Good morning south-west - May 27, 2014

Good morning, south-west! 

Weather

Today in the south-west: Cloudy. Areas of rain, easing to isolated showers in the late afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms until later tonight. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 19.

Check your seven-day forecast here: Warrnambool  Port Fairy  Hamilton  Portland  Mortlake  Colac

Morning news

Well-known local Warrnambool businessman Stan Philp has died aged 82 and will be remembered as a respected leader across the sporting codes. 

Former councillor Jennifer Lowe appeared in court yesterday, with her defence counsel calling the case a "witch hunt.

A police raid on a farmhouse near Condah yesterday uncovered drugs and weapons charges, earning the property occupant a court appearance later this year.

A four-year-old boy was flown to hospital in a critical condition after a farming incident at Jancourt East yesterday. His brother now says doctors are confident his condition will improve.

A territorial surfer is believed to have vandalised an out-of-town car parked near a popular local surfing spot at Peterborough.

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Know of something interesting happening in the south-west today? Let us know on Twitter (@WboolStandard), Facebook, email editor@thestandard.com.au, text 04 2784 2029, or call 5563 1800.

Pic of the day

Warrnambool Rangers’ Ahmed Ebeid helps put their opponents on the back foot with a goal approaching half-time.

Warrnambool Rangers’ Ahmed Ebeid helps put their opponents on the back foot with a goal approaching half-time.

Read the story here: Purple patch a winner for Warrnambool Rangers 

Birthdays

If today is your birthday you share the date with Australian tennis legend Pat Cash (1965),  American comedian Adam Carolla (1964), Neil Finn from Split Enz/Crowded House (1958), retired footballer Wayne Carey (1971), chef Jamie Oliver (1975), Outkast musician André 3000 (1975) and Australian cricketer Michael Hussey (1975).  

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