Ballarat breakfast report: August 14, 2014

Sunrise over suburbia and Mt Warrenheip

Sunrise over suburbia and Mt Warrenheip

WEATHER

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, overnight lows are starting to rise.  

Climbing from six degrees, we will have a partly cloudy day and a top of 11 degrees. 

A light shower or two this morning. Light winds.

TODAY'S TOP STORY

Ballarat is the worst Victorian region for cardiovascular disease.

Nearly one third of residents (32.3 per cent) have CVD, which causes heart attacks and strokes.

Read the full story here

POLICE

A man  arrested hiding in a tunnel under Charing Cross last night was earlier remanded in custody in the Bendigo Magistrates Court on serious assault charges.

Nathaniel Cotter, 18, appeared in court on Wednesday afternoon facing charges of intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault.

He was denied bail but later escaped police custody about 5pm.

Read the full story at The Bendigo Advertiser

FIRE

Fire crews attended a false alarm at Woolworths in Sebastopol.

Crews attended the supermarket at the intersection of Hertford and Albert streets at 7.10pm on Wednesday.

Aside from the one incident, firefighters participated in development training with some expected to be promoted to Leading Firefighters.

AMBULANCE

Paramedics had no incidents to report from overnight.

V/LINE

No reported delays or changes to the 

The Ballarat train line experiences one of the highest rates of safety incidents in Victoria.

Research by Transport Safety Victoria reveals there have been 34 hits or near hits between V/Line trains and either motor vehicles or pedestrians on the Ballarat line in the past five years.

Read the full story here

ON THE AGENDA

Today we catch up with the NBL's  Melbourne United, who are training in Ballarat as part of a visit this week.

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