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Dumped Palmer United Party candidate in WA court

8:38 AM   Dumped Palmer United Party candidate Teresa van Lieshout is scheduled to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court charged with failing to comply with a police request.

Jury out in WA 'threesome' murder trial


8:36 AM   A jury will continue deliberating the case of a former fly-in fly-out worker accused of murdering a man who had a "threesome" with his girlfriend.

WAFL poser: what happens to Seven and Nine war if West Perth reaches grand final?

West Perth won't part with its Channel Nine sponsorship without a fight.

Ray Sparvell 8:15 PM   Challenging form by the West Perth football club has the potential to create one of the biggest showdowns of the season: between local television channels Seven and Nine.

First look at the monster wave that smashed surfer at Gracetown

Justin Holland takes on the monster waves off the coast of Gracetown

Ray Sparvell 8:07 PM   Here's a first look at the monster six storey wave that shattered the leg of champion paddle boarder, Justin Holland, on Saturday.

Margaret River visitors swell with the big waves

Big wave surfers flocked to Margaret River to ride the monster waves.

Ray Sparvell 8:03 PM   A once in a decade swell along the south-west coast last weekend was matched by an equal swell in visitor numbers to Margaret River.

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Five-car pile-up brings Kwinana Freeway southbound to a standstill


Emma Young 7:06 PM   Police are on the scene of a five-car pile-up on the Kwinana Freeway southbound in Jandakot.

Is 'Sam' from Perth? Global search to identify woman with amnesia

'Sam' was found in South California suffering from amnesia. She has vivid memories of Perth, in particular Cottesloe

Leanne Nicholson 6:26 PM   Do you know 'Sam'? A global search is on to identify a woman with amnesia found in the United States who has memories of Cottesloe.

Ballajura mum pleads for financial counselling lifeline

Rebecca says she and her husband would be in greater financial difficulty without the help of the Salvos.

Ray Sparvell 6:23 PM   A Ballajura mother who will give birth to her second child in four weeks has called on Premier Colin Barnett not to scrap the financial counselling lifeline to WA battlers.

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Report: Good times about to end for WA property market

Reports suggest the property investment bubble in WA is about to burst

Leanne Nicholson 5:33 PM   West Australian property investors, it was great while it lasted. It may not be quite doomsday, but according to a leading national analyst, it looks like the good times in Perth's housing market are about to come to an end.

Police charge three over armed attack on Busselton Caltex


Emma Young 5:01 PM   Detectives have laid charges after two masked people armed with a machete and claw hammer robbed Busselton Caltex earlier this month.

Seville Grove 'loud party' kill charge upgraded


4:34 PM   A fly-in fly-out worker is facing an upgraded charge over the death of a father-of-two in Perth's south.

$2.1 million Lotto win cures Canning Vale mum's blues

An assortment of lucky numbers delivered a $2 million payout for a Perth mother.

3:55 PM   A $2.1 million Lotto win has proved the perfect cure for the blues for a Perth mother.

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Man targets lone women on quiet Byford roads


Emma Young 1:41 PM   Mundijong Police are warning Byford residents to be on guard after reports of a man attempting to convince women to get into his car in the suburb.

Perth cat Miss Alex survives being 'partially skinned' by unknown offender

Miss Alex had to undergo emergency treatment.

Emma Young 12:29 PM   A pet cat partially skinned alive by an unknown offender has survived and undergone emergency treatment at a vet.

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WA prison officers want full smoking ban

Despite smoking being banned inside WA's prison buildings, it is still allowed in outdoor areas.

12:03 PM   West Australian prison officers are calling for a full ban on smoking on jail grounds, saying the state is lagging behind the rest of the nation.

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Surfer Justin Holland breaks leg after riding Gracetown monster wave

Tow-in surfing to ride the monster waves in WA's decade swells.

Ray Sparvell 11:09 AM   A champion paddleboard surfer cheated death thanks to his best friend and a high-performance wetsuit when his leg shattered after a 18-metre monster wave crashed over him in Gracetown on Saturday.

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Armed hold-up terrifies lone staff member at Currambine cinema


Emma Young 10:18 AM   Police are hunting two men who held up Grand Cinemas in Currambine armed with a gun late on Sunday night.

New Barnett charges puts Maylands pensioner on breadline

WA Premier Colin Barnett apologised to Palmyra homeowners

Ray Sparvell 9:48 AM   A Maylands pensioner who lives on toast and Vegemite and salad rolls doesn't know how he will survive after he is hit with new state government cost of living charges from July 1.

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WA party death accused in court

Perth police charged the man.

A fly-in fly-out worker who allegedly caused a man's death after an argument about a loud party is due to face a Perth court today.

Teens attacked by youths and adults at Yangebup

Police car

Ray Sparvell   Four teenagers were confronted by up to 14 people at a bus stop in Yangebup on Saturday before they were allegedly assaulted and robbed.

Esperance detectives charge two, warn drug dealers

Police alleged that packets of methamphetamine were left behind after 'partying' at a resort.

Ray Sparvell   Esperance detectives have arrested three people on 14 methamphetamine charges in three days and warned dealers they had them in their sights.

The Lakes: Motorcycle accident victim flown to hospital

The RAC Rescue Helicopter is rushing to Mogumber, north of Perth near New Norcia.

Ray Sparvell   A man has been flown to Royal Perth Hospital by the RAC Rescue helicopter following a motorbike crash on Great Eastern Highway, near the intersection of Great Southern Highway, in The Lakes.   

Police dog nabs Bunbury taxi driver punch offender

The ride-sharing company Uber has been defending its drivers in court.

Ray Sparvell   A man who allegedly punched a 60-year-old taxi driver in the face on Saturday was later cornered by a police dog in Carey Park, Bunbury. 

Street fight party shut down in Ballajura

Alcohol is responsible for millions of dollars worth of health problems every year.

Ray Sparvell   Just 60 minutes turned a run-of-the-mill party into an out-of-control one at Ballajura on Saturday night with 50 people fighting in the street.

Pet industry body in turmoil after consumers misled about puppy farm

Torro, the puppy that exposed a cover up. Torro was purchased from Mount Lawley Pets and Puppies store in Perth.

Eamonn Duff   When this $2300 puppy collapsed nine days after being taken home, it triggered a scandal that stretched far beyond the pet store in which he was paraded.

Drugs and firearms seized in Perth

The search for a motorcycle uncovered the drug ice among other things in a Perth apartment.

An investigation into a stolen motorcycle has uncovered a cache of weapons, drugs and stolen property in a Perth apartment.

Dozens of teens detained at out-of-control party

The party was advertised on social networking site Facebook.

Twenty-four teenagers have been detained at an out-of-control party in Perth's north-eastern suburbs.

Guns, drugs and ammo found in city raid

A rifle and some of the ammunition seized in Friday's raid.

Adrian Beattie   Police have charged a woman after they found rifles, drugs and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in her Beaufort Street unit.

Surfer rescued from swell off Hillarys

Whitfords sea rescue

Adrian Beattie   A surfer was rescued off Hillarys on Saturday morning after his boat was swamped by heavy waves.

Big swells and sunny weather bring fun and danger

Surfing at Margaret River

Adrian Beattie   Surfers and anglers have been urged to take care this weekend with bright sunshine drawing people to the beach where massive swells threaten danger