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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.

Fiery truck crash kills driver, closes freeway


Megan Levy A truck driver has been killed in a fiery crash that has closed a section of the Hume Freeway in Victoria's north-east this morning.

Motorcyclist killed in crash with car

Police lights are visible on top of a patrol car.

Megan Levy A man is dead and a woman has been critically injured in a crash between a motorcycle and a car in Melbourne's east last night.

Facebook ignores police pleas to remove pages

Jill Meagher.

Megan Levy Facebook is refusing to take down a page that is inciting hatred after a man was charged with raping and murdering ABC employee Jill Meagher, according to Victoria Police.

Vandal attacks Parliament House

A swastika spray-painted on the Parliament of Victoria sign.

Megan Levy A vandal has defaced Parliament House overnight, spray-painting several of swastikas over the Spring Street building.

Young man charged over Sunbury stabbing

Police tape

Megan Levy A teenager was stabbed to death in Melbourne's north-west last night, police say.

Tense moments as accused faces court

Jill Meagher accused

Mark Russell, Megan Levy and Andrea Petrie The man accused of raping and murdering Gillian Meagher has appeared in court and has been remanded to reappear in January.

Jill's family, colleagues heartbroken


Megan Levy Jill Meagher's family and colleagues have today expressed their devastation at the discovery of her body in a shallow grave north-west of Melbourne this morning.

Shocked public shows its grief

Jill Meagher

Nino Bucci, Megan Levy and Warwick McFadyen Amid the outpouring of grief, floral tributes have today been left outside the bridal shop in Sydney Road, where Gillian Meagher was last seen.

Man charged over Jill Meagher case

Megan Levy The body of ABC employee Jill Meagher has been discovered buried in a shallow grave north-west of Melbourne this morning, as homicide squad detectives charged a man over her rape and murder.

'Nothing strange' about mystery man in Jill footage

Nino Bucci and Megan Levy A man seen in video footage of missing ABC employee Jill Meagher on Sydney Road, Brunswick, moments before she disappeared has said he noticed nothing unusual about the man in the blue hoodie who...

Half a million footballs recalled after boy pricked by needle

Dylan Ferlano's football had a needle left in it.

Megan Levy and Ben Doherty Sherrin is recalling up to half a million Auskick footballs manufactured in the past two years after revelations that a Melbourne boy had been injured by a needle found in a ball believed to have...

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Homicide squad takes over hunt for missing woman

A missing person sign for Jill Meagher in Brunswick.

Megan Levy Police have appealed for information to help track down an Irish woman last seen leaving a Brunswick bar early on Saturday.

Dogs freed from pound, woman arrested

Police tape

Megan Levy A woman has been arrested twice at the Mildura pound this morning after allegedly breaking in and setting loose dozens of dogs.

Dame Elisabeth in intensive care

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

Megan Levy Dame Elisabeth Murdoch is reportedly recovering in hospital after breaking her leg.

Islamic rally canned amid violence fears

Muslim protest

Megan Levy The organiser of a Muslim rally planned in Melbourne’s CBD for this weekend has cancelled the event amid concerns of violence, saying some of her friends had been racially abused and threatened.

Two charged over Bendigo car-jacking

Megan Levy A man has allegedly been kidnapped at gunpoint after a car-jacking near Bendigo this morning.

Sacked MLC principal slams 'bully' board

Former principal of Methodist Ladies College Rosa Storelli.

Megan Levy Sacked Methodist Ladies College principal Rosa Storelli has launched a stinging attack on the board of the elite Melbourne girl's school, accusing its chair of "gross mismanagement" and calling for...

I just caught it! Rapt dad makes a roadside delivery

The baby delivered on the side of the Eastern Freeway this morning

Jane Lee and Megan Levy A woman has given birth to a son on the side of the Eastern Freeway during peak hour in Doncaster this morning.

One dead as fuel spill sparks crash fire fears

The Country Fire Authority has apologised.

Megan Levy Car, then a truck, plough into another truck, closing the Hume.

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Bridge too far for whistling daredevil

Richamond's Church Street Bridge.

Megan Levy A man sparked a major rescue operation in Richmond this morning when he crawled inside the Church Street Bridge and couldn't get out.