Good morning Bendigo - 12.06.14

Good morning Bendigo! It's certainly chilly out there today - a taste of what's to come for winter. 

WEATHER

We're in for some rain today Bendigonians, so pack an umbrella. Top of 14 degrees with a low of 6 degrees. For more weather click here.

TRAINS

All seems to be travelling OK on the Bendigo line.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Charges laid over Sailors Gully Road incident

A man was last night charged with a number of weapons and driving offences following an incident in Sailors Gully Road, Eaglehawk.

Acting Sergeant Mark Bell said three men were arrested at about 4.30pm after they were found in a car with several weapons, including a knife and a firearm. 

The road was cordoned off until police could ensure public safety and arrest the men. 

Rogue MP Geoff Shaw suspended from Parliament

Geoff Shaw has been suspended from the Victorian Parliament after former Speaker Ken Smith rejected Labor’s push to expel the independent MP for misusing his taxpayer-funded car.

DAILY QUIZ

The name of which fish means a star in heraldry?

Which Ms Davy was linked with Prince Harry?

Who created the character Mick “Crocodile” Dundee?

In finance, what does the letter R in SERPS stand for?

Where were thousands of Kurds killed in the 1980s?

TODAY IN HISTORY

1792 - George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver BC

1812 - Napoleon invades Russia

1840 - Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands

1885 - Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France

1942 - Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples

1948 - Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

1964 - Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

BIRTHDAYS

1938 - Tom Oliver, Australian actor

1985 - Dave Franco, American actor

1929 - Anne Frank, writer

1958 - Meredith Brooks, American musician

1982 - Samantha Tolj, Australian Actor

1965 - Louie Vega, American musician

JOKE OF THE DAY

Why did the scarecrow receive an award?

Because he was outstanding in his field.

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Mullet 2. Chelsy Davy 3. Paul Hogan 4. Related 5. Iraq

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