Ballarat breakfast report: August 20, 2014

WEATHER

A top of 12 degrees and partly cloudy hump day.

A possible light shower this morning and afternoon. Light winds.

TODAY'S TOP STORY

A landmark Scottish art exhibition showcased in Ballarat has injected more than $1.3 million back into the city.

For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation, was showcased at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, from April 11 to July 27, and drew a crowd of about 18,500 people. 

Read the full story here

POLICE

Ballarat police are currently attending a car rollover in Lamplough, south of Avoca.

Details are pending.

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Kourosh Zargaran. 

The 31-year-old man is wanted in relation to obtaining property by deception and failing to answer bail. 

Investigators have made a number of enquires as to Kourosh’s whereabouts and believe that he may be residing in backpacker accommodation. 

FIRE

Two fire crews attended a car fire near the Ballarat South sewage treatment plant.

The blaze on Green Drive was brought under control quickly after crews were called out at 6.30pm.

The fire is being treated as suspicious.

AMBULANCE

A man was flown to the Alfred Hospital before 7am after he was involved in a single-car rollover.

The man, aged in his 30s, was flown in a serious but stable condition.

He had cuts on his face and was put on a spinal board as a precaution.  

V/LINE

Train services on the Ballarat line appear to be running to schedule this morning with no reported delays on the @vline_ballarat Twitter feed.

ON THE AGENDA

Works have begun on a townhouse development on Drummond Street North at the previous site of the Ballarat Memorial Serviceman's Bowling Club.

The Courier will investigate the story today after an initial application for the development was rejected by Ballarat City Council in December 2013.

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