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
Possible shower with a top of 14 degrees.
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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CANCELLED: 7.09am Southern Cross - Bendigo train has been replaced by road coaches.
MORE TO COME
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
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
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!
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?
The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other.
1. Gemma Jones 2. Leona Lewis 3. 1896 4. God 5. 16
Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party? He had nobody to go with.
Have a great day!