Brother, sister found dead in house after suspected murder-suicide

A 66-year-old man and his 71-year-old sister have been found dead inside a house in Melbourne’s north-west.

Their bodies were located in a house on Carrathool Street at Bulleen, around 13 kilometres north-west of the city’s CBD, just after midnight on Friday.

It is not clear how they died, though police have confirmed they are not searching for any suspects.

It’s understood police made the discovery after receiving a call from a concerned family member who had requested officers conduct a welfare check on the pair.

Investigators will prepare a report for the coroner.

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Driver bailed up by syringe wielding woman at Melbourne intersection

A driver has had a lucky escape after being bailed up and threatened by a syringe wielding woman while stopped at an intersection in Melbourne’s north.

Police said the frightening encounter took place in Brunswick at around 4.20pm on Tuesday 15 March.

It’s understood the male driver was sitting in his car, which was stopped at the intersection of Kelson and Bell Street’s, when a woman approached his window and requested a life to Sunshine.

When the man declined, the woman allegedly pulled out a syringe from her hand bag and began stabbing the victim’s vehicle on the panels and windows before walking away.

The man was not injured in the incident but managed to film the woman on his mobile phone before reporting the matter to police.

Investigators have released an image of the woman in the hope someone may recognise her.

She is described as Caucasian, mid-late 20’s, long blonde hair and was wearing a blue dress and black boots.

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Drunk driver sends car hurtling into house, then walks home

A woman who crashed her car into the back of another in Victoria, forcing it off the road and careering through a house, has recorded a blood alcohol reading more than five times over the legal limit, police say.

Officers from Heyfield Police were called to the nose-to-tail collision on Morrison Street at Maffra, around 220 kilometres east of Melbourne, just before 4pm on Wednesday.

Police say the car that was hit veered off the road and hit the side of a house, causing it to become structurally unsound.

The offending driver, a 34-year-old woman, is said to have fled the scene of the accident and continued driving her car until it stopped on George Street.

Police have been told the woman then got out of her car and walked home.

Officers attended the woman’s address a short time later and conveyed her to the local police station where she was subjected to a breath test.

Police say the woman returned a reading of 0.261, which is more than five times over the legal limit.

Her licence has been suspended and she is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and other traffic offences.

Man charged with murdering 74-year-old woman in Melbourne

A man has been arrested and charged over the murder of an elderly woman found dead in Melbourne’s south-east.

The 74-year-old woman’s body wound found at a London Street address at around 4pm on Tuesday, 19 April.

In a statement released to media late on Friday, detectives confirmed a 44-year-old man had been arrested in relation to the woman’s death.

He has since been charged with one count of murder.

Refused bail, he was due to appear at an out-of-sessions court hearing last night.

Girl, 4, killed after car rebounds off tree after crash in rural Victoria

A four-year-old girl has died following a horror single-vehicle crash in regional Victoria.

The girl was travelling in a car which veered off Remembrance Drive and hit a tree in the small community of Cardigan, located on north-western rural-urban fringe of Ballarat, at around 2.30pm on Saturday.

The force of the impact was so great, the vehicle rebounded off the tree and was thrown back onto the road.

The little girl was treated at the scene by paramedics who performed CPR before rushing her to Ballarat Base Hospital in a critical condition.

She was pronounced dead on arrival.

A man, believed to have been driver, has been taken to the same hospital in an unknown condition.

Major Crash Investigators are on the scene.