Good morning Bendigo 8.11.13

Good morning Bendigo!

Happy Friday to you all.

WEATHER


Max 21. Rainy.

Cloudy. Rain at times until later tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon.

TRAINS

Good service on the Bendigo line.

OVERNIGHT NEWS

Report into fatal air crash

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released its report into last year's fatal plane crash at Bagshot.

Examination of the aircraft showed that its nose landing gear contacted a powerline, according to the report findings.

Back to normal following incident

Business is back to normal at the Kangaroo Flat Priceline Pharmacy after a man allegedly threatened to detonate a bomb if staff didn't give him Oxycontin.

The alleged incident took place on Wednesday about noon, with police arresting and charging a 33-year-old Maryborough man with robbery several hours later. 

Senior constable Andy Heazlewood commended Kangaroo Flat business owners for their assistance in providing video footage of the incident. 

Senior constable Heazlewood said footage from security cameras aided in the arrest of the man, who has been charged with one count of robbery. 

"We would like to thank traders for their time and co-operation," he said.  

"The security-camera footage they gave us was crucial to our investigation."

Mystery Australian woman flying home after leaving Irish hospital

Samantha Azzopardi, the mystery Australian woman who was discovered dazed and confused near Dublin's GPO by Irish police, has been put on a plane back to Australia.

Irish radio is reporting that Ms Azzopardi, 25, asked to go home to Australia, and she will be met by her family back on home soil after taking off at 6pm from Ireland.

The young woman was spotted walking around in a distressed state near the Dublin GPO on October 10.

Investigators initially thought she was aged 14 or 15, possibly European and a victim of the sex slave trade.

The 25-year-old has a long history of mental health issues, up to 40 aliases and several fraud convictions.

WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY

CYCLING: Men's time-trial for Victorian Road Championships

YESTERDAY'S MOST POPULAR STORIES

1. Staff escape as car crashes into hair and beauty salon

2. Bomb threat terror in Priceline Pharmacy 

3. Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival begins 

4. GALLERY AND STORY: Bendigo punters bask in Cup glory 

5. O'Toole's golden reign over 

BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday, you! 

Other legends born on this day: British chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay,  Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach, Australian cricketer Brett Lee. 

TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR...

1793 - Louvre Museum in Paris opens to public.

1960 - John F Kennedy elected US president.

1990 - US President George Bush orders 200,000 more US troops to the Persian Gulf in preparation for an attack on Iraq.

2010 - Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher in Geneva say they have succeeded in recreating conditions shortly after the Big Bang by switching the particles they use for collisions from protons to much heavier lead ions.

JOKE OF THE DAY

Addy reader Pieter Buis sent me today's joke. 

Old pop worked for VicRoads for years. They always suspected him of pilfering.

The other day his boss called in to see him at home.  The boss could see all the signs were there. 

Thanks Pieter! Got another one? Send it to merran.reed@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Also, let me know what you're up to this weekend. Are you checking out the Blues and Roots Festival? I would love to hear from you.

Have a great day Bendigo,

Merran 

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