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Teens try to stop driver

Isaac Tupou and his cousin Tevita Mahina attempted to stop the driver with a bat.

11:32 AM   Two teens attempted to stop Dimitrious Gargasoulas on Friday as he drove recklessly through Flinders Street.

Bail justice to continue

Daniel Andrews in the 3AW studio.

11:31 AM   Daniel Andrews has confirmed the bail justice who allowed Dimitrious Gargasoulas bail will continue in their role.

Gary's heartbreaking account

A memorial has been created on Bourke Street.

10:19 AM   A man who tried to save the 10-year-old girl killed on Bourke Street has given a truly harrowing account of what happened.

Ashton 100% behind police actions

Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton in the 3AW studio.

10:02 AM   Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton tells Neil Mitchell he's confident police handled the Bourke street tragedy well.

Theatre denies mum's claims

The manager of the Princess Theatre has categorically denied booting a mother and her three-month-old baby out of The Book Of Mormon.

Why we're saving the smelter

Alcoa's Portland smelter has been given a lifeline.

Treasurer Tim Pallas tells Tony Jones the economic benefits of Alcoa's Portland smelter exceed $380m per year.

Theft victim's emotional plea

Police have released this image of a woman they wish to speak to.

A victim of this week's Airport baggage theft victim has made an emotional plea to return her jewellery.

Controversial billboard returns

This Australia Day billboard featuring two young girls in hijab was removed after backlash and a number of threats.

Julian Price   A controversial Peninsula Link billboard may be making a comeback after it was removed due to threats.

'Only the start of it': Dutton

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says more needs to be done.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says more teenage offenders associated with the Apex gang could be kicked out of the country,

Hird history being 're-written'

Sports columnist Patrick Smith has defended a controversial piece he wrote about James Hird.

Violence at homeless camp

Tempers have flared at the homeless camp at Flinders Street Station, with a woman lashing out at camera crews.

Young people 'being exploited'

Are too many young people working for free?

An increasing number of young people are doing unpaid work in a bid to secure a job but there are concerns they are being exploited.

Calls for standards in rentals

Should landlords foot the bill?

Renters should be able to have a "basic level of comfort" a housing expert says.

Savage kangaroo attack

A woman is lucky to be alive after a savage encounter with a Kangaroo in Melbourne's North-East.

Our city's soaring school costs

Melbourne is the most expensive city to educate your children in Australia, according to a new study.

Female-only ride-sharing

The proudly "discriminatory" female-only ride-share service Shebah is set to launch next month.

Aussies found alive in Japan

Japanese search and rescue teams have found an Australian family missing in a ski field.

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Jockey stood down

Jockey Josh Cartwright has been stood down after allegedly steering his horse into another rider to allow his girlfriend to win race.

Calls to decriminalise begging

There's little support for a proposal from the Greens to decriminalise begging on our streets.

Hampton Park home invasion

A Hampton Park man has been left traumatised and injured after a violent home invasion.

Missing kids found

 Jai, Beau and Chase Masters

Three children missing have been located by a Melbourne television reporter.

Doggy door break in

Brazen thieves have made their way through the doggy door of a Melbourne home while a couple slept inside.

Girls tennis in Australia praised

The Melbourne Park precinct.

Andy Murray's mother has praised Australian tennis for its development of girls participation.

Car wash theft

A woman who had her car stolen from a shopping centre car wash has been forced to change the locks on her home.

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Emergency lane driver BUSTED

Dash-cam footage has emerged of an incident on the Ring Road that will leave plenty of Melburnians with a severe case of schadenfreude.

Teen slashed at Bentleigh

A teenage boy needs surgery after he and two of his friends were bashed, slashed and threatened with a gun.

Commissioner 'at war' with Premier

Neil Mitchell has shared his thoughts on the "war" between the Premier and Privacy Commissioner.

Violent road rage attack

Steve's car windshield after the attack.

A man has been attacked and has his car smashed during a violent road rage attack north-west of Melbourne.

Violent bayside carjacking

A violent carjacking in Melbourne's south east has left a woman injured and in shock.

Horrifying home invasion

Frightening details have emerged about a Port Melbourne home invasion - a man attacked with an axe, his wife left terrified.

Mystery $64,000 Centrelink bill

A Victorian man says he can't bring himself to tell his elderly mother about a mystery Centrelink bill worth $64,000.

Drownings on the rise

Concerns over the number of drownings in Australia over summer.

Drownings over summer in Australia are nearly as high as car fatalities.

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Boy kicks mum over phone

Young Chinese boy filmed attacking his mother after she denied him the use of his mobile phone.

