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Knife pulled on spectator at junior soccer game in Melbourne’s north-west

RUMOUR CONFIRMED: An investigation is underway after a man, believed to be a parent at a junior soccer match, pulled a knife on a fellow spectator. Police were called to the Point Cook and Keilor Park under 16s at Keilor Park Recreation Reserve on Sunday afternoon. A witness has told the 3AW Rumour File a verbal altercation broke […]

11 hours ago
RUMOUR FILE: Footy game abandoned after umpire incident

RUMOUR FILE CONFIRMED A country footy game was abandoned on Saturday following a violent incident involving an umpire. The Rushworth v Ardmona reserves game in the Kyabram & District Football League didn’t make it into second quarter after an umpire was knocked from his feet by a Rushworth player. Tensions started to simmer when a free-kick was awarded […]

14 hours ago / 02:35
Toddler rescued by PSO after fall at Heatherdale train station

A PSO is being hailed hero after scrambling through a small hole from the tracks at a Melbourne train station to rescue a toddler. As revealed on the 3AW Rumour File, the toddler became trapped after falling down a gap in the platform on Friday night. Daniel from the MFB told Ross and John they stopped […]

14 hours ago
Rumour confirmed: People are finding $1000s in their bank accounts – but it’s not theirs

RUMOUR FILE CONFIRMED A Melbourne couple has found more than $26,000 in their bank account in what appears a widespread data breach and attempted tax fraud plot. And there are fears victims of the attack will now be targetted by scammers. Following a tip-off on the 3AW Rumour File, listener Gay told Ross and John she […]

18/07/2017 / 04:12
Melbourne prisoner’s escape foiled by quick thinking staff

RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A Melbourne prisoner’s escape attempt has been foiled by quick thinking staff. ‘Close Escape’ told The Rumour File about the foiled jail break at the Metropolitan Remand Centre. A spokesperson for Corrections Victoria confirmed the rumour, telling 3AW Breakfast prison staff were quick to act. Prison staff quickly foiled an attempt by a prisoner to escape […]

17/07/2017 / 00:30
Unlucky driver left in prickly mess after road spikes fell from police car at Fawkner

RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Officers accidentally left left road spikes on the roof of their car, which fell off and an unlucky driver was caught in the mess. 3AW Breakfast is told members from Fawkner Highway Patrol were exiting the police complex on Thursday, when a “tyre deflation device” fell from the vehicle after it was accidentally left on […]

17/07/2017
‘I had tears in my eyes’: Praise for mystery hero bus driver

THE RUMOUR FILE A bus driver has been praised for possibly saving a woman’s life after dropping everything to help an unconscious passenger yesterday. The man known only as David from Dysons Buses gave medical assistance to the drug-affected woman while waiting on paramedics. Fellow passenger Marilyn Nagy-Juhasz was reduced to tears while watching the compassion […]

13/07/2017 / 02:06
Rumour File: New 40km/h limits hit a snag

RUMOUR FILE CONFIRMED Victoria’s new speed limit around emergency vehicles that was rushed through by the government has hit a snag. As of July 1, drivers have to slow to 40km/h while passing emergency vehicles with flashing lights. However, any fines issued around this have been temporarily withdrawn because the new penalty code book does […]

11/07/2017
Rumour confirmed: Melbourne pub bans trendy brewer in tap spat

RUMOUR CONFIRMED A Melbourne pub has taken a stand against a trendy Victorian craft brewer, banning its beer and accusing it of a big ego. As first flagged on the Rumour File last week, the Great Northern Hotel in Carlton North has stopped serving Woodend’s Holgate Brewhouse. The Rathdowne Street pub says Holgate would only provide Extra […]

10/07/2017
Number plates found dumped in bin

RUMOUR CONFIRMED A handful of number plates from all over Australia have been found dumped in a skip bin in Melbourne’s outer south east. “Dodgy Plates” told The Rumour File on Thursday he made the discovery on Tuesday. Police have since confirmed they recovered a number of plates from various states that were found on Exchange Drive, […]

06/07/2017
Rumour Confirmed: Beloved pub dog found underground

RUMOUR FILE CONFIRMED The Mountjoys had given up. Their beloved dog Axle, a friend to all the regulars at the Harrietville Snowline Hotel, had been missing two days in country littered with mines and other traps. Hours of searching had proved futile. “My wife and I had shed a tear or two,” Bennett Moutjoy told 3AW Breakfast […]

03/07/2017 / 04:55
Rumour File: Ex-AFL player Glenn Archer charged over junior footy incident

RUMOUR FILE CONFIRMED Former North Melbourne footballer Glenn Archer has been charged with assault following an incident at a junior football match yesterday. Archer, now a Roos board member, had previously come out and apologised for being involved in the incident this morning after it was made public on the 3AW Rumour File. The incident involved […]

26/06/2017
RUMOUR FILE: Jousting sticks up for grabs in Bonnie Doon

RUMOUR FILE: Jousting sticks up for grabs on Gumtree, located in Bonnie Doon! ‘You’ve Got To Be Kidding’ alerted the 3AW Rumour File to the post on Gumtree. There’s no price listed, but ‘Steve’ will swap the jousting sticks for a shitztu crossed with malamute. ‘Tell him he’s dreaming’… Looking at Steve’s proposed trade offer, he may just be […]

23/06/2017
Rumour confirmed: New trucks in fight against terrorism

ANOTHER RUMOUR FILE CONFIRMED Victoria Police will soon have access to new anti-terror trucks. Ross and John’s Rumour File this morning reported the trucks will enable police to ram suspects off the road. Police Minister Lisa Neville has confirmed armoured vehicles will be added to the police fleet. She says they will be used for a number […]

22/06/2017
Rumour confirmed: Farmer saves Kelpie’s life with mouth-to-nose resuscitation

  Rumour confirmed: A farmer has saved his dog’s life by giving him mouth-to-nose resuscitation. ‘Man’s Best Friend’ told Rumour File about the incredible story before the hero himself spoke to Ross and John later in the show. When Glenn Rowe, from the Wimmera, tied Jack the Kelpie onto the back of his four-wheeler motorbike to round up […]

21/06/2017 / 03:55
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