Good morning Bendigo – 26.06.14

Good morning Bendigo!

Unfortunately we greet you with some bad news this morning.

The Calder Freeway is expected to be blocked near Melbourne for several hours after a pedestrian died at Keilor North this morning.

Investigators have been told the man was walking on the outbound lanes of the Calder Freeway when he was struck by a truck just after 5am. 

Paramedics attempted to revive the man but he died at the scene. 

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Provisional road toll: 

2014 – 117 

2013 – 112 

WEATHER

Possible shower with a top of 14 degrees.

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TRAINS

A tree has fallen on the track, causing disruptions on the Bendigo line.

DELAY: 6.32am Bendigo to Southern Cross service is delayed by about 17 minutes. 

CANCELLED: 7.09am Southern Cross - Bendigo train has been replaced by road coaches.

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MORE TO COME

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Crash at Kangaroo Flat: Pictures, video

Ambulance Victoria says a man in his 40s was taken to hospital in a stable condition, complaining of back and abdominal soreness, after his car hit a pole in Kangaroo Flat last night.

A seven-year-old boy has died after getting lost in the snow on Mount Buller, in Victoria’s north-east. Patrick Hatch reports that Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said emergency crews were called just before 6pm last night after the boy was found unconscious in snow near a chalet. He was in cardiac arrest and was taken to a nearby medical centre, where he died, Mr Mullen said.

Boy found dead on Mount Buller  (The Age)

A seven-year-old boy has died after getting lost in the snow on Mount Buller, in Victoria’s north-east.

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today in History

684 - St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1498 - Toothbrush invented

1807 - Lightning hits gunpowder warehouse in Luxembourg; 230 die

1896 - 1st movie theater in US opens, charging 10 cents for admission

1927 - The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island

1941 - Lithuanian fascist massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno

1964 - Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album

1973 - London production of "Grease" premieres

2013 - Kevin Rudd defeats Julia Gillard in a leadership battle to become Australian Prime Minister

BIRTHDAYS

1742 - Arthur Middleton, signer (Declaration of Independence)

1904 - Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)

1910 - Charles Spry, Australian security chief

1956 - Chris Isaak, Stockton Ca, rock singer/songwriter (Wicked Game)

1970 - Nicole Richardson, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)

2005 - Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

If it's your big day, happy birthday!

QUIZ

1. Who played Bridget’s mum in Bridget Jones’s Diary?

2. Who was the first female winner of The X-Factor?

3. When were the first Modern Olympic Games held?

4. What are you afraid of if you suffer from theophobia?

5. How many pawns start off a chess game?

DID YOU KNOW

The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other.

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Gemma Jones 2. Leona Lewis 3. 1896 4. God 5. 16

JOKE OF THE DAY

Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party? He had nobody to go with.

Have a great day!

Georgina

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