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Woman, 37, to face murder charge in Kununurra court

ALEISHA ORR 10:08am A woman has been charged over the murder of another woman in the state's north earlier this week.

Driver fishtailed, collided with car in alleged attempt to lose police

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ALEISHA ORR 9:50am A man will face court after crashing into another vehicle as he allegedly fled from police on Tuesday.

Police seek clues to serious Beechboro crash

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ALEISHA ORR 9:25am Police are asking for the public’s help regarding a car crash involving a mother and her toddler.

Hoon driver ran down refugee


8:35pm A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to murdering a Sudanese refugee by running him down near a bus stop in Perth's outer northern suburbs.

Manslaughter trial over 1992 death

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6:40pm The lawyer for an elderly man standing trial in Perth for killing a woman more than 20 years ago claims the victim's husband cannot be ruled out as a suspect.

Heartfelt tribute to Mo Maslin at Scotch College

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DAVID PRESTIPINO 9:57am The Scotch College community has rallied together today and paid tribute to Mo Maslin, one of three WA children killed on a Malaysia Airlines flight alongside his younger siblings Evie and Otis when it was shot down over Ukraine last Friday.

WA Police pull out all stops to catch hoons


LIAM DUCEY 4:10pm Be it on the ground, in the air or via camera, WA Police have demonstrated they have the means necessary to catch hoon drivers in any situation.

Perth rainfall still well short of average

The wild weather sets in overnight as seen from Hillarys.

CHENEE MARRAPODI 2:15pm If Perth is getting sick of the rain, we shouldn't be complaining - we are well below our annual averages, according to the bureau.

Willetton Senior High School closed after asbestos scare


LIAM DUCEY 6:25pm Willetton Senior High School will be closed for the rest of the week as the Education Department moves to clear asbestos residue detected at the school late last week.


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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.

Woman allegedly stabbed, killed in front of police in Kununurra

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LIAM DUCEY Two Kununurra police were forced to draw their weapons on a woman after she allegedly stabbed and killed another woman in front of the officers in the car park of a shopping centre in the Kimberley town.

Hunt continues for prison escapee last seen in Armadale

The search continues for Michael James Hayward.

LIAM DUCEY Police are continuing their search for prison inmate who escaped custody on Monday morning.

Daughter 'murdered over lighter'

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A senior barrister defending a man accused of stabbing his daughter to death during a row over a cigarette lighter has told a court that "these things sometimes happen".

Critically injured Meekatharra woman loses fight for life

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LEANNE NICHOLSON A woman critically injured at a home in Meekatharra has lost her fight for life at Royal Perth Hospital.

Schools help students with MH17 grief

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A private school in Perth attended by a young victim of the Ukraine plane disaster is preparing its teachers to try to explain the tragedy to his classmates.

Liquorland entry age appeal set for August

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LIAM DUCEY A spokesman for the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor has confirmed that an appeal against conditions imposed on two Liquorland outlets should be heard in mid-August.

WA experts ready to assist MH17 recovery

Work at the MH17 crash site.

ALEISHA ORR West Australian experts in the identification of victims following disasters are on standby and could be sent to Ukraine to help recover bodies of those killed in the MH17 disaster.

Bentley man charged over alleged train assault

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LIAM DUCEY A Bentley man will face the Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday after allegedly indecently assaulting a woman on a crowded train last month.

Synergy board walkout after claims of government 'undermining'

Board members at state-owned West Australian power utility Synergy have resigned in protest.

Jonathan Barrett Prominent Perth businessman Michael Smith and three other board members at state-owned West Australian power utility Synergy have resigned in protest against plans to “undermine” them by WA treasurer Mike Nahan.


No tall story, Dean Cox is the best Eagle of all time

Dean Cox was a six-time All Australian and one of the game's great modern ruckmen.

LIAM DUCEY There are a lot of iconic vision and images in the history of the AFL. For West Coast fans, two stand out.

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Hunt for prison escapee Michael James Hayward in Armadale

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LEANNE NICHOLSON A police search is underway in Armadale for an escaped prison inmate.

Accused stepmother killer Catalin Alin Borbil changes plea

Balancing deals with consumer rights: the ACCC is on Spreets' case.

A young man accused of killing his stepmother in her home in Perth's northern suburbs has changed his plea.

Dad 'drove at 168km/h with unrestrained child'


A man has allegedly been caught driving at 168km/h on a West Australian highway while his four-year-old daughter slept in the back seat without a seatbelt.

WA lives lost in Malaysia Airlines MH17 Ukraine tragedy

Siblings Mo, Otis and Evie Maslin were among the seven WA victims of the MH17 tragedy.

ALEISHA ORR The shocking fate of the 298 people on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 18 has shattered families from across the world.

WAtoday Morning Buzz: Monday July 21, 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.

Police appeal for witnesses after three fatal crashes on WA roads

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LIAM DUCEY Police are appealing for witnesses after three crashes on Sunday claimed the lives of a 72-year-old man, a 21-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman in Dwellingup, Red Hill and Jerramungup.

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WA family remembers Irish 'tiger mother'

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The family of a Catholic teacher killed on flight MH17 says she wouldn't want anyone to waste time hating those who brought down the plane.

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Perth-bound aerospace engineer Fatima Dyczynski, 24, aboard MH17

Fatima Dyczynski was flying to join her parents in Perth after graduating from university in Amsterdam.

Robyn Preston Fatima Dyczynski, was about to join her parents in Perth, where the aerospace engineer was to embark on the next chapter of her life after graduating from university in Amsterdam.

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WA:Albany cyclists ride for Ryder

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Albany local and avid cyclist Arjen Ryder was enjoying a bike ride in the Netherlands the day before he boarded flight MH17.

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Four killed in weekend traffic carnage


Robyn Preston Four people have been killed in separate traffic crashes in WA over the weekend.