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Police called to massive street brawl in Noranda

Police had to break up a big brawl in Noranda.

Adrian Beattie 11:44 AM   Police were called to a massive street brawl in Noranda¬†on Friday night. First reports said hundreds of people were involved.

Perth man's amazing random act of kindness

Jonathon Strzina and Kin

Heather McNeill 8:46 PM   When he approached the homeless man and asked how he was, he replied 'not good'. Then something amazing happened.

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Retro arcade games go under the hammer

Some of the classic arcade games to be auctioned-off on Saturday.

Kristie Lim 8:10 PM   Gaming junkies can take a blast into the past with retro arcade machines at a rare auction in Wangara on Saturday.

Ms Dhu's doctor 'missed' high heart rate

Ms Dhu died two days after she was locked up at South Hedland Police Station in Western Australia in August 2014.

7:50 PM   The doctor who discharged a young Aboriginal woman in police custody from hospital the day before she died has admitted he 'missed' her high heart rate, indicating infection.

200th numbat set to be released

The 200th numbat is set to be released in the South West.

Kristie Lim 7:14 PM   Western Australia's dwindling numbat population will get a boost next month when 15 of the captive-bred marsupials are released into the state's south west.

CCC: WA vehicle inspectors and driving assessor could face jail time

Former driving inspector Greg Briotti was caught on camera accepting bribes.

Heather McNeill 6:50 PM   Three WA men accused of accepting bribes in return for signing off false driving tests and vehicle roadworthy checks could face up to seven years in jail if the corruption watchdog recommends the trio be prosecuted.

Busselton teenager juggles school with caring for chronically ill mum

Aspiring teenage actress Monique Maggi, from Busselton, is completing high school at home so she can care for her mother Leeanne Maggi full-time.

Emma Kirk 6:03 PM   A 15-year-old Busselton teenager who completing high school at home so she can care full-time for her chronically ill mother is a finalist in the 2015 Young People Who Care Awards.

Transperth under fire for 'appalling' handling of Thursday train cancellations

This photo captures some of the chaos at Perth Train Station caused by the line shutdown.

Heather McNeill 5:00 PM   Transperth has come under fire for its "appalling" handling of peak hour train cancellations on Thursday with some commuters claiming it took more than four hours to get home.

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Patient distress as WA nurses, doctors face axe

Doris Samuels

Emma Young 5:00 PM   A man who this year exposed 'horrendous' experiences in a Perth cancer centre says while he's grateful for the resulting upgrades, he's alarmed by reports that thousands of hospital jobs are to be cut.

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Parliament passes act to finalise Bell Group saga once and for all

The collapse of Alan Bond's Bell Group led to a long-running legal case.

Emma Young 4:47 PM   Legislation to finalise the nation's most expensive and longest-running court case has passed the West Australian parliament.

Little C's say proof of pizza quality is in the dough

Theo Kalogeracos, Theo and Co, Little Caesars

David Prestipino 4:46 PM   There's a pizza turf war brewing on the streets of Perth and, all cheesiness aside, the spat is coming down to dough.

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Armadale police seize cash, cannabis from 62-year-old Perth Hills man

Some of the seized cannabis and cash.

Emma Young 4:30 PM   Police have seized $50,000 worth of hydroponic-grown cannabis and nearly $40,000 in cash from a 62-year-old Perth Hills man, and will also freeze $35,000-$50,000 in assets they believe to be the proceeds of sales.

Bali ash cloud: Airlines cancel flights bound to and from Perth

Virgin Australia has cancelled flights in and out of Bali due to an ash cloud.

Tim Carrier 4:10 PM   A volcanic ash cloud is again affecting flights to and from Bali, with two airlines cancelling flights to the popular holiday destination from Perth due to unsafe conditions.

No thanks given: BWS misprint sparks drinkers to gobble up Wild Turkey

BWS Thanksgiving promotion

Emma Young 4:01 PM   In a touching display of teamwork on Thursday, savvy Perth drinkers leapt upon a misprint offering shoppers $34 cartons of premixed Wild Turkey, attempting to gobble up every drop before stores realised the mistake.

