Good morning Bendigo! 19.01.14

Good morning Bendigo! 

TODAY'S WEATHER

Max 29. Sunny.

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TRAINS

Trains to Melbourne have been replaced by coaches while works are done on the tracks. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Stabbing: Car crash, dramatic arrest in Kangaroo Flat

BENDIGO police have arrested a man after an alleged stabbing at a Long Gully home on Saturday night.

The incident in Havilah Road happened about 7.45pm. 

The Muckleford man was arrested after he crashed a vehicle into traffic lights at the intersection of Lockwood Road and High Street in Kangaroo Flat about 8.10pm.


A police media spokeswoman said the man was being interviewed. 

She said paramedics treated a man aged in his 30s at the home.

Derryn Hinch arrested after failing to pay fine

Broadcaster Derryn Hinch has been arrested in Melbourne after failing to pay a $100,000 fine for contempt of court.

The arrest means Hinch is now likely to face 50 days of imprisonment.

Hinch's personal assistant Annette Philpott confirmed the arrest on his Twitter account.

THE HIT LIST

Fabulous Friday Photographic Flashbacks @ 4pm

VIDEO: Photographer captures dramatic escape from falling branch

Stabbing: Car crash, dramatic arrest in Kangaroo Flat

Bendigo hotel moving up

House of the week: Leading the life of luxury

THE DAILY QUIZ

1. Is a sorbet served hot, iced or warm?

2. What was the first leap year beginning with the numbers 20?

3. What colour blood are you said to have if you have a noble family?

4. Which part of Earth was Jacques Cousteau famous for exploring?

5. What can be either a piece of string or a long story?

DID YOU KNOW?

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries. 

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday!

You share a birthday with James Watt, Scottish engineer-inventor (1736-1819); Auguste Conte, French philosopher (1798-1857); Robert E Lee, US confederate general (1807-1870); Edgar Allen Poe, US writer (1809-1849); Paul Cezanne, French artist (1839-1906); James Joyce, Irish author (1882-1941); John Raitt, US actor-singer (1917-2005); Richard Lester, British film director (1932-); Johnny O'Keefe, Australian rock singer (1935-1978); Erich Segal, author, (1938-2010); Phil Everly, US singer (1939-); Michael Crawford, UK actor-singer (1942-); Janis Joplin, US singer (1943-1970); Shelley Fabares, US actress (1944-); Dolly Parton, US singer-actress (1946-); Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player (1966-); Luc Longley, former Australian basketball player (1969-); Natalie Cook, Australian beach volleyballer (1975-).

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1419 - French city of Rouen surrenders to England's Henry V in the Hundred Years War, completing his conquest of Normandy.

1493 - France and Spain sign Treaty of Barcelona; Maximilian, King of the Romans, saves Germany from French invasion at Battle of Salinas.

1649 - Trial of England's King Charles I begins.

1945 - Soviet troops take Krakow, Poland, in World War II.

1956 - Sudan joins Arab League as ninth member.

1957 - GTV 9 begins transmission in Melbourne.

2002 - Israel troops set off a powerful explosion that guts the official Palestinian broadcasting building, dealing another retaliatory blow to Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority.

2003 - Indian officials say an intense cold spell in parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal has claimed 1,300 lives across the region since December 2002. Millions of people living outdoors and in uninsulated homes are threatened with exposure.

2004 - The International Atomic Energy Agency agrees with the United States and Britain that it will oversee the dismantling of Libya's atomic arms program.

2011 - The Ultimate Australia Adventure is beamed into the homes of about 12 million Oprah Winfrey fans in the US and Australia as the first of four shows filmed at the Sydney Opera House in December is broadcast; Palestinian diplomats find international support for their complaint that Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory are illegal, but the US strongly opposes bringing the matter up in the UN Security Council; Chinese President Hu Jintao uses his White House visit to acknowledge "a lot still needs to be done" to improve human rights in his nation accused of repressing its people.

2012 - US prosecutors say one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com, was shut down, and its founder, New Zealand resident Kim Dotcom, and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, accused of costing copyright holders more than $US500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content.

2013 - US President Barack Obama renewed his call on Congress to pass a series of measures aimed at reducing gun violence, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre that left 20 children and six adults dead.

JOKE OF THE DAY

My brother and I laugh at how competitive we were as kids.

But I laugh more.

Have a great day,

Merran 

Daily quiz answers: 1. Iced  2. 2000  3. Blue  4. Under the sea  5. Yarn

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