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21 November 2017 8:51 AM Former AFL player manager Angie Papadopoulos pleads not guilty to $1 million drug charge

A former high-flying player manager of several West Coast premiership stars has faced the District Court on trial over a seizure of almost 1kg of methamphetamine. Angelos Papadopoulos, 58, along with Anthony La Bianca, 62, have pleaded not guilty to possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply after police stopped their vehicle on the Mitchell 7

21 November 2017 1:31 AM Man drove car at pedestrians in Canberra shopping precinct overnight

A man who struck and injured a boy when he twice drove his van at two teenagers near Dickson shops had accused them of throwing a stick in his car, court documents allege. Police say Vaughan Doolette, 35, tried to pick a fight with the pair minutes before he swerved the vehicle across two lanes of traffic and ran over the boy's ankle on Monday night 5

20 November 2017 11:19 AM 'This huge avalanche came down': Perth boy saved by hero dad

An eight-year-old boy lives to tell how he was saved by his hero dad after he was buried alive in a ditch on a northern Perth property for more than four hours before emergency crews could save him. Riley Stiles had fallen into a three-metre ditch about 4pm on Sunday and was buried up to his neck in dirt and sand. At one stage his face was submerged 6

20 November 2017 1:53 AM Queensland Rail vehicle involved in alleged hit-and-run described as an 'archaic piece of junk'

The lawyer defending a Queensland Rail worker charged over the alleged hit-and- run of a young Brisbane woman says the vehicle he was driving was an "archaic piece of junk". Iuliana Stevenson was crossing Hamilton Pl at the intersection of Campbell Street at Bowen Hills about 1am on October 5 when she was hit by an excavator-like vehicle 6

19 November 2017 2:12 AM Thanasi Kokkinakis given 2018 Australian Open wildcard

Injury-plagued Thanasi Kokkinakis is set to play at the Australian Open for the first time in three years after being awarded a wildcard. The 21-year-old has battled serious shoulder and abdominal injuries in recent years and is now hoping for a long-overdue change of luck on the fitness front. Kokkinakis said he was incredibly grateful when Davis Cup captain 8

17 November 2017 8:54 PM Mercedes driver dies in fiery crash in city's east

A Mercedes driver died in a fiery crash in Melbourne's east early on Saturday morning. Police are investigating whether the two cars involved in the fatal collision had been speeding in the lead-up to the death. Investigators have been told a Mazda sedan and Mercedes sedan were driving on Waverley Road towards Springvale Road in Glen Waverley at 1.50am when the Mazda 8

17 November 2017 9:22 AM WA man 'fighting back' after lightning strike

The family of a worker who was struck by lightning at the Northam Race Club say he is "fighting back" as he remains in an induced coma at Royal Perth Hospital. Track curating staff member Doug Fernihough, 57, was flown to Perth for treatment in the intensive care unit on Thursday and remains in a critical but stable condition. Mr Fernihough's family 10

16 November 2017 11:06 AM George Takei congratulates Australia on gay marriage vote, denies sex harassment claims

Star Trek icon George Takei has used his Australian tour to congratulate the country on the outcome of the same-sex marriage survey and once again deny sexually harassing a former model in the early 1980s. The 80-year-old actor, speaking at the Melbourne Town Hall on Thursday evening, labelled the allegations a "fantastical claim". "I was completely 11

16 November 2017 6:49 AM Ex-security guard tells court he never received cut of $500,000 Myer Melbourne heist

The inside man in a half-a-million-dollar heist at Myer's Melbourne CBD store 24 years ago claims he never got a cent from the armed robbery. The witness, whose identity is suppressed, worked as a security guard at the Lonsdale Street department store in 1993. A County Court trial in Melbourne heard that the witness trained the accused Wladimir Babaeff 8

14 November 2017 9:35 AM Ben Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers beat LA Clippers

Ben Simmons and his Philadelphia 76ers have held off the Los Angeles Clippers in a thriller to achieve what the young Australian described as the team's best win of the year. The 76ers fought back from a six-point deficit in the final minutes to win 109-105 in LA on Tuesday [AEDT]. The 21-year-old from Melbourne achieved his eighth double-double in just his first 19