Latest WA state news
Emma Young 10:49 AM Police have charged a man who allegedly tried to steal a Perth mum's BMW as her 17-year-old son sat in the passenger seat.
10:29 AM A convicted rapist will face a Brisbane court ahead of his extradition to WA, where he is accused of murdering a teenager who went missing 16 years ago.
10:22 AM Officials in the Mexican state of Sinaloa fear the publicity around missing Australian surfers Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman will damage their tourism industry.
10:13 AM A Perth man has expressed his sorrow about a Bali motorcycle accident that claimed the life of a local man, and has him facing up to six years in jail.
10:08 AM A doctor who tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate an Aboriginal woman in custody has told a coronial inquest it was obvious she was unresponsive and not faking her illness.
Heather McNeill 9:36 AM First they were viewed as undercutting cabbies, now it seems Uber drivers in Perth are being pitted against each other as the ride-sharing service experiences a surge in drivers fighting for fares.
Emma Young 7:43 AM More than 90 per cent of trees planted by Perth councils trying to cool hot suburbs will die before maturing, according to a leading WA arborist.
Heather McNeill 9:00 PM A man who was bashed in an unprovoked attack on a Belmont street has told how two "unbelievably violent" men broke his leg, jaw and nose before he managed to escape.
Emma Young 7:26 PM The government has established a quarantine zone around eight Perth suburbs in an attempt to limit the damage of an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly that has ended WA's status as free from Australia's most damaging fruit pest.
5:28 PM Two nurses who saw a woman in custody the day before she died failed to check her temperature and attributed her tachycardia to drug withdrawal and agitation, a West Australian inquest has heard.
Kate Hedley 4:29 PM A Mandurah smoke shop opened for just two weeks has already attracted the attention of police after suspicions that psycho stimulants were sold.
Ray Sparvell 2:33 PM A leading Perth academic has condemned a Synergy plan to "whack" solar panel owners by doubling the charge to connect them to the power network.
Heather McNeill and Emma Young WA's peak medical body has weighed in on recent criticism of Fiona Stanley Hospital, labelling its latest medical bungle involving an elderly patient as "embarrassing" and calling on the state government to invest in improving services at the beleaguered hospital.
Heather McNeill A woman has bragged about smuggling 100 ecstasy pills past security at the Perth Stereosonic music festival on Sunday, one day after a 25-year-old woman died of a suspected drug overdose at the same event in Sydney.
Chelsea Spence The oldest person in WA to undergo a major hip replacement has celebrated her 109th birthday - and celebrated with cake and a letter from the Queen.
A Dockers fan who admitted hitting a woman in the jaw after being asked to tone down his language at an AFL match has been jailed for eight months.
Brendan Foster Embattled Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi is on the brink of quitting after the Department of Local Government said it was going to investigate her travel rort scandals, according to the ABC.
Staff writers Four men were rescued on Sunday night about two nautical miles off Falcon near Mandurah after being swept from their boat into the ocean by a wave.
Brendan Foster A kite surfer from Halls Head spent the 'longest night of his life' in the ocean near Mandurah standing on a sandbank after his kite deflated on Sunday.
Nathan Hondros An online bookmaker is taking bets on the career of Member for Canning Andrew Hastie, offering to pay out $67 if he becomes Prime Minister by 2020.
Kate Hedley The families and partners of two Golden Bay men missing in Mexico fear "a tragic event has occurred" after the van they were travelling in was found.
Emma Young The state government has cut off funding for a Perth Aboriginal children's ear clinic, despite its rating of 'outstanding' in an independent review.
Emma Young A teenage girl was seriously injured in Bridgetown, when a driver allegedly ran over her and another boy as they lay in their swags.
Heather McNeill After a long wait, Perth fans of singer-song writer Sam Smith finally got their chance to see him perform live at Perth Arena on Saturday, and he didn't disappoint.
Adrian Beattie A bushfire alert has been issued for parts of Port Kennedy and Secret Harbour, with a possible risk to lives and homes.
Adrian Beattie Police were called to a massive street brawl in Noranda on Friday night. First reports said hundreds of people were involved.
Adrian Beattie There were dramatic scenes at Langley Park in the centre of Perth on Saturday afternoon as firefighters battled what looked like a plane crash.
Adrian Beattie A motorcyclist has been charged over the death of a 19-year-old woman killed in a road crash in Forrestfield.