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Perth Freight Link senate inquiry begins without Transport Minister Dean Nalder

1:36 PM   A Senate inquiry into the controversial $1.76 billion Perth Freight Link project in Fremantle will not hear from Transport Minister Dean Nalder.

Girl breaks window to save brother from burning house

Firefighters assess the damage following the blaze

Emma Young 12:17 PM   A 15-year-old girl punched a window in to rescue her younger siblings from a fire raging through their home in Perth's southeastern suburbs on Wednesday.

Man charged with murder of Jason Robert Edge

Jason Robert Edge vanished on the ANZAC long weekend.

Emma Young 11:03 AM   Detectives have charged a 21-year-old Clarkson man with murdering Jason Robert Edge, who disappeared on the Anzac Day long weekend this year.

Dramatic Two Rocks car chase as vehicle plunges into waves at Yanchep

The Toyota straight into the waves, forcing the the offenders to climb out of the window.

Ray Sparvell 10:50 AM   A dramatic two-hour police car chase through Perth's northern coastal suburbs ended up amid pounding waves off Yanchep Beach on Tuesday.

Parent petitions sexist signage in Perth department store

A Perth parent has petitioned Big W to get rid of gendered signage in its stores.

Emma Young 9:21 AM   Big W has clung to signage separating "girls' toys" from "boys' toys" in its stores in rising floodwaters of public disapproval, most recently shown through a Perth mother's 1300-signature petition.

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Adam Simpson's Eagles to relive Hawks loss before holidays

Eagles players will have to relive Saturday's grand final loss to Hawthorn before they get a holiday.

Simon White 12:00 AM   Things are likely to get worse before they get better for the West Coast Eagles playing group - set to relive Saturday's 46-point grand final loss to Hawthorn before going on holidays.

Nervous wait for Lisa Scaffidi as possible prosecution considered

The Premier said Ms Scaffidi had been a good and enthusiastic mayor and a 'good face' for Perth, but the issues were serious.

Ray Sparvell 8:08 PM   Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi will have a nervous wait to find out whether she may face prosecution for her failure to declare gifts and travel.

WA organic farmer takes GM case to High Court

Organic farmer Steve Marsh has lost his court case over GM crop contamination and wants to appeal.

7:56 PM   An organic farmer who failed in a bid to sue his neighbour after genetically modified canola blew onto his West Australian property wants to take the case to the High Court.

Perth heads into the weekend with summer heat

An early finish at work and a dip at the beach could be on the cards for Friday.

Nadia Budihardjo 6:01 PM   Perth will get another taste of summer heat this week, with a spate of over 30-degree days topped off by 34 degrees on Friday.

Has Matthew Pavlich written about his retirement in Purple Heart?

Matthew Pavlich writes of "ex-teammates" in an autobiography that is already being discounted.

Staff writers 4:40 PM   As speculation continues about whether Matthew Pavlich is going to call time on his illustrious AFL career, his new book Purple Heart may hold a key to his future plans.

'Good mayor made poor decision': Barnett

The Premier said Ms Scaffidi had been a good and enthusiastic mayor and a 'good face' for Perth, but the issues were serious.

Emma Young 4:17 PM   State Premier Colin Barnett has said Perth Lord mayor Lisa Scaffidi, found guilty of misconduct by the state's corruption watchdog, made poor decisions, but this did not necessarily mean she should resign.

'Would have disclosed my underwear if I knew I had to': Scaffidi

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has been found to have "failed in her duties"

Emma Young 4:17 PM   Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has told radio hosts across Perth on Tuesday that she is an open person who made an honest mistake by not disclosing travel-related gifts she accepted in 2008 and 2009.

Perth residents get final say on whether Lisa Scaffidi stays Mayor

Lisa Scaffidi responds to findings of serious misconduct by the CCC.

Emma Young and Nadia Budihardjo 4:16 PM   It is now up to the people of Perth to determine the fate of their Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi.

Man questioned in Clarkson killing probe

Jason Robert Edge vanished on the ANZAC long weekend.

2:26 PM   A 21-year-old man is being questioned by Perth detectives over the suspected killing of a man who has not been seen since the Anzac Day long weekend.

