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Grand plans for library upgrade

The State Library of Victoria is set to get a makeover.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED: The State Library of Victoria will reveal grand plans for an upgrade.

Rumour Confirmed

Controversial toy store ban

LEGOLAND opens next month at Chadstone.

A new toy store at Chadstone does not allow adults inside its "discovery centre" without a child.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Glen Iris aggravated burglary

The Rumour File was told this morning of another terrifying home invasion in the leafy east.

Cooney laughs off rumour

Haylea Cooney.

The wife of a Brownlow medallist has laughed off speculation she'll be nominating for the AFL Women's draft.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Police brace for brawl

Police were bracing for a youth brawl at Glen Waverley on Friday afternoon, however, it's unclear whether it ever eventuated.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Tullamarine speed change

The speed limit on the Tullamarine Freeway will be dropped to 80km/h in both directions.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Cat found covered in paint

Rhett the cat who was found covered in paint.

A pet cat was found covered in paint in Melbourne's western suburbs.

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Man charged following pursuit

Police pursued the man on Friday afternoon.

Victoria Police confirmed an 18 year old man has been charged following a crime spree on Friday afternoon.

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Warning to luxury car owners

Luxury car owners are being warned of a device being used by thieves that can seemingly unlock vehicles remotely.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

MP rescued by firefighters

A politician who was choking on a piece of steak was rescued by two firefighters who came to her aid.

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Public road drag strip

Illegal drag strip at Deer Park.

A quarter-mile long drag strip has been set up on a public road in Melbourne's west.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED:

Postie motorbike stolen

A man allegedly pushed a post officer off his motorbike then stole it.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Cyclist snatches bag from cop

Acting Sergeant Melissa Seach's friend managed to snap this photo of the offender.

A bag snatcher on a bike has made a big mistake by snatching the bag of an off-duty police officer on Friday night.

Apple store bandits

Southland Apple store targeted by thieves.

The Apple store at Southland Shopping Centre has been targeted by thieves overnight.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Emergency lane bust

Police have busted 200 drivers for travelling in the emergency lane on the Western Ring Road at Sunshine.

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Police residence probe

A senior constable at Victoria Police is being investigated for the potential misuse of a police residence in Victoria's Western Region.

'Hot in the West' sparks fire

'Hot in the West' - container fire confirmed

A fire has been confirmed at a container terminal in West Melbourne.

Rumour Confirmed

'Code Brown' clears pool!

As many as 80 people have been evacuated from a public pool at Essendon after faeces were discovered.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Fitness institute to close

The institute features Steve 'Commando' Willis prominently in its advertising.

A well-known fitness institute that went into administration last month has closed its doors.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Desal plant power issues

Inside the desalination plant, which will pump its first water order into the Cardinia Reservoir.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Generators at the Victorian desalination plant are in the process of being removed.

Dog baiting fears

Scout was poisoned after playing at an Altona beach and eating fish believed to contain Ratsak.

There are fears dog baiting is happening at a popular dog beach in Melbourne's south-west.

Rumour Confirmed

Bowls club refuses to move

The Chadstone Bowls Club refuses to relocate to make room for a proposed new indoor sports stadium complex.

Rumour Confirmed

Feeding mum asked to leave

A breastfeeding mother was asked to leave an apparently "family friendly" venue in the CBD over the weekend.

Rumour Confirmed

Premiership flag returned

'Macca' and the 1947 flag.

A piece of history has returned to Carlton.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Melbourne train proposal

The happy couple!

A man has proposed to his girlfriend on a Melbourne train.

Rumour Confirmed

Movie shoot to close freeway

Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus, Spiderman Home-coming)

A major Melbourne freeway is set to close in the coming days for the shooting of a movie.

Rumour Confirmed

Dimmeys store to re-open

Will 'Dipper' make a return to the TV screen?

A much-loved retail store will open its doors again, down the road from the iconic suburb it became famous in.

Rumour Confirmed

Terrifying chainsaw robbery

Two men wielding a chainsaw and gun have threatened, robbed and then stolen a BMW during a terrifying attack.

Stolen BMW found in smash

The BMW was found smashed up.

The BMW stolen in terrifying fashion at Reservoir on Tuesday has smashed into a pub at Laverton.

Rumour Confirmed

Mo Hope caught speeding

Collingwood's highest-profile women's footballer has been booked for speeding almost 20 kilometres over the limit.

Rumour Confirmed

Protesters target Mayor's home

Homelessness protesters took their fight to the private home of the Lord Mayor on Saturday night.

Rumour Confirmed

Priest's phone goes off

Church service.

Father Kevin Dillon confirms his phone went off during a funeral service, saying the family took it well.

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Search for Good Samaritans

A wife is looking for Good Samaritans who helped her husband after he came off his bike.

