.

Milk-powder deposit sparks blast, blaze

Megan Levy An explosion and fire at a milk-processing factory in Gippsland this morning has caused more than $3 million worth of damage, firefighters say.

Police appeal for clues to Prue's grave

A family snap of 'Prue' Bird.

Megan Levy Police are appealing for public help in their search for the body of missing Melbourne schoolgirl Prudence Bird.