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Police 'excited as schoolkids' as they find missing hunter Reg Foggerdy

Ray Sparvell 3:40 PM   Two of the men who helped save the life of missing camel hunter Reg Foggerdy had visited with him at a shooters' camp the day before he went missing.

Fifth outback search yields fresh clue into Jennie Kehlet mystery

Missing WA prospector Jennie Kehlet

Emma Young 3:31 PM   Police have uncovered a fresh clue in their search of the remote Goldfields region for prospector Jennie Kehlet, who went missing seven months ago.

Harley Bennell returns home with Fremantle move

Harley Bennell announces move back to WA with the Dockers

James Mooney 3:15 PM   Fremantle FC has confirmed a deal between the Gold Coast Suns for midfielder Harley Bennell.

'Food oasis' planned for new Perth city square

Perth's new food and beverage precinct Yagan Square is due to open in 2017.

Heather McNeill 3:12 PM   There are plans to establish a new 'food oasis' in the Perth CBD, with restaurants, bars and fresh food outlets encouraged to express an interest in setting up shop in Yagan Square.

Longer WA trading hours might propel call for daylight saving again

Will the sun ever rise earlier in WA with daylight saving?

Ray Sparvell 2:54 PM   A push by the Barnett government to extend some retail hours could also give fresh impetus for a fresh look at daylight saving.

Why Judd avoided the media

Chris Judd says keeping busy is important, post-football.

12:39 PM   Former Carlton star Chris Judd opened up to Neil Mitchell about a range of issues on 3AW Mornings.

Prince Charles to return to Cottesloe Beach for his 67th birthday

Prince Charles reacts after getting a kiss from model Jane Priest when swimming at Cottesloe in 1979.

11:21 AM   Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will celebrate his birthday at a beachside barbecue in Perth during his 15th visit to Australia next month.

Lisa Scaffidi dumped from standards panel, heads toward elections

Premier Colin Barnett is among those who have called on Lisa Scaffidi to release information that may clear her.

Ray Sparvell 11:19 AM   Perth City Councillors put on a united front on Tuesday evening in their last meeting before the mayoral elections on Saturday.

Perth family pleads for miracle marrow donor

Mr Adams' family is urgently searching for a compatible bone marrow donor.

Candice Barnes 11:09 AM   It started with an unusual pain in his chest and only a few months later, a Perth father-of-two has found himself in a battle for his life.

Man to run Rotto marathon backwards to win bet with mate

One runs forward, while the other runs backward.

Heather McNeill 9:56 AM   Chris Henderson started training for the marathon six weeks ago and hasn't looked back since... at least figuratively speaking.

Know your logos: Ethical shoppers spark new era for WA

We see so many of these kinds of logos it's easy to overlook them altogether - but shoppers, do so at your peril.

Emma Young 9:14 AM   Australian-made, "against animal testing" or "cruelty-free" - the truth behind the logos you see in shops.

Camera-bearing drones set to test privacy and surveillance laws in WA

The rise of camera-bearing drones may test privacy laws.

Ray Sparvell 9:14 AM   Privacy and surveillance laws are set to be put to the test by the rise of the drones – unmanned aerial vehicles – that are rapidly being embraced by business and recreational flyers.

Direct bus route from city to Perth Airport to start in two weeks

Transperth Bus

Heather McNeill 7:08 PM   A new direct bus service linking the city to the Perth International Airport will welcome its first passengers in two weeks.

Grandfather lost in outback ate black ants to survive

Reg Foggerdy is found by rescuers.

Heather McNeill 6:30 PM   The sister of missing Laverton man Reginald Foggerdy, who was found alive on Tuesday morning after being lost in the outback for nearly a week, said medical teams could not give assurances on his state of health.

Perth bookworms rescue Save the Children from watery disaster

Books to go.

Jon Solmundson 5:57 PM   The local branch of youth charity Save the Children are on their way to a full recovery after a burst water main damaged their East Victoria Park depot in July.

WA man on trial over bashing murder


5:51 PM   Joanna Corcoran was chopping vegetables for dinner when she was brutally bashed to death with a sledgehammer handle.

No CPR for choking nursing home resident in Perth

The inquest heard Brian Wood died after staff at the nursing home failed to deliver CPR

5:38 PM   An inquest into the choking death of an 84-year-old nursing home resident heard the man was not given CPR, partly because a nurse didn't want to give him mouth-to-mouth without a mask.

Ausdrill rigs walk on salt lakes to find gold in WA

WA salt lakes could provide gold - quite literally - thanks to new drilling technology.

4:05 PM   An Australian explorer is almost walking on water in search of gold in previously inaccessible places.

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Passengers allowed back in Perth International Airport after evacuation

The T1 International Terminal has been evacuated.

Heather McNeill   Perth Airport's T1 International Terminal has reopened after a false alarm sparked the evacuation of hundreds of travellers.

Liberal MP witnesses arrest as police swarm pharmacy

Liberal MP Phil Edman, centre, and staff at the Rockingham pharmacy where a man was arrested.

Ray Sparvell   Liberal MP Phil Edman got the surprise of his life as he went to grab an early lunch in Rockingham on Monday.

Pregnant Perth woman and partner arrested by police

William Mitchell Quartermaine and Kristee Jenai McCullock

Heather McNeill   WA Police have charged a pregnant woman and her partner in relation to a string of offences following a week-long search and public appeal.

Restaurant staff make citizen's arrest on alleged armed robber in Leederville

Police have charged a Belmont woman with a string of offences.

Heather McNeill   A 31-year-old Belmont woman will appear in court on Tuesday charged with allegedly robbing two Perth restaurants at knife-point on Monday afternoon.

The obnoxious observations slowing fight against family violence

Family violence continues to be an area that Australia needs to tackle

Dr Toni Buti   To be a member of parliament is a privilege, but last week one correspondent tested my tolerance almost to breaking point.

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Tony Simpson: 'Shocked isn't the right word' for Scaffidi allegations

Lisa Scaffidi would have to resign her post as Perth Lord Mayor - even if found guilty of offences under the Local Government Act.

Simon White   WA Local Government Minister Tony Simpson says he won't be able to sack Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi - even if she is found to have breached the Local Government Act with her BHP-sponsored trip to the 2008 Olympics.

Perth detectives head north as human remains found outside Broome

Police are working to identify the remains.

Ray Sparvell   Detectives from the Major Crime Squad have travelled to Broome, where human remains were discovered in bushland about 10 kilometres north of the town on Sunday.

Fire guts Davallia Primary School classroom in Duncraig

A fire that caused extensive damage to a classroom at Davallia Primary School in Duncraig on Sunday is believed to have been deliberately lit.

US tourist loses appeal over WA jail term

The US tourist will have to serve at least nine months behind bars.

An American tourist who caused a crash in Perth that killed his wife and a toddler has lost an appeal against his 18-month jail sentence.

Perth's beer economy helps homeless family

Three laughing men wearing shirts and ties toasting with beer at bar

Heather McNeill   A chain of good deeds from Perth's beer economy has led to a homeless family finding a new place to live.

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When Lisa Scaffidi told us she was a go-getter, not jet-setter

As far back as December 2009, Lisa Scaffidi was telling us she was a go-getter rather than a jetsetter.

We flash back to December 2009 - when, in one of her first defences of her travel regime, Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi told us she was a 'go-getter' rather than a 'jetsetter'.

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Younger families changing the face of Perth's western suburbs

Younger families are snapping up properties in Perth's affluent western suburbs.

Heather McNeill   A changing of the guard is taking place in Perth's affluent western suburbs with an influx of younger families now calling the highly sought-after area home.

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