Rumour Confirmed

Addresses accidentally released

The Privacy Commissioner has been forced to apologise after the email addresses of more than 300 people were accidentally released.

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Arrest at Highpoint

Special Operations Group arrested a man at Highpoint Shopping Centre last night.

Victoria Police have confirmed a man was arrested at Highpoint Shopping Centre last night.

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Dispute over cow's 'meal'

A farmer and a golf course are headed for the courts after a cow needed surgery after eating two stray golf balls.

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41 fans kicked out

Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose (left) and guitarist Slash perform at the MCG on Tuesday night.

41 Guns N Roses fans were ejected from the MCG on Tuesday night, with four people charged by police.

Guns N' Roses special guest

AC/DC's Angus Young joins Guns N' Roses on stage in Melbourne.

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Teacher's amazing record

A primary school teacher in Victoria's northwest is working alongside six of his former pupils.

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Hawkins' surprise wedding

Doug Hawkins.

Doug Hawkins has held a surprise wedding for his daughter Leah at his Bacchus Marsh home.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Specialist school break in

A children's specialist school was broken into three times over the weekend with over a dozen bikes stolen.

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Norwegian Star failure

The Norwegian Star.

3AW Breakfast is told a broken down cruise ship had mechanical issues before it departed Melbourne.

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Guns N Roses' guest

Angus Young of AC/DC in Ohio in 2016.

Angus Young looks set to join Guns N Roses on stage in Australia.

Pop star mural

A shrine to international superstar Beyoncé has popped up overnight in Melbourne's inner north.

Rumour Confirmed

Truck crushes Bartel's car

A car belonging to former AFL star Jimmy Bartel has been "completely totalled" while he's overseas on holiday.

Rumour Confirmed

Police make dramatic arrest

Police have dramatically arrested a man in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

Rumour Confirmed

McDonald's robbed at Laverton

A McDonald's worker has been punched in the face during an armed robbery at Laverton.

Rumour Confirmed

Cabs to block Bolte Bridge

Victorian taxi drivers are poised to cause chaos on Melbourne's roads on Monday.

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Teens run riot in park

An "out of control" group of up to 30 teenagers caused havoc in Melbourne's west on Saturday night.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Teen suspended over beer

Brianna Travers   A school boy from one of Melbourne's elite private school has been suspended from his rowing team for buying a beer.

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AFL twist to car thefts

3AW Breakfast has been told a handful of Essendon players had their cars stolen during a burglary.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Bowls club break in

Brianna Travers   A Bayside bowls club has become the latest victim of Melbourne's crime wave.

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Last drinks for historic pub

An iconic Brunswick pub will serve drinks for the final time on April 2. However, it's not ALL bad news for drinkers!

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Man, 50, left with serious injuries after home invasion in Woori Yallock

The man needed 30 stitches to his skull.

A 50-year-old man has been allegedly bashed following a violent home invasion at his home in Woori Yallock on the weekend.

Police investigate after body found at Doncaster Shopping Centre

Police remain at the scene this morning.

Police are at the scene after a body was found at Doncaster Shopping Centre.

PM's controversial donation

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addressing the National Press Club.

After months of questioning, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed he donated $1.75 million to cash-strapped Liberal Party during the 2016 federal election campaign.

rumour confirmed

An unlikely find for lost ring

Emma Edge managed to find her ring with the help of a friendly stranger.

An engagement ring lost on a beach near Torquay has turned up in the most unlikely of circumstances.

rumour confirmed

Quick-thinking heroes save man drowing in surf

The man was saved by a number of good samaritans.

A hero's quick thinking actions may have saved the life of a man who was drowning at Gunnamatta beach.

Rumour Confirmed

Emu dies after 'arrest'

An emu has died after being crash-tackled and "arrested" by police.

Rumour Confirmed

Man chases home invader

A Werribee man has described how he chased an alleged burglar, thought to be as young as 12, from his home.

Rumour Confirmed

Celebrations turn ugly

Australia Day celebrations turned ugly at Williamstown on Thursday night.

Another shopping centre attack

Details have emerged of yet another disturbing attack on a teen at a shopping centre.

Rumour confirmed

Reptiles, pup stolen from pet store

A number of reptiles were stolen from the Hare Street store.

A number of reptiles and a puppy have been stolenfrom the Echuca Pet Shop in an early morning raid.

Rumour Confirmed

African group attacks teens

Police have released images.

A group of more than half-a-dozen teens of African descent have attacked and bashed boys at Highpoint.

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Brown water bill captures imagination

An example of the brown water bill.

Don't be alarmed if you receive a brown water bill, it's all part of the job.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Cars stolen from factory

Toyota's Altona factory.

Details have emerged of an elaborate Christmas theft of more than a dozen cars from the Toyota factory in Melbourne.

Rumour Confirmed

Sneaky snake hard to snatch

A Williamstown woman is living in fear, sharing her home with a deadly snake.

