Ballarat breakfast report: August 15, 2014

A frosty start to Friday.

A frosty start to Friday.

UPDATE: Suspected armed hold up at Sebastopol milkbar

WEATHER

Just when we thought the temperature was starting to climb, Ballarat slaps us with a sub-zero night.

The mercury fell to minus 1.5 degrees at 6.34am.

However, we will be in for a sunny day and a top of 13 degrees.

Patchy fog early this morning. Morning frost. Mostly sunny day. Light winds.

TODAY'S TOP STORY

A COMPANY at the centre of last year's National Broadband Network roll-out asbestos scandal in Ballarat has been found guilty of two charges and ordered to pay more than $20,000.

Read the full story here

POLICE

A 19-year-old man was hit by a car while running from Protective Services Officers at Ballarat station on Thursday afternoon.

The man ran down the Mair Street ramp at the station and into traffic, after reportedly being found with spray paint, when he was struck by a Holden Commodore heading towards Lydiard Street just after 5pm.

Read the full story here

FIRE

Crews attended a car that was leaking gas in Ballarat East just before 8pm on Thursday night.

Luckily, the occupant of the vehicle had isolated the leak before crews arrived on scene.

Crews also attended a false alarm when a faulty smoke detector went off in Ballarat East at 2am.

VLINE

Vline are no reporting any delays for the Ballarat line but have advised their Flinders Street booking office is closed today.

ON THE AGENDA

Today we chat to high-end Ballarat restaurant Catfish Thai - who are swapping the fine china for plastic tubs and opening a takeaway facet to their business. 

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