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Man, 22, on drug and firearm charges in relation to West Perth shooting death

Brendan Foster 10:19 AM   Another man has been charged in relation to the shooting death of a woman in West Perth on Monday.

Ex-Eagle Daniel Kerr back in court over restraining order breach

Ex footy star Daniel Kerr leaving court after a recent appearance

Brendan Foster 10:04 AM   Troubled former West Coast Eagles star Daniel Kerr is due back in Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning after he allegedly breached a violence restraining order by texting his ex-partner.

Arts students wage major protest

UWA is set to see its first protests for what the guild says is 10 years.

Emma Young 8:49 AM   Students will protest an on-campus issue for the first time in more than a decade at the University of WA on Wednesday, its student guild says.

Elderly man allegedly threatened with skateboard in Midland robbery

Police allege a woman spat at an officer after failing to stop in Victoria Park

Ray Sparvell 8:15 PM   A 69-year-old man was allegedly punched in the face and threatened with a skateboard by an intruder in his own home in Midland on Monday.

Man charged over Belmont Forum shopping centre camera discovery

The hidden camera concealed in the toilet smoke detector - as featured on Nine News.

Ray Sparvell 8:03 PM   ​A 51-year-old Queens Park man has been arrested over a camera discovered in a public toilet in the Belmont Forum shopping centre.

Ambulance ramping at Fiona Stanley Hospital reaches 'all-time high'

Fiona Stanley seemed to have a ramping "shocker" on Monday.

Ray Sparvell 7:42 PM   Fiona Stanley Hospital had an ambulance ramping shocker on Monday according to the Department of Health website.

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Victim named as man charged with murder over West Perth shooting death

Police are at the scene after a person was found dead in West Perth.

Brendan Foster 6:11 PM   A Girrawheen man has been charged with the murder of a 34-year-old woman in West Perth on Monday.

Some Aboriginal children in WA prefer detention than home: Chief Justice

WA Chief Justice Wayne Martin says young Aboriginal children in the state are intentionally being caught committing crimes so they can escape cycles of abuse.

Brendan Foster 6:01 PM   Aboriginal children in remote communities see detention "as a better place to be" because they can escape physical and sexual abuse and get fed, according to Western Australia's top judge.

WA Labor leader's home burgled

Mark McGowan has cancelled a trip to Port Hedland after his Rockingham home was burgled

Ray Sparvell 5:59 PM   West Australian opposition leader Mark McGowan has cancelled a trip to Port Hedland after a break-in at his home in Rockingham, south of Perth.

Perth charter boat firm pleads not guilty over cruise death

Damien Mills claims an award for mortgage broking just months before he drowned off Leighton Beach

5:20 PM   A Perth charter boat company and its owner have pleaded not guilty to selling alcohol on a cruise in which a man allegedly fell overboard and drowned.

Star Trek fans to 'prosper' with new coin paying tribute to Spock

Leonard Nimoy, Mr Spock of Star Trek

4:51 PM   Leonard Nimoy fans could "live long and prosper" with a limited edition coin that pays tribute to his iconic character Spock from Star Trek: The Original Series.

Police get tough with seatbelt crackdown throughout Western Australia

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Ray Sparvell 3:46 PM   Police are set to get tough on WA road users during August who don't buckle up with fines of up to $900 and four demerit points.

Nev Power pulls out of Diggers and Dealers

Had to 'attend business' instead of heading to Kalgoorlie: FMG boss Nev Powers.

2:18 PM   Fortescue Metals Group boss Nev Power has pulled out of the annual Diggers and Dealers mining conference in Kalgoorlie.

Music magazine Pollstar awards top gong to Perth Arena

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Candice Barnes 2:05 PM   It confused people with its odd shape and its construction was marred by budget blowouts and threats of legal action, but Perth Arena is now reaping the accolades.

Child sex accused Mark Wesley Liggins faces Mandurah Court

Mark Wesley Liggins: Accused of committing child sex offences as part of a paedophile ring operating in WA/

Kate Hedley 2:04 PM   A Coodanup accused of being part of a West Australian paedophile ring faced Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

Applecross residents to protest against two-storey McDonald's store

Local residents want to say "no thank you" to a two-storey McDonald's in Applecross.

