Ballarat breakfast report: September 3, 2014

The sunrise over Webster Street this morning

The sunrise over Webster Street this morning

WEATHER

You wouldn't be wrong in thinking it was cold this morning.

Rising from an overnight low of four degrees - with a wind chill factor of freezing - we will see a top of 12 degrees.

It will be partly cloudy and winds southerly 20 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day.

But power on, Ballaratians, the sun will be waiting for us on the weekend.

TODAY'S TOP STORY

The Courier front page September 3, 2014

The Courier front page September 3, 2014

A principal has supported a call to reduce the speed limit in front of a Delacombe primary school after a second car crash in two months.

On Tuesday, Lumen Christi principal Murray McDonald voiced concerns, adding that anything that made a safer environment for pupils was supported. The area out the front of the Whitelaw Avenue school is a 60km/h zone, however a service lane has a 40km/h speed limit.

Read the full story here

POLICE

A man is in custody following a suspected armed robbery in Wendouree on Tuesday night. 

He allegedly held up a car wash attached to the Stockland Wendouree shopping centre with a knife about 6.30pm before fleeing south to Ballarat Central.

Read the full story here

Police at the scene of the armed robbery on Tuesday night

Police at the scene of the armed robbery on Tuesday night

FIRE

Two fire crews attended a faulty heater in a residence on Ascot Street South in Ballarat Central after a plastic smell was detected just after 7.10pm on Tuesday.

Crews also attended a false alarm at Melbourne University School of Land and Environment at Creswick at about 5am on Wednesday.

AMBULANCE

Paramedics had nothing of interest to report.

V/LINE

Commuters will again be affected by a shortage of carriages.

Due to a shortage of VLocity carriages, the following Bacchus Marsh trains will be replaced by coaches each weekday until further notice:

06:11 Bacchus Marsh to Southern Cross

17:48 Southern Cross to Bacchus Marsh


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