Good morning Bendigo - 17.12.13

Good morning central Victoria. 

I hope everyone is well. 

WEATHER

Maximum of 33 degrees. 

Sunny, light winds in the evening. 

For more weather click here. 

FIRE DANGER RATING

The Country Fire Authority's fire danger ratings for central Victoria for Tuesday:

Northern Country - High 

Mallee - High 

Northern Central - High 

Central - Low

TRAINS

Trains are running on time. 

With 36 degrees and above forecast for the north and north east next week, the ‘heat’ timetables will apply. To see the timetable click here. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Bomb scare at Harvard University 

Harvard University says four buildings on its campus outside of Boston were evacuated because of unconfirmed reports of explosives. 

City and campus police are investigating the report. 

Australia just five wickets away from returning the urn

The Australian Cricket team just needs to take five wickets on the final day of the Perth test to claim the Ashes. 

On Monday, Shane Watson blasted 74 runs from just 41 balls. 

He scored 103 before he was bizarrely run out. 

HIT LIST

Barnard Street crash 

GALLERY: Canterbury Carols Eaglehawk 

Cruel and callous Christmas theft 

GALLERY: Bendigo Golf Club Christmas Challenge 

Mother facing court over manslaughter of her baby daughter

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

If it is your birthday today, we hope you have a good day. 

You share a birthday with Kerry Packer, Michael Edgley, Sara Dallin and Milla Jovovich. 

TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR. . .

1845 - Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Australia's Northern Territory from Brisbane.

1967 - Australian prime minister Harold Holt disappears while swimming at Portsea, Victoria.

2012 - Tony Charlton, who in 1957 became the first broadcaster to call a televised game of Australian football (a VFL match for Channel Seven), dies in Melbourne at the age of 83. 

JOKE OF THE DAY

What do you get when two giraffes run into each other?

A giraffic jam.

If you have a joke please send it to kristen.alebakis@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Have a good day, 

Kristen

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