Around Ararat Today: July 10

Weather:

We didn't quiet have snow fall yesterday like further up the road in Ballarat, but it was bitterly cold with plenty of showers and that is what we can expect again today. Heading for a top of 11 degrees after temperatures fell to an overnight low of 3.

Update on Manhunt:

On Tuesday night police were called to a Trawalla address with concerns Ararat escapee Andrew Darling may be located there, however, a thorough search of the property found no traces of the escapee.

Detective Sergeant Mick Gunn from the fugitive taskforce told radio station 3AW on Wednesday morning that investigators are still searching the area around the correctional facility in Ararat. Detective Sergeant Gunn said Darling stopped taking his medication four days prior to walking out on Sunday, but didn't reveal what medication he was on.

He said there have been numerous reports of sightings of Darling, but despite a nationwide manhunt the 42-year-old is yet to  be located.

Pic of the Day:

Victorian Premier Steve Bracks and Member for Ripon Joe Helper are greeted by thousands of people at the Ararat Train Station on July 10, 2004. Today marks 10 years since passenger rail returned to the region. More in tomorrow's Advertiser.

Victorian Premier Steve Bracks and Member for Ripon Joe Helper are greeted by thousands of people at the Ararat Train Station on July 10, 2004. Today marks 10 years since passenger rail returned to the region. More in tomorrow's Advertiser.

Quote of the Day:

"The next couple of weeks will just be a good indicator of where we are at." - Moyston/Willaura coach Trent Fiscalini on his team's tough block of matches coming up against fellow top Mininera sides.

What's on Today:

Preschool Story time at the Ararat Library from 11.00am.

Trains:

Coaches are replacing trains between Melbourne and Ballarat until Tuesday July 15. Trains will continue to operate between Ballarat and Ararat/Maryborough. Ballarat trains will no longer stop at North Melbourne station from July 16. 

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