Good morning Bendigo! 11.12.13

Good morning Bendigo! You look beautiful today. 

TODAY'S WEATHER

Max 22. Possible shower. 

Check out more detailed weather news here. 

TRAINS

No reported delays on the Bendigo - Melbourne V/Line.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Man says he ran over Melbourne schoolgirl Siriyakorn 'Bung' Siriboon

Homicide squad detectives have arrested and questioned a man over the disappearance of Melbourne schoolgirl Siriyakorn 'Bung' Siriboon more than two years ago.

The ABC can reveal that the 24-year-old local man has claimed he hit and killed the Boronia Heights College student while driving in his car on the morning she disappeared, then panicked and disposed of her body at a local reserve. 

Police close in on Christmas tree vandals

POLICE have interviewed a female in relation to damage done to the Rosalind Park Christmas tree.

Senior Constable Charlie Heatherley said the female assisted police with their inquiries on Tuesday night.  

"A female has been spoken to," he said. "There are other people we would like to speak to. 

"We are in the early stages of our investigation."

Police are yet to lay any charges. 

WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY

Some of the events you will see Addy journalists and photographers at today are: 

One of Australia’s cricketing luminaries Dean Jones will hit the road in December in the MS Ashes Trek to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis. 

Dean Jones and Allan Border will be in the Bendigo area today. 

9.30 am – 11.00 am: The legends will be at a cricket coaching clinic. 

12.00 pm – 2.00 pm: Lunch at All Seasons Hotel, Bendigo – Dean Jones & Allan Border with special guest Sir Ian Botham and former AFL player and sports journalist Michael Roberts as the MC.

DID YOU KNOW?

The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime. 

DAILY QUIZ

1. CS Lewis wrote about “The Lion, the Witch and the” what?

2. How many times did Queen Elizabeth I marry?

3. What place name can go before Triangle and shorts?

4. The most common pub name in the UK is the Red what – Giraffe, Lion or Elephant?

5. What is the colour of the cheapest property on a Monopoly board?

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday!

You share a birthday with Australian comedian Hamish Blake, US actress Betsy Blair, French composer Hector Berlioz, New York City mayor Fiorello H LaGuardia and Russian writer and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn. 

THE HIT LIST

Police release images of persons of interest

GALLERY: Get the inside look at our new library

Bus driver 'temporarily blinded' by bee sting

Man dies after crash in Wilsons Hill

GALLERY: Networking event marks Addy birthday

THIS DAY IS FAMOUS FOR

1928 - Police in Buenos Aires, Argentina, thwart an attempt on the life of US president-elect Herbert Hoover.

1930 - Bank of the United States in New York fails and closes all its 60 branches.

1972 - US Apollo 17 astronauts land on the moon and begin an extensive exploration of the lunar surface.

1973 - West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and Czech Prime Minister Lubomir Strougal formally sign a treaty nullifying the 1938 Munich pact which sanctioned Hitler's seizure of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.

1975 - Moroccan officials in El Aiun proclaim Morocco's annexation of the Spanish Sahara as some 5000 Moroccan troops march into the territory's capital.

1988 - A Soviet military transport plane crashes, killing nearly 80 people involved in Armenian earthquake relief efforts; 62 people are killed when tonnes of illegal fireworks explode in a Mexico City marketplace.

1995 - NSW Police Royal Commission hidden camera reveals a senior detective having sex with a prostitute, soliciting drugs and haggling over child pornography; Actor John Blake wins Australia's biggest personal injury payout of $32 million over a 1986 car crash that left him paralysed and brain-damaged.

2010 - North Korea warns that it is ready for an all-out war even as it dispatches its top diplomat to Russia amid a flurry of regional diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions over the North's deadly artillery attack on South Korea.

JOKE OF THE DAY

What did the dad buffalo say to his son on the first day of school?

A: Bison

Got another joke? Any tips on what we should be heading out to today? Send it in to merran.reed@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

Daily quiz answers: 1. Wardrobe  2. Never  3. Bermuda  4. Lion  5. Brown

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