Latest WA state news

South Perth death: man charged with murder after body found

Emma Young 9:08 AM   Police have charged a man with murder after a body was discovered in a South Perth unit on Wednesday.

WA searchers closer to finding meteorite

An artist's impression of a huge meteorite striking Earth 65 million years ago.

9:05 AM   Scientists at Curtin University have narrowed to 10km the area where it believes a meteorite that flashed across WA skies may have landed.

WA man who fatally pushed nightclub hugger found not guilty

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6:28 PM   A nightclubber who fatally pushed another patron to escape an unexpected hug has been found not guilty of unlawful assault causing death.

Emergency services at Indonesian consulate after report of white powder

Emergency services vehicles outside the Indonesian Consulate.

Leanne Nicholson 4:27 PM   Emergency services have been called to the Indonesian consulate in Perth to determine the identity of what is believed to be a white powder located at the building.

Kalgoorlie wheelie bin murder: man overheard debt talk

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3:54 PM   The housemate of a man accused, with three other people, of torturing and murdering a drug dealer has testified in a Perth court that he overheard a conversation about money owed.

Mystery WA lotto player wins $30 million

The Aussie fell sharply overnight.

Ray Sparvell 3:27 PM   Somebody in WA woke up $30 million richer on Wednesday morning - or, to be more accurate, 10 people woke up $3 million better off.

$1.8 million Inter Dominion Series comes home to Gloucester Park

The Inter Dominion Series returns to Gloucester Park in November.

Ray Sparvell 2:48 PM   The Inter Dominion pacing series returns to its spiritual home of Gloucester Park in November 2015 for the $1.8 event and return to its traditional format of three heats and a grand final.

Extradited accused murderer in WA court

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1:48 PM   A man who was extradited from NSW to face a murder charge in Western Australia has appeared briefly in court.

WA... the most expensive state to renovate

WA is the most expensive state to renovate.

1:47 PM   A long-held belief among West Australian home owners has been confirmed as fact, with pricey tradies making it the most expensive state to renovate.

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Travis Mills murder: five suspects in WA court

Travis Mills with his daughter Ruby.

1:03 PM   Five people accused of murdering Perth father Travis Mills, whose body was found in the boot of a burnt out car, have appeared briefly in court.

Legal red tape keeps Hayley Dodd accused waiting

Hayley Dodd's disappearance has gone unsolved for nearly16 years

Ray Sparvell 12:39 PM   The man at the centre of the high profile Hayley Dodd disappearance, serving jail time in Queensland, is awaiting a legal request from WA that could see him tried over the Mandurah teenager's alleged abduction and murder nearly 16 years ago.

Mandurah murder accused pleads not guilty

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12:21 PM   A 30-year-old West Australian man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Adam Eric Hall, who was found shot dead on the front lawn of a Mandurah property.

Bat and axe servo robbery duo in court

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Ray Sparvell 11:21 AM   Two men who allegedly robbed service stations and threatened staff with a baseball bat and a tomahawk will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Danny Green's long-awaited grudge re-match with Mundine a step closer

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Brendan Foster 11:19 AM   The long-awaited rematch between bitter rivals Anthony Mundine and Danny Green looks closer than ever.

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New Perth school for troubled students

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10:37 AM   A small new school bound for Perth's eastern suburbs will manage some of Western Australia's most troubled students.

Granny mugged, BMW stolen in teen robbery spree

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Ray Sparvell   A Cloverdale grandmother was allegedly shoved by two teenagers while she was pushing her grandchildren in a pram on Tuesday. The 73-year-old had her purse stolen.

Furniture no-show leaves Perth investors empty-handed

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Ray Sparvell   Investors may well have lost nearly $500,000 after an alleged homewares importation swindle failed to deliver a stick of furniture.

Teen car chase drama ends in Hamilton Hill

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Ray Sparvell   Two teenagers are assisting detectives investigating a series of incidents in the metropolitan area that culminated in a car chase through several suburbs on Tuesday.

Ben Cousins tip-off cop to keep job, TV reporter girlfriend says

Seven News Perth reporter Monique Dirksz with First Class Constable Daniel Jamieson.

Ray Sparvell   The Channel Seven reporter at the centre of allegations over the leaking of confidential information about the arrest of Ben Cousins has posted on Facebook that her policeman boyfriend will keep his job.

Siege gunman Man Monis claimed he was sacked in Perth for religion

Man Monis in Rebels bikie garb.

Brendan Foster   Sydney siege gunman Man Horan Monis told a WA Industrial Relations Commission in 2003 that he was sacked from his job at a carpet company in Perth because of his political and religious views.

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Sydney siege gunman Man Horan Monis' first protest was in Perth

Man Haron Monis was using the name Michael Hayson Mavros, his former solicitor has said.

Brendan Foster   Sydney siege gunman Man Horan Monis appetite for political radicalism may have had its origins in Perth.

Pilbara feels housing heat as mining boom ends

House prices have plummeted in Karratha as the mining boom comes to an end.

Median house prices in the Pilbara town of Karratha have plunged almost 34 per cent as the mining downturn prompts residents to leave.

Hugger told to get off before fatal push at Perth nightclub

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A nightclubber accused of fatally pushing another patron to escape an unexpected hug told police the man came from out of the blue.

Ex-AFL star Daniel Kerr moves to Kalgoorlie to cash up for legal bills

Daniel Kerr in happier times. The former West Coast Eagle has been charged with assault.

Troubled former AFL footballer Daniel Kerr is taking a high paying job in Western Australia's Goldfields region as he faces mounting legal bills stemming from an alleged violent incident.

Sci-fi driver's licence to make ID theft harder in WA

How current driver's licences look in WA

Ray Sparvell   Facial recognition technology embedded into WA driver's licences last year checked more than 134,000 images. Fifteen matters were referred to police.

Hayley Dodd murder: breakthrough as arrest warrant issued

Police conduct a search at a residential property back in 2013. Inset Hayley Dodd

Ray Sparvell   A warrant was issued on Monday for the arrest of 59-year-old Francis John Wark over the alleged willful murder of 17-year-old Hayley Dodd - who went missing while hitchhiking 200km north of Perth in 1999.

Uber drivers slapped with more charges after ignoring orders

"This is not a tax on Uber but rather, impacts the over 9,000 ordinary Australians who drive on the uberX platform.":  Uber's general manager in Australia David Rohrsheim said.

Leanne Nicholson   More charges have been laid against some 19 Perth drivers of the ride-sharing app Uber after they ignored orders to produce the appropriate documents to show they could operate.

Shirley Finn murder probe: CCC rules out investigation

Shirley Finn.

Brendan Foster   The mystery surrounding the death of brothel madam Shirley Finn may remain unsolved forever with the Corruption and Crime Commission ruling out investigating the murder.

Perth 'forever' home scoops national award for 'jaw-dropping' style

Retirees Tena and Terry Wheeler spent a decade buying accumulating space for their "forever" home

Emma Young   The story behind the Perth property just named Australian Home of the Year is not just one of a couple's desire for luxury, but of their determination to live out the rest of their days together.

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Shortbread Man's killer moved to minimum security: Grieving son 'sickened'

Joe Hollomby, the Shortbred Man from Geraldton.

Emma Young   The son of a pensioner stabbed to death in Geraldton in 2008 is sickened by news the killer was moved to a medium security prison six years into a 19-year minimum sentence.