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LISTEN: Richmond captain Trent Cotchin tells Sports Today the Tommy Hafey news has hit the Tigers family hard.
AFL: West Coast has promised to retain Murray Newman on its rookie list after he was sentenced to a year in jail with a six-month minimum.
LISTEN: Health insurance is set to cost you a lot more this year and according to Medibank Private spokesperson, we can blame ageing population, an increase in chronic disease and the high costs of new technology.
TRAFFIC: Three right-hand lanes outbound near High Street on the Monash Freeway have been closed following a multi-car smash.
COURT: Hoddle Street killer Julian Knight's ongoing bid to get a computer in his cell has had a rare, but small, win.
AUDIO: Derryn Hinch has been released from jail today after serving his sentence for refusing to pay a contempt of court fine. He spoke to Neil Mitchell.
COURT: A court has heard a man deliberately ran over his 16-year-old former girlfriend.
LISTEN: In his first interview since the collapse of his multi-million dollar punting club, Bill Vlahos still claims he’s not a conman.
ST ALBANS: Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a newborn baby, whose body was found on a street in Melbourne's west.
NEIL MITCHELL: You won’t like this if you are a truck driver, but I think it’s time to get fair dinkum with truckies.
ELA CARTE: Modern Indian – is there already such a thing? If not, this must be it.
BALI: An Australian journalist and photographer have been blacklisted from entering Indonesia for the next six months after they were caught with the wrong visa.
PHOTOS: A caller to the Rumour File suggested that possums have been deliberately trapped inside trees due to be felled in a Melbourne park.
LISTEN: There's new hope for kidney failure patients, with doctors saying wearable artificial kidneys could be available within five years.
FIRE: A Thomastown unit has been badly damaged after arsonists lit a fire behind a graveyard overnight.
SPEED CAMERAS: Motorists are being told they've had fair warning as police turn on fixed-speed cameras in Melbourne's CBD and in St Kilda today.
COURT: Police have told a court the account given by a truck driver charged over the deaths of a family of four was extremely implausible.
SALE ACT: The government says it will continue making its case for the federal parliament to pass legislation which would open Qantas to more foreign ownership.
LISTEN: CEO of Cricket Australia James Sutherland responds to criticism that the Australian cricket team may be winning matches but are losing fans due to their poor behaviour.
LISTEN: A Melbourne woman has nearly died after eating a beetroot and pumpkin labelled salad which contained walnuts.
TRANSPORT: The state government has announced a multi-million dollar boost to public transport in Melbourne's south east.
SACKED: The police union has thrown its support behind three police officers including a bravery award-winning sergeant sacked following an investigation into the production of racist stubby holders.
CALL OFF THE DOGS: Neil Mitchell wants to defend dogs. Locals on Victoria's coast are furious with new rules that ban dogs from beaches at certain times of the day.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Undercover taxi commission officers, dressing up as backpacking tourists, are nabbing drivers at Melbourne Airport.
EMPLOYMENT: Transurban, the company that owns CityLink, is scrapping 35 back office jobs and sending 16 of them to the Philippines.
COURT: The case against the first person accused of trying to affect the odds of a live sports event has been dropped.
FATAL: A woman has been killed at Reservoir this morning.
LISTEN: Sam Kekovich famously missed the 1975 North Melbourne Grand Final team photo. But through the magic of photoshop he's finally made an appearance.
RACING: The future of the Grand Prix race in Melbourne remains up in the air with event chairman Ron Walker pressuring the state government to sign up.
ALCOHOL: Binge drinking and unsupervised parties are impacting on academic performance, according to a new survey of more than 200 secondary school principals.
YARRAWONGA: Police have recovered the body of a missing camper from the Murray River this afternoon.
Which animal has the best-sounding or most-attractive call? Ross and John said there should be an Olympic Games for animal noises.
A man has been rescued after getting stuck about 8m up a tree in Box Hill.
CRIME: There's been a huge surge in arrests thanks to calls to Crime Stoppers in the past year.
EXCLUSIVE: Neil Mitchell has a leaked memo that shows police withdrawing resources from Blue Light discos because they are needed on the front line.
COURT: A coroner will investigate whether tasers or the dog squad could have been used in the fatal shooting of a father who'd just killed his son at cricket training.
A West Australian publican has banned Indigenous Australians from her premises after her mobile phone was allegedly stolen.
LISTEN: Pop star Paula Abdul reveals her secret to success.
COURT: Former Bandidos enforcer Toby Mitchell has avoided jail time over a Melbourne strip club brawl, after a judge found he would be a target in prison.
LISTEN: Melbourne ranks in the top 10 most expensive cities on earth behind Singapore, Paris, Oslo, Zurich and Sydney, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Index compiled by the Economist's intelligence unit.
LISTEN: With the snow barely settled after Sochi Games, winter Olympians Lydia Lassila, Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin and Torah Bright are already focussed on their next adrenalin-fuelled challenge.
LISTEN: Transport Minister Terry Mulder says test drilling for the East West Tunnel is complete, but protestors vow to continue their fight.
