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Police crack down on Girrawheen hoons

Adrian Beattie 1:59 PM   Police have cracked down on hoon drivers in Girrawheen.

Perth hospital workers go on strike over pay dispute

RPH orderlies are refusing to collect rubbish, wash dishes or collect bed linen.

Adrian Beattie 1:02 PM   Hospital cleaners and orderlies at Royal Perth Hospital have gone on strike over pay.

Family devastated after pet cat decapitated

Houdini the cat was found decapitated.

Adrian Beattie 11:33 AM   A Mandurah family has been left devastated after finding the headless body of their pet cat in their front garden.

Three boys charged over Ellenbrook car attacks

One of the cars vandalised in Ellenbrook on Sunday.

Adrian Beattie 10:29 AM   Three boys have been charged over a weekend crime spree which left more than 20 cars damaged in Ellenbrook.

Online police arrest Forrestfield man on underage sex charge

Police claim the accused used social media sites to communicate in a sexual manner with a 13-year-old girl.

Adrian Beattie 10:17 AM   A Forrestfield man has been charged with using the internet to procure a girl for sex.

Eagles fans booing disappointing - Matt Priddis

Matt Priddis says he is disappointed with Eagles fans who booed Adam Goodes..

Brad Elborough 7:27 PM   West Coast champion Matt Priddis and club chief executive Trevor Nisbett have called for an end to the booing of the Sydney Swans' Adam Goodes, insisting that the 365-gamer be shown greater respect.

Perth dad on trial over insulin injection

James Chad Deliu is accused of failing to seek medical help for his teenage daughter after she was injected with insulin.

7:19 PM   A Perth father failed to seek medical help for his teenage daughter after she was injected with insulin, leaving her with permanent injuries, a Perth court has heard.

Brynne Edelsten pleads not guilty to drug charge

Brynne Edelsten

7:08 PM   Melbourne celebrity Brynne Edelsten has pleaded not guilty in a Perth court to possessing the prohibited drug MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy.

Humpback whales doing swimmingly

On the increase: Humpback whales

6:45 PM   Australia's humpback populations are rapidly recovering from the damage caused by whaling and could soon be delisted as a threatened species, scientists say.

Avon Descent cut short due to lack of water

Avon Descent course has been shortened due to lack of water.

Adrian Beattie 2:49 PM   This weekend's Avon Descent has been cut by 50km because the river's water levels are so low.

Pumas and Springboks to play Wallabies in Perth

Perth rugby fans will be treated to epic battles between the Wallabies and the Springboks.

Adrian Beattie   International rugby will return to Perth next year and in 2017 with Argentina and South Africa scheduled to play Australia at NIB stadium

MP's daughter fined for stealing from mum

Bree Murray was an elite hockey player.

The daughter of a Western Australian MP has been fined $1200 for stealing money from her mother.

Perth Zoo to redesign orangutan enclosure after weekend escape

Orangutan Teliti escapes from her enclosure at Perth Zoo on Sunday.

Adrian Beattie   Keepers at Perth Zoo are trying to work out how to change one of their orangutan enclosures after a weekend breakout.

Sea Rescue and water police race to Fremantle yacht fire

Sea rescue boat

Adrian Beattie   Water Police and Fremantle Sea Rescue raced to help two people on board a burning yacht just off Fremantle on Monday morning.

Balga bottle shop arrest a week after armed robbery

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane. Photo: Louie Douvis

Adrian Beattie   A man has been arrested and charged with armed robbery at a Balga bottle shop a week after he allegedly robbed the business.

Four cars seized after reports of hoon driving

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Adrian Beattie   Police seized four cars from Two Rocks Marina on Sunday afternoon after reports drivers were racing each other and doing burn outs.

Karalee Katsambanis: why does Nate Dunbar's killer walk free as his family suffers?

Nate Dunbar

Karalee Katsambanis   The killer of poor baby Nate Dunbar was released on parole on the weekend and has already been enjoying her first few days of freedom - having nicely settled back home with her family able to begin the next chapter of her life.

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Bricks thrown through windscreens in Ellenbrook

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

Alex Riddell   More than 20 vehicles have had their windscreens smashed in Ellenbrook.

End of an era: Subiaco's Station Street markets close after 30 years

For 30 years people have been buying fruit and vegetables at the Station Street markets.

Alex Riddell   Long-term customers and stall operators are lamenting the loss of the Station Street Markets in Subiaco - which officially closed on Sunday after 30 years.

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MH17 victims' father has motorbike returned after Facebook plea

The motorbike stolen from Mr Maslin.

Simon White   Anthony Maslin, the father of three of WA's MH17 victims has had his beloved motorcyle returned after a desperate Facebook plea, including the offer of a reward.

Father of MH17 victims begs for return of stolen motorbike

The motorbike stolen from Mr Maslin.

Adrian Beattie   The father of the three Perth children who died when MH17 was shot down has made a Facebook appeal for the return of a stolen motorbike - which he bought the day one of his children was born.

Search continues for missing trawlermen

The Returner and its crew have been missing for ten days.

Adrian Beattie   The search for missing trawler Returner continued on Saturday with three police boats and an aircraft searching the waters east of Karratha.

Perth boost for endangered tortoise - which is also a turtle

The western swamp tortoise is Australia's most endangered reptile.

Adrian Beattie   The western swamp tortoise is a conundrum - it's a tortoise which is also a turtle, and there are not many left.

Pilot hurt in Serpentine crash 'serious but stable'

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Motorcycle accident on Lady Wakehurst drive in Otford. A woman was airlifted by NSW Air Rescue Ambulance to hospital with broken limbs. Emergency services at the scene.
Sunday 21 June 2015
Pic by Andy Zakeli

Adrian Beattie   The pilot who was injured when his light plane crashed at Serpentine Airfield on Friday afternoon is in a "serious but stable" condition in hospital.

WA police officer dies of gunshot wound

Ambulance paramedics at the property in Berkshire Park in Sydney's west where a bull attacked its owner

A police officer has died of a gunshot wound after an incident on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie.

$50 million lottery winners come forward

A family of WA 'battlers' has come forward to claim the $50 million Powerball win.

Adrian Beattie   The winners of Thursday's $50 million dollar Powerball have come forward.

Man injured in plane crash at Serpentine Airfield

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Adrian Beattie   Emergency services are at the scene of a plane crash at Serpentine Airfield. One man believed injured.

Search for missing prospector Jennie Kehlet continues in Goldfields

Missing WA prospector Jennie Kehlet

Adrian Beattie   Police trying to find missing prospector Jennie Kehlet want to speak the occupants of a four-wheel-drive seen in the area where Jennie and her husband disappeared four months ago.

Uber driver charged with sex attack on passenger

Police have charged a Uber driver with unlawful and indecent assault.

Adrian Beattie   An Uber driver has been charged with indecently assaulting a female passenger.

Teenage girl charged over targeting planes with a laser

A woman driver reported having a green laser pointed at her as she drove along Ranford Road in Canning Vale.

Adrian Beattie   A 17-year-old girl from Thornlie has been charged after targeting aircraft and a car using a laser.