Ballarat breakfast report: August 17

WEATHER

It will be a partly cloudy day in today Ballarat, with a top of 11 degrees expected. There is a chance of light showers this afternoon with an overnight low of 4 degrees.  Tomorrow will be a cloudy day, with rain expected and a top of 10 degrees.  

POLICE

Ballarat police reported a quiet night, however, they are still appealing for information on an armed bandit after a robbery at a Sebastopol milkbar on Friday morning. The man entered the milkbar on Albert Street and was found by the owner behind the counter shortly after 7am. Police said the man stole more than 50 packets of cigarettes worth more than $2000. Read the full story here. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

FIRE

Ballarat City Fire officers were called out to rescue a dog which was trapped in a drain last night. Officers were called to the corner of Havelock and Howitt Streets at 6.30pm to retrieve the Jack Russell. Once it had been released the dog lead officers back to its owner's house nearby. Officers also attended a call out at 5.30am at Reid's Guest House on Lydiard Street  but it was a false alarm.   

AMBULANCE AND SES

Ambulance and SES officers also reported a quiet night with nothing to report.  

TRAINS

The Ballarat service is running well according the V/Line website. Passengers may be required to change platforms at Sunshine. 

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ON THE AGENDA

Ballarat Vietnam veterans will gather this morning to commemorate the war that divided the nation.  About 50 Vietnam veterans and their families will march from the Ballarat Apartments on Lyons Street South – formerly the Ballarat RSL – to the South-East Asian war memorial on Sturt Street at 10.30am. 

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