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City Beach, Floreat closed due to sharks in the area

Aleisha Orr 1:06 PM   City Beach has been closed after a shark was detected in the area on Monday morning.

Manhunt after alleged sexual assault of teen at Cannington movies

An image of a man police want to speak with.

Leanne Nicholson 12:59 PM   Police have released images of a man they want to speak with about an alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl at a Cannington movie theatre in December.

Silver Chain worker dragged by hair from her car in Kalamunda

A Silver Chain worker has been dragged by her hair from her car.

Leanne Nicholson 11:35 AM   A Silver Chain care worker doing paperwork in her car parked in Kalamunda on Sunday was grabbed by the hair by an unknown man and dragged out of the vehicle.

Masked man chased down after targeting speed camera operator in Bicton


Aleisha Orr 11:30 AM   A Perth speed camera operator was sprayed in the face with rust guard by a man wearing a gas mask on the weekend.

Armadale deli worker has face slashed during armed robbery


Leanne Nicholson 11:18 AM   A deli worker has received stitches for a deep face wound after a knife was thrown at her during an armed robbery in Armadale on Sunday.

Teen charged over Ballajura stabbing

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6:51 PM   Police have charged an 18-year-old man after another man was stabbed in the shoulder in Ballajura on Sunday morning.

Man caught drink driving with baby in backseat


Alex Riddell 6:22 PM   A driver with a baby in the back seat has been caught with a blood alcohol reading almost three times the legal limit.

Fisherman's body found in Swan River

A man's body has been discovered in the Swan River.

Alex Riddell 5:56 PM   A man's body has been found in the Swan River at Ascot.

Two charged after police pursuits

Police say "They are not out to ruin Christmas. They are out to save lives" as they tackle drink drivers

Alex Riddell 5:44 PM   Two men have been charged with strings of offences after separate police chases overnight.

Man and woman charged over Harrisdale burglary


Alex Riddell 5:31 PM   A man and woman will face court next month over a burglary in Harrisdale.

Police dog Bobby helps find offender

Police dog

Alex Riddell 4:42 PM   A police dog has tracked down a man suspected of breaching a violence restraining order.

Man charged with firearm and drug offences


3:45 PM   A man has been charged after he was found in possession of a replica firearm and an amount of drugs.

Employee foils Rivervale armed robbery attempt


3:28 PM   A would-be armed robber was foiled by a stubborn shop employee in Rivervale on Saturday.

Volunteer fire fighter charged with lighting two fires

The accused man allegedly lit fires and then helped put them out as a volunteer fire fighter.

Alex Riddell 1:40 PM   An 18-year-old man has been charged with allegedly lighting two fires and making a number of false triple zero calls.

Four-week old baby dies in crash near Collie

The wreck of the vehicle in which the four-week-old baby died.

Alex Riddell   A four-week old baby was killed in a car crash near Collie on Saturday night.

Severe fire danger for Carnarvon, Shark Bay

A severe bushfire alert is in place for the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions.

Severe fire danger warnings are in place for residents in and around Carnarvon and Shark Bay.

Severe fire warning for parts of WA

Fire crews are preparing for a high fire danger day in parts of Western Australia.

Trigg drowning victim's family raising money for funeral

Cathy Bwalya Chikwanda, whose family come from Zambia, died after getting into difficulties at Trigg Point.

The family of a 28-year-old woman who drowned at Trigg on Friday are fundraising to pay for the law student's funeral.

Armed robbery at Burswood brothel


Police are hunting for an armed robber who targeted a Perth brothel late on Boxing Day.

New GST deal could mean cash windfall for WA

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WA could be in for a massive cash windfall after the federal government gave some ground in the battle over GST.

Man trapped under quad bike

Quad bike.

A man was airlifted to hospital on Friday night with serious leg injuries after a quad bike crash in Leeman.

Four injured in Fremantle boat crash

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Four people were hurt when two boats crashed opposite Aquarama Marina in East Fremantle on Friday night.

Fatal crash near Gnowangerup

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A 61-year-old woman has died after a crash near Gnowangerup in the Great Southern.

Six children injured in Cockburn car crash

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Six children were injured when the car they were in crashed into three other vehicles in Cockburn on Friday night.

Severe fire danger for two WA regions

Firefighters tackle a bushfire.

Fire crews are on high alert as hot, dry and windy conditions are expected in the coastal and inland areas of Western Australia's Pilbara and Gascoyne regions.

Search for witnesses to alleged Scarborough car park gang attack

Police wish to speak with these men.

Leanne Nicholson   Witnesses to an alleged gang attack at a Scarborough multi-storey car park in November have been asked to come forward to assist WA Police.

Schapelle, sharks and sadness: WA's top stories for 2014

Rolf Harris is appealing his convictions on sexual assault.

Leanne Nicholson   It may just be the ripples emanating from the tragedies of the past few weeks, but 2014 has a slight air of sadness about it.

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Perth driver allegedly rolls joint in front of motorbike cop

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Aleisha Orr   Police have released photographs of two people who would appear to be putting the "silly" into silly season.

Fire danger risk upgraded for Gascoyne and West Pilbara


The bushfire risk for residents of WA's Gascoyne and West Pilbara regions has been upgraded to severe for Boxing Day.

Side swipe driver allegedly fled police, driving on wrong side of road


Aleisha Orr   A man will face court on Boxing Day after he was allegedly involved in a dangerous car chase through a number of Perth’s south eastern suburbs on Christmas day.