Latest WA state news

Wavegarden concept brings shark-free pools to surfers around the world

Derek Rielly 1:37 PM   Shark attacks are common enough to have become passé in Australia. Twenty years ago, they were front page news. These days, they rate barely a paragraph unless the victim dies.

Rockingham firefighters silenced by government after 'veiled threats': volunteer

Rockingham VFRS attended 27 bushfires in Baldivis in January.

Emma Young 1:27 PM   The state government is steam-rolling Rockingham volunteer firefighters into moving to Baldivis to cover for shortfalls, effectively threatening to disable their unit if they refuse, a volunteer reveals.

Emergency crews rush to sinking boat off Carnavon coast

Unusually big waves and good weather have provided exciting surfing conditions in the South-West.

Brendan Foster 1:24 PM   Emergency crews are rushing to a sinking fishing boat in the state's north-west on Monday morning.

Guildford Grammar's billboard misquote

No, Benjamin Franklin didn't say that, or anything like it.

1:22 PM   Guildford Grammar School students, next time a teacher tells you off for just cutting and pasting from the internet without checking your sources, tell them that the school has just done exactly that.

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Delays at Perth International Airport as immigration officials strike

Immigration officials are now involved in the search for a Vietnamese man  who fled from teh departure area of Perth Airport.

Ray Sparvell 12:55 PM   Travellers can expect delays at Perth International Airport on Monday with immigration department officials walking off the job around the country.

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The Returner search continues for two missing fishermen off Pilbara coast

The 'Returner', the trawling vessel missing off the coast of WA.

Brendan Foster 12:51 PM   Police will continue to search on Monday morning for the bodies of two men who have been missing since they failed to return from a fishing trip in the Pilbara more than two weeks ago.

Woman dead after West Perth shooting

Police are at the scene after a person was found dead in West Perth.

Brendan Foster 12:12 PM   Police at the scene of a homicide after a woman with a suspected gunshot wound died after being rushed to hospital.

Six killed in horror weekend on WA roads

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Brendan Foster 11:44 AM   Six people have died and one person is in a critical condition in hospital after a horror weekend on WA roads.

Geraldton man charged with killing woman

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Brendan Foster 10:32 AM   A 60-year-old man has been charged with the killing of a woman in Geraldton on Saturday.

Missing prospector Jennie Kehlet: New search team sent to Sandstone

Jennie Kehlet and Raymond Kehlet (found deceased) were said to have been experienced prospectors.

10:07 AM   Investigators are continuing in the search for missing prospector Jennie Kehlet in Western Australia's Goldfields region.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder primed for big Diggers and Dealers despite mining downturn

Despite the downturn in the mining industry, deals are expected to go down at the annual Diggers and Dealers conference.

Ray Sparvell 9:37 AM   Investors from throughout the world will converge on Kalgoorlie on Monday for the annual Diggers and Dealers conference - and they could be ready to open their chequebooks.

Avon Descent: Brendan Rice takes out 2015 kayak race

Heavy pre-event rains ensured plenty of whitewater for the 2015 Avon Descent.

Ray Sparvell 4:15 PM   Single paddler Brendan Rice then crossed the Bayswater finish line in 9:08:43 to win the 2015 Avon Descent in the K1 class.

The Returner: police divers find missing Pilbara trawler, one body

The Returner has been found but two of three fishermen remain unaccounted for

Ray Sparvell 2:21 PM   Police divers have located the missing trawler "Returner" and one body was found onboard.

Hidden camera find in Belmont Forum shopping centre toilets

The hidden camera concealed in the toilet smoke detector - as feature on Nine News.

Ray Sparvell   Police are investigating how a small camera came to be concealed within a smoke detector in a male toilet at the Belmont Forum shopping centre.

Trail bike rider from Donnybrook killed at Mullalyup

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

Ray Sparvell   A Donnybrook man was killed on Saturday afternoon when he lost control of his trail bike and hit a tree at Mullalyup.

Police hunt Byford burglars

A CCTV still of one of the robbers.

Adrian Beattie   Police are hunting for two men who robbed a Byford business in the early hours of Thursday.

Four dead after head on crash in Gosnells

Police inspect the ute at the scene of the fatal crash.

Adrian Beattie   Firefighters say four people were killed in a car crash in Gosnells on Saturday morning.

Avon Descent rescued by heavy rain

Kayakers tackle the Avon Descent.

Adrian Beattie   The Avon Descent got off to a flying start on Saturday morning with both the power boats and paddlers taking advantage of higher water levels thanks to heavy rain on Thursday and Friday.

Detectives investigate suspected murder in Geraldton

Generic photo's of Police Officers on the beat in Melbourne. 11th December 2014. Photo by Jason South

Adrian Beattie   Detectives from the major crime squad are investigating a suspected murder in Geraldton.

Confusion over asylum seeker death in Northam

An asylum seeker has died at Northam's Yongah Hills Detention Centre.

Adrian Beattie   An asylum seeker died at Yongah Hill Detention Centre at Northam on Friday night. Refugee groups say he committed suicide.

Two people injured in high-speed chase crash in Greenwood

Generic photo's of Police Officers on the beat in Melbourne. 11th December 2014. Photo by Jason South

Adrian Beattie   Two people were injured when the car they were in was hit by another vehicle trying to escape a police chase on Friday night.

Politicians from all sides farewell federal Canning MP Don Randall

Don Randall  with children Tess and Elliot and his wife Julie

Brendan Foster   Leaders from both sides of Australia's political divide are expected to attend Federal Canning MP Don Randall's funeral on Friday. Mr Randall, 62, was found dead in his car in Boddington, south of Perth on July 21. It's understood he may have suffered a heart attack.

Ten-year-old boy takes gun to school south of Perth to show friends

Police confirm a toddler reported missing at the Gold Coast has been found safe.

A 10-year-old boy has taken a handgun to a Perth school to show his friends but did not threaten anyone, police say.

UWA researchers map likely wash-up locations for MH370 debris

Malaysia Airlines has said the debris  is definitely from a Boeing 777.

Ray Sparvell   University of Western Australia researchers have revealed the latest computer modelling on Friday that shows possible areas where parts of MH370 could wash up.

Wine heaven at Perth's first Pinot Palooza

Pinot Palooza is a cult favourite interstate and comes to Perth for the first time.

David Prestipino   Nothing stirs the senses, drives debate and divides palates among winos like pinot noir.

WA man misses court on child sex charges

Third man accused of murdering retired butcher Raymond Parker faces court.

One of the eight men accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl has failed to show up to court, prompting a magistrate to issue a warrant for his arrest.

Masseur now charged with five sex attacks

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Emma Young   A Perth masseur faces further charges after the Sex Assault Squad has continued to investigate his work at Scarborough and Hillarys beauty parlours in 2015.

Collie woman pleads guilty to $466,000 mining fraud

Vivienne Dormer pleaded guilty to stealing nearly half a million dollars from a Perth based mining company

Shannon Wood   A 54 year-old woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly half a million dollars from Perth-based miner Musgrave Minerals.

Busselton widow, 76, could be deported

Eve Crompton-Couvela has lived in Busselton for 16 years is seeking to become a permanent resident.

Laura Newey   A 76-year-old widow, who has lived in Busselton for more than a decade, is making a plea to spend the rest of her life in Australia.

Night of wild weather disrupts Perth airport and train lines, risk of hail

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Emma Young   Thunder and lightning wreaked merry havoc across Perth for commuters and airline passengers on Friday, with more expected to follow.