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Stuffed wallet makes its way home — three months later

First on The Rumour File A wallet stuffed with more than $1000 has made it back to its owner, three months after being lost. A chain of good Samaritans ensured the cash made it home to Kerrie Goodall, including a mystery person who found the wallet. Ms Goodall had all but given up on finding […]

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Melbourne “fisherman” catches unusual haul in the Yarra

THE RUMOUR FILE A Melbourne “fisherman” has landed a rather unusual haul. But rather than being edible, his catch was rideable: Filmmaker Tommy Jackett told Justin and Kate he found them all in one morning. “I started in Cremorne and walked through to the city, and there was oBikes everywhere in the water,” he said. […]

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Rumour File: Council plants tree in front of garage

Most of us want a nice leafy street, but at what cost? For example, what if the nature strip tree partially blocked your garage door? That’s the example that was raised on The Rumour File this morning, with the above photos displaying showing where the Maribyrnong council recently planted a tree. The tree is on […]

RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Shop owner fights off intruders with toy sword

Picture: Twitter / @TedOConnor4 The owner of a chemist has confronted two intruders with a toy sword after hearing them break into his store. Police have arrested two men following an alleged burglary at a Caulfield North chemist. Police were called after the owner – who lives above the store – heard somebody smashing into […]

Melbourne food wunderkind behind new heart attack on a plate

Via the RUMOUR FILE A Melbourne wunderkind is behind the latest heart attack on a plate. Caulfield Grammar School student Morgan Hipworth (pictured) will start selling the cookie dough donut sandwich from this weekend. Pictured below, it’s basically two flavours of cookie dough inside doughnut dough. Probably delicious. Definitely a health hazard. It’s the latest venture […]

Rumour confirmed: Teenage footballer completes rare streak

RUMOUR FILE CONFIRMED A teenage footballer from Bayswater has completed a sporting streak that would even have Winx blushing. Ben White, an under-17s player for Bayswater Junior Football Club, has just won the Eastern Football League’s best and fairest award for an astonishing eighth consecutive year. He’s won the award every year since under-12s. “I […]

06/09/2017 / 04:20
Dramatic police chase ends in arrests, scanner claims

VIA THE RUMOUR FILE An attempted armed robbery has ended in a dramatic police chase across Gippsland and two arrests. The incident happened at a liquor store in Sale. A caller to 3AW claimed the chase was called off by police when a illegal broadcast was made on the police radio. 9 News Gippsland reporter […]

Carlton cheer squad’s extremely heartfelt apology for cheeky tweet

VIA THE RUMOUR FILE A member of the Carlton cheer squad has been censured for a social media “pot shot” at a rival club. The tweet was a cheeky mock after Melbourne was knocked out of finals content. “That’s Karma for the Hogan cheap shot on Rowe and Lewis cheap shot on Cripps,” it read. […]

29/08/2017 / 01:08
Woman wearing burqa allegedly robs Subway in Melbourne’s east

RUMOUR FILE CONFIRMED A woman has been charged after allegedly robbing a fast food outlet while wearing a burqa in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Police have been told a woman, wearing a full length gown with her face and head covered, entered the Subway store on Main Street, Croydon, shortly after 5.30pm on Saturday. She was […]

Rumour confirmed: Ambulance attendants bashed outside Melbourne hospital

Three thugs have bashed two ambulance attendants outside a Melbourne hospital for refusing to hand over cigarettes. As first mentioned in The Rumour File, an ambulance attendant for a private patient transport company, was standing outside Dandenong Hospital about 3.30pm yesterday when he was approached by three men. The men asked for a cigarette, which […]

Toorak mansion smashes sale record

A Toorak mansion has reportedly sold for approximately $40 million, making it the most expensive house to ever sell in Victoria. “Toorak Bonanza” told The Rumour File the sale became unconditional last week. The agent has declined to comment. We’re pretty confident it’s on the money.

Confronting street art painted in Richmond ahead of community rally

A confronting piece of street art has been painted in Richmond ahead of a community rally pushing for a drug injecting room in the suburb. The “March to Save Lives” rally is taking place on Sunday. Ross and John found out more.

Rumour File: Child faints during Mass held by a Catholic college

RUMOUR FILE A child has fainted during a huge mass service held by a Catholic college. 3AW Breakfast’s Rumour File heard a claim that over 40 children were treated for first aid for various ailments at the service last week. But the school says the claim is exaggerated. “On Friday, a mass email was sent to […]

Rumour confirmed: Motorcyclist drops bag full of cash

A motorcyclist has flipped the bird at police before unknowingly dropping a backpack full of cash and speeding off in Melbourne’s southeast. The Rumour File heard the motorcyclist was travelling without a number plate on and in excess of the speed limit along the Dingley Bypass on August 8. “He decided to raise his middle […]

15/08/2017 / 04:42
Six months of extra gridlock: Minister ‘feels like a fool’

An embarrassed Victorian Roads Minister admits he feels “like a fool” for overseeing a Swan St bridge stuff-up that’s going cost Melburnians an extra six months of gridlock. Widening works on the Swan Street bridge are expected to take a lot longer than first thought, with the new fifth lane not expected to be ready […]

15/08/2017 / 06:20
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