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Phone explodes mid-flight

Ross and John find out more about phones exploding into flames on planes.

What's in a name?

Justin and Kate speak with "Fugly McHideous" about his surf swims.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Home gutted by rogue ember

Strathmore home gutted.

A northern suburbs home was gutted after the next door neighbour's BBQ sent embers flying over the fence.

Pet's ashes found on beach

Woman leading the search for owners of a dogs's ashes found on Melbourne beach.

Moving the iconic Castle

The owner of 3 Dagonet St wants to demolish it or have it moved to make way for townhouses.

The iconic house from the The Castle could be on its way to New South Wales.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Burger bar vandalised

8-Bit Burgers at Footscray was vandalised at the weekend.

A popular burger chain in Melbourne's inner west has been vandalised with graffiti as well as having its windows and doors smashed.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

House on the edge of collapse

'Humpty Dumpty' told 3AW a troubled building site in the eastern suburbs has had one of the townhouses begin to collapse into the pit.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Judge Burns the horse

John Burns (left) and Judge Burns (right). Their likeness is uncanny!

A horse racing on Friday evening in Melbourne's south east is named after a 3AW Breakfast favourite.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Delivery driver injured

A delivery driver, who caught thieves rummaging through his truck, was left grazed after trying to stop them.

Man flees police after arrest

A man has allegedly fled from police on foot after a delay in putting him in the back of a police van.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Hot Cross Buns hit the shelves

Hot Cross Buns hit the shelves...

It still feels like Christmas, but that didn't stop Woolworths from selling the traditional Hot Cross Buns more than 100 days before Easter.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

McDonalds brawl

Innocent bystanders have been caught in the middle of a wild brawl involving as many as 40 youths.

Rumour confirmed

Lara property raided

It's believed a number of dogs were scratched yesterday as a result.

A property near Geelong that's believed to be connected to a disqualified greyhound trainer has been raided.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

New Rod Laver statue

A bronze statue of Rod Laver to be erected at Rod Laver arena.

'Bronzed Aussie' told 3AW Breakfast about a new statue of a famous sportsman to be shortly unveiled at a sporting stadium in Melbourne.

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Reindeer bares all

A Christmas display in Fountain Gate has shown that the reindeer is definitely a boy!

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Rumour File winner crowned!

Ricky Ponting with the lucky winner!

Congratulations to "Home Run" on winning this year's Rumour File draw!

Rumour Confirmed

Premiership jumper handed back

The family of recently departed Richmond centreman Bill Barrot have been given back his 1969 premiership jumper.

Rumour Confirmed

Jimmy Bartel joins 3AW

Jimmy Bartel has been one of the most versatile and highly-decorated players in the history of the Geelong Cats.

Jimmy Bartel is joining 3AW Football in 2017.

Rumour Confirmed

Beggars 'back in 15'

Homelessness in Melbourne's CBD has become so prevalent, beggars have begun leaving "back soon" signs where they're set up.

Rumour Confirmed

Geoff Walsh returns to Pies

Geoff Walsh has returned to Collingwood after Ross Stevenson revealed it on The Rumour File.

Rumour Confirmed

Auctioneer swallows fly

A Melbourne auctioneer has been stopped in his tracks after swallowing a fly mid-auction.

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Madeleine's royal treatment

Madeleine is one of 60 young people who will meet the Queen next year.

An enterprising young Melbourne CEO will meet Queen Elizabeth II next year.

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Williamstown RSL set to close

The Williamstown RSL.

The struggling Williamstown RSL will close its doors in January.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Lara station hero

24-year-old train driver Darcy Hutchinson helped save the life of man at Lara Station.

A Deer Park woman has taken to social media to hunt for the hero that saved her uncle's life.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED

Ex-AFL player hero tradie

Ex-Collingwood player Kyle Martin helped people during the Springvale attack.

One of the Springvale hero tradies has been confirmed as ex-AFL player Kyle Martin.

Rumour Confirmed

Student contracts tuberculosis

Students at a Melbourne school have been tested for tuberculosis after a student became infected.

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Dog stolen at Lilydale show

A farm dog has been brazenly stolen at the Lilydale show. Ross and John spoke with his owner.

Rumour Confirmed

Greg Miles calls it a day

Greg Miles is retiring.

The voice of horse racing in Victoria has called his 36th and final Melbourne Cup.

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Cam's marriage proposal

3AW Breakfast wants to find out whether a marriage proposal sprayed on a Melbourne laneway was successful.

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Lost locket found

Do you know the owner of the locket?

During a spring clean, workers at the Junortoun General Store found an antique locket and now are desperate to find the owner.

Rumour Confirmed

Rex to return to 3AW!

Yibbida Yibbida, that's NOT all folks. Rex Hunt is returning to 3AW!