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Lollipop lady's near-miss at crossing

lollipop RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A lollipop lady has been involved in a near-miss just weeks after a woman was hit at the same school crossing at Healesville.

Plans to freshen up the Vic Market

Victoria Market VIDEO: Traders have welcomed the release of redevelopment plans, which include basement car parks, a public plaza and extended trading hours.

Ela’s Victoria for visitors

spanner-crab375 ELA CARTE: I’m always happy to help out with a suggestion for an occasion or event, but the tables were turned recently when family announced they’d be visiting from overseas for a fortnight.

Ela's Woodland House review

bombe-alaska375 REVIEW: To really impress them? One of the most beautiful looking restaurants in Melbourne.

Victoria's 'worst' drink-driver

court LISTEN: A legal loophole has seen one of Victoria's worst drink-drivers avoid a jail sentence for his over-the-limit madness.

Sun silenced on 'Lawyer X'

LISTEN: Victoria Police has taken Supreme Court action to stop the Herald Sun publishing a story.

'It'd be confusing to be a scientist'

scientists LISTEN: Three 'cheers' and a 'boo' for scientists.

Inspectors to carry 'wads of cash'

transport LISTEN: Transport Minister Terry Mulder has rubbished a call for ticket inspectors to carry guns claiming it will never happen.

What are Victorians obsessed with?

Ross says Americans are obsessed with guns, abortion, gay marriage and marijuana, what are Victorians crazy about? LISTEN: Ross says Americans are obsessed with guns, abortion, gay marriage and marijuana, what are Victorians crazy about?

Bruce McAvaney's good, isn't he?

bruce A funny letter has prompted Ross and John to discuss Bruce's football commentary.

Scrap spring for sprinter, sprummer

Autumn LISTEN: First question for the professor: Is this an April Fools joke?

Mid-flight alert over drunken man

d LISTEN: A drunken man on a Jetstar flight from Melbourne to New Zealand has lit a cigarette, then when confronted, told attendants he was carrying an AK47 gun.

STREAT cafe review

STREAT Cafe in Flemington REVIEW: Tregan Borg fills in for Ela today and gives the scoop on STREAT cafe in Flemington.

Are we racist and unfriendly?

Asked to nominate what they ''least like'' about Australia, migrants often nominated racism and discrimination. STATS EXPLAINED: Australia's reputation for being friendly and hospitable may be slipping away.

Footy shake-up to change culture

footy LISTEN: No scoreboard, no ladder and no finals will be the future of junior football as part of a shake-up to stop the win-lose culture.

LIST: The most stressful jobs

jobs LIST: Is your job stressful? Ross and John this morning asked listeners to classify their jobs as either stressful or not stressful.

Calls for obesity recognition

obesity LISTEN: Obesity Australia is today calling for obesity to be nationally recognised as a disease.

Archer scraps Hird-Archer medal

archer LISTEN: North Melbourne legend Glenn Archer has revealed why he decided to scrap the medal he shared with Essendon’s James Hird after seven years.

Plans to transform Elizabeth Street

Elizabeth Street. LISTEN: Elizabeth Street could soon be Melbourne's signature destination with calls for it to be blocked off to cars and turned into a super shopping mall.

Youth unemployment on the rise

youth LISTEN: A new study has found the number of young people looking for work in Melbourne's east has skyrocketed from 8.9 per cent to more than 13 per cent.

Graffiti artist dupes City of Melbourne

art RUMOUR FILE: A Melbourne street artist says the artwork that won him $3300 from a Melbourne council was a hoax.

Ela discovers Food Republik

Chilli-wontonslead ELA CARTE: I’m not for one minute going to tell you I can tell you the best place to eat in Box Hill.

On board with a dauntless drone

Drone VIDEO: 3AW Breakfast has been sent amazing footage taken by a drone at Eildon. Watch the video here.

Ruling stops Kangaroo meat waste

kangaroos LISTEN: The state government says its move to allow kangaroo meat to be turned into pet food will stop the waste of good meat.

Possums pinned in doomed trees

Possum PHOTOS: A caller to the Rumour File suggested that possums have been deliberately trapped inside trees due to be felled in a Melbourne park.

PR guru thrusts toddler into spotlight

Roxy LISTEN: Would you thrust your two-year-old into the limelight for a bit of fame and a quick buck? Well, PR guru Roxy Jacenko has.