Corruption watchdog: Perth mayor Lisa Scaffidi 'failed' to disclose gifts

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has been found to have "failed in her duties"

Ray Sparvell 1:39 PM   Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has been found by the Corruption and Crime Commission to have failed in her duties by not disclosing gifts and contributions to travel in her annual return.

Prominent Perth businessman 'offered $500 to see teen's breasts'

Duncan Harvey Calder is charged with procuring a child aged over 13 and under 16 to do an indecent act.

A Perth businessman has denied accusations he made an indecent proposal to a teenage girl, saying he was concerned about her.

Would West Coast have been better with more games at the MCG?

The home of football...

James Mooney   As debate rages about whether or not West Coast was at a venue disadvantage in Saturday's AFL grand final, statistics show that you don't necessarily need a large number of regular season lead-up games at the MCG to win a premiership.

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Fatal crash on Brand Highway in WA's Mid West

Police are investigating after the fatal crash in Eneabba

A man has died following a head-on crash between a car and a truck on the Brand Highway in WA's Mid West.

Taxpayer money loss as number of stolen assets grows

The amount of electronic devices missing or stolen from state government continue to grow.

Nadia Budihardjo   Taxpayer-funded laptops and mobiles valued at more than half a million dollars were reported lost or stolen from WA government in the past financial year.

'Have you seen Clive?' Child Protection appeals

A recent photograph of Clive Hart, missing since September 15. If you see him, call police immediately on 131 444.

Emma Young   The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has appealed to the public for help finding 12-year-old Clive Hart, who has now been missing for nearly three weeks. 

Man who allegedly hit woman at Fremantle Dockers game out on bail

A KPMG accountant has been charged with indecent proposal in WA District Court.

Ray Sparvell   A man accused of punching a woman at the preliminary final between the Fremantle Dockers and Hawthorn has been granted bail - despite his charge being upgraded.

Police capture 'Porsche Kid' after week-long manhunt

Police dog Rumble was deployed for the arrest.

Emma Young   'Porsche kid' Bret Lindsay Capper was captured by police late on Sunday night after spending more than a week tearing through the Perth metropolitan area, allegedly by way of stolen cars and armed robberies.

David Baker - Deputy Editor

David Baker

After completing what he realised was a pretty pointless politics degree David eventually found his nice in a news room.

Fans gather to welcome back defeated Eagles with messages of support

Fans are still proud of their team's efforts.

Ray Sparvell   A battered and beaten West Coast Eagles team returned to their home in Subiaco on Sunday, welcomed by messages of support from a crowd of die-hard fans.

Shannon Hurn tells of Eagles hurt but desire for success

Eagles captain Luke Hearne faces the media at the team's homecoming.

Ray Sparvell   West Coast Eagles captain Shannon Hurn told fans at Domain Stadium on Sunday that the team was hurting, but the AFL grand final would drive them to be better players.

Human chain across Stirling Bridge in Fremantle to protest live animal export

About 900 activists took part in the protest on Sunday.

Ray Sparvell   A human chain was set to span the Stirling Bridge in Fremantle on Sunday morning to highlight World Animal Day and the annual Stop Live Exports.

100 days of seclusion in a Tibetan monastery to watch telly - with pay

The idea of Nirvana for some - watching TV, undisturbed, for 100 days.

Ray Sparvell   Now that the footy is over, there's plenty of time to catch up on recorded episodes of popular television series, but the Swedes have gone one step further.

David Prestipino - Producer

David Prestipino

David always loved the media, a desire probably hastened from playing Winnie the Pooh and other crazy characters as a young tacker at the Johnnie Young Talent Time school in Perth.

Woman's finger bitten off in Clarkson home attack

Police car

Ray Sparvell   A woman had part of her finger bitten off by a former partner in a domestic violence incident in Clarkson on late Saturday afternoon.

A day of quiet desperation and frustration for Eagles fans

Frustrated West Coast Eagles fans at Domain Stadium watch their team's demolition in disbelief.

Adrian Beattie   It all started off so well, and from mid morning there were blue and gold football guernseys all over Perth.