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

Robert Doyle accuser Kharla Williams demands answers at council meeting
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Robert Doyle accuser Kharla Williams demands answers at council meeting

A woman who says she was sexually harassed by former lord mayor Robert Doyle has spoken at a council meeting, questioning their handling of her complaint.

  • by Simone Fox Koob

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'Constant Hunger Games': Ex-staff reveal truth of Victoria's Secret

'Constant Hunger Games': Ex-staff reveal truth of Victoria's Secret

When Chloe Bosch and her friends started working at Victoria’s Secret glitzy new flagship store last year, they couldn’t have been more excited. It didn't last.

  • by Simone Fox Koob and Melissa Cunningham
Teenager killed in horror Rowville smash identified
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Teenager killed in horror Rowville smash identified

A Narre Warren teenage girl who was killed in a horror three-car smash in Melbourne's south-east has been identified as 17-year-old Nikkita Wells.

  • by Melissa Cunningham and Simone Fox Koob
Some Neo 200 residents told to expect year-long wait before they return
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Some Neo 200 residents told to expect year-long wait before they return

About 14 apartments of the Neo 200 apartment complex need major works after a fire ripped through the building, with residents being asked to consider entering six to 12 month leases in alternative accommodation.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
'She heard a bang': Gunshots fired into home while mother was feeding baby

'She heard a bang': Gunshots fired into home while mother was feeding baby

Police believe a shooting in Melbourne's north, which saw bullets narrowly miss a mother who was feeding her two-week-old baby, was likely to be a case of mistaken identity.

  • by Paul Sakkal and Simone Fox Koob
Mokbel bragged about release before being shivved, fellow prisoner blames news report for attack
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Mokbel bragged about release before being shivved, fellow prisoner blames news report for attack

Notorious drug lord Tony Mokbel was not only reportedly meddling in a prison standover gang, he was also bragging that he was "very confident" of being freed before he was stabbed.

  • by Cameron Houston and Simone Fox Koob
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Duo face court over massive drug bust as Bandidos make extraordinary denial

Duo face court over massive drug bust as Bandidos make extraordinary denial

One of two men who fronted court on Monday charged over a major $1.3 billion drug bust linked to a Mexican cartel is withdrawing from cocaine.

  • by Adam Cooper and Simone Fox Koob
'It turns out the chocolate contained marijuana': Family hospitalised after prank goes wrong

'It turns out the chocolate contained marijuana': Family hospitalised after prank goes wrong

Four people, including two in their 80s, were hospitalised after unwittingly consuming marijuana which had been added to a birthday cake as a prank. 

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Man found in St Albans front yard with gunshot wound to stomach

Man found in St Albans front yard with gunshot wound to stomach

A man has been found with a gunshot in the stomach in the front yard of a home in Melbourne's north-west.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Smoke alarm system 'dilapidated' before fire ripped through CBD tower
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Smoke alarm system 'dilapidated' before fire ripped through CBD tower

In a document seen by The Age, the council says the smoke detection and alarm system at a Spencer St apartment building was "dilapidated" and hadn't been properly maintained.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
'We reaffirm our son's innocence': Player's family call for release

'We reaffirm our son's innocence': Player's family call for release

The parents of Hakeem al-Araibi have released an emotional statement calling for the immediate release of their son from a Thai prison.

  • by Simone Fox Koob and James Massola