Council votes in 24-hour cat curfew

cats LISTEN: A Victorian council has voted to ban cats from its streets with a new 24-hour cat curfew.

Man charged over 30yo murder case

michellelead COLD CASE: More than 30 years after a 16-year-old girl was found stabbed to death in Shepparton, a Brisbane man has faced court charged with her murder.

Ela tastes Indian at Babu Ji

Babu Ji ELA CARTE: Modern Indian – is there already such a thing? If not, this must be it.

Reporter: Vlahos was 'believable'

vlahos LISTEN: In his first interview since the collapse of his multi-million dollar punting club, Bill Vlahos still claims he’s not a conman.

Parks Victoria authorises deer cull

deer LISTEN: Parks Victoria has authorised a deer cull in three parks in the Dandenong Ranges.

Cigarette butts to be recycled

cigs LISTEN: A recycling company is encouraging smokers to collect their used butts so they can be turned into new products.

Footy's 'crazy, ridiculous' new fee

fans LISTEN: Footy fans are furious they'll have to pay a $2.50 fee to have their MCG match day tickets emailed to them - even though they will still need to print them themselves.

Fat Tony & Co 'doesn't make sense'

Robert Mammone who plays Tony Mokbel in the Channel Nine mini-series 'Fat Tony & Co'. RATINGS: A former homicide detective depicted in Channel Nine’s Fat Tony & Co says the show doesn’t make sense.

Ela thrilled with Stokehouse pop-up

tart-375 ELA CARTE: It’s hard to believe it theory, but I can tell you, it’s just as stupefying in person.

Talking Geelong with 3AW Breakfast

mayor VIDEO, PHOTOS: The issues, the people and the future of Geelong.

Student wins world-wide ABBA spot

grace LISTEN: A Tasmanian woman has won an international competition to be the only non-Swedish member of a commemorative ABBA choir in Stockholm.

Ex-Geelong captain becomes a Tiger

Former Geelong captain confirms he's now a Tiger. RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Former Geelong captain Leigh Colbert has confirmed he's set to become a commercial pilot for Tiger Airways.

Florist's 'heartache', roses too late

roses375 RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A wholesale florist is hoping to off-load 50,000 roses which were held up in quarantine ahead of Valentine’s Day.

Dawson always loved Miller: Ford

Dawson SYDNEY: Entertainment reporter and friend of Charlotte Dawson, Peter Ford, has told of the TV star's loneliness behind her public facade.

Police treated in pepper spray mishap

Police are investigating a death near Geelong. RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Two officers breaking up a domestic dispute have fallen victim to their own capsicum spray.

Ela cruises to Nieuw Amsterdam

Nieuw Amsterdam ELA CARTE: I knew from the start I was going to like this place. The warm welcome helped, as did the classy but not over-the-top decor. It's a pretty funky joint and the food is seriously good value, with no dishes over $20.

Myki 'tricks' commuter, fined $200

mmmmyki SHOUSE: A train commuter is furious after ticketing inspectors fined him after he mistakenly tapped his Myki card onto a blue reader and not a green.

Police campaign to catch arsonists

fires RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Police are working urgently to get a bushfire arson campaign up and running after a spate of deliberately lit fires.

Man chases down runaway racehorse

rockhero RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A man doing his supermarket shopping in Caulfield has chased and caught a runaway racehorse.

Ross and John live from Yarra Valley

Ross and John take viewers on a romantic tour at the Yarra Valley for Valentine's Day. WATCH: Ross and John broadcast live from the Yarra Valley.

Study shows mammograms useless

The 25-year study found death rates were the same, regardless of whether women had regular mammograms. LISTEN: A Canadian study has suggested that mammograms do not lower the risk of dying of breast cancer.

Racing Victoria: No charges laid

Danny RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Racing Victoria will not lay any charges after an investigation into a race won by Smoking Aces in Cranbourne in 2011.

'It's not luxurious, I'll tell you that'

Sochi SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS: Reporter Katherine Firkin has confirmed reports the living conditions at the Sochi Winter Olympics are less than desired.

Breakfast’s workplace ‘blitz’

kitchen LISTEN: With random drug and alcohol tests to be mandatory on all state government worksites, Ross and John have made their own workplace 'blitz list'.

Plea to parents: Stop the nuts

A Melbourne girl's first day of prep was ruined yesterday after she spent lunchtime playing with a friend who had earlier eaten nuts. PHOTOS: Parents are being urged to stop packing nuts in their childrens' lunchboxes amid fears a child will die.

