Ballarat breakfast report: March 19

WEATHER

It was a chilly start to the morning with the temperature sitting below eight degrees at 7am. 

Today we can expect a top of 23 degrees with some showers expected in the afternoon. 

Tomorrow looks like being the nicest day of the week with a top of 26 degrees predicted and no chance of showers. 

POLICE

It was a quiet night for police with nothing of interest to report.

However, police have had a busy few days as they continue to hunt two men who are wanted for questioning over an alleged armed robbery of a taxi driver in the early hours of Monday morning. 

Anyone with information on the incident should call Ballarat Criminal Investigation Unit on 5336 6080.

FIRE

It was a quiet night for fire  crews with only two call outs. 

Ballarat Fire Brigade senior station officer Neville Collins said crews were called to a false alarm at Ballarat Grammar at 8.15pm.

Crews were also called to wash away oil off the road in Wendouree West at 12.10am. 

Another set of Ballarat firefighters have flown out to the Morwell this morning to fight the mine fire in the area. 

Mr Collins said firefighters were still extinguishing hot spots at the blaze and believed the fire would be ongoing for some time. 

TRAINS

V/Line is reporting good service on the Ballarat line so far this morning.

ON THE AGENDA

Champion Australian boxers Sam Soliman and Sam Colomban will visit Ballarat to talk about the Choices Program today.

The program encourages young Victorians to think about the consequences of their actions and teaches them skills and techniques to avoid violent situations. 

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