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Mystery over exploration bid at Andrew Forrest's Minderoo

Jonathan Barrett 10:00 AM   Why is Grant Vernon, a chartered accountant who admits to having no experience in mineral exploration, doing applying to explore more than 1350 square kilometres of his home state’s mineral-rich Pilbara?

Skydiver saved after mid-air seizure in Pinjarra

Christopher can be seen spiraling through the air following the seizure

David Baker 6:40 PM   Heart-stopping footage of a skydiver suffering a seizure during freefall over Western Australia has taken the internet by storm - with nearly two million views in a day.

Police bust child crime gang operating in Northbridge

Police have busted a child crime gang who went on a robbery spree in Northbridge

3:57 PM   Two young girls - accused of being part of a child crime gang responsible for a string of robberies, thefts and assaults in Perth and Northbridge – were arrested on Sunday.

Skateboarder arrested for breaching Northbridge punch-up crime scene

Police arrested a skateboarder in Northbridge following a brawl

12:07 PM   A skateboarder was arrested for breaching a crime scene in Northbridge where police were trying to get to the bottom of a punch up that took place the night before.

Two men in custody after Northbridge brawl

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Two men are in police custody after a wild brawl in Northbridge on Sunday morning.

Storms expected to batter parts of WA, including Perth

Perth and nearby areas have been warned to brace for severe thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms are expected to batter parts of WA, including some suburbs north of Perth on Sunday afternoon.

Police searching for missing 44-year-old Kojonup man

Family members fear for Darryl Spark's safety.

Police are chasing information about missing man Darryl George Spark who was last seen in Kojonup on Saturday night.

Man who caught a serial rapist says he'll always stop to help

Junior Harai Paul, 22, was jailed for four years and nine months this week for the rape of a woman at Halls Head.

Brendan Foster   The 20-year-old man who helped a woman attacked by a serial rapist says he didn't want to "be one of those people to leave it and let it go by".

VenuesWest involved in WA ticket scandal

Two VenuesWest board members received four Katy Perry concert tickets each, which were used by family members and friends.

A second West Australian agency is under scrutiny for misusing tickets after two board members at VenuesWest gave away Katy Perry concert tickets to family and friends.

Man dies in Exmouth car crash

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A man has died after rolling his car in the Pilbarra on Sunday morning.

Cloverdale man, 33, charged over Scarborough shooting

Kieran Loveridge (left) wearing handcuffs is escorted from the NSW Supreme Court after receiving five years and two months sentence for the manslaughter of Thomas Kelly in July 2012. 8th November,2013. Photo: Kate Geraghty

A 33-year-old Cloverdale man has been charged over the shooting of a man in Scarborough late last month.

Wellard man, 26, found with rifle, drugs and weapons in car

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A 26-year-old Wellard man has been charged by police after they found a rifle, weapons, drugs and cash in his car in Hope Valley on Saturday night.

Boy, 10, dies in Goomalling car crash

A police car was stolen and used in a rampage through Kalgoorlie on Saturday morning.

A 10-year-old boy died in a car crash in the Wheatbelt town of Goomalling on Saturday afternoon.

Stolen police car rampage in Kalgoorlie

A street sign destroyed during the rampage.

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

Elderly man bashed in Northbridge

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

CBD raid nets major meth haul

Meth haul

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.

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

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.

The state government has announced a multi-million dollar redevelopment for East Perth.

Women charged with gun and drug offences

A police car was stolen and used in a rampage through Kalgoorlie on Saturday morning.

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.

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.

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

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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

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'.

Michael Wright's 'secret' daughter Olivia Mead 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.

Islamic preacher Junaid Thorne in Perth court over fake ID

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Self-proclaimed Islamic sheik Junaid Thorne has appeared briefly in a Perth court accused of using fake identification to board a flight.