Good morning south-west - May 29, 2014

Good morning, south-west! 

Weather

Today in the south-west: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog this morning. The chance of showers near the coast this morning. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures around 17.

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

Morning news

Former Warrnambool City councillor Jennifer Lowe shed tears of joy as she and her husband were cleared in court yesterday. Read our editor's take on the five-year ordeal, as the Lowe's look to move on and forget the arduous journey through legal proceedings.

Police have linked frozen DNA samples from two separate Warrnambool region crimes - a rape in 1988 and a car theft in 2004. Read the story:

Koroit's Murray Goulburn factory is the only Victorian site to escape another round of job cuts by the co-operative.

Also in the Moyne Shire, $1 million of upgrades have been approved for local bridges and gravel roads.

Have you voted for this year's Wedding of the Year?

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

Hairdressing co-ordinator at South West TAFE Jenny Best-McCosh demonstrates the fine art of shaving with a cut-throat razor.

Hairdressing co-ordinator at South West TAFE Jenny Best-McCosh demonstrates the fine art of shaving with a cut-throat razor.

Read the story here: Sharpen up your skills and become an old-style barber

Birthdays

If today is your birthday you share the date with former US President John F. Kennedy (1917), entertainer  Bob Hope (1903), composer Danny Elfman (1953), Oasis musician Noel Gallagher (1967), Triple J presenter Myf Warhurst (1974), and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (1984).

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop