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Rania Spooner

Rania is a reporter at The Age.

Doubt over myki fine enforcement as department loses fare evader battle

Rania Spooner and Cameron Houston The Transport Department has continued to issue thousands of infringement notices, despite a court ruling last November that casts significant legal doubts over the enforcement of the $1.

Missing persons week: Heartbreak for families left behind

Chris Boyle, whose daughter, Karen Rae, went missing earlier this year. Ms Boyle says it's not having an answer that is the hardest

Rania Spooner A young video gamer from Melbourne's outer suburbs who was presumed dead after vanishing almost a year ago may be alive and living off the grid as a ghost, an incredibly rare feat in the digital age.

Daniel Reimers charged over missing teen jogger near Bendigo

The Bendigo teen is helped into an ambulance after being found in Maiden Gully.

Rania Spooner, Tammy Mills and Marissa Calligeros A 38-year-old man has been charged over the disappearance of a Bendigo university student who went missing for more than 24 hours.

Man charged with abduction and rape over missing teen jogger near Bendigo

The Bendigo teen is helped into an ambulance after being found in Maiden Gully.

Rania Spooner, Tammy Mills and Marissa Calligeros A man has been charged over the abduction and rape of a Bendigo university student.

Man quizzed by police over teenage jogger's mystery disappearance

The Bendigo teen is helped into an ambulance after being found in Maiden Gully.

Rania Spooner, Marissa Calligeros, Tammy Mills A teenage university student who vanished while jogging has spent the night in hospital, while sex crimes detectives questioned a man over her disappearance..

Mother loses bankruptcy battle over private school fees


Rania Spooner, Henrietta Cook A Melbourne mother has lost a bankruptcy battle with a private school after arguing they should have means-tested her because they were acting like a bank.

Woman charged with murder over Seaford death

Rania Spooner A woman has been charged with murder over a fatal attack on a 64-year-old man at a home they had shared in Melbourne's bayside.

Police pursuit death would not have happened under new policy, inquest hears


Rania Spooner and Adam Cooper The police pursuit that ended with the death of a 21-year-old man in Melbourne's north last year would not have happened under Victoria Police's new pursuit guidelines, an inquest has heard.

Rescue dog Chester found in Glenroy

Rania Spooner, Nick Toscano A mute and half-blind rescue dog whose disappearance sparked a police investigation has been found in Melbourne's north.

Police hunt kidnappers of Chester, the mute, vision-impaired Japanese chin

Rania Spooner A mute, half blind dog recently rescued from a puppy farm has suspiciously vanished.

Police hunt for man linked to Hells Angels over Seaford attack


Rania Spooner Detectives are hunting a man linked to the Hells Angels bikie gang over an alleged attack at the Seaford Hotel in which a man was repeatedly punched to the head.

Private schools move to bankrupt parents over unpaid fees

Single mother Rachel Rodda: Eltham College applied to bankrupt her within six months of her son leaving the school.

Henrietta Cook, Rania Spooner A Victorian private school is applying to bankrupt a single mother who allegedly told the school she could not afford to pay its fees up front.

Hamilton Baby's death still under investigation

Rania Spooner, Nino Bucci and Andrew Thomson Homicide detectives are awaiting the results of further forensic tests to determine whether the death of an 11-month-old baby in Hamilton was suspicious.

Detectives investigate death of baby boy overnight

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Rania Spooner Homicide squad detectives are assisting with the investigation into the death of a baby boy in Victoria's far west this morning.

Police give up road chases, except in rare cases


Rania Spooner Police will no longer pursue criminals on the road, unless they are suspected of a crime involving serious injury to a person and if no other means of apprehension are available.

Man arrested at Melbourne airport and charged over fatal Keysborough shooting

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay's public campaign against domestic violence is being undermined by charges being laidf against some of his officers.

Rania Spooner Homicide detectives have arrested two people at Melbourne Airport and charged one with murder over the fatal shooting of Ali Duyer in a Keysborough house last month.

Shot policeman: Gun hunt after Moonee Ponds shooting linked to Williams family

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Rania Spooner and Tammy Mills Police are conducting a line search in Melbourne's north on Thursday as they search for the shotgun used in the shooting of a police officer.

Police officer shot after attempting to intercept a car in Melbourne's north-west

The burnt out car was found in an industrial area in Coburg North.

Rania Spooner, Nino Bucci and Daniella Miletic A policeman was shot in the back of his head as part of a drive-by shooting in Melbourne's north-west early on Tuesday.

Children, woman held captive in Tarneit siege


Rania Spooner A man armed with a machete has held police at bay for more than three hours after barricading himself inside a Tarneit home with a woman and two children.

Victorian Transport Department drops myki court challenge after QC takes case

Lindy Muto was charged with not touching on her myki card before the case was withdrawn.

Rania Spooner and Cameron Houston A second case involving a commuter and Victoria's controversial myki ticketing system has been dropped by the Transport Department.