Latest WA state news

Thousands brave rain in support of same-sex marriage at Perth 'Love Rally'

Ray Sparvell 6:40 PM   Rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of supporters at Australia's largest turn out of people behind marriage equality in Northbridge's Russell Square on Sunday.

Darch hoon driving accident victim loses her lower leg

The site in Darch where the hoon allegedly lost control and ran into bystanders.

Ray Sparvell 5:27 PM   Teen injured by 'hit and run' hoon

Two officers injured as Boulder party mob throws rocks and bottles


Ray Sparvell 11:31 AM   Two police officers were injured and two partygoers arrested following an out-of-control party at Kalgoorlie on Saturday.

Thick fog diverts Royal Flying Doctor to Rottnest, other Perth flights delayed

Fog in Perth on Sunday morning caused some delays and diversions with flights in and out of the city

Ray Sparvell 11:14 AM   Early morning fog on Sunday threw flight schedules into turmoil with planes diverted to other states and the Royal Flying Doctor Service with two patients onboard to Rottnest Island.

Volcano causes more Bali flight cancellations

Jetstar Japan has 20 A320 aircraft and a 60 per cent share of the growing low-cost carrier market in Japan.

Adrian Beattie   For the second day running Jetstar and Virgin have cancelled flights to and from Bali as a cloud of volcanic ash drifts towards Denpasar Airport.

Doctors slam patient care at Fiona Stanley Hospital


Adrian Beattie   Doctors say patients at Fiona Stanley Hospital have been put at risk because of poor standards of care and safety.

Teen injured by 'hit and run' hoon

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Adrian Beattie   A 17-year-old girl had her leg severed when she was hit by a hoon driver on Friday night.

Crocodile attack victim - stable in hospital

The crocodile attack victim is put aboard an RFDS plane.

Adrian Beattie   Doctors say a woman who was attacked by a crocodile in the Kimberley is in a "stable" condition in Broome Hospital

Woman killed in Bunbury motorbike crash


Adrian Beattie   A woman has been killed in a motorbike crash outside Bunbury.

Meet Perth 'royal family' bringing medieval history to life in Aneala

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Ray Sparvell   Once upon a time, across many trembling, tempestuous oceans, the magical southern land of Lochac was ruled by a king and queen inspired by their great and terrible ancestor, Genghis Khan.

Woman attacked by crocodile in the state's north-west

A crocodile has attacked a woman in the north of Western Australia.

Brendan Foster   A woman has been attacked by a crocodile in the state's north-west on Friday.

Young southern right whale checks out Busselton Jetty


A curious sub-adult southern right whale, believed to have been seen near Scarborough last month, has popped up at Busselton Jetty.

Middle-aged adult diagnosed with meningococcal


Brendan Foster    A middle-aged adult has been diagnosed with the life-threatening and infectious meningococcal disease.

WA's fresh food future open for bidding: asset fire sale continues

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Emma Young   Going to the local supermarket or greengrocer and knowing much of the stock is grown in their home state is something some West Australians might take for granted.

Perth expected to break love rally record in support of marriage equality

As many as 15,000 people are expecting to show their support for same sex marriage at the WA Love Rally

Ray Sparvell   Organisers of Sunday's Love Rally are anticipating that some 15,000 people could flock to Northbridge on Sunday to demonstrate their support for marriage equality.

Phil Walsh dead: Friends in shock over Adelaide Crows coach, ex-Eagles assistant

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Emma Young and Brendan Foster   Friends and colleagues of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, found dead at his home early on Friday morning after a domestic dispute, have spoken of their sense of shock and disbelief as well as their memories of a dedicated and talented man.

WA for sale: How was a once-in-a-lifetime mining boom squandered?

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Brendan Foster   If you have a spare billion or two lying around you can purchase a port, a TAB, a couple of markets, three empty schools, a police station in the western suburbs and 20-odd parcels of land, just to name a few.

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Detectives investigate after 'tall, large' men assault teens in carpark

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Emma Young   Detectives are appealing for information after three tall and well-built men assaulted two teenagers and two young men outside a Perth shopping centre on Wednesday night.

Overnight Perth fires cause more than $1 million damage, arson suspected

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Emma Young   The Arson Squad is investigating two suspicious fires on Thursday night in Perth that caused $1.1 million in damage.

Gemma Tognini: Dedicated to those who think rules don't apply

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Gemma Tognini   There's always one. That one person who thinks the rules don't apply to them. We all know people like that.

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WA Notre Dame student gets 16 years for Fremantle market murder

Peter Fox Slater murdered James Hyman in a tragic case of mistaken identity

A university student who murdered a man sleeping rough at Fremantle's E-Shed Markets will spend at least 16 years behind bars.

Toddler hit by car in Perth 'critical' at Princess Margaret Hospital


Emma Young   A toddler is fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a car in Perth.

Barnett government gives the green light for Roe Highway extension

Conservationists want the Roe 8 development stopped.

Brendan Foster   The Barnett government has given environmental approval for WA's most controversial road – Roe Highway stage 8.

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30,000 more WA homes in latest nbn broadband rollout plan

Another 30,000 WA households and businesses are earmarked for high-speed broadband.

Emma Young   Business figures in WA's South West are welcoming the extension of the nbn network to 8000 futher premises - as part of a rollout to another 30,000 homes and businesses around the state.

Mother of baby killed by drink-driver angry at early release from jail

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Brendan Foster   The mother of an eight-month baby killed by a drink-driver in Merriwa in 2013, said it was a "kick in the guts" her son's killer could be out of jail in a couple of weeks.

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Appeal for information as more emerges about fatal crash in Port Hedland


Emma Young   Police have now released more information about a road crash in the state's Pilbara region that ended in the death of a 65-year-old motorcyclist on Tuesday.

Paedophile in WA prison despite end of term


A mentally ill paedophile, imprisoned for twice as long as his sentence, remains in jail because there is no place to put him, a Perth court has heard.

Perth housing prices fall $5000 but Reiwa says market is stable

Despite a fall in house prices in Perth the market is stable

Leanne Nicholson   Days after a leading national analyst forecast an end to West Australia's glorious property values, Perth house prices have recorded a $5000 fall for June.

NSW man extradited to face child sex abuse charges in Perth


Emma Young   Child Abuse Squad detectives have extradited a 34-year-old New South Wales man to face charges over the indecent assault of a 12-year-old girl in Perth in 2008.

Police charge man after Kwinana Beach service station robbed at knifepoint

A man allegedly rammed police twice in a stolen car.

Emma Young   Detectives have charged a 32-year-old Wellard man with armed robberies on two service stations, the first in South Perth in June and another in Kwinana Beach early on Thursday.