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More than 400 charges in WA Easter Operation Unite

WA Police

6:11pm More than 400 charges have been laid for assaults and drink driving offences in Western Australia during the eighth Operation Unite targeting alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour.

Search on for missing Thornlie man

Police are looking for Christopher Slodecki.

Liam Ducey 4:24pm Police hold concerns for the welfare of Thornlie man Chrisopher Slodecki, who has not been seen since April 6.

Police search for Holden Commodore used in crime spree


Liam Ducey 2:29pm Police are searching for a white 2013 Holden Commodore sedan, registration 1EIX505, used in a series of break-ins on Monday morning.

Father leaves toddler in burning car on Great Eastern Highway


Liam Ducey 5:04pm A three-year-old girl has been left with serious injuries after her father left her in a burning car after crashing on Great Eastern Highway.

WA Easter road toll at four after Margaret River crash

The Mazda's driver was seriously injured.

Liam Ducey 10:41am The Easter road toll now stands at four after an East Perth man was killed in a head-on collision near Margaret River airport.

Man taken to Royal Perth Hospital after Harvey boating accident

RAC Rescue helicopter

The RAC Rescue helicopter flew a man to Royal Perth Hospital after he was injured in an Easter Sunday boating accident near Harvey.

Police call for help to identify man

Suspicious man

Police are asking for the public to help identify a man they wish to speak to after he reportedly acted suspiciously in North Beach.

Parmelia man charged over laser strike on police helicopter

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A 51-year-old man has been charged after a police helicopter was targeted with a green laser for over an hour in Parmelia on Saturday night.

Man charged over Wheatbelt pedestrian crash


Police have charged a man over a pedestrian crash, that seriously injured two women and a man, in the Wheatbelt town of Kellerberrin.

Anzac Day commemorations to begin during Easter in Perth

Anzac Day at Kings Park 2011

ALEISHA ORR Anzac Day will begin early in Perth with afternoon services at Kings Park kicking off on Easter Sunday.

Powerboat destroyed in fire at Woodman Point


A mystery fire has destroyed an expensive powerboat at Woodman Point, south of Fremantle.

Stolen car set on fire - Boulder business damaged

bush fire

Police are investigating a fire in the Goldfields which seriously damaged a car mechanic's workshop.

Taxi Council wants rid of rogue drivers

DIY jobs taxi

The Taxi Council of WA has said it backs moves to get rid of rogue drivers.

Albany Regional Prison inmates moved to Perth after "incident"

Prison Bars

Liam Ducey Up to 15 prison inmates are being moved from Albany Regional Prison following an incident at the facility on Thursday night.

Unmarked motorcycle nabs alleged Dianella drug dealer

Liam Ducey An unmarked motorcycle has spotted a Dianella man using his mobile phone while driving, with a traffic stop leading to the discovery of 27 pills believe to be ecstacy.

Easter road toll climbs to three after Bruce Rock fatality

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Liam Ducey The death of a Bruce Rock man takes the Easter road toll to three.

Wild police chase ends in Girrawheen park


Police have been led on a wild chase through Perth's northern suburbs, with two men fleeing from a moving car before being arrested in Girrawheen on Thursday morning.

Body found in burnt out Geraldton home


An unidentified body has been found in the wreckage of a house that was destroyed by fire in Geraldton.

Budget pain before the gain says WA Premier Colin Barnett

WA Premier Colin Barnett. <i>Photo: Getty Images.</i>

The West Australian budget will `impact' the cost of living so the state can retain a surplus, Premier Colin Barnett says.

Drive-by shooting in Darch

Police investigate shots fired in Darch.

Nicole Cox Window of house hit by two shots, fired in an early morning attack.

Police respond to another suspicious package in Perth

Hazmat vans parked outside parliament.

Aleisha Orr and Liam Ducey A fifth suspicious letter found at Parliament House has been confirmed as being identical to four other letters found at three locations across Perth on Wednesday, with a letter addressed to the Taxi Control Board giving police a strong line of inquiry.

Underwater search for MH370 continues as oil from slick is analysed


ALEISHA ORR As testing on oil samples taken from the search site for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 begin, preparations are being made for the fourth underwater search.

Perth drugs tragedy which touched many lives

Antony Fogarty was the driver of the stolen 4WDand had a long running drug habit.

Jonathan Barrett Antony Fogarty has been awake for a week. He is ­driving fast. Very fast. He must escape.

Balga man charged over stolen metal from housing estate

Copper pipes were stolen from the estate.

A Balga man has been charged after allegedly stripping an under construction housing estate of almost every water metre.

Attempted murder charge after Perth underground stabbing

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Liam Ducey A 34-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing at Perth underground train station.

Murder charge over Orange Grove stabbing

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Liam Ducey A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder over a stabbing at a caravan park.

Powder found in parcels at Perth Airport, Premier's office is 'harmless'

Bomb scare outside NSW Parliement  (Thumbnail)

Threatening envelopes containing powder sent to the WA Premier and treasurers' offices, forcing a major security alert at a shopping centre and airport, have been found to be harmless.

Man charged with Perth crime spree


NARELLE TOWIE A 28-year-old man has been charged with a string of offences across Perth's south-eastern suburbs, including stealing a vehicle with an eight-year-old girl inside.

WA govt 'chaotic and dysfunctional' over mixed messages: Wyatt

Politicans wage

The West Australian government has been labelled "chaotic and dysfunctional" for again freezing public sector hiring and job advertising while spruiking its new hospitals in a $1 million TV campaign.

Postal unit at Perth Airport evacuated after discovery of suspicious package

Bomb scare outside NSW Parliement  (Thumbnail)

Fourth "suspicious" package reported as police investigate three similar packages found at the Australia Post facility on Boud Avenue, Redcliffe.