Link in shooting and home invasion

Police Tape LISTEN: A teen shot in the neck at Thomastown at the weekend is reportedly “very good friends” with two men involved in a fatal Deer Park home invasion.

INXS telemovie a hit with viewers

INXS TELEMOVIE BATTLE: Channel Seven's INXS telemovie has thrashed Nine's Schapelle in the heavily anticipated ratings results last night.

Couples rush to 'quick fix' IVF

IN-vitro LISTEN: Fertility doctors have raised concerns that Australian couples with unexplained fertility issues are rushing into IVF treatment when they could go on to conceive naturally.

Police: Teen fell out of divvy van

divvy RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Police are investigating an incident at Kilmore last month after a teen girl fell out of the rear of a police divvy van.

Is Lorde 'starting to crack'?

Lorde at the 2013 Aria Awards. LISTEN: Entertainment reporter Peter Ford says he’s concerned teen music star Lorde is “starting to crack under the pressure”.

Study: Eating fats is cheaper

A new study has shown it's 30 per cent more expensive to eat healthier foods. LISTEN: A new study has found it costs 30 per cent more to eat a healthier diet than it does to eat one loaded with carbs, fats and sugars.

Industries to 'make a quid' from

Ross and John have made a list of growing industries. LIST: With one out of every two girls born today expected to live to 100 and the same percentage for boys expected to live to 97, Ross and John decided it was time to cash in.

'That's how people die'

LISTEN: Police say they're horrified by the actions of a person or group of people who hurled bricks at a van on the Monash Freeway last night.

Water Minister says 'stay hydrated'

Water Minister Peter Walsh says he's not concerned about water usage during extreme heat situations. WATER USE: Victorians are being urged to keep themselves hydrated and not panic about saving water during days of extreme heat.

Ex-cricketer pulled from dam

Dean Jones. RUMOUR CONFIRMED A retired cricketer has slipped into a dam while playing golf at Black Rock.

Aussie teen signs lucrative deal

Stenhouse LISTEN: Australian teenager Brandon Stenhouse has just signed a six-figure baseball contract with the New York Yankees.

The last Aussie bushman

Drover BIll Little ONE WITH THE HERD: An Australian made the front page of the America's Wall Street Journal yesterday - in true stereotypical Aussie fashion.

Australian box office figures spiral

Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in 'The Hunger Games'. BOX OFFICE: Overall cinema takings are down with figures showing Australian films have had their worst year in eight years.

Rumours on Kapalos's fulfillment

Kapalos LISTEN: Entertainment reporter Peter Ford says he believes Today Tonight host Helen Kapalos “wants out” of the current affairs program.

Jobless to work for the dole

dole LISTEN: Jobless Australians will soon have to work for the dole with the Abbott government poised to expand their Work for the Dole scheme.

Beachside Brekky: Burnso's stack

Stand-up paddle boarding: Harder than it looks! VIDEO: So Ross and John decided to partake in what the news bulletins would call "flocking to a bayside beach".

VIDEO: Melbourne's coldest place

icelounge WATCH: We sent program reporter Cushla Travers on the road this morning to find Melbourne's coldest place to beat the heat.

Watch: Best ever road safety ad?

road ROAD SAFETY: Could this be the most influential and moving road safety ad yet?

Jackman shocks mass with collection

Hugh Jackman surprises a Christmas Eve mass. RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Church-goers at a bayside mass had an unexpected star sighting when movie star Hugh Jackman stood up mid-service to lend a helping hand.

Fire experts: 'Leave by 11am or fight'

firedandenongs FIRE WARNING: With extreme weather conditions forecast for this week, bushfire experts are warning those living in high-risk areas to make the decision to leave or stay by 11am.

Police 'up' security amid bikie fears

stKilda375 RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Security has been beefed up at St Kilda Road police station amid fears of reprisals from outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Ela's best of the best 2013

Prawn. ELA CARTE: Ela's best of the best list for 2013.

2013 Pancake Parlour Challenge

Pancake Parlour Challenge 2013. VIDEO: In one of the most legendary and heroic sporting performances of all time, Burnso's Butt-enders and Ross' Rink Rats tied the 2013 Pancake Parlour Challenge, one-all.

Essendon elect board members

Simon Madden hands trophy to Matthew Lloyd. RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Essendon great Simon Madden has been elected to the club's board.

