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BAG A BARGAIN: Check out the 3AW Weekends' Buy Swap and Sell List for December 7. Find a bargain every week with Darren James!
VIDEO: See the highlights from today's live broadcast from the Queen Victoria Market.
NAME CHANGE: Collingwood star Harry O’brien is now to be known as Heritier Lumumba, after reclaiming his birth name.
BREACH: Essendon has been fined $20,000 for ‘breaching the AFL player rules’ after having unlisted players training at the club before the NAB AFL Rookie Draft held last week.
WATCH: On the day of Nelson Mandela's passing, watch Neil's thoughtful interview with the legendary world leader in 2000 when Mandela visited Melbourne.
BON JOVI: Jon Bon Jovi starts his Australian tour in Melbourne this weekend.
PETROL DISCOUNT: Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths will only be able to offer fuel discounts of 4 cents a litre from January One.
CAR INDUSTRY: Prime Minister Tony Abbott is being urged to set aside funding for the car industry, amid reports Holden is planning to leave Australia within three years.
COURT REPORT: The local head of an international match-fixing ring has pleaded guilty while two players involved have been convicted and fined.
2014 in sport: To finally wrap up the year 2013 in sport, Gerard Healy and Dwayne Russell put together an alphabet.
COUNTY COURT: A taxi driver has been jailed for raping a depressed, drunk and drug-affected teenage girl, who missed the last train home.
LESLIE CAMILLERI: Leslie Camilleri will never get out of jail, but there’s got to be more now he’s one of the most evil men this country has seen… He raped and murdered the two Bega schoolgirls in 1997, a horrendous crime and for that he’ll never get out.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Jim Schembri's movie poster parodies
SOUTHERN CROSS STATION: The Melbourne City Council has axed a new information centre at Southern Cross Station after the tourist desk was swamped by people with queries about the Myki ticketing system.
3AW FOOTBALL: The Western Bulldogs Cheer squad has been dumped in a move to reinvigorate the squad. Simon Garlick, Bulldogs Chief Executive said the move comes after squad numbers dropped 40% in recent years.
CAMPBELLFIELD: A 100 thousand dollar reward is being offered to solve the murder of a Fawkner grandmother, whose body was stuffed in a barrel and dumped in a Melbourne creek.
FUGITIVE: Fugitive hit-run driver Puneet Puneet does not want to be extradited to Australia because he believes he'll be treated like a terrorist.
UPDATE: A man will face court today over a fatal stabbing rampage at a Dallas mosque yesterday.
ESSENDON: As the Essendon drugs scandal continues to find new avenues, the latest story as to whether James Hird is being paid by Essendon is leaving many people confused.
SUMMER SNOW: Victorians have experienced the coldest December day since 2006 with the temperature reaching only 16.8 degrees in Melbourne at 12.45 this afternoon.
VIDEO: In one of the most legendary and heroic sporting performances of all time, Burnso's Butt-enders and Ross' Rink Rats tied the 2013 Pancake Parlour Challenge, one-all.
CHRISTMAS WARNING: In the lead up to Christmas a coroner has issued a warning to parents who are considering buying single beds for children after a toddler died trying to crawl out of one.
BACKLASH: Cricket Australia has deleted a borderline racist tweet about English spin bowler Monty Panesar following harsh critcism on social media this morning.
HEALTH SERVICES UNION: A Health Services Union has told a court the union couldn't initially pay the 100-thousand dollars it owed out-going national secretary Craig Thomson because it was broke.
UPDATE: Investigations are underway into what caused a horrific multi-truck crash at Black Range near Stawell which has left two people dead and another fighting for life.
NANCY SINATRA: It’s been four years since Nancy Sinatra has released an album, but her latest one called ‘Shifting Gears’, is one worth waiting for.
PETER FORD: Ross and John speak to Pete Ford about Mel Greig's decision to quit radio and he pays tribute to Mal Walden.
UMPIRES COACH: Yesterday saw the announcement of the newest senior coach in the AFL. He is not a part of one of the 18 teams, however his troops will be out there for every single match of the 2014 AFL season.
ASHES: Australia sit very comfortable at the end of day two at the Adelaide Oval.
REVIEWS: Jim reviews Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Spectacular Now, Delivery Man, Closed Circuit, Kill Your Darlings, Night Train to Lisbon and Enders Game.
ASADA: Former St Kilda player Ahmed Saad could be facing a longer ban from the game, after ASADA has notified the AFL to appeal the 18 month suspension handed down to him.
TOUGH TIMES: Qantas has announced it's cutting a thousand jobs, as it forecasts an even bigger loss than first thought.
RECIPE: Boiling an egg is reckoned to be the entry-level cooking standard: if you can’t boil an egg, you clearly can’t cook. But what about frying an egg? How many people can get that right, every time, and deliver perfection?
VICTORIA POLICE: More than 300 fines handed out by Protective Service Officers are being withdrawn because they were wrongly issued.
UPDATE: Essendon could be facing further sanctions if it is confirmed it's still paying banned coach James Hird.
HEIDELBERG: On Tuesday we thought the BMX bike trail in Heidelberg had been saved, after Banyule Council said they had no intention of bulldozing it. However, it appears the park could still be in danger.
SWAMPED: The head of the Royal Children's Hospital has rejected claims the new $1 billion facility is over-stretched.
AVALON: The boss of Avalon Airport says he's optimistic Jetstar will find a way to make its services profitable from the small facility.
COURT: Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has confessed her cocaine use in a London court admitting she's taken it more than once but is not an addict.
WATCH: Tight-lipped Andrew Demetriou denies the AFL struck a deal with Essendon and James Hird over the infamous drug scandal.
MELBOURNE ZOO: Staff at Melbourne Zoo have been offered counselling after an elephant calf choked to death playing with its favourite toy.
CARO'S MOMENTS: Caroline Wilson ran through her best, worst and bizarre moments of season 2013.
LISTEN: A leading lawyer says Justin Bieber fans who paid hundreds for a meet and greet with their idol, but were kept waiting for 4 hours, can ask for their money back.
PROFILES: Follow the progress of our four Fitbit volunteers.
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