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Rania is a crime reporter at The Age.
Rania Spooner Hours before going into caretaker mode the Napthine government appears to have rushed through approval of a lease agreement for a new luxury hot springs resort in the Point Nepean National Park.
Rania Spooner A man alleged to have kicked and punched a heavily pregnant woman in the stomach and strike a police officer in the face following a car crash argument may have been in a "psychotic state," a court...
Rania Spooner A Melbourne father who murdered his two young daughters dressed the girls in white dresses and filmed them dancing to a song from the movie Frozen before suffocating them, a court has heard.
Rania Spooner Cranbourne schoolgirl Sarah Cartledge has been missing since Monday prompting police to call for any information on her whereabouts.
Tammy Mills and Rania Spooner Police have identified the mysterious burnt body-in-the-boot found at Diggers Rest last week as Footscray man Kenan Balikel.
Rania Spooner A man accused of sexually abusing three children has had his convictions quashed and a retrial ordered by the Victorian Court of Appeal.
Rania Spooner A highly-contested proposal to develop an open-cut gold mine metres from homes in Victoria's west has been rejected by the Planning Minister for posing too great a risk to the environment and nearby...
Rania Spooner and Tom Arup Labor has vowed to maintain the boundaries of Melbourne's prized green wedges if it forms government at the state election and pledged to impose further limits on what can be built in the areas.
Vanessa Desloires and Rania Spooner A convicted child sex offender who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenager at his milk bar has lashed out at his victim, accusing him of lying and of stealing money from his shop.
Rania Spooner An Elderly woman has been taken to hospital with serious leg and chest injuries after being struck by a truck in Melbourne's inner north.
Rania Spooner The man accused of raping and murdering pastry chef Renea Lau in Melbourne's Kings Domain needs to be reinterviewed by a psychiatrist before he next appears in court.
Royce Millar and Rania Spooner A contentious plan to open new coalfields in the Latrobe Valley has been quietly shelved until after the state election amid ongoing public anxiety over the Hazelwood mine fire and concern within the...
Nino Bucci, Rania Spooner and Anna Prytz The family of a pilot who died when his light plane crashed into a house in bayside Melbourne on Tuesday have spoken of their relief that nobody else was hurt in the accident.
Rania Spooner, Anna Prytz, Nino Bucci Witnesses have described chaotic scenes after a pilot was killed when his light plane crashed into a house in bayside Melbourne.
Rania Spooner, Anna Prytz Witnesses have described chaotic scenes after a pilot was killed when his light plane crashed into a house in bayside Melbourne.
Rania Spooner A group of young men are alleged to have launched an unprovoked attack on two teenagers at Melbourne Central shopping centre, in the city, leaving one with a broken jaw.
Rania Spooner A highly sophisticated and long-standing heroin trafficking ring, operating out of some of Melbourne's most sought after suburbs, had been manufacturing about $250,000 worth of the drug each week,...
Rania Spooner Police are closing in on a couple suspected of knocking out a German student and leaving him unconscious, with a brain injury, on a South Melbourne street.
Rania Spooner A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was allegedly struck by a car in Melbourne's inner north on Tuesday morning.
Rania Spooner Police Minister Kim Wells unwittingly found himself on the force's front line when his car was caught up in a police intercept involving an erratic driver and terrified passengers.