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Simone is a breaking news reporter for The Age. Most recently she covered breaking news for The Australian in Melbourne.

'It's an absolute tragedy': 'Heroic' mother of two killed in Wantirna crash

'It's an absolute tragedy': 'Heroic' mother of two killed in Wantirna crash

The woman's children were asleep in their beds when their mother was fatally hit after rushing to the aid of a motorcyclist.

  • by Melissa Cunningham & Simone Fox Koob

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Former ABC Countdown studios for sale despite 'heritage value'

Former ABC Countdown studios for sale despite 'heritage value'

The ABC studios where groundbreaking television programs such as Countdown and Sea Change were filmed is for sale, despite a recent heritage assessment determining the property had "cultural heritage values at national, state and local levels". 

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Charges laid over Coburg drive-in hit-run

Charges laid over Coburg drive-in hit-run

A 21-year-old man has handed himself in to police after footage emerged of the incident, in which a driver is seen collecting a traffic marshal at the car enthusiasts' meet in Melbourne's north.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
People told to stay indoors due to 'strong odour' from nut firm fire

People told to stay indoors due to 'strong odour' from nut firm fire

Residents were urged to stay indoors to avoid the smoke after a nut processing factory caught fire in Melbourne's north.

  • by Simone Fox Koob & Laura Mitchell
Jail over killing of eagles in a Victorian first

Jail over killing of eagles in a Victorian first

A man who pleaded guilty to killing more than 400 wedge-tailed eagles will spend time behind bars.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Police say woman lied about cancer to con wellwishers out of $9000

Police say woman lied about cancer to con wellwishers out of $9000

The 26-year-old Melbourne woman has been charged with fraud after she allegedly falsely claimed to have liver cancer, prompting close friends and family to donate almost $10,000. 

  • by Simone Fox Koob
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Anger as outages hit Optus customers across the country

Anger as outages hit Optus customers across the country

Customers across eastern seaboard complain they can't make phone calls or access the internet on their mobiles as telco says it is working to fix the issues.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Imitation gun seized after boy allegedly made threats against high school

Imitation gun seized after boy allegedly made threats against high school

Two 17-year-olds were arrested and later released after threatening messages were allegedly posted on Instagram.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Probe into spate of 'copy-cat' fruit tampering cases in Victoria

Probe into spate of 'copy-cat' fruit tampering cases in Victoria

At least two Victorian primary school children discovered needles in their fruit as the contamination crisis continues.

  • by Melissa Cunningham & Simone Fox Koob
Woman charged after allegedly taking 18 suitcases from Tulla carousel

Woman charged after allegedly taking 18 suitcases from Tulla carousel

The woman is accused of taking luggage from domestic carousels over the period of a year.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Police swarm Monash Uni as stolen car dumped after high speed chase
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Police swarm Monash Uni as stolen car dumped after high speed chase

Police are searching for a man and a woman after a high-speed police chase through the eastern suburbs. The pair dumped the car at Monash University car park and fled.

  • by Simone Fox Koob & Matilda Boseley