Tuesday's Hot Breakfast Headlines

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Tuesday's Hot Breakfast Headlines The proposed CBD North tunnel, with a twist.

Good morning Melbourne.

Cloudy with showers, tops of 18.

Here's what's making news:

  • A man has been arrested at Prahran after nearly ten hours on the run, a police chase, a car accident and a run in with the dog squad.

The 39-year-old is accused of attacking a tradie working on Carlisle Street, Balaclava at 4pm on Monday before making off with his ute, which was spotted after it ran a red light on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda at 1am on Thursday.

Officers gave chase but stopped the pursuit for safety reasons and tracked him down behind a home at Chomley Street, Prahran, after he crashed the vehicle on Highbury Grove and fled on foot.

He's been treated for injuries from the smash and is expected to be charged with assault, robbery, theft and traffic-related offences.

We've got more on that one here.

  • Game of Thrones fans are hoping to see the Metro Rail Tunnel's new stations named after George R. R. Martin's universe.

Of the 20,000 submissions to date Winterfell has proved most popular – especially for Arden, Parkville and CBD North, while there are calls for the new Domain station to be dubbed "Dorne".

Other suggestions include Highgarden, King's Landing, The Eyrie, Braavos and Dragonstone while the houses Stark, Baratheon and Tully have also been floated.

A shortlist will be handed to the state government after October 22.

  • It turns out Daniel Andrews is Australia's most popular politician – on Facebook, anyway.

The Premier has more likes than Malcolm Turnbull, however the Herald Sun has revealed the state leader has shelled out more than $280,000 in taxpayer dollars to secure the 388,015-strong fan base.

Find out which politicians we like the most here.

  • Victorian footy fans with solar panels on their roofs will be invited to help power the MCG from next year.

The ground is teaming up with Energy Australia, allowing it's solar customers to trade the excess power generated on top of their homes, for VIP experiences at the ground.

It's estimated just 1500 customers would be needed annually to power every AFL match at the ground for a season.

  • Connie Johnson will be farewelled at a service in Melbourne on the 23rd of September.

The exact location hasn't been given yet but the service will also be streamed live online.

In the past five years, Connie's cause raised a staggering $5.6 million for cancer research.

 

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