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Shots fired outside Fremantle hostel in sibling feud

Brendan Foster 10:47 AM   A man is in police custody after he fired a gun in Fremantle after an altercation with his sister on Monday night, police claim.

'The kids are on fire', off-duty policewoman on saving burning child

Police officer Steph told of her efforts to save the burnt girl.

Steve Holland 9:42 AM   An off-duty police officer who helped save a three-year-old girl who was allegedly set on fire on Friday has spoken about the ordeal.

Blind, homeless Briggadoon stands to lose best friend, Bonnie the dog

Brendan Rawiri.

Emma Young 8:16 AM   A blind and homeless Perth man has had his dog, Bonnie, impounded after an incident in which he says Bonnie tried to protect him.

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'They can't believe I do it for free': Video lifts lid on firey life

Afie Jazreen's video wrap-up of the past year, entirely shot and edited on his mobile phone, shows the brigade's volunteers sharing moments of fear, laughter and relief.

Emma Young 8:13 AM   Perth volunteer firefighter Afie Jazreen lifts the lid on what life is really like for fireys, and 'what goes into this service we all get for free'.

WA Government used 'misleading' report to cover-up dolphin deaths

In 2009, the federal Department for Environment warned Fisheries in a letter that it had concerns over the lack of progress in the Pilbara trawl, including the threat to endangered sawfish, turtles and dolphin deaths.

Steve Holland 8:12 AM   The WA government used a report labelled as 'misleading' by independent scientists to cover-up dolphin deaths in the state's north and allow a multi-million dollar fishing trawl to continue.

Naked, axe-wielding man found in creek ‘cooling off’ after alleged drug-fuelled rampage

Some of the destruction at the local service station.

Josh del Pino 7:53 PM   With a newborn baby in the family, early morning wake-ups are common for the Ryan family – but nothing like this.

Canning byelection: Teresa van Lieshout's dancing her way into politics

Canning candidate Teresa van Lieshout gets her message across with the help of AC/DC and BodyRockers.

Brendan Foster 5:19 PM   Perennial political candidate Teresa van Lieshout has released a bizarre and hilarious YouTube clip of herself grooving around her lounge room to announce her candidacy for the Canning byelection.

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'Are you still drinking Grange?': jockey JJ Miller remembers Bart Cummings

John Miller unsaddles Galilee after the 1966 Melbourne Cup.

Ray Sparvell and Simon White 4:36 PM   As the tributes flowed for legendary racehorse trainer Bart Cummings, the 12-time Melbourne Cup-winner's "best" jockey, former Perth rider JJ Miller reflected on quiet moments of recent years spent well away from the limelight.

Girl allegedly set on fire by father in Doubleview still critical in hospital

Eddy Herbert is alleged to have set fire to his three children in Doubleview.

Brendan Foster and Adrian Beattie 3:30 PM   A three-year-old girl who was allegedly set on fire by her father on Friday remains in a critical but stable condition in Princess Margaret Hospital on Monday afternoon.

Police probe brawl at Perth junior footy game

Police rushed to the mass brawl at the Kelmscott JFC and Lakes JFC game at Nicholson Reserve.

Emma Young 1:42 PM   Cockburn police are investigating a fight between groups of spectators at a junior football game in Yangebup on Saturday.

Forrestfield man, 28, arrested after 140km/h chase through northern suburbs

A Forrestfield man has been charged with a string of offences after a high-speed chase with police.

Brendan Foster   A man who allegedly clocked up speeds of 140km/h in a high speed chase with police through the northern suburbs of Perth in a stolen car on Sunday night, has been charged with a string of offences.

Subiaco parking fine still red tape hell for Leederville truckie five years later

A parking ticket.

Ray Sparvell   A Perth truck driver says he is living a bureaucratic nightmare that began when he was given a $90 ticket by an "over-zealous" Subiaco parking officer nearly five years ago.

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Qantas flight diverted to Perth because of fuel problems

Qantas and Emirates have formed a joint venture, but the US carriers have not done so with their Gulf counterparts.

Brendan Foster   A Qantas plane had to be diverted to Perth on Monday morning because of an issue with a fuel pump.

