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Man, dog pulled from car after it plummets into Blackwood River

NICOLE COX 7:32pm An elderly man and his pet dog are lucky to be alive after his car ploughed into a river near Augusta, forcing a ferry operator to stage a daring rescue.

Kerry Stokes will bring WWI photos to Perth

Kerry Stokes is adamant he'll bring an exhibition on our Diggers to Perth.

5:46pm WA businessman Kerry Stokes says he will find a way to bring an historic photographic exhibition of World War I Diggers to Western Australia after Federal Government funding for the show was axed.

Joe Francis: 'I wouldn't want him next door either'

Patrick Comeagain became known to the public after he was publicised leaving jail.

CHENEE MARRAPODI 6:02pm West Australian Minister for Corrective Services Joe Francis has admitted he would not want one of the state's most notorious sex offenders "living next door to me either".

Ex-Perth Heat pitcher Liam Hendricks gets Major League call-up

Liam Hendricks in action for the Minnesota Twins in 2012.

BRAD ELBOROUGH 5:04pm Former Perth Heat pitcher Liam Hendriks has been called up to play in the Major Leagues for the Kansas City Royals.

High-level WA sporting coach faces court over teen sex charges

The founder and managing director of The Strata Agency has been charged and pleaded guilty to misappropriating in excess of $1 million of trust fund monies.

ALEISHA ORR 4:24pm A former high level sporting coach from Western Australia has faced court over sex offences allegedly involving teenagers.

Ex-club doctor hopes Sydney Swans do the job

Dean Cox is right to retire at the end of 2014, former club doctor Rod Moore says.

BRAD ELBOROUGH 3:12pm West Coast’s number 1 ticket holder, Dr Rod Moore, believes Sydney has a responsibility to field its strongest side this weekend, despite the Swans being almost certain to finish in top spot - win, lose, or draw.

Massive great white shark closes Cottesloe beach

Cotteloe beach closed due to shark.

6:19pm A five-metre shark has been spotted at Perth's popular Cottesloe Beach, forcing beachgoers out of the water.

Perth killer's remorse leads to guilt plea

1:03pm A brain-injured man has told a West Australian court that remorse over his murder of a Perth woman led him to plead guilty to the offence.

Psychiatric review ordered in Perth frying pan death

New but untested evidence heard in the Eastman Inquiry this year potentially raised the suspicion of mafia involvement.

12:46pm A Perth man accused of murdering his mother with a frying pan while she cooked him dinner will have a full psychiatric assessment.

Leeuwin crew member in dramatic sea rescue off Fremantle

Angela Lewis on board the Leeuwin with the injured man after the rescue.

NICOLE COX 5:04pm A Fremantle wharf worker has been winched from the ocean after falling into the water at the A Shed port.

Search continues through Perth streets for escaped detainee

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LEANNE NICHOLSON 1:46pm An Indian detainee remains on the run after giving Serco guards the slip at a Bayswater temple on Monday afternoon.

WAtoday Morning Buzz: Wednesday August 27, 2014

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9:57am Morning Buzz is a constantly updated blog, providing bite-sized news flashes to give you everything you need to know in the lead-up to lunch.

Patrick Comeagain living among vulnerable Perth residents

Patrick Alfred Dennis Comeagain walks free from jail.

ALEISHA ORR A Perth mother has labelled the decision to house serial rapist Patrick Comeagain in units alongside people she says are "vulnerable" as "inappropriate.

Pilot killed in helicopter crash in WA Kimberley


A 34-year-old man has been killed in a helicopter crash in Western Australia's Kimberley region.

Rescue chopper sent to truck-bike crash in Oakford

The scene of the accident involving the teenager.

LIAM DUCEY A rescue chopper has been sent to Oakford after a collision between a truck and a bike.

Mountain of scam mail shredded in WA


The letters promised dodgy health products, non-existent lottery prizes and fortune telling, but the massive seizure of scam mail has now gone to the shredder in Western Australia.

Pregnancy a matter of timing for FIFO families

FIFO workers often go to extreme measures when trying to start a family.

LIAM DUCEY Manipulating rosters, 'conjugal' visits, working on site with your partner. Getting pregnant can prove stressful for FIFO workers.

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Alleged people smugglers plead not guilty in Perth court

New but untested evidence heard in the Eastman Inquiry this year potentially raised the suspicion of mafia involvement.

ALEISHA ORR Two men on trial in Perth for people smuggling say they are actually asylum seekers.

Warwick TRG siege man assessed

The scene of the lockdown in Warwick, with TRG in attendance.

LIAM DUCEY A man taken into custody by the Tactical Response Group after a siege in Warwick on Monday is being assessed at Sir Charles Gairnder Hospital.

Traffic chaos after Noranda truck rollover

The scene of the truck rollover near Noranda.

LIAM DUCEY All southbound lanes of Tonkin Highway are closed after a truck rollover near the intersection of Benara Road in Noranda.

One dead following Bibra Lake crash

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LIAM DUCEY A woman has died following a two-car collision in Bibra Lake on Tuesday morning.

WAtoday Morning Buzz: Tuesday August 26, 2014

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Morning Buzz is a constantly updated blog, providing bite-sized news flashes to give you everything you need to know in the lead-up to lunch.

Mandurah man to be charged over police helicopter laser incident


LIAM DUCEY A Mandurah Man will be charged by summons after he allegedly pointed a laser pointer at a police helicopter.

Motorcycle rider seriously injured in Belmont after BMW crash


LIAM DUCEY A motorcycle rider is in Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries after he collided with a BMW sedan in Belmont on Monday afternoon.

Lockdown in Warwick after self-harm threat

The scene of the lockdown in Warwick, with the TRG in attendance.

Residents in Warwick were forced to stay indoors while the Tactical Response Group attended a situation in their street after a man threatened self-harm.

Former fighter denies assault

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A former professional fighter was wearing a suit and not looking for a fight when he was said to have allegedly assaulted a factory worker over a refund, a Perth court has heard.

Woman fined for unlicensed car dealing

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A Perth woman has been fined more than $11,000 after being convicted for a second time of unlicensed car dealing.

At least 15 years jail for WA murder

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A West Australian man who shot an associate in the head over a $2000 debt and then dumped his body in bushland where it was found an hour later has been jailed for a minimum of 15 years.

Vincent council flags $3.6m funding halt to fill budget shortfall

The City of Vincent must correct a $3.2 million budget bungle.

Brendan Foster Millions of dollars of major projects could be put on hold by the City of Vincent to make up for an embarrassing $3.2m deficit in its recent budget.

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AFL player Murray Newman to be released from WA prison

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West Coast Eagles footballer Murray Newman has been granted parole on his one-year prison sentence for fracturing the jaw of a man who had sex with his girlfriend.