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Legal threats fly as West Perth hits back at WAFC over Seven-Nine stoush

Adrian Beattie 7:28 PM   The West Perth Falcons have threatened to take the WA Football Commission to court if they end up losing a $300,000 sponsorship deal with Channel Nine.

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Lord Of The Fries descends on Perth's fast food lovers

Perth will get its own Lord Of The Fries outlet by the end of the year.

Fran Rimrod 4:11 PM   Perth fans of a new greasy spoon can rejoice, with trendy East Coast fast food franchise Lord of the Fries set to open its doors in the WA's capital.

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Driver and passenger walk away after WRX splits in two in Maylands

The car split in half but the driver and passenger were not seriously injured.

Adrian Beattie 4:04 PM   A man and woman have walked away from a horrific crash in Maylands which split their car in two.

'Shark' providers sending unskilled workers to risky sites: trainers

Providers out to make a quick buck are sending unskilled workers to high-risk workplaces.

Chloerissa Eadie and Emma Young 3:30 PM   ​West Australian training companies say dodgy providers they describe as 'sharks' and 'cowboys' are flooding high-risk mine sites with unskilled workers.

Don't drink and dive - Kununurra boy charged after driving into river

The unfortunate position the young driver found himself in.

Adrian Beattie 1:31 PM   A teenager has been charged with drink driving after steering a car into a river near Kununurra airport.

Shark warning as white pointers cruise off Perth beaches

Towers will be installed along Perth beaches, but not primarily to deal with the threat of sharks

Adrian Beattie 11:46 AM   Large schools of salmon are bringing danger to Perth's beaches and waters as Great White Sharks follow the fish along the coast.

Pedestrian struck by Perth CAT bus

The accident happened at the corner of Goderich Street and Victoria Square.

Ray Sparvell   A pedestrian has been struck by a CAT bus at the corner of Goderich Street and Victoria Square during the Friday afternoon peak period.

Twist in Royal Perth Hospital bomb drama as accused jailed on child sex charges

More than 130 people parted with cash between December 2014 and May this year, when the men were arrested.

Ray Sparvell   A 29-year-old Aveley man, charged over a pipe bomb and weapons scare at Royal Perth Hospital on Thursday was remanded on Friday to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on October 16.

Pennington to appeal killing conviction again

Cariad Anderson Slater disappeared in July 1992.

An elderly man who faced four trials over the death of a woman in Perth almost 25 years ago intends to appeal against his conviction again.

RPH bomb scare: Man charged, another released

Parts of Royal Perth Hospital were evacuated in the bomb scare.

Brendan Foster   A 29-year-old man has been charged over a bomb scare at Royal Perth Hospital on Thursday.

Australind fatal: Teenager dies after being hit by 4WD vehicle

Some of the tributes left for the 15-year-old boy who died after he was hit by a 4WD on Thursday.

Tim Carrier   A 15-year-old boy has died after being hit by a 4WD in Australind on Thursday evening.

Students flown to Perth in viral encephalitis scare

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain.

Two patients with encephalitis-like symptoms have been flown to Perth from the north of Western Australia.

Perth weather forecast: dream of spring becomes reality

It's a big return to Spring, with sunny weather expected next week.

Ray Sparvell   It's set to be partly cloudy on Sunday but who cares when there are all those new socks to enjoy, right dads?

Canning byelection: Court no-show for candidate Teresa van Lieshout

Canning byelection candidate Teresa van Lieshout.

Nathan Hondros and Kate Hedley   The credentials of controversial Canning candidate Teresa van Lieshout have been called into question.

Perth Royal Wine Show: WA at the top of the barrel

The Swan Valley was represented by Houghton Wines and Mandoon Estate.

David Prestipino   Western Australia has continued its supremacy over the eastern states in the wine stakes battle.

