In Brief

A concept drawing of an Uber air taxi flying through Melbourne.

Twins found

Police have found twin 13-year-old sisters from Corio who went missing for a week.

Police thanked the community for its assistance yesterday after social media users reported numerous sightings of the girls when their images and a call to help find them appeared on Facebook this week.

Taking flight

Geelong commuters could begin catching flying Uber taxis to airports within the next five to 10 years, according to authorities.

Uber unveiled plans for the service from shopping centre roofs this week, with an air safety official later confirming on ABC radio that authorities were working with the company on achieving various compliances.

Lara upgrade

Upgraded main-oval change-rooms and a new 2.4km running track feature in draft council plans to upgrade Lara’s 18-hectare recreation reserve.

City Hall posted the plan on its website this week for public comment, noting that the proposed improvements would require a funding “partnership” between council, higher levels of government, peak sport bodies and tenant clubs.

Second cruiser

A second cruise ship has added Geelong to its itinerary for 2019/2020, according to the vessel’s tour operator.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages said new ship Vasco da Gama would visit Geelong in December, with the announcement following concerns reported in the Indy last month of declining cruising business for the city since a high of nine visits in 2014.

Speed bust

Police have impounded the car of a 19-year-old caught driving 70km/h over the speed limit in 80km/h zone at Curlewis.

The teenager’s interception on Sunday morning was one of 140 offences detected during a long weekend blitz in the region, with police also catching four drivers on drugs and three over the blood-alcohol limit.

Storages filling

The region’s water storages are set to continue filling after more rain bands swept the region over the past week.

Barwon Water measured storage levels up half a per cent to 35.6 per cent of capacity after 32mm in the seven days to Wednesday, with further rain on the day likely to push the total higher over the next week.

Men wanted

Two men wanted for arrest on separate charges could be hiding out somewhere in Whittington, according to police.

Police this week released images of 20-year-old Ashley Gray, wanted for offences including theft and possessing ice, and alleged thief Toby McKay, 27, with appeals for public help to find them.

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