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Review into WA ambulance officer deaths


4:55 PM   Western Australia's chief psychiatrist will conduct a review after several ambulance officers took their lives in a short period of time.

Footballer injured after brawl with rival player at Perth night spot

Subiaco and West Perth have a strong rivalry, with both clubs playing in the league for more than a century.

Steve Holland 4:41 PM   A West Perth football player is recovering after dislocating his ankle during a brawl with a player from rival club Subiaco at a popular night spot.

Wild brawl at Outback Jacks leaves family man with bitter taste

A group of drunk men terrorised punters on James Street in Northbridge, wintesses say.

Steve Holland 4:14 PM   A Bayswater father and his five-year-old daughter were left shocked and scared by the outbreak of violence in Northbridge on Saturday night after a group of men went on a wild rampage through James street.

Perth is the 9th best city in the world... fact or opinion?


Adrian Beattie 4:12 PM   Seven months ago the annual 'Best City the World' awards came out - or at least one such list did.

Boom state: WA still number one in minerals and petroleum investment

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Ray Sparvell 3:24 PM   WA has retained the title as Australia's top mineral investment hot spot, with the resource industry pumping $46 billion into the state in 2014.

WA police chief enters indigenous debate

Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan said it was difficult to provide a high level of service to remote WA communities.

2:37 PM   Western Australia's police chief has backed the Premier's comments linking high rates of gonorrhoea in remote indigenous communities to the sexual abuse of children.

WA double murder accused to face trial

Problems with Victorian infringement management systems has contributed to fine revenue leaks of $1.2 billion.

2:21 PM   A man accused of murdering his father and a neighbour in Perth's northern suburbs will face trial later this year.

WA's traditional land owners back $1.3 billion native title deal

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2:13 PM   The Noongar community of Western Australia's south-west has voted in favour of a $1.3 billion native title deal.

Police Minister deflects blame for not closing freeway before fatal crash

Police Minister Liza Harvey grilled by journalists over freeway deaths.

Steve Holland 12:59 PM   Police Minister Liza Harvey has tried to deflect blame for the tragic deaths on the Kwinana Freeway on Saturday as authorities face questioning over why the hazy road wasn't closed.

Angela Ferullo awarded Star of Courage for salon attack bravery

Angela Ferullo has been posthumously awarded Australia's second highest bravery award.

Leanne Nicholson 12:38 PM   A Perth mother who lost her life saving her pregnant daughter from a brutal knife attack by the dead woman’s former partner has been posthumously awarded Australia’s second highest bravery award.

Cyclist dies after crash with car in Riverton

The fatal crash happened at the intersection of High Road and Willeri Drive in Riverton.

12:21 PM   Police are yet to identify a cyclist who has died in hospital after a crash with a car in Riverton on Monday morning.

Three men go on a wild rampage through Northbridge


10:58 AM   Three men went on a wild rampage through Northbridge on Saturday night, allegedly threatening diners with a knife and throwing chairs and wooden poles at them.

Australian man survives lion attack in South Africa

Brendan Smith - lion attack victim.

8:42 AM   An Australian man has had a lucky escape after being mauled by a lion while holidaying in South Africa.

Sustainable tick sought for deep sea crabs

Crabs are usually caught at depths of more than 600m and are delivered live to domestic and overseas markets.

5:54 PM   Western Australia's deep sea crab fishery is seeking a sustainability tick from the international Marine Stewardship Council.

Aboriginal STI link to abuse 'misleading'

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Sarah Motherwell 5:31 PM   Premier Colin Barnett is right in saying gonorrhoea is a problem in remote indigenous communities, but linking the issue to child abuse is misleading, research indicates.

Two men busted with drugs and cash in Middle Swan and Williams

Police allegedly found 39gm of cannabis on a man in Middle Swan.

A Kenwick man was charged by police after he was allegedly found with drugs and cash in his car in Williams, south of Perth, on Sunday morning.

Traffic alert as police search Tonkin Highway for murder clues

John Mackinnon is accused of murdering his sister and attempting to murder his nephew.

Traffic along Tonkin Highway could be slow today as police search for clues to a murder.

Mindarie couple in hospital after Mitchell Freeway motorcycle crash


A Mindarie couple are both in a serious condition after a motorcycle crash on the Mitchell Freeway, near Ocean Reef, on Saturday night.

Man, 50, woman, 33, charged over Duncraig pharmacy robbery

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A man and woman have been charged by police after robbing a Duncraig pharmacy on Saturday night.

Super sandcastles at Cottesloe

One of the spectacular sandcastles built at Cottesloe on Saturday.

Cottesloe Beach was packed on Saturday for a day of sandcastles and fundraising.

Road crashes leave four dead in four hours

A wrecked van at the scene of the freeway crash.

A horrific morning on Perth's roads has left four people dead.

Missing teenager found

Wade Dyer, 13, had not been seen since March 19.

A 13-year-old Perth boy who had been missing for a week has been found.

Carnarvon hit again by severe weather

Carnarvon's banana plantations were wiped out by a cyclone two weeks ago.

Carnarvon has been hit by severe thunderstorms just a fortnight after a cyclone smashed into the town.

Drugs and ammunition found in Rockingham car search


Rockingham police have charged a man after finding drugs and ammunition in his car.

Bridgetown man charged with 300 theft and fraud offences


Police have brought more than 300 charges against a Bridgetown man accused of a string of burglaries and thefts during 2012 and 2013.

'These men are expected to be beyond human': pilot health warning

Dr Sophie Henshaw has expressed concerns about the level of expectation put on pilots

Aine Ryan   A Perth psychologist has warned more pilots are hiding their mental health issues from their employers for fear of losing their jobs.

Celebrity chef 'blown away' by Perth food scene

Shaun Presland says he was blown away by Perth's food scene but would not say if he planned to open a restaurant in the city

Ray Sparvell   One of Australia's leading Japanese chefs claimed on Friday that Perth's food scene 'had blown him away' and 'unleashed his inner foodie'.

High-speed chase through Perth's northern suburbs leads to charges

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A Westminster man has been charged with a string of offences after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car through the northern suburbs on Friday morning.

Losing Brynt McSwain: Victim impact statement of Katey Gibb

Brynt McSwain and Katey Gibb before his death in October last year

Paul Entwistle   Allowing to be heard may seem such a small gesture but can make a huge difference to the healing process of a tragedy.

Gov whip lashes Premier Barnett for squandering jobs and cash

One of the many signs that the committee has already allocated funds for

Steve Holland   Premier Colin Barnett has cut funding to an economic development committee - squandering an opportunity to generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars, according to government whip Phil Edman.

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