News website's headline blunder

F-Yourself RUMOUR CONFIRMED: 3AW Breakfast's rumour file learned of a rather amusing blunder in a News website's article yesterday.

Primary student ignites bomb

A grade five student has let off a homemade explosive at a school in west Melbourne. RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A mother from a Melbourne school says she’s furious parents weren’t contacted after a group of students set off a "bomb" at her daughter’s primary school yesterday morning.

Banning drugs doesn't work: Expert

marijuana LISTEN: Experts call for greater action after a banned synthetic drug put five people in intensive care last week.

Rumour File wild card wins a Lexus

Ali with Giaan Rooney and her brand new Lexus CT200h. WATCH: See the look on Ali's face when Giaan Rooney arrives at her house to surprise her with a brand new Lexus.

Royal Children's Hospital 'too small'

Royal Children's Hospital is failing to meet benchmark times. SWAMPED: The head of the Royal Children's Hospital has rejected claims the new $1 billion facility is over-stretched.

Bieber fans want their money back

Fans are upset after waiting hours for a Justin Bieber meet and greet. LISTEN: A leading lawyer says Justin Bieber fans who paid hundreds for a meet and greet with their idol, but were kept waiting for 4 hours, can ask for their money back.

Researchers develop male pill

A team of scientists at Monash University have developed a technique that acts as a temporary chemical vasectomy in mice. LISTEN: A male contraceptive pill could be available within a decade.

Calls for drivers to respect crossings

A man's been jailed for 6 months for running down a lollipop lady outside Elwood Secondary College. LISTEN: There are calls for more respect to be shown to lollipop men and women after a woman was hit by a car in May.

Victoria Police short on toothbrushes

Victoria Police RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Increased prisoner numbers and an issue with the current supplier are to blame for a lack of toothbrushes available to Victorian prisoners.

One Minute around Australia

Frenchman WATCH: A French amateur filmmaker has documented his year in Australia with a brilliant little video posted on YouTube.

Boyd: I'm just happy to play AFL

GWS recruit Tom Boyd. LISTEN: The number one pick in last night’s AFL Draft Tom Boyd says despite barracking for Carlton, he's just happy to play football at an AFL level.

Trucks explode in fiery collision

Multi-truck crash near Stawell. Image: @clintmaca UPDATE: Investigations are underway into what caused a horrific multi-truck crash at Black Range near Stawell which has left two people dead and another fighting for life.

Ross's election transport promise

Daniel Andrews will today release his alternative to the Coalition's East-West Link. ROADS PROMISE: Labor is promising to eliminate Melbourne's 50 worst level crossings if it wins next year's election.

Players give Facebook apology

Ashley told 3AW Breakfast of the pair's concocted identity and a Facebook apology. RUMOUR CONFIRMED: One of the women from whom two Essendon players attempted to scam a free meal described their behaviour as 'dumb'.

Ela tastes the 'most liveable city'

Pork dumpling. ELA CARTE: For the third year in a row, Melbourne is named the most liveable city in the world and Chef Shane Delia has represented this most liveable city on a plate.

Caviar's brother fighting for its life

Black Caviar's half-brother known as 'Jimmy'. LISTEN: The half-brother of champion horse Black Caviar is fighting for its life after anti-biotics from a spider bite caused laminitis.

Sly: Chopper's poem 'for you, Ross'

Mark MORNING RADIO: What kept one of Australia's most notorious criminals entertained in prison?

Breakfast talks p-platers

The TAC have a new campaign to help reduce the amount of accidents involving P Plate drivers. VIDEO: The perils of DWY - 'driving while young'.

KFC gears up for cricket season

KFC set to instill RUMOUR CONFIRMED: We've had some late developments from Ross and John's Rumour File this morning.

Tech savvy man catches fugitive

Man locates fugitive through iCould feature. LISTEN: Police are applauding a tech savvy sleuth who used his computer to catch a fugitive.

Sexpo booked alongside cheer comp

cheerleading RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Due to an unfortunate scheduling blunder, the Australian All-star cheerleading federation nationals will share Jeff's Shed with the risque Sexpo exhibition at the end of the month.

Slurpee proves vital clue to burglar

7-Eleven. LISTEN: A slurpee has proved to be a vital clue in linking a Lara man to a Geelong burglary.

Ela gets jiggy at Jinda Thai

Larb In the heart of little Vietnam, there’s another piece of south east Asia that’s worth visiting – even it’s a little off the main drag.