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Circus forced to remove illegal clowns from Fremantle homes

Great Loritz Circus told to remove clowns because they didn't get planning approval.

Brendan Foster 3:51 PM   A circus troupe has been told to remove giant blow-up clowns and banners from dozens of Fremantle front yards because it did not get planning approval.

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Kelmscott, Lakes, all-in-brawl footy parents receive life bans from WAFC

The brawl has resulted in life bans.

Ray Sparvell 3:46 PM   An all-in-brawl at a junior footy match has resulted in life bans and sideline suspensions for a group of parents.

Perth 5sos fans rage at tour snub: 'It's Australia, not outer space'

5SOS (Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin and Michael Clifford) have included only three states on their 'Australia' tour - and Perth fans are ropable.

Emma Young 3:05 PM   Perth 5 Seconds of Summer fans are spitting chips after it announced 2016 Australian tour venues sans Perth, with no fewer than eight online petitions popping up overnight urging the band to head west.

Ms Dhu had no pulse, triage nurse says

Ms Dhu died two days after she was locked up at South Hedland Police Station in Western Australia in August 2014.

2:53 PM   The triage nurse who was the first person to notice a young Aboriginal woman in police custody had gone into cardiac arrest says she had blue lips and was not breathing.

Ute tray meth cook gets jail time


1:43 PM   A 35-year-old man who manufactured methylamphetamine from the rear tray of his ute has been jailed for 22 months.

WA government 'arrogant' for chamber chaos on last day of Parliament

Rob Johnson does the tossing motion.

1:42 PM   West Australian government labelled 'lazy and arrogant' after its unprecedented absence from the parliamentary chamber on the final sitting day of the year for the Legislative Assembly.

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'Not homeless': Perth's 'blue collar' nomads living in their cars

How's this for a veranda?

Tom de Souza 1:33 PM   Living in one's car is often regarded as a final step towards homelessness but for a growing number of Perth people it's also a lifestyle choice.¬†

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Scooter stop leads to variety of drug charges

A scooter charge led to a variety of drug charges in Osborne Park.

Kristie Lim 12:43 PM   Police have charged a 43-year-old man for riding unlawfully on his scooter and possessing home-bake heroin in his bag on Thursday afternoon.

Dash cam captures driver's terrifying near-hit of a girl in Waikiki

A still from the dash cam.

Brendan Foster   A motorist has captured the terrifying moment he nearly mowed down a young girl on a main road in Perth as she crossed the road, seemingly oblivious to traffic.

Adam Simpson extends West Coast Eagles coaching contract

Adam Simpson has extended his coaching contract with the West Coast Eagles.

Heather McNeill   Adam Simpson will remain as head coach at the West Coast Eagles for at least another three years after the football club announced an extension to his contract on Thursday.

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City commuters hit by closures on both Joondalup and Mandurah train lines

The Thursday afternoon commute became a test for many city workers.

Staff writers   City commuters had their Thursday afternoon plans thrown into disarray when technical issues shut down both the Joondalup and Mandurah lines during peak hour.

Bushfire near Two Rocks under control

A text message read in court said the woman used "metho and newspaper" to light the fire.

Heather McNeill   A bushfire near Two Rocks in Perth's north is under control with authorities downgrading the blaze from a watch and act alert to an advice on Thursday afternoon.

WA death in custody inquest: Doctor's 'incredible shock'

Ms Dhu died two days after she was locked up at South Hedland Police Station in Western Australia in August 2014.

A doctor has told an inquest she has been plagued by the death of an Aboriginal woman in custody and wondered whether she could have done something differently.

Alcoa worker death: Tributes flow for 'gentle giant' Benjamin White

Benjamin White died on Wednesday after falling at Alcoa's Kwinana Refinery.

Heather McNeill   Tributes have begun to flow for a New Zealand father who fell to his death on Wednesday while working at Alcoa's Kwinana Refinery.

WA death in custody inquest: No racism at WA hospital, says medic

Ms Dhu died two days after she was locked up at South Hedland Police Station in Western Australia in August 2014.

A senior medical officer has rejected claims of institutionalised racism at the hospital where an Aboriginal woman in custody died.