Good morning Bendigo! 08/06/2014

Happy Sunday! It's a chilly one – the Bureau of Meteorology says it was 3.5 degrees at 8am in Bendigo.

WEATHER

Mostly sunny with a top of 14 degrees. Click here for more weather details.

TRAINS

No reported delays this morning.

TRAFFIC

There are some road closures in Bendigo today for the Central Victorian Chrysler Club eighth annual Mid State Mopars.

Click here for more information.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Australia Post to axe 900 jobs

Nation's postal service is in financial crisis, with 900 job cuts to be announced and more pain to follow.

Mail could be delivered two or three days a week instead of five.

Tracy Morgan injured in car crash 

Police have laid charges against a truck driver after a six-vehicle highway crash in the US left comedian and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan fighting for his life in hospital.

Man, 52, missing after crocodile attack in Kakadu (THE AGE)

6.35am: Search underway for 52 year old who was on a boat in the Kakadu National Park.


TODAY IN HISTORY

1861  -  Australian explorers Burke and Wills attempt to collect Nardoo in their quest for survival. 

1829  -  The colony of Western Australia is proclaimed.

1856  -  The first free settlement is established on Norfolk Island.

1951  -  The School of the Air begins broadcasting from the Flying Doctor base in Alice Springs. 

1968  -  James Earl Ray, suspected of assassinating Martin Luther King, is arrested in London.

2004  -  The first transit of Venus across the sun for this millennium is seen. 

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your birthday, happy birthday! How fabulous to have a birthday on the long weekend - I hope you're making the most of it.

If today is your birthday you share your big day with singer Kanye West (1977), singer Bonnie Tyler (1951), actor Jerry Stiller (1927) and scientist Francis Crick who helped discover the structure of DNA (1916).

JOKE OF THE DAY

Q: What do lawyers wear to court?

A: Lawsuits! 

Got a better joke? Or a news tip? Email georgina.howden-chitty@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Have a great Sunday! 

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