Tag Archives: Fitzroy

PIZZA RESTAURANTS SPRAYED WITH GUNFIRE

Friday November 1 2013 – Three Woodstock restaurants operated by champion pizza maker Tony Cannata, were sprayed with bullets in an hour of drive-by mayhem on Wednesday night. Last night, Mr Cannata remained shaken. His Woodstocks in Fitzroy and Carlton … Continue reading

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HOW A GREAT PACIFIST RAN A CROOK TO GROUND

Saturday August 24 2013 – For a pacifist, former deputy prime minister Jim Cairns was pretty handy with a shooter. Long before he led more than 100,000 people in the 1970 anti-Vietnam War moratorium demonstration, he was involved in a … Continue reading

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MOKBEL ASSOCIATE HIT WITH $2.6 MILLION TAX BILL – Sunday July 14 2013

– A Melbourne woman accused of laundering criminal proceeds on behalf of the Mokbel drug empire has been served with a $2.6 million tax bill by the Australian Taxation Office. Irene Meletsis, 46, of Fitzroy, was served with a writ … Continue reading

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A LIFE COPPED SWEET DESPITE SOME BUMPS – Saturday July 13

– it is a scene oft repeated: the father in the passenger seat quietly telling his daughter to slow down while she tells him not to fuss as she is perfectly in control. The difference is we are travelling at … Continue reading

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OFFICER FACES COURT ON FRESH CHARGES – Friday July 12 2013

– A police officer arrested by an anti-corruption taskforce investigating possible links between police and outlaw bikie gangs has appeared in court to face new charges. Senior Constable David Branov, 41, of the North West Metro Region, was arrested on … Continue reading

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POLICE SEEK APPROVAL TO USE DOCUMENTS – Tuesday June 18 2013

– Victoria Police will seek to use documents taken from prominent law firm Slater & Gordon in framing potential criminal charges over the Australian Workers Union slush fund scandal. Fraud Squad detectives are expected to appear before a Melbourne magistrate … Continue reading

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POLICE HUNTING ‘BARBARIC’ CONVICTED KILLER AND RAPIST – Thursday June 13 2013

– Police are hunting a convicted rapist and murderer who breached parole for at least the fourth time. Clive Edward Stone was sentenced in 1986 for the “barbaric” rape and murder of disabled woman Lorna Jane Gibson in Fitzroy. Sentenced … Continue reading

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COURT HEARS PAIR ARGUED OVER SEX BEFORE SHOOTING – Friday May 3 2013

– Kara Doyle was fatally shot in the stomach by her boyfriend after the pair argued over him asking another woman to be part of a sex act, a court has been told. Mehmet Torun, 25, is alleged to have … Continue reading

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BODY FOUND IN HOARDER’S HOME – Friday April 26 2013

– Human remains have been found under piles of rubbish at a hone of an elderly woman, reported missing more than 18 months ago in Melbourne’s north. Police searched the property of missing Fitzroy woman Phyllis Kelly in Little Charles … Continue reading

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HANG OUT WITH DOGS, BE HOUNDED BY FLEAS – Saturday March 30 2013

– It was an office Christmas party like many others. Too much grog led a middle manager to try to prove he was still one of the nosy, and so he led the charge to one of Melbourne’s well-known strip … Continue reading

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