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Mex Cooper has been an online reporter at The Age since 2008 after four years at the Geelong Advertiser, where she was a senior court reporter. Email or tweet Mex with your news tips.
Mex Cooper A man and at least two dogs, recently saved from imminent death, have been killed in a crash involving a truck and two cars in Lake Boga in Victoria's north-west.
Mex Cooper Dangerous winds forecast to sweep through Melbourne on Thursday are expected to be followed by snow on Friday, as the city farewells a brief "spring break" from the winter's gloom.
Mex Cooper A minor earthquake has shaken Melbourne's northern suburbs.
Mex Cooper An elderly driver has crashed into a child care centre in the Dandenongs.
Mex Cooper A 22-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the death of a 20-year-old man in January during an alleged gang attack in Melbourne's west.
Mex Cooper Two tradesmen rescued an elderly woman from her burning home in Melbourne's south-east on Wednesday morning.
Julia Medew and Mex Cooper A HIV-positive dentist has been found to pose no risk to the public despite hundreds of their patients in Victoria's east being urged to undertake a test for the virus.
Mex Cooper A medical centre that kept the sensitive health records of nearly 1000 patients in a garden shed on a disused property in Melbourne's south-east has been reprimanded for breaching privacy laws.
Mex Cooper and Nino Bucci A video glorifying train vandalism and trespass has been condemned by Victoria Police and Metro Trains in the wake of two deaths from train stunts in Melbourne since mid-May.
Mex Cooper Three men were killed in a horror car crash near Warrnambool, in the state’s west, triggered by Friday night’s wild weather.
Mex Cooper They were no doubt meant to be words of comfort uttered in the face of an unthinkable loss - ''you'll always be a mum, Rosie''.
Mex Cooper A missing pet cat who disappeared from his West Melbourne home has turned up in Traralgon, about 165 kilometres away, after possibly hitching a lift with a train.
Mex Cooper Melburnians are finding creative ways to share what they love about their unique city on social media.
Mex Cooper A man shot in the lower body in Melbourne's south-east has been taken to hospital in a stable condition and his alleged shooter arrested, police say.
Mex Cooper To most Melburnians MYKI cards tend to be a necessary evil.
Mex Cooper The mother of murdered schoolboy Luke Batty has blasted a morning television host and criticised new child abuse reporting laws that she said could punish family violence victims.
Mex Cooper Yarra Trams is looking into an alleged racist incident on a tram on Wednesday night.
Julia Medew, Kate Hagan, Mex Cooper and Nick Toscano Doctors and nurses are calling for the government to urgently improve hospital security after a vicious attack at Western Hospital left a leading surgeon battling life-threatening injuries.
Rania Spooner, John Silvester, Mex Cooper and Jessica Wright In the moments before his death, Luke Batty had asked his mother, Rosie, for just a few more minutes to play with his dad after cricket practice.
Mex Cooper Friends of the 11-year-old boy killed in Tyabb before his father was shot by police on Wednesday night have taken to social media to express their shock and sadness.