LISTEN: Three paddleboarders have set a world record - becoming the first people to paddle across Bass Strait on their boards.
CRASH: There's been a multi-vehicle accident on the Eastern Freeway at Balwyn North.
BREAKING: The Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouse in Port Melbourne has been raided by police this morning.
WATCH: After facing 14 rounds of chemotherapy, more than 100 nights in hospital and major surgery, Tyler Fishlock talks to Neil Mitchell about beating cancer.
COBURG: A woman has been seriously injured after being hit by a bus at Coburg North.
LISTEN: With Australia out to seal the test series against South Africa when play resumes tonight in Cape Town, former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has firm thoughts on who should get the credit for Australia’s resurgence on the cricket pitch.
WATCH: Lindsay Fox says the state's Planning Minister has got his wires crossed after he announced he'd do everything in his power to reclaim a piece of prime Mornington Peninsula beach land.
LISTEN: Sydney has hit back at the AFL with news from the equalisation meetings in Adelaide this evening that the league will be phasing out the Swans' cost of living allowance.
AFL: As first reported by Fairfax Media last week, Matt Finnis has stood down from his chief executive role with the AFLPA to become St Kilda's new CEO.
COURT: A court’s heard the health and lifestyle of ex-Bandidos bikie Toby Mitchell has changed dramatically since he was shot on two separate occasions.
Players Association president Luke Ball says he can understand why Essendon players have become "disenchanted with the game" after several had their names published in the newspaper on the weekend.
DANDENONG NORTH: Police are investigating after two men were involved in an altercation at Dandenong North this afternoon.
VIDEO: Outgoing AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou says several people "stuffed up" the James Hird pay deal.
LISTEN: The Australian surgeon who revealed to Billy Connolly he has Parkinson’s disease says he wasn’t sure whether the comedian already knew or not.
POLITICS: Labor will wait to see legislation before deciding whether to block changes to the Qantas Sale Act.
The Victorian Racing Club has revealed plans to replace Flemington's historic members' stand.
LISTEN: 3AW Mornings sent 16-year-old Nathan Barry to Soundwave as a present after he saved his family when their boat exploded late last year.
Andrew Demetriou has been accused of ruling the AFL with an iron fist. So when the Iron Curtain comes down at the end of the season, what are the first changes that need to be made?
GALLERY: This solves the question that has plagued mankind for centuries*, and Neil Mitchell has uncovered the fascinating** and sometimes shocking*** truth.
FOOTBALL: Matthew Lloyd says he has spoken to an Essendon player who says he's baffled as to why he was outed as an 'at risk' player in the Herald Sun.
The Abbott Government will loosen foreign ownership restrictions for Qantas but won't be offering a debt guarantee to the national carrier
POLITICS: Neil Mitchell believes Ted Baillieu should give up his seat for Mary Wooldridge; Jeff Kennett says the party needs to look towards the future.
LISTEN: Schapelle Corby is facing a real risk of having her parole revoked after Channel Seven aired an interview with her sister Mercedes last night.
TINSEL TOWN: Jim Schembri wraps up all the glitz and glamour of the Oscars where Cate Blanchett has won the Best Actress award for Blue Jasmine.
WRAP: The Essendon drugs scandal was a hot topic at Demetriou's resignation press conference, and he didn't hold back.
LISTEN: Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons has made the long-list of 50 in the World Mayor competition.
LISTEN: Parents should be banned from teaching their own children how to drive because they lack the proper skills and qualifications, a motoring journalist says.
COURT: A business owner who raped a young employee - who was in her first job, just weeks out of school - has been jailed.
LISTEN: Grants and low interest loans have been made available for small businesses in Morwell affected by the Hazlewood fire as residents continue to leave the smoke-filled town.
READ: Megan Garrow, of Taylors Lakes, thought she'd won $2000.
LISTEN: A mother is outraged after she was offered the option of retouching her children’s school photos, claiming it sent the wrong message to kids.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Get excited, people. The 86th Academy Awards are about to be handed out in what is unarguably one of the best line-ups of A-Grade films in recent memory.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Everybody loves a good movie poster. And everybody loves a good movie poster parody.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Everyone's favourite middle-aged action man Liam Neeson is at it again in yet another enjoyable, disposable French-produced action flick.
CAN YOU HELP?: Police are hunting a man who tried to abduct a woman in Campbellfield.
ROYAL NON-VISIT: William, Kate and George will bypass Melbourne when they visit Australia this year.
HOUSE FIRE: A family of seven have been left homeless after their house went up in flames at Laverton.
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FATAL: Police are interviewing a truck driver after four people died in a fiery crash at Catani, east of Melbourne, this morning.
LISTEN: Racing Victoria stewards have laid two charges against owner Bill Vlahos as a result of their investigation into BC3 thoroughbreds.
Alas, should the worst come to pass and Sandra Bullock be passed over for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Gravity, she can at least console herself with the fact that she's likely to pocket $70 million for her participation.
JOBS: There's been another major jobs cut announcement for Victoria today - La Trobe University announced 350 full-time jobs will go.
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