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Point Peron marina a $1 billion empty promise: opponents

Emma Young 6:57 PM   A protest group says a proposed Point Peron marina being used as the justification for a canal housing estate will not be built - because it would be too expensive and require eight times the dredging that Elizabeth Quay did.

Mystery surrounds death of Corella birds in WA's Pilbara region

Peanut is a 12yo short billed Corella which belonged to Scott Hammond who was found bashed to death in his Tahmoor home ...

6:46 PM   Wildlife officers are working to solve a mysterious spate of bird deaths occurring annually in Western Australia's Pilbara region.

Bushfire emergency for WA's South West

The shire of Waroona is again in a state of emergency after yet another bushfire. (file pic)

6:26 PM   An out-of-control bushfire is threatening lives and homes in Western Australia's already fire-ravaged South West region.

Malaysian man in court over 20-year-old Scarborough sex assault

A Malaysian man was arrested at Sydney airport over a 20-year-old Perth sex crime.

Ray Sparvell 6:25 PM   A Malaysian man wanted over a serious sexual assault in Scarborough 20 years ago is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

High Court rejects organic farmer Steve Marsh's appeal

Steve Marsh's appeal has been dismissed.

5:45 PM   An organic farmer who failed in a bid to sue his neighbour after genetically modified canola blew on to his West Australian property has been denied leave to appeal by the High Court.

Nahan won't run for deputy premier, Harvey set to take on role

Mike Nahan has decided he's busy enough already.

3:31 PM   West Australian Treasurer Mike Nahan will not contest the deputy leadership of the state Liberal party, paving the way for Police Minister Liza Harvey who is likely to be voted in unopposed.

Perth family forced to shower outside South Lake home

James Newton has been waiting on shower renovations to finish at his South Lake home

James Mooney 3:25 PM   A Perth family has been forced to shower and use the toilet outside the front of its public housing home due to delays from government maintenance workers.

Wait, the Perth City Council has a black Maserati?

Wait, the City of Perth has a Maserati?

Ray Sparvell 3:19 PM   A black Maserati featuring the number plates and crest of the Perth City Council does have a direct connection to the City of Perth, WAtoday has learned.

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Lotto win: 'I knew what I was going to do straight away'

Carmel won $1.5 million after initially thinking she'd picked up $800.

2:37 PM   A Perth woman has spoken of the moment she became an instant lottery millionaire, revealing "I knew what I was going to do straight away."

Classroom snake shock tops off hot week for primary school

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Emma Young 1:43 PM   It has been a strange week for students at Ashdale Primary School: children were on Wednesday evacuated after a snake visited a classroom, days after a water supply interruption caused airconditioning failures during the heatwave.

Labor says it will move on Karl O'Callaghan replacement if it wins

Karl O'Callaghan will be gone if Labor has its way.

1:37 PM   The West Australian opposition says it will immediately seek to replace embattled Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan if it wins next year's state election.

Perth heatwave comes to an end with fog

An almost foggy start to the morning.

Aleisha Orr 1:25 PM   Perth's record breaking heatwave came to an end on Thursday, with a maximum temperature almost 10 degrees cooler than Wednesday's peak of 40.3 degrees.

New deadly rabbit virus to be released

WA rabbits have regathered their strength in numbers since the previous release of a 1996 version of the calicivirus.

Emma Young 12:39 PM   The latest battle in the state's "biological arms race" against rabbits will soon commence through a new strain of the deadly calicivirus.

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Man charged after roadside shooting in Rockingham

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Emma Young 12:00 PM   A 29-year-old Shoalwater man has been charged with shooting another man outside Rockingham Police Station on Thursday.

Perth's homeless turn to crime to get prison bed and meal

Peth homeless man Josh Serafini.

Heather McNeill 10:52 AM   Some of Perth's homeless are committing crimes in the hopes of being sent to prison where they can have a bed and a meal, a West Australian homeless man has revealed.

No WA winner as $25 million Powerball heads east

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12:14 AM   Thursday night's Powerball jackpot escaped WA players, with the $25 million division one prize heading to the eastern states.

Manhunt underway for suspected drive-by shooter in Rockingham

A man has been found with gunshot wounds outside a WA police station.

Heather McNeill 8:58 PM   A police manhunt is underway after a man was found with gun shot wounds to the stomach.

Bishop denies New Norcia child sex abuse claims

Bishop Max Leroy Davis has denied the child sex abuse claims dating back to the 1970s.

7:58 PM   WA bishop denies child sex abuse claims dating back to the 1970s.

Old Perth blended with new in video of CBD's streets

A still from the Comparing Perth 1907 vs 2016 video.

Heather McNeill 7:45 PM   A Perth photographer has found a unique way to show how far Perth city has come – blending footage from more than 100 years ago into modern day life.

How Perth handled the heat in the past

Yeah, no aircon in this beast.

How did the people of Perth cope during the heatwaves of the past we're hearing so much about this week?

Murray Cowper fires back at WA Police Commissioner over triple-0 call

Murray Cowper has defended his decision to call triple-0 to get support for exhausted firefighters in the South West.

Brendan Foster   Liberal MP Murray Cowper defends his decision to call triple-0 to get support for exhausted firefighters in the South West.

Fish skin to WA 'Mermaid Leather'

Mermaid leather

How two brothers from Esperance are using something that would normally be binned to create new kinds of leather, sequins and... confetti.

WA police overhaul due to rising crime rate

Karl O'Callaghan has announced an overhaul to front-line policing in response to rising Perth crime rates.

Heather McNeill   WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan has announced an overhaul to front-line policing in response to Perth's rising crime rates.

Labor members erupt with anger over threats to Mark McGowan's leadership

Labor leader Mark McGowan. Nothing to see here.

Brendan Foster   If everything is peachy keen at the WA Labor party, then why the abuse?

Naitanui reels in impressive shark on Instagram

Nic Naitanui's Instagram followers are enjoying his fishing prowess.

Staff writers   West Coast Eagles star Nic Naitanui is already noted as one of the best ruckmen in the AFL - but he might also be becoming one of the league's most proficient fisherman.

Health Department says no lettuce salmonella in WA

The number of people believed to have fallen ill with salmonella after eating pre-packaged lettuce has risen.

The WA Health Department says two probable cases of salmonella in the state are the same strain as those being reported in the eastern states - but not linked to lettuce contamination.

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Endangered black cockatoo shot in Bridgetown

X-ray of the Baudin's black cockatoo that was shot in Bridgetown.

Aleisha Orr   'Disturbing' is how wildlife officers have described the shooting of an endangered cockatoo in the South West.

Detectives charge Fremantle man with murder of Langford woman

Rachel Michael was well known in the local church community in Langford.

Emma Young   Fremantle man charged with murdering 38-year-old woman whose body was discovered in her Langford home in October.

Perth resident rises to fame after baking cupcakes in parked car

Perth resident Kellie Hill's post about cooking cupcakes in the heat of her parked car has gone viral on social media.

Emma Young   A Perth resident who apparently baked cupcakes in the heat of her parked car, has risen to fame on social media after a post detailing her exploits went viral.