Latest state news
4:53pm Western Australia's controversial plan to hunt large sharks has come under fire from some key players, who say there's no need to use baited drum lines.
4:11pm A murderer who fatally stabbed Perth teenager Vicky Groves in front of her schoolmates more than 20 years ago will be released from prison.
MICHAEL HOPKIN 1:38pm Rebuilding work has begun at Mount Lawley Primary School, after the historic school was gutted by arson last year.
12:48pm Police have seized drugs, jewellery, a modified pen gun and other property as part of an ongoing investigation into burglaries in Perth.
11:04am A man who dressed in a Santa costume has been charged with armed robbery at a Tuart Hill post office on Tuesday morning.
1:38pm WA Police will no longer attend traffic crashes where there are no serious injuries.
10:40am A 34-year-old man has been charged in relation to two indecent assaults at Burswood train station in October.
10:10am A new poll suggests nearly half of Australians agree with Governor-General Quentin Bryce that Australia should become a republic.
10:03am The disappearance of a 31-year-old Perth man is being treated as a homicide after his car was found burnt out in bushland.
JERRIE DEMASI 9:41am Children are lacking basic manners and life skills that should be taught at home - according to Perth primary teacher Ashley Schrale.
12:42am Experts and conservationists have bitten back at Western Australia's tough new policies to prevent deadly shark attacks, which include the establishment of licensed offshore "kill zones".
JILLIAN MCHUGH Residents in the Cockburn area are being told to leave their homes to escape a fire burning in bushland.
Leanne Nicholson Friday the 13th might be lucky for some, but not those who think they can flout the law this upcoming weekend.
MICHAEL HOPKIN Designated shark-killing zones will be established off Perth and the state's South West, as part of an aggressive new state government policy aimed at reducing the risk of shark attacks.
Leanne Nicholson A sergeant from regional Western Australia has overcome a strong field of 75 nominees to take out this year's Police Officer of the Year Award.
"This is a campaign to save Bruce!" Sea Shepherd Australia director Jeff Hansen is talking about Bruce, the great white shark in the animated film Finding Nemo.
Leanne Nicholson WA emergency services unite to save the life of a man bitten by a deadly snake in the Pilbara.
A chemical spill at a facility between Kalbarri and Northampton in WA's Mid West region has been contained and is under control.
A former WA TAFE teacher caught up in a global crackdown on online child pornography has pleaded guilty to possessing more than 1500 child exploitation pictures and videos.
Jerrie Demasi A 31-year-old man has died after an alleged serious assault in Clarkson on Saturday night.
MICHAEL HOPKIN Air crash investigators are travelling to the scene of a light plane crash near Jandakot airport that has left two men fighting for their lives.
Leanne Nicholson ATMs in Perth's southern suburbs have been targeted by thieves during the early hours of Tuesday.
JILLIAN MCHUGH Dockers forward Hayden Ballantyne has welcomed his first child into the world.
A security guard who fatally battered his lover about the head with a hammer before hosing her body down in a horse stall has been sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in jail.
MICHAEL HOPKIN Two men have survived after a small plane crashed and burst into flames on a sports oval in South Lake.
West Australian police are travelling to regional towns to persuade potential victims of suspected romance or investment frauds not to send more money overseas.
The mother of missing West Australian teenager Hayley Dodd has apologised to police as they continue a painstaking search of a property just minutes from where she disappeared 14 years ago.
The home of high-profile Perth bikie Troy Mercanti has reportedly been raided in connection with an attack on a Mongols gang associate last month.
A troubled teenager who helped her boyfriend in the brutal drug-fuelled murder of a man she had just met, will spend the next 14 years behind bars.
An Australian surfing teacher who suffered major head injuries when he was attacked in Bali is out of intensive care in a Perth hospital.