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4:27 PM A scrub fire which forced Casuarina Prison inmates into their quarters on Wednesday has flared up just hours after being given the all clear by authorities.
1:01 PM While kids around Western Australia were waiting for Santa Claus to arrive offenders were smashing their way into a Balcatta toy store.
9:33 AM Destructive winds gusting up to 150km/h and heavy rain could batter the Cocos Keeling Islands on Christmas and Boxing Day as tropical Cyclone Kate moves southwest.
Candice Barnes 7:15 PM Fire crews are working to extinguish a blaze which started near Casuarina Prison shortly after 2.30pm on Wednesday afternoon.
Aleisha Orr 6:31 PM Police are looking for a man accused of assaulting a young woman near a train station in Perth's southern suburbs.
Aleisha Orr 5:24 PM A man in his 60s is expected to be charged with aggravated common assault after he allegedly pushed an autistic teenager at a school in South Perth.
Aleisha Orr Questions are being asked about why and how the Fisheries Department went about hunting a tagged great white shark in the Warnbro Sound at the weekend.
Aleisha Orr From the namesakes of historic English landmarks, to interplanetary missions and troublesome kangaroos, WAtoday.com.au takes a look at some of the more interesting local stories of 2014 - and what has happened since we originally brought them to you.
Candice Barnes Paramedics are preparing for what is often the busiest time of year for St John Ambulance – Christmas and New Year – with excess booze and drugs to blame.
Candice Barnes We asked local charities what simple things people could do to help those in need this festive season – and it’s not all about money.
Aleisha Orr A deliberately lit fire has caused damage to sporting facilities in Carine overnight.
Aleisha Orr A young West Australian child has died from meningococcal.
Aleisha Orr and Nicole Cox The West Australian Police force has a new Deputy Commissioner.
Aleisha Orr Changes were made earlier this month to the way the WA government deals with sharks deemed to pose a risk to public safety - but few details about those changes have been released.
Thieves have siphoned 2000 litres of diesel from barrels stored in a shipping container in Perth's north.
A West Australian coroner has delivered an open finding into the death of a 12-year-old boy who disappeared more than 40 years ago.
The West Australian police commissioner's son, who is facing a string of violent offences, has failed in his bid to be released again on bail.
Aleisha Orr As with the beginning of any New Year - 2014 started for many Western Australians with time spent at the beach
A 25-year-old woman has been charged over the death of a five month baby.
Aleisha Orr A catch and kill order on a monitored shark in Warnbro Sound, south of Perth, proves the state government's tagging program is being used as "an expensive way to cull sharks", according to an Australian-based shark expert.
Aleisha Orr The catch-and-kill order placed on a great white shark detected in the Warnbro Sound numerous times across the past few weeks has been revoked.
West Australian Treasurer Mike Nahan has announced a $1.28 billion budget deficit - the state's first in 15 years.
Aleisha Orr A quarter of a million dollars worth of damage was caused in a fire at Fremantle's Tradewinds Hotel which took hold in the early hours of Monday morning.
Aleisha Orr Warnbro Beach remains closed for the fourth day after a catch-and-kill order was made targeting a great white shark.
Leanne Nicholson One alleged hit-and-run driver in Kenwick bit off more than he could chew by attempting to flee from police dog Nacho on Saturday night.
Leanne Nicholson WA Police internal affairs will investigate the death of a motorist in Ballajura on Sunday night after his car crashed into a tree.
Fire crews have given the all clear after extinguishing two bushfires in Western Australia but two more are still on the move.
WA Treasurer Mike Nahan has confirmed the state government is facing a billion-dollar budget deficit.
A man, believed to be in his 20s, has died after his car hit a tree in Gnowangerup, southeast of Perth, on Sunday morning.
Brendan Foster The state opposition wants to create a Methamphetamine Action Plan to tackle the devastating effects the drug is having on West Australians.