Brendan Foster 1:36 PM   Residents opposed to a two-storey, 24-hour McDonald's mooted for Applecross are planning a protest outside the State Administrative Tribunal's office in Perth on Tuesday morning.

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Fatal crash in Lesmurdie continues horrific week of road deaths on WA's roads

Police have rushed to the scene of a fatal crash in Lesmurdie.

Brendan Foster   A person has died after a car hit a tree in Lesmurdie on Tuesday morning.

Dolphins, fish of Roebuck Bay need marine park sanctuary: scientists

Some 200 snubfin dolphins live in Roebuck Bay.

Emma Young   Scientific research suggests sanctuary zones can be the powerhouses of marine parks. So why isn't there one being planned for WA's Roebuck Bay?

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Rally marks year since WA death in custody

The rally is held to renew calls to find out what happened to WA's last death in custody.

A rally will be held in Perth to mark one year since the death of Aboriginal woman Julieka Dhu in police custody.

Friend claims Rolf Harris was a victim of childhood abuse

A friend of convicted sex offender Rolf Harris claims the entertainer was abused in his childhood.

Candice Barnes   A friend and former driver of Rolf Harris has claimed the disgraced entertainer was sexually abused as a child growing up in the Perth suburb of Bassendean.

Young Fremantle girls campaign to stop rabbit-baiting at Bathers Beach

Tanga took her campaign to save the rabbits to the Radio 6PR airwaves with Adam Shand on Monday afternoon.

Ray Sparvell   Rabbits at Bathers Beach and Arthur Head Reserve could be poisoned as early as Wednesday despite a protest by two Fremantle girls.

Kwinana Freeway accident at Bull Creek slows peak traffic

Traffic is building up on the Kwinana Freeway after an accident in Bull Creek

Ray Sparvell   Monday afternoon peak traffic has ground to a crawl on the Kwinana Freeway southbound.

Flying debris could kill motorists: Safety council

Unsecured loads are not only potentially deadly, but also create large costs for the clean-up.

Brendan Foster   Motorists are at risk of getting killed by flying debris because commuters are failing to tie down their loads according to the Road Safety Council of WA.

Firefighters rush to blaze at boat maintenance facility in North Fremantle

It is thought a 65 foot boat within the shed caught fire - causing flames to spread quickly

Brendan Foster and Ray Sparvell   Firefighters are rushing to a fire at a boat maintenance facility in North Fremantle on Monday afternoon.

Rockingham firefighters silenced by government after 'veiled threats': volunteer

Rockingham VFRS attends a bushfire in Baldivis on January 27.

Emma Young   The state government is steam-rolling Rockingham volunteer firefighters into moving to Baldivis to cover for shortfalls, effectively threatening to disable their unit if they refuse, a volunteer reveals.

WA homeless crisis: what cars at Rockingham and Kwinana beaches mean

Every night in Perth, thousands of people are sleeping rough because they can't find or afford better accomodation.

Ray Sparvell   Every night some 50 vehicles can be found in the Rockingham and Kwinana Beach carparks. At first glance, that might be unsurprising, but the reality is the people sleeping in them represent one of the many faces of homelessness in Western Australia.

Quad bike rider killed at Lancelin

Friends enjoy quad biking at Stockton Sand Dunes, Port Stephens.

Ray Sparvell   A man has been killed in a quad bike accident at Lancelin on Monday.

WA Labor slams Barnett government's ambulance ramping ban

Ramping times at Fiona Stanley and Royal Perth Hospital decreased but they increased at Sir Charles Gairdner.

​The state government's ban on ambulance ramping at three Perth hospitals has failed, the opposition says, with paramedics spending almost 350 hours at emergency departments last month.

Shark warning at Myalup after whale carcass washes up on beach

Shark caution has been urged at Myalup beaches after a whale carcass washed up.

A shark warning has been issued due to a rotting whale that has washed up on a beach about three kilometres north of Myalup townsite in the Shire of Harvey.