Bricklayer wins $1.4 million in RSL home lottery

Bullion JACKPOT: A single parent bricklayer from regional Victoria has won $1.4 million worth of gold bullion in the Union RSL home lottery.

'Cats fighting over a rancid sandwich'

Mel b 7 and i9 PETE FORD: 3AW Entertainment Reporter Peter Ford has described Channel 7 and Channel 9's battle over pop star Mel B as 'two cats fighting over a rancid sandwich.'

Burnso JAMs out with new smartphone app

John Burns LISTEN: Burnso sings Tom Jones' Green Green grass of home

'Stamina' the best quality of a man: Jerry hall

Stamina VIDEO: Jerry Hall, Mick Jagger's ageless model ex-wife joined Ross and John in the studio on Wednesday to preview the September run of The Graduate at Her Majesty's Theatre, where she'll play the mischievous cougar Mrs. Robinson.

Air bnb taking the web by storm

air bnb 3AW BREAKFAST: A travel accommodation website is taking the web by storm and Ross and John want you to know about it. Air BnB was founded in 2008 for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world.

Police Officer rowing across the Atlantic

Timothy GOOD CAUSE: A Victoria Police Officer is attempting to row across the Atlantic Ocean in less than 30 days to raise money for MS, a disease his Mother has suffered from her entire life. Click here to learn more.

Can you identify this office implement?

What is this YOUR SAY: It looks like a stapler, it's about the size of a stapler but it's not a stapler. Ross and John need your help identifying this mysterious office implement sent in by a listener on the Radio Solutions segment.

Ross Stevenson on CNN

Ross CNN VIDEO: 3AW host on Australia's slow start, notorious English weather and the friendly atmosphere of the games.

One large Schlanger please

Schlangfer PIZZA PRIDE: Pizza named after gold-medalist Melanie Schlanger

Ross & John in Savile Row

Ross suit fitting WATCH VIDEO: The boys learn the art of bespoke tailoring.

Mr. Androgynous in Brighton

Mr. Androgynous QUIRKY IMAGE: On the 3AW Rumour File this morning, a caller sent Ross and John an image of a sign that warns beach-goers in Brighton about deep water. However, one of the 'androgynous' stick figures swimming is clearly a male..

Turn down the high beams!

Nipples MEL B: Dancing with the Stars judge has 'Wardrobe Malfunction'

Look-alike Mayors

Robert Doyle and Mayor Quimby GROUSE: A caller to Ross and John spotted this eerie similarity.

'Commodore purrs like a Kitten'

Kitten RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A Feel-good story out of the rumour file this morning. A man who was experiencing a 'cat-like' noise coming from the rear of his new V8 Commodore took it to the mechanic only to discover a kitten trapped underneath. View photos here.

When the war is over?

Australian troops in Afghanistan (PIC: A.Wylie FFX) AFGHANISTAN: Prime Minister Julia Gillard confirms the bulk of Australian troops will return home from Afghanistan earlier than expected. Afghan troops will begin the take over in the Uruzgan Province later this year. The process is expected to take up to 18 months to complete.

Sly of the Underworld

Sly of the Underworld Vale John Kapetanovsk, who uncovered 80s crim "Mad Max"

Sunrise blooper

David Koch and Mel Doyle A sleepy viewer of the Sunrise program got the surprise of her life today after winning $10,000... and in turn gave hosts David Koch and Mel Doyle the surprise of theirs! Listen here.

Giants song butchered

Greater Western Breakfast belts out the Giants song Team Ross and John belted out the GWS Giants song in studio on Friday Morning. 'That was absolutely appalling,' one listener said. Watch the video here and prepare to laugh!

'Flowers don't go on the roof!'

Ross and John really struggled... Ross and John, from 3AW Breakfast, take on Josh and Jenna, from TV's 'The Block', in a cubby house build-off. Watch a video of the fun morning here.

John Burns Fashion Tips

burns fashion With the Spring Carnival just around the corner, we thought we'd better start giving out John Burns' EXCLUSIVE fashion advice. Photos here .. updated regularly.

'Like a star do we, hey?'

Ross VIDEO TOUR: After the newspapers analysed Julia Gillard's Prime Ministerial office with a photo which Ross and John said was 'choreographed within an inch of its life', Ross analysed Burnso's office.

VIDEO: Behind 3AW Breakfast

Watch a fly on the wall video of Breakfast going to air Watch a behind-the-scenes video of how the 3AW Breakfast program.