McGowan commits to priority rail lines in $2.5 billion Perth Metronet

WA Labor leader Mark McGowan

Ray Sparvell   Opposition leader Mark McGowan has again pledged to start building an ambitious expanded rail system with a sticker price of $2.5 billion if he wins the next state election in 2017.

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Three Collie teens charged over assault of Armadale mum-to-be

Police allege a woman spat at an officer after failing to stop in Victoria Park

Ray Sparvell   Three teenagers who allegedly assaulted a pregnant woman in Armadale have been charged and will appear in court in September.

Japanese runner wins back-to-back Perth City to Surf marathons

How do you convince a global audience to come to Perth in big numbers?

Ray Sparvell   Japanese runner Yuki Kawauchi has won back to back marathons after crossing the line in the 41st annual Chevron City to Surf for Activ on Sunday.

Man dies in Swan Districts Hospital after Lockridge confrontation


Ray Sparvell   A man has died after a confrontation with a homeowner in Lockridge on Saturday night.

'The place stunk of petrol': Neighbour tells of Doubleview fire horror

A police vehicle outside the site of the Doubleview fire attack.

Adrian Beattie   A three-year-old girl remained in a critical but stable condition in Princess Margaret Hospital late on Sunday afternoon after her father allegedly doused her and her two siblings in petrol and set them alight in Doubleview on Friday night.

Wild weather threat eases for state's South West

This waterspout was spotted near Fremantle.

Adrian Beattie   A severe weather warning between Bunbury and Walpole has been cancelled, with the storm front moving south-east and weakening late on Saturday afternoon.

Speeding leads to drug charges

Police vehicle

Adrian Beattie   A driver who was stopped for speeding just south of Mandurah on Friday has been charged with a string of offences including possessing drugs.

Man robbed of life savings in Scarborough attack


Adrian Beattie   A man was robbed of his life savings when he was targeted by thieves in Scarborough.

Mandurah stabbing victim rushed to hospital


Adrian Beattie   A man has had emergency surgery after he was stabbed in a street-fight in Mandurah.

PUP top dog on Canning ballot paper as donkey vote set to influence

Liberal Democratic Party senator David Leyonhjelm says that the positioning of his party on the Canning ballot paper will be crucial.

David Prestipino   The Liberals and Labor have taken out spots six and eight on the Canning by-election ballot paper, with the Palmer United Party taking out the top spot.

Opposition urges "hold" on sale of Water Corporation construction business

Water Corp chairman Eva Skira is under fire.

Ray Sparvell   A lucrative deal to sell the engineering and construction services of the Water Corporation by Monday should be stopped because of the perception of a conflict of interest, according to the state opposition.

Bunbury body pulled from ocean 'not suspicious': police

Police officers worked with the Bunbury Sea Rescue crew to bring the body to land.

Molly Baxter and Shanelle Miller   The circumstances surrounding the body which was pulled from the ocean off Bunbury are not suspicious, South West Detectives confirm.

Kwinana Freeway traffic chaos near Leach Highway

Traffic is banked right up on the Kwinana Freeway.

Ray Sparvell   Friday afternoon northbound traffic was thrown into chaos after a vehicle broke down in the right hand land near the Leech Highway exit along with another breakdown near Mill Point Road in South Perth.

Gourmet Traveller Top 100: WA restaurants make the grade

Sustainable designer and gardener Joost Bakker

David Prestipino   West Australian chefs are more creative and crafty as ever and foodies in the west are feasting on the benefits.

Perth weather: don't let the sunny week fool you - rain on the way

Perth often enjoys picture perfect weather... even in the cooler months.

It might have been a sunny week for Perth but now is not the time to get rid of the emergency umbrella from under the passengers seat with a wet change coming this weekend.

Wilson hits back at Subi councillor Mark Burns for 'psychopath' jab

Wilson Parking isn't overly endowed with friends in Subiaco.

Ray Sparvell   Wilson Parking has returned fire after copping a lashing from a Subiaco councillor who labelled the parking giant "corporate psychopaths" on Thursday.

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Waroona child sex victim speaks out: 'Where's the justice?'

'I didn'€™t know as a seven-year-old getting molested by a family member that I was meant to be keeping a diary... I was too busy being petrified'

Kate Hedley   Saying he has nothing more left to lose, he waived his right to identity protection. He wants his abuser named.