Good morning Bendigo - 10.05.14

Good morning Bendigo! It's a beautiful, rainy morning out there. 

Let us know where you're off to today. 

WEATHER

Top of 15 degrees today with rain clearing. 

Full weather report here

TRAINS

"Running smoothly" on the Bendigo line. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Glenroy man charged with murdering three-year-old boy

A 25-year-old man has been accused of murdering a three-year-old boy in Melbourne's north on Friday.

The toddler was taken to the Royal Children's Hospital after suffering life threatening injuries on Friday afternoon and later died in hospital.

Brok Hughes was taken into custody and charged with one count of murder. He is due to face Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

Emergency services were called to a property at Widford Street in Glenroy about 1.30pm on Friday before the boy was rushed to hospital.

Driver, 24, falls asleep at wheel

AN unlicensed driver who fell asleep at the wheel on the Calder Highway has been charged with careless driving and driving disqualified. 

Bendigo Police Senior Constable Dale Andrews said the 24-year-old St Albans woman was driving along the Calder Highway near Big Hill when she feel asleep.

He said the woman had veered across the median strip and collided with a tree before coming to a stop. 

BIRTHDAYS

Happy birthday if today is your special day!

You share it with Bono, Kenan Thompson, Lindsey Shaw and Missy Franklin. 

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1754, a political cartoon in Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette depicted a snake cut into eight pieces, each section representing a part of the American colonies; the caption read, "JOIN, or DIE."

In 1864, Union Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick was killed by a Confederate sniper during the Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania in Virginia.

In 1945, U.S. officials announced that a midnight entertainment curfew was being lifted immediately.

In 1951, the U.S. conducted its first thermonuclear experiment as part of Operation Greenhouse by detonating a 225-kiloton device on Enewetak Atoll in the Pacific nicknamed "George."

In 1994, South Africa's newly elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the country's first black president.

DID YOU KNOW

There are more living organisms in a teaspoon of soil than there are people on the earth. 

JOKE OF THE DAY

Q: What do you call a dinosaur with a extensive vocabulary? A: A thesaurus. 

Happy weekend everyone. 

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