Ballarat breakfast report: August 12, 2014

A top of eight degrees and cloudy today.

A top of eight degrees and cloudy today.

WEATHER

There is a saying that runs true through this city: "In Ballarat, you earn your summers".

With just 19 days left of winter, the wait for warm sunshine is nearing an end.

Rising from an overnight low of 2.9 degrees at 4.16am, we will see a top of eight degrees.

The cloud cover and rain is set to continue until Friday when a little sunshine may be available for the weekend.

Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening.

TODAY'S TOP STORY

The Courier front page, Tuesday August 12

The Courier front page, Tuesday August 12

ONE of Ballarat’s biggest eyesores – the Provincial Hotel – has finally been sold.

Developers Darren and Janet Fraser have bought the run-down 105-year-old Lydiard Street North building for an undisclosed sum.

Read the full story here

POLICE

Victoria Police have confirmed there are no plans to close or reduce the opening hours of any police stations in the Ballarat police service area.

The assurance comes as three police stations on the Bellarine Peninsula decrease their opening hours while four more metropolitan stations are under threat. Read the full story here

A 24-year-old man has been remanded in custody after officers from Colac Highway Patrol detected him driving 209km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Princess Highway. 

The man was caught at Winchelsea around 3pm on Monday.

Police found the man was unlicensed and his ute was unregistered. 

They located knives, ammunition and a quantity of white powder when they search the vehicle. 

FIRE

Two fire crews were called to an Invermay Park home at 1.30am on Tuesday after being called to a smell of gas. 

Crews conducted atmospheric monitoring at the Bogong Avenue property and deemed it safe.

AMBULANCE

Paramedics attended no trauma incidents overnight.

V/LINE

All train services appear to be running on time, with no reported delays on Twitter.

ON THE AGENDA

The Courier will be attending the Football Federation Australia clash between Melbourne City FC and Sydney FC at Morshead Park tonight.

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