Latest WA state news

Stolen police car rampage in Kalgoorlie

6:13 PM   A stolen police car was used in a street rampage through Kalgoorlie in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Elderly man bashed in Northbridge

Police officer

4:18 PM   A 68-year-old man is in intensive care in hospital after being bashed in Northbridge.

CBD raid nets major meth haul

Meth haul

3:36 PM   Perth detectives found four kilos of methamphetamine when they raided a unit on Adelaide Terrace on Friday.

Toodyay wins national tidy town award

Toodyay has been named the tidiest town in Australia.

3:06 PM   Toodyay has won the Australian Tidy Town award for 2015.

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Bull Creek

A commissioner holds a starting pistol during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris, on February 19, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG

2:15 PM   Fremantle detectives are searching for a gang of men who robbed a woman at gunpoint on Friday night.

Big changes planned for East Perth

The proposed development will change the face of East Perth.

1:25 PM   The state government has announced a multi-million dollar redevelopment for East Perth.

Women charged with gun and drug offences

Police car

12:58 PM   Two women have been charged after weapons and drugs were found in their car in Mandurah.

Ship runs aground at Fremantle Port

Tugs try to free the container ship Maersk Garonne after it ran aground in Fremantle Harbour.

12:29 PM   A ship ran aground at Fremantle Port in the early hours of Saturday.

Bikie stop results in drugs charges

A Rebels bikie was charged with a string of drugs offences after police search his vehicle.

12:13 PM   Police have arrested and charged a bikie with drug offences after a confrontation in St James.

One killed in crash between car and bus in Williams


A person has been killed in an incident between a car and a bus in Williams.

'I am happy': Michael Wright's $25 million daughter Olivia Mead

Student Olivia Mead, 19, outside the West Australia Supreme Court.

Pip Doyle   The 19-year-old daughter of mining heir Michael Wright says she is happy to have 'finally been heard', following her $25 million win West Australian Supreme Court this week.

RSPCA WA receives live baiting tip-offs

Greyhound racing, forever living on a thin line, is out of friends and out of excuses.

RSPCA Western Australia is investigating reports that live baiting continues to occur in the state's greyhound industry.

Police seek missing Coodanup mum, two boys

Teegan Taylor (also known as Adele Fletcher) and Reed Carling, 11, and Tyler Pearson, 3.

Ray Sparvell   Mandurah Detectives are seeking a woman and two children who were last seen in Coodanup at around 5pm on Thursday.

Big thunderstorms set to hit northern WA

The large lightning bolt seems to be striking frighteningly close to Perth city buildings.

Ray Sparvell   Big thunderstorms are forecast between Isrealite Bay to Newman and they could bring damaging winds, large hail and a risk of flash flooding.

WA Police claim biggest drug seizure in five years

Some of the haul seized by police.

James Mooney   State and Federal Police have seized 12 kilograms of methamphetamine in a bust which authorities describe as the 'biggest of its kind in Western Australia in the last five years'.

Wright daughter no gold digger, judge says

Student Olivia Mead, 19, outside the West Australia Supreme Court.

David Baker   The "secret" daughter of mining heir Michael Wright is by no means a "gold digger" and deserves far more from his speculated $1 billion fortune.

Perth property prices likely to drop as sales listings jump by 50 per cent

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Steve Holland   Perth’s property market is displaying “unusual” signs with almost 50 per cent more properties up for sale this week compared to the same time last year.

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Stockland to support WA volunteers' care of displaced kangaroos

'Landlocked' kangaroos in Ellenbrook

Rashelle Predovnik   A developer has extended an olive branch to volunteers who were left to foot the bill for joeys displaced during their move of 200 kangaroos north of Perth.

Maddington man turns himself in for New Year’s Day sex attack on teenager


A man wanted for the sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman in Kelmscott on New Year's Day has turned himself in to police.

Machete bandit and thugs target ute driver at Warnbro beach car park


Police are searching for a machete-wielding bandit who robbed a man while he was sitting in his Holden ute at a beach car park.

'What? This old thing?': Who's most likely to fib about shopping


Leanne Nicholson   We know we shouldn't. Deep down we know it's wrong, a little deceptive and it's going to cause us grief (if we get caught) but who among us has not caved in to that guilty secret purchase?

Dine-and-dash couple return to Bunbury restaurant to pay bill after online campaign

Mojo's Restaurant posted this photo of the couple on their Facebook page.

A young couple wanted over a dine-and-dash at a West Australian restaurant have returned to the eatery and settled their $230 bill after they were shamed on social media.

Four women employed by Perth drug clinic on drug charges


Brendan Foster   Four woman volunteers from the WA Substance Abuse Association have been charged by police for selling drugs, including heroin and methamphetamine.

WA shamed by new crime statistics

Liza Harvey has defended the latest crime statistics

Ray Sparvell   Damning new statistics have shamed WA as the worst state nationally in seven of 10 major crime categories.

From chicken to charcoal: Fireys called to Bedford restaurant blaze

Smoke was seen billowing from the roof Chicken Treat restaurant on Beaufort Street.

Candice Barnes   Firefighters have been called to a blaze at a fast food restaurant in Bedford.

WA teachers call for $136 million in school repairs

Medina Primary School, Perth

Ray Sparvell   Teachers want the government to fastrack school repairs to avoid a potential tragedy in the classroom.

Cyber cops increasingly turning to Facebook 'snitch'

Police are increasingly turning to social media sites to catch criminals

Ray Sparvell   The news that an Exmouth drink-driver was charged by police after a Facebook video post of his erratic driving highlights the growing role of social media in fighting crime.

Former WA minister Ljiljanna Ravlich quits politics

Ljiljanna Ravlich with her partner, former Labor leader Eric Ripper.

Former education minister Ljiljanna Ravlich is retiring from West Australian politics.

Rescue chopper diverted from FSH after after landing sign-off failure


Nicole Cox   EXCLUSIVE: Rescue helicopter forced to land at Jandakot Airport during an emergency airlift in the latest bungle for new hospital.

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