Stella's amazing snake escape

Poor Stella was a little worse for wear!

A dog has had a miraculous escape after a deadly snake got caught in its collar.

Backyard or balcony?

Living in the city or having a backyard? First-time homebuyers will have to choose says NSW Premier Mike Baird.

3aw mornings exclusive

Hird's father speaks out

Jake Bourke   James Hird's father Allan has opened up about his son's battles in an exclusive interview with Tony Jones.

Creating stronger marriages

A new study reveals that people marrying later in life are creating stronger relationships by doing so.

Impatient drivers slammed

Road safety authorities have lashed out at Melbourne's lane-changing culture, saying driver impatience is increasing crash rates, putting lives at risk.

More Youth Justice centre trouble

The Minister for Children has rejected calls for her to stand down following more trouble at the Parkville Youth Justice facility.

Editorial

Hird situation 'tragic'

Tony Jones has called on football fans and wider public to take stock in the wake of James Hird's troubles.

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Man's racist tirade

A video of a man on a confronting racist tirade at a Melbourne park has gone viral.

Kennett fights for taxi drivers

Former Premier Jeff Kennett has again called on the state government to fairly compensate Victoria's taxi industry.

UFU calls on Labor to pay up

The United Firefighters Union has called on the Labor government to repay firefighters for helping the party come to power.

Bashing victims' mum takes a stand

A mother whose son was ambushed and beaten by a group of men on New Year's Eve is waging war on the escalating violence on Melbourne's streets.

Puneet claim looks 'frivolous'

Puneet Puneet's latest attempt to avoid extradition to Australia due to a legal loophole is unlikely to succeed, according to one barrister.

School costs 'horrific'

The costs of buying books and uniforms for school have been described as "horrific."

IN STUDIO WITH TONY JONES

'Life in jail' for child killers

Greg Davies.

There's a call from the Victims of Crime Commissioner for child killers to be sent to jail for life.

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Mega Murray River catch

Darren with the catch of a lifetime.

A Greensborough man has caught a huge Murray cod with his bare hands at the Murray River.

Victorian farmer finds true love

Andrew and his girlfriend.

A Victorian dairy farmer has shared a story of true love with 3AW Mornings.

Time to tighten test?

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton spoke with Tony Jones.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says it's time to look at revamping Australia's immigration test.

Man pays woman's vet bills

A generous man has offered to pay a woman's veterinary bills after she admits on 3AW she's doing it tough.

Police to patrol cannabis picnic

Pot smokers planning to attend a cannabis community picnic next week are on notice.

The dangers of 'phubbing'

A new study claims smartphone use has become a major source of relationship troubles.

Bold new smoking target

The Federal Government wants a million Australian smokers to quit this year.

Youth detention unit at Barwon

The Andrews Government is confident any challenge to changes it has made to Barwon Prison to keep 12 youth offenders in the prison will fail.

Rider deaths nearly double

The motorcycle community has spoken out against riders who willingly break the law after horror year on the road.

Family robbed during bushfire

Emergency services at the scene of a suspicious bushfire at Carrum Downs.

A Carrum Down's family has had their car ransacked while they fought a bushfire behind their home.

Taco truck stolen

Taco truck named 'Lola' stolen on Boxing Day.

A taco truck made from an old horse float has been stolen.

Vouchers for recycling

Reverse vending machines.

A western council has devised a rewards-based strategy to encourage recycling.

Youths wreak havoc at Maccas

A crowd gathers at the McDonalds in Tarneit on December 19.

A large group of youths wreaked havoc at a fast food outlet in Melbourne's west.

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.

Freeway closes after crash

Motorbike crash at Little River.

The Princes Freeway was closed Geelong bound after a motorcycle crash.

Melbourne crime spree

Witnesses are being sought after up to 30 cars were damaged in a crime spree in the Malvern area, including the Shadow Treasurer.

Top tips for regifting

Australia, a nation divided about whether regifting an unwanted Christmas present is acceptable or not.

MCG security boost

Cricket Australia have offered a message of reassurance to all those heading to the MCG for today's match.

IN STUDIO WITH TONY JONES

Santa gets ready for Christmas!

Santa in studio with Tony Jones.

Only two sleeps 'til Christmas! Santa joined Tony Jones in studio to take calls from good boys and girls.

Parking hogs be warned

Parking hogs are being warned to obey time restrictions this Christmas.

Bikes recording overtake distance

The President of the Cycle Alliance tells Tony Jones why bikes should have "black boxes".

