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Feral cats targeted in WA Eradicat bait rollout

A feral cat is caught on camera.

4:36 PM   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.

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 3:23 PM   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.

'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 3:08 PM   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.

Concern for three Perth children missing for four days

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

Aleisha Orr 3:02 PM   Police and government authorities are trying to find three young boys missing since Monday.

Residents told to evacuate as Waroona bushfire breaks containment

A firefighter tackling a bushfire at Winmalee in October 2013.

Aleisha Orr 2:13 PM   A bushfire in Waroona's east has been contained and residents are no longer required to evacuate or prepare to defend their homes.

Power still out for 80 Perth homes after storms


Steve Holland 1:49 PM   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 1:25 PM   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 12:44 PM   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)

9:38 PM   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'


7:45 PM   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 7:08 PM   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 6:35 PM   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

The Leda fire, which spread to the freeway near Mundijong Road is still being monitored

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.

Perth family killed in axe attack in South Africa

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 lightly wounded.

Three members of a former Perth family have reportedly been murdered with an axe at their luxury South African home.

Perth family escapes fire for fourth time

Smoke from the Pinjar fire on Tuesday afternoon.

Bushfires have forced the Barron family to flee their home four times this year, but that has not dampened their love for Perth's northern fringe.

Kerb crawling? More like trash and treasure at your fingertips

Garage sales and Gumtree

Nicole Cox   For years, Nicole Cox has been among a band of budding bargain hunters who have surrendered leisurely weekend lie-ins believing 'the earlybird catches the worm'.

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Pinjar, Nowergup bushfire downgraded

Smoke from the Pinjar fire on Tuesday afternoon.

Pip Doyle   Firefighters are still battling an out-of-control and unpredictable fire in the Pinjar fire plantation, with fears a predicted wind change could increase the threat to lives and homes.

Firefighters still fighting blazes in Leda and Wellard

The fire gets close to the freeway near Mundijong Road.

Brendan Foster   Twin bushfires burning in Perth's south have been contained but firefighters remain wary that ember attacks could break containment lines.

Brian Robert Honeywood murdered paraplegic son


A Perth man has pleaded guilty to murdering his 25-year-old paraplegic son.

'It just took off': Glen Iris bushfire burns near Bunbury

Water bombers work to control the blaze near Glen Iris.

Andrew Elstermann   As residents casually watered their lawn or enjoyed a casual hit of golf on the local green, the sky grew dark as a bushfire took hold in Glen Iris.

Motorcyclist death review panel to investigate 7500 crashes in WA

The review comes after 45 motorcyclists were killed on WA roads last year – a staggering quarter of all road deaths.

Nicole Cox   A state government think-tank set up to combat the high number of motorcyclist deaths in WA will investigate more than 7500 crashes in an unprecedented road safety review.

WACA pitch invader charged after Big Bash trespass

A pitch invader made his way on to the WACA pitch following the Scorchers' semi-final win in the BBL

A 25-year-old man has been charged with trespass after he allegedly ran onto the WACA pitch after the Twenty20 clash and hugged players.

McGowan says it's Labor's shout on liquor license reform

Booze drenched society

Brendan Foster   WA Labor leader Mark McGowan said just because a swanky pub wants to serve booze after midnight doesn't mean patrons will be "knocking back drinks round the clock".

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WA Christians in Julie Bishop protest

Christians at the sit-in at Julie Bishop's office.

Eight Christian protesters have pleaded guilty to trespassing and have all been given spent convictions after staging a sit-in vigil at the Perth office of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.