Latest state news
6:01pm Police want community help to find a man responsible for an alleged indecent assault in Gosnells.
4:21pm A 65-year-old man accused of murdering a younger man during an argument at a small settlement in Western Australia's Mid West region on New Year's Eve intends to fight the charge.
ALEISHA ORR 6:01pm “Guilty, raised an appeal. Hung jury,” these were the words typed on a mobile phone that caused a third manslaughter trial of Ronald Leslie Pennington to be aborted earlier this week and left the judge "almost speechless with rage".
NICOLE COX 2:10pm One of Australia’s biggest port operators will indefinitely stop shipping operations through its Fremantle terminal from Thursday afternoon after the Maritime Union of Australia advised of industrial action.
LIAM DUCEY 3:49pm The RSPCA has reported a 100 per cent increase in deliberate animal bashing in the first half of 2014 as an arrest warrant was issued for a Parmelia man that allegedly, repeatedly soccer kicked his 18-month old Staffordshire terrier.
NICOLE COX 2:02pm A private celebration of the lives of three Perth children and their grandfather killed in the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 tragedy will be held on Sunday.
ALEISHA ORR 1:40pm A man who struck another man with his car and killed him in Merriwa has been sentenced to life in prison.
LIAM DUCEY 12:59pm Gnangara Road has been reopened following a five-vehicle smash on Wednesday morning.
LIAM DUCEY 12:05pm The owner of a high-performance car club with more than 3,000 members said his club would not tolerate any members behaving like hoons, but believes police shouldn't be focusing on clubs.
10:08am Morning Buzz is a constantly updated blog, providing bite-sized news flashes to give you everything you need to know in the lead-up to lunch.
LIAM DUCEY 6:28pm The bomb squad is expected to dispose of gelignite found on the back shed of a home in Kalgoorlie some time before midday on Wednesday.
7:36pm Major Crime Squad detectives are investigating a suspected homicide that occurred on Grand Promenade in Dianella overnight.
Independent grocers say a report recommending further deregulation of retail trading hours in Western Australia will be a "catastrophe" for small business.
CHENEE MARRAPODI Teachers have criticised the state government's new funding model for public education, saying it could disadvantage high schools.
ALEISHA ORR Police are investigating the theft of 54 railway detonators from a vehicle parked in the southern Perth suburb of Parmelia overnight on Monday.
LIAM DUCEY Two people have been rushed to Royal Perth Hospital by helicopter after a car towing a caravan collided with a truck on the Brand Highway.
LIAM DUCEY Earthmoving equipment to the value of $40,000 has been stolen from a property in Gidgegannup.
LIAM DUCEY Power has been restored across East Perth after an outage left about 3000 customers without power.
LEANNE NICHOLSON Qantas has launched an investigation into an aborted Perth landing caused at the last minute by a rouge vehicle on the runway on Saturday.
A father whose dangerous driving in an illegally modified car caused the death of his three-year-old son demonstrated negligence and a lack of responsibility, a Perth judge says.
A man who allegedly escaped from Western Australia's largest prison by breaking through two locked doors and four razor wire fences has appeared in court.
LIAM DUCEY Police are looking for two men that smashed the glass panel of a bus shelter at Kwinana Bus Station earlier this month.
ALEISHA ORR A man who was already facing more than 100 child sex offence charges against two young girls is now alleged to have sexually assaulted a third girl.
Prison operator Serco has suspended two guards while it investigates how a man broke through two locked doors and four razor wire fences to escape Western Australia's largest prison.
Hundreds of hospital support workers in Perth will stop work on Tuesday to protest against potential job losses when the new Fiona Stanley Hospital opens.
LIAM DUCEY The City of Kalgoorlie Boulder has approved the construction of a mosque in the inland city during a heated council meeting on Monday night, passing the motion six votes to four.
LIAM DUCEY Police are targetting car clubs in an attempt to rub out hooning on Perth roads, with two vehicles siezed and 100 people caught speeding in two separate weekend operations.
Morning Buzz is a constantly updated blog, providing bite-sized news flashes to give you everything you need to know in the lead-up to lunch.
LIAM DUCEY Police are searching for witnesses of an assault outside a Kiara shopping centre that left a man with a serious eye injury that required emergency surgery.
LIAM DUCEY A spear gun was used to threaten staff of a service station in Broome during a robbery on Monday night.