Melbourne terror raids

Police Commissioner Graham Ashton.

The AFP and Victoria Police have foiled a major terror plot in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

Tips for Christmas feasts

Perfect pork crackling.

Adrian Richardson from La Luna Bistro has shared his top tips for the perfect pork crackling.

PSO report 'unbalanced'

Stock image.

The Police Association has panned a report into misconduct of Protective Services Officers as "unbalanced".

Bali warning updated

Bali is a popular destination for Australians.

Australians are being reminded to to exercise caution when travelling to Indonesia over summer.

Dog missing after flight stuff up

Missing dog (left).

Neala Boyd's dog has gone missing after it was accidently flown to Sydney instead of Toowoomba.

Trial to stop the texts

Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton in the studio with Tony Jones.

Victoria Police is fast-tracking a trial for world-first technology that would stop motorists from sending or receiving text messages while driving.

'Inclusive' Christmas cards

The Victorian Multicultural Commission says it's not afraid to say Merry Christmas, but has decided to use more inclusive terms in its holiday greeting this year.

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Elderly woman left badly injured

Neil says his mother was left badly injured.

A woman has been charged over a cowardly assault on a 93-year-old woman at Southland Shopping Centre.

The Premier's 'fine mess'

Nick McCallum says the government is in a "fine mess" after its youth detention policy was struck down.

Christmas presents and kids

It's a tough one, how much should kids get for Christmas?

Program psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg says his philosophy is pretty simple.

Escapee boy reunited with mum

Mum Toni Swain with Digby, who escaped this morning.

The 7-year-old boy who escaped his Carlton home on his first night in Melbourne is a bit of an escapee, his relieved mum says.

$3.2b lottery in Spain

Australian punters can participate in a monster Spanish lottery worth over $3 billion.

Pension changes hit Victorians hard

Some pensioners will feel the pinch from January 1.

Chief Executive of Council on the Ageing Ian Yates tells Tony Jones about the changes to the pension coming into effect from January 1.

Dog baiting threat

 Tony's daughter with Marley the dog.

A Langwarrin man has been sent a note insulting his 5-year-old daughter and threatening to poison his dog.

Victoria gets short-changed

Tim Pallas (L) and Darren Chester.

Victoria's Treasurer Tim Pallas has blasted the Federal government over road funding.

Inflatable reindeer stolen

inflatable Rudolph stolen from Preston home.

A giant blow up reindeer was stolen from the front yard of a Preston home.

Patti Newton robbed

File photo of Patti Newton.

Patti Newton has been robbed, the thieves making off with a bootload of presents that were for her husband, children and grandchildren.

Kids with smartphones

Children as young as five are being given smartphones, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation are campaigning for safer usage.

Obesity in the workplace

Trades Hall has called on employers to do more to protect their employees' health.

An unexpected visitor

A Torquay resident was shocked on Sunday morning when a kangaroo leapt through his bedroom window.

Cars scratched and smashed

Cars damaged at Doncaster East.

More than a dozen cars have been scratched and had their windscreens smashed by vandals overnight.

Car vandal spree

Dozens of cars vandalised at Northcote on Tuesday.

'Social' smokers be warned

Social smokers are still at risk of disease and death.

The latest research shows it takes just 50 cigarettes to mutate every sing lung cell you have.

Stop saying 'Husband' and 'Wife'

Minister for Equality Martin Foley.

There are calls to stop the use of 'Husband' and 'Wife' to describe your partner in the public sector.

Alarming crime rise

Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp.

Police Minister Lisa Neville has responded to the latest crime figures.

Two cent debt

Man receives Centrelink debt notice for 0.2c.

Rowville man pays Centrelink debt with an old two cent piece.

IN STUDIO WITH TONY JONES

New Year's Eve security boost

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle in studio with Tony Jones

New Year's Eve celebrations will cost the City of Melbourne around three million dollars.

Grass a fire hazard

Chris sent in this photo to illustrate her point.

A resident is concerned grass on Patterson River in Bonbeach is a fire risk heading into summer.

Pregnancy discrimination 'blatant'

An associate professor at the Sydney Law School says it's commonplace.

Female cricket players are reportedly being asked to declare their pregnancy status in a move that's being labelled as "blatantly discriminatory".

Shorten to help out Les

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

Bill Shorten is behind a fundraiser to help the Les Twentyman Foundation after Tuesday's fire.

Victoria's crime surges 11 per cent

The crime rate is up 9.4 per cent.

Victoria's crime rate is up 9.4 per cent, while overall offences are up 11 per cent.

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