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Money's the name of the game for food at Domain

Brendan Foster 10:05 AM   Subiaco Oval has no plans to drop the price of its food and drinks after the MCG said it was planning to slash its prices for the 2015 AFL season.

European wasps conquer Perth as 'wasp whisperer' spots more in WA’s south

European wasps can be deadly and thrive in the WA climate

Steve Holland 10:01 AM   European wasps continue to spread across Perth with the insects now covering an area that occupies most of the city’s metropolitan area.

Cold case rapist jailed for prostitute attack

A man has been jailed for raping a prostitute after luring her to his house.

9:26 PM   Karl Boyd Bryhn lured a prostitute to a house in Perth, handcuffed her and then dragged the woman to a vacant block where he repeatedly raped her.

WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder backflips on late-night train service

Dean Nalder

Brendan Foster 8:42 PM   West Australian Transport Minister Dean Nalder has backflipped on his decision to cut late-night train services from the city.

Redback spider v snake ... WA style

Deadly duel: it may be small but the redback spider conquers the dugite.

Leanne Nicholson 5:50 PM   Who’d have thought. It seems redback spiders taking down snakes is a thing.

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Police dog sniffs out $140,000 in cash at Perth Airport


4:18 PM   An alert police dog has sniffed out more than $140,000 in cash in a suitcase at Perth Airport.

Failure to check the fine print lands real estate agent in court

Watchdog warns licensed real estate agents to do background checks on employees.

Leanne Nicholson 3:56 PM   Check, check and check again. The devil is in the detail as one real estate agent found out the hard way.

Young Perth rollers give wheelchair basketball a whirl

Kids are embracing wheelchair basketball

James Mooney 2:03 PM   It's not uncommon for basketball centres around Perth to be filled with teams shooting hoops on weekends, but it appears courts are now being rolled over by a new sport in town.

Perth mother 'had to wait three weeks' to hold her dead baby


Brendan Foster 1:58 PM   The grandfather of a baby who died of suspected sudden infant death syndrome says his daughter had to wait three weeks to hold her son after he died because the only neuropathologist in WA was on leave.

Motorbike riders 24 per cent of WA road deaths

Motorbike riding is becoming increasingly dangerous on WA's roads.

1:43 PM   One in four West Australians killed on the road are motorcyclists, a road safety report reveals.

Mystery over exploration bid at Andrew Forrest's Minderoo

Grant Vernon is the chief operating officer of the Forrest family’s Minderoo Group,

Jonathan Barrett 12:51 PM   Why is Grant Vernon, a chartered accountant who admits to having no experience in mineral exploration, doing applying to explore more than 1350 square kilometres of his home state’s mineral-rich Pilbara?

Skydiver saved after mid-air seizure in Pinjarra

Christopher can be seen spiraling through the air following the seizure

David Baker   Heart-stopping footage of a skydiver suffering a seizure during freefall over Western Australia has taken the internet by storm - with nearly two million views in a day.

Police bust child crime gang operating in Northbridge

Police have busted a child crime gang who went on a robbery spree in Northbridge

Two young girls - accused of being part of a child crime gang responsible for a string of robberies, thefts and assaults in Perth and Northbridge – were arrested on Sunday.

Skateboarder arrested for breaching Northbridge punch-up crime scene

Police arrested a skateboarder in Northbridge following a brawl

A skateboarder was arrested for breaching a crime scene in Northbridge where police were trying to get to the bottom of a punch up that took place the night before.

Two men in custody after Northbridge brawl


Two men are in police custody after a wild brawl in Northbridge on Sunday morning.

Storms expected to batter parts of WA, including Perth

Perth and nearby areas have been warned to brace for severe thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms are expected to batter parts of WA, including some suburbs north of Perth on Sunday afternoon.

Police searching for missing 44-year-old Kojonup man

Family members fear for Darryl Spark's safety.

Police are chasing information about missing man Darryl George Spark who was last seen in Kojonup on Saturday night.

Man who caught a serial rapist says he'll always stop to help

Junior Harai Paul, 22, was jailed for four years and nine months this week for the rape of a woman at Halls Head.

Brendan Foster   The 20-year-old man who helped a woman attacked by a serial rapist says he didn't want to "be one of those people to leave it and let it go by".

VenuesWest involved in WA ticket scandal

Two VenuesWest board members received four Katy Perry concert tickets each, which were used by family members and friends.

A second West Australian agency is under scrutiny for misusing tickets after two board members at VenuesWest gave away Katy Perry concert tickets to family and friends.

Man dies in Exmouth car crash

Police officer

A man has died after rolling his car in the Pilbarra on Sunday morning.

Cloverdale man, 33, charged over Scarborough shooting

Kieran Loveridge (left) wearing handcuffs is escorted from the NSW Supreme Court after receiving five years and two months sentence for the manslaughter of Thomas Kelly in July 2012. 8th November,2013. Photo: Kate Geraghty

A 33-year-old Cloverdale man has been charged over the shooting of a man in Scarborough late last month.

Wellard man, 26, found with rifle, drugs and weapons in car

Police officer

A 26-year-old Wellard man has been charged by police after they found a rifle, weapons, drugs and cash in his car in Hope Valley on Saturday night.

Boy, 10, dies in Goomalling car crash

A police car was stolen and used in a rampage through Kalgoorlie on Saturday morning.

A 10-year-old boy died in a car crash in the Wheatbelt town of Goomalling on Saturday afternoon.

Stolen police car rampage in Kalgoorlie

A street sign destroyed during the rampage.

A stolen police car was used in a street rampage through Kalgoorlie in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Elderly man bashed in Northbridge

Police officer

A 68-year-old man is in intensive care in hospital after being bashed in Northbridge.

CBD raid nets major meth haul

Meth haul

Perth detectives found four kilos of methamphetamine when they raided a unit on Adelaide Terrace on Friday.

Toodyay wins national tidy town award

Toodyay has been named the tidiest town in Australia.

Toodyay has won the Australian Tidy Town award for 2015.

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Bull Creek

A commissioner holds a starting pistol during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris, on February 19, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG

Fremantle detectives are searching for a gang of men who robbed a woman at gunpoint on Friday night.

Big changes planned for East Perth

The proposed development will change the face of East Perth.

The state government has announced a multi-million dollar redevelopment for East Perth.

Women charged with gun and drug offences

A police car was stolen and used in a rampage through Kalgoorlie on Saturday morning.

Two women have been charged after weapons and drugs were found in their car in Mandurah.