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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.

'Drunk' mum disrupts hungry fast-food patrons

Victoria Police

Megan Levy A drunk mother was nearly five times over the legal limit when she took her young son for a drive to McDonald's in Melbourne's north-east last night, police say.

Two dead, one critically injured in head-on crash

The scene of the St Albans crash.

Megan Levy and Nino Bucci One person is dead and two others have been critically injured in a head-on smash in Melbourne's west this morning.

Drivers cracking up at city road closures

Megan Levy A 30-metre long crack that has developed on Elizabeth Street in the north of Melbourne's CBD is believed to have been caused by excavation at an adjacent construction site.

Students rescued after freezing night


Megan Levy A group of stranded school students were being evacuated from a camping ground in Gippsland this morning after they developed symptoms of hypothermia when an icy blast delivered heavy snow to the...

White ute could be clue in man's suspected murder


Megan Levy A white ute seen parked outside a man's house on the night of his death could provide detectives with vital information about his suspected murder, police say.

Man charged over Mornington mall assault

Police tape

Megan Levy A man has been arrested at a house in Melbourne's south-east this morning following a brutal bashing in a Mornington mall last month that left a man fighting for his life in hospital.

Driver wanted over crash into fence

Megan Levy Police are hunting for the driver of an allegedly stolen car that crashed into the front fence of a house in Melbourne's north this morning.

Man's body impossible to recover, police say

Adam Williams

Megan Levy The body of a missing man was stuffed in a wheelie bin and is believed to have been collected by a garbage truck which dumped it among the rubbish at a tip in Melbourne's south-east, police say.

Person trapped in car wedged under train

Megan Levy Emergency services are working to free a person who is trapped in a vehicle that was struck by a train in Victoria's north this morning.

Killed by a train, and no one knows who he is

The unknown man.

Megan Levy Backpackers and hostel owners could hold the key to identifying a young man, possibly an international traveller, who was hit by a train and killed in Melbourne's east last month.

Students and parents picket MLC over principal sacking

Members of the MLC community protest about the sacking of Rosa Storelli .

Megan Levy More than 100 parents and old collegians protested outside Methodist Ladies College this morning after students returned from holidays, their first day back since principal Rosa Storelli was sacked.

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'Goodbye my beautiful, funny girl'

Jill Meagher

Megan Levy The heartbroken husband of Jill Meagher bid an emotional farewell to his wife at her funeral today.

Red-light cameras faulty, VicRoads admits

A red light camera on the corner of Harp and Burke streets in Kew.

Megan Levy Seven more red-light cameras across Victoria have been exposed as faulty in an audit that was sparked when a Melbourne motorist challenged his fine in court.

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I've never heard such squealing, Kennett says

Jeff Kennett.

Megan Levy Jeff Kennett has called Melburnians a bunch of "squealers" for the public outcry yesterday when a technical fault forced the closure of Melbourne's two busiest road tunnels for most of the day,...

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Two dead in house fire

Fire, MFB, Metropolitan Fire Brigade

Megan Levy and Deborah Gough A woman and a man have died after a house fire in Melbourne's east this morning.

Just visiting - van crashes into house

Megan Levy Firefighters say it was miraculous no one was injured when a van carrying six people ploughed into the loungeroom of a home in Melbourne's west last night.

Fishermen rescued after night on the bay

Megan Levy A day of fishing on Port Phillip turned into a nightmare for three men who were rescued early this morning following a search involving the police air wing.

Double trouble for tunnel dodgers

Traffic congestion.

Megan Levy This morning's traffic mayhem has caused further headaches for some travellers, with several people missing international and domestic flights from Melbourne Airport after they were caught in traffic...

Burnley, Domain tunnels closed

Traffic congestion.

Megan Levy Peak-hour traffic is expected to be thrown into chaos in the CBD this morning after a computer fault forced the closure of both the Burnley and Domain tunnels.

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Ian Gray appointed new State Coroner


Megan Levy Victoria's Chief Magistrate, Ian Gray, has been promoted to the role of State Coroner of Victoria, the government announced today.