Latest WA state news

Concern over missing man Mark Wade Hapi

4:59 PM   Police are searching for a man who has been missing since lunchtime on Friday.

Dangerous thunderstorm warning for Mid West Gascoyne

A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for WA's Mid-West Gascoyne region.

4:29 PM   A dangerous thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the Mid West Gascoyne.

Bushfire emergency declared in Waroona

Firefighters risk their lives to tackle the Waroona bushfire.

Adrian Beattie 3:18 PM   At least one house and a car have been destroyed by the bushfire that is threatening the town of Waroona, 100km south of Perth.

Man charged over building site burglaries


1:20 PM   A Gosnells man who was arrested on Saturday morning has been charged over a string of building-site burglaries.

Holden sought over fatal hit and run

This silver Honda is being sought in connection to the Ellenbrook hit and run fatality.

12:31 PM   Police investigating a fatal hit and run in Ellenbrook have released photographs of a silver Honda car they want to find.

Street brawl in Boulder

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11:52 AM   Kalgoorlie police were called to a street brawl in Boulder early on Saturday morning.

Man king hit outside Perth nightclub

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11:47 AM   A man is being treated in hospital for head injuries after he was king hit outside a Victoria Park nightclub in the early hours of Saturday.

Concern for three Perth children missing for four days

Police are appealing for help to find Desmond Narrier and two other children.

Aleisha Orr   Police and government authorities are trying to find three young boys missing since Monday.

Searches for children 'not good enough'

Questions have been raised about how long it takes to call for public assistance when it comes to finding missing children

Aleisha Orr   Processes to help find missing children in care have been slammed by the state opposition, which labelled them long-winded and not in the best interest of children.

Malaysia's announcement on MH370 just 'another step' for Danica Weeks

Danica Weeks says she is still grappling with the news that the search area has been ruled out as MH370's final resting place.

Lindsay Murdoch and Aleisha Orr   As relatives of MH370 victims overseas reacted with fury to news the air disaster had been declared an accident and all on board "presumed dead", the family of Perth woman Danica Weeks said it was "just another step" in the grieving process.

Attempted abduction of four-year-old boy in Middle Swan


Police are hunting a man who attempted to abduct a four year old boy at a play equipment on the grounds of Swan Districts Hospital in Middle Swan on Friday.

Residents told to evacuate as Waroona bushfire breaks containment

A firefighter tackling a bushfire at Winmalee in October 2013.

Aleisha Orr   An emergency warning has again been issued for a fire burning in the Waroona area.

Manjimup residents told to evacuate as fire burns out of control

Firefighters are tackling an unpredictable fire in Manjimup (file picture)

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people 30 km south-east of Manjimup and 3 km south of Muirs Highway in the Shire of Manjimup.

Escapee sentenced after Perth rampage

Bradley John McIntosh-Narrier was on the run after fleeing Serco guards at Joondalup Health Campus.

A man who escaped custody by climbing through the ceiling of a hospital bathroom before going on a violent rampage in Perth has been jailed for more than eight years.

Feral cats targeted in WA Eradicat bait rollout

A feral cat is caught on camera.

Western Australia's feral cats are on notice, with the rollout of a world-first baiting product in the form of a sausage oozing chicken fat.

'Near miss': investigation after lightning shockwave zaps City Beach workers

The large lightning bolt seems to be striking frighteningly close to Perth city buildings.

Steve Holland   Construction company Georgiou Group's safety practices will be investigated after two workers were zapped by electricity at City Beach during a lightning storm on Thursday.

Power still out for 80 Perth homes after storms


Steve Holland   Eighty homes across Perth remain without power after lighting storms caused widespread blackouts on Thursday.

'Do the opposite': Mark McGowan offers Tony Abbott a Seinfeld-inspired tip

Mark McGowan thinks Tony Abbott should take a leaf out of George Costanza's book and 'do the opposite'.

Candice Barnes   West Australian opposition leader Mark McGowan has suggested Prime Minister Tony Abbott brush up on his Seinfeld episodes if he wants to improve the popularity polls.

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Four struck by lightning as storms hit Perth and South West on Thursday

Multiple forks of lightning loom over the Swan River.

Steve Holland   Two workers escaped serious injury when they were struck by lightning in City Beach on Thursday.

Parkerville lives and homes at threat after bushfire outbreak

Firefighters are battling a bushfire in Parkerville, one year on from the fires that tore through the same area (file picture)

Firefighters are tackling a blaze that has become out of contol near John Forrest National Park in Parkerville.

WA Mad Max-style highway shooter 'shows no remorse'


A West Australian driver who shot at another motorist in a Mad Max-type incident along an isolated South Australian highway has shown no remorse, a judge has been told.

Perth servos run dry as bargain hunters fuel up

Perth petrol prices are dropping, which is good news for drivers.

Aleisha Orr   It seems Perth motorists have taken up the challenge of filling up their car for less, so much so that some service stations ran out of fuel on Wednesday night following a record low average price across the city.

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South African axe attack: Perth's Scotch College friends remember 'genuine mate'

The van Breda family ... from right, parents Martin and Teresa and 22-year-old son Rudi have been killed with an axe. Their 16-year-old daughter, Marli, is in a critical condition, while Henri, 20, left, was slightly wounded.

Aleisha Orr   Perth friends of a teenage girl whose parents and brother were found dead in their house in South Africa are trying to remain positive in hope that she will recover from serious injuries sustained in the incident that took her family members.

Police seize haul of weapons, drugs and firearms in Perth's southern suburbs


Weapons, drugs, firearms and stolen vehicles were seized in a massive police sting in the southern suburbs of Perth.

Convicted Perth paedophile Neville Ross Mader gets two more years in jail

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A Perth man who has already been jailed three times for sexually abusing teenage boys has been sentenced to two more years.

Thunderstorms in Perth blacks out 13,000 homes, grounds planes

Reader John Ward captured this stunning photo in Ashby.

Brendan Foster   Western Power has restored power to thousands of home after Perth's Thursday morning storms - but efforts are being hampered by lightning strikes hanging around the city.

Crews mopping up after blazes tore through Leda and Pinjar

Ray Sparvell   Crews, north and south of Perth, are mopping up and monitoring the scenes of two fires that destroyed 1700 hectares of plantation and bushland on Tuesday and Wednesday.

WA serial paedophile Dennis McKenna pleads not guilty


Serial pedophile Dennis McKenna has pleaded not guilty to a further two historical child sex offences.

Motorcyclist killed in Ellenbrook hit and run

A man has been killed while riding his motorbike in Ellenbrook. Police are hunting the driver of the car that collided with him.

Nicole Cox and Brendan Foster   A 40-year-old man died after his motorcycle collided with a car in Ellenbrook on Wednesday afternoon.

Perth Soup with a side of social benefits

Participants at the Detroit Soup event.

Aleisha Orr   While some affordable meals come with a toy or an option for a free upgrade, a Perth not for profit group is offering a cheap meal and the chance to make the world a better place.