Ballarat breakfast report: August 26, 2014

Sun peeking through clouds at Black Hill this morning. PICTURE: DAVID JEANS

Sun peeking through clouds at Black Hill this morning. PICTURE: DAVID JEANS

WEATHER

We've finally made it! The days are warming up and we will enter the spring bathed in sun. 

But for today we just have to power through some morning drizzle before a sunny 16 degrees in the afternoon.

Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning.

TODAY'S TOP STORY

The Courier front page, August 26, 2014

The Courier front page, August 26, 2014

Ballarat Mayor Josh Morris will make the jump into state politics at this year’s election despite previously ruling it out. 

Cr Morris was selected on Monday night as a Liberal Party candidate for the upper house seat in Western Victoria. 

The open position is second on the ballot and is seen as almost a certainty to be elected into parliament at November’s election. 

In an interview with The Courier in November last year Cr Morris adamantly denied he would play any part as a candidate in the upcoming election. 

Also last night, the CHFL awards night was on. We've captured all the photos here.

POLICE

Six people have been arrested and a large amount of drugs seized following raids on eight houses in the Wimmera.

Leading Senior Constable Lee Thomson said police executed warrants at six homes in Horsham and two in Stawell on Monday as part of an operation into drug trafficking. 

"Officers seized an allegedly stolen vehicle, a quantity of mobile phones, a substantial amount of cash, green vegetable matter, 13 mature cannabis plants, a quantity of methamphetamine and other drug related items,'' he said.

Read the full story here

FIRE

Firies had a quiet Monday night, however participated in training.

AMBULANCE

Paramedics attended no trauma incidents overnight.

V/LINE

Train services appear to be running nicely along the Ballarat line.

However, Monday night proved problematic for passengers due to a shortage of carriages.

ON THE AGENDA

Tonight we will be attending the soccer friendly match between Ballarat Red Devils and powerhouse Melbourne Victory at Morsehead Park.

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