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Feel-good mugs help Perth cafe weed out homelessness

Happy mugs

Jai Price   A cafe in the heart of Perth's CBD has planted the seed to tackle homelessness in a new way, inspired by the 'pay it forward' idea.

Police union renew calls for officers to be armed in court after knife found

WA Police Union president George Tilbury said the union had been flooded with reports of attempted smuggling of weapons into courts all over WA.

Brendan Foster   The WA police union has again called on the Barnett government to allow officers to be armed in court after another knife was found in a Perth court on Thursday.

Cannabis operation in bookshop leaves couple’s investment in tatters

53 plants were seized.

Josh del Pino   The bookstore was supposed to be celebrating its grand opening. Instead, the owners have been left devastated from a secret cannabis set-up right under their noses.

Pennington awaits sentencing over cold case killing

Cariad Anderson Slater disappeared in July 1992.

A Western Australian Supreme Court judge will hear arguments on how to punish an octogenarian for killing an acquaintance 23 years ago.

Wind in the willows: Cricket legends remember the WACA's greatest hits

Adam Gilchrist celebrates after hitting a 57-ball century at the WACA.

Ray Sparvell   News that the iconic WACA cricket ground will no longer host classic test matches against the likes of India, England and South Africa has marked the end of an era that began more than a century ago.

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FIFO Gorgon workers get 'watershed' roster deal

FIFO Gorgon workers have landed a 'watershed' roster deal.

Hundreds of construction workers who voted in favour of walking off the job at Chevron's Gorgon LNG project have cancelled the industrial action after negotiations with the lead contractor.

Bateman woman's death suspicious: WA Police

Police outside the Electra Street property and (inset) the woman's Hyandai Getz car, found in Hamilton Hill.

Brendan Foster   Police have charged a 19-year-old man after an investigation into the death of a 85-year-old old woman in Bateman.

Byrnecut: 'screaming' woman leaves in ambulance after 'threat to kill'

The scene at Byrnecut a short time ago.

Ray Sparvell   A woman who allegedly ran amok at a mining office in the Perth Airport precinct has been extracted from a roof space where she was hiding and has been taken, screaming, into an ambulance.

Canning byelection: Hastie says family religion off limit

Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie.

Brendan Foster   Liberal candidate for the Canning byelection Andrew Hastie has slammed the media for targeting his family about their religious beliefs.

WACA to shift Test matches to new Perth Stadium at Burswood


Australia's blockbuster Test matches against India, England, and South Africa are set to be moved from the WACA Ground to the new Perth Stadium under a new plan.

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Perth one of planet's worst cities: HuffPost Aus blog

 Perth's 'boring' CBD skyline from Kings Park.

Emma Young   Perth is one of the 10 worst cities on the planet, according to a story featured on the newborn Huffington Post Australia.

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Air conditioner unit on fire prompts evacuation of East Perth's Comfort Hotel

Smoke can be seen coming from the air-conditioning unit.

Brendan Foster   An air conditioner unit on an East Perth hotel has caught fire, prompting the evacuation of the building.

"There was a massive explosion": Harvey resident on earthquake

Geosciences Australia estimate that the quake south-east of Harvey could have been felt up to 28 kilometres away.

Tim Carrier and Jai Price   A Harvey resident has described an earthquake which shook the town as a "massive explosion."

Investigation underway into mechanics and house fires

In total nine cars were set alight and caused more than $100,000 worth of damage.

Jai Price   Police are investigating two separate blazes, one of which caused more than $100,000 damage, on Wednesday night.

Perth man claims he found drugs in his bag after returning from Bali

DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA - JULY 10:  Foreign tourist flock at Ngurah Rai International airport on July 10, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.  277 flights include 160 domestic flight and 117 international flight are closed in Ngurah Airport started from thursday 23.30 due to volcanic ash claud from Maunt Raung.  (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Brendan Foster   A Perth man says he's lucky not to be behind bars in Bali after returning from the Indonesian island and finding drugs in his hand luggage.