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Injured Stephanie Gilmore withdraws from Margaret River Pro

7:42 PM   Stephanie Gilmore's bid for a seventh world surfing crown could be under threat after she withdrew from the Margaret River Pro with a knee injury.

Fiona Stanley Hospital: water leak diverts ambulances

A water leak is Fiona Stanley's latest problem.

Alex Riddell 5:33 PM   Ambulances are being diverted from Fiona Stanley Hospital after a large water leak.

Salmon Holes: search continues for WA rock fisherman near Albany

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4:09 PM   Severe sea conditions are making it difficult for rescue crews to find a man who went missing at a rock fishing spot off Albany south of Perth.

Perth Arena: new hotel and entertainment precinct for CBD

An overhead view of the new entertainment precinct to be built next to Perth Arena.

Alex Riddell 3:57 PM   A new hotel and entertainment precinct will be built on Milligan Street in the CBD.

No medicinal cannabis trial for WA, Health Minister Kim Hames says

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2:14 PM   Western Australia will not join NSW in medicinal cannabis trials despite both Queensland and Victoria signing up to the research.

Liza Harvey: careless WA drivers could soon face jail time

Drivers who cause serious injury or death due to careless driving via distraction face stiffer penalties.

Alex Riddell 12:57 PM   Drivers who seriously injure or kill someone due to carelessness could soon be sent to prison.

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Moped rider dies in South Fremantle crash

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Alex Riddell 12:11 PM   A woman died in a crash in South Fremantle on Saturday afternoon.

Transperth facing flak over western derby day works on Mandurah line

Transperth is carrying out works on the Mandurah line on one of the biggest days of the footballing year.

Alex Riddell 11:34 AM   On one of the biggest days of the AFL season in Perth, Transperth is facing criticism over their decision to carry out rail works on the Mandurah line.

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Glory fans call for Sage to quit club

Some Glory fans are hoping for a league-worst attendance to show disdain for Tony Sage.

​Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has pleaded with the club's fans not to go ahead with a planned boycott of Sunday's A-League clash with Melbourne City at nib Stadium.

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Northam: late-night pub punch-up sends man flying to hospital

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Steve Holland   A late-night punch-up outside a pub in the town of Northam has left a man with serious injuries and hospitalised in a critical condition.

Fiona Stanley Hospital refers worried patients to GPs for blood tests

A water leak is Fiona Stanley's latest problem.

Steve Holland   Fiona Stanley Hospital has told patients concerned about infections due to poor sterilisation practices at the troubled health centre to consult general practitioners for blood testing.

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Salmon Holes: man drowned as search continues for another in Albany

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Steve Holland   A rock fishing disaster has left one man dead and another missing in rough waters in WA's south.

French tourists who torched Rottnest Island quokka fined $4000 each

Two French backpackers who torched a quokka were fined in court today.

Steve Holland   The two French backpackers who torched a quokka on Rottnest Island have been fined $4000 each.

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Elderly man accused of stabbing dog in Seville Grove

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Steve Holland   A 72-year-old man accused of stabbing a dog in Perth's east has been charged with animal cruelty.

Human remains in Goldfields mine are that of prospector Raymond Kehlet

Jennie and Raymond Kehlet went missing in the Goldfields.

The human remains found by police in a mineshaft in the remote WA Goldfields is missing prospector Raymond Kehlet.

Victorian man in WA custody over date-rape drug Fantasy importation

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A Victorian man who allegedly imported more than 3kg of the date-rape drug known as "Fantasy" has been denied bail in Perth because he is a flight risk.

GST carve-up 'penalises success and rewards failure': Colin Barnett

WA Premier Colin Barnett emerged unimpressed from the COAG meeting.

Matthew Knott   West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has attacked his fellow state premiers for locking in a system of GST distribution that "penalises success and rewards failure" after emerging from the latest Council of Australian Governments meeting.

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Woman killed in Kojonup crash

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Ray Sparvell   A woman was killed in a car accident in Kojunup, 260km south east of Perth, on Friday.

Police seize drugs and weapons stash in Karrinyup

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Ray Sparvell   Police seized drugs and a cache of heavy weapons after they stopped a 24-year-old man in Ocean Reef on Thursday evening.

Appeal set up to bring tourist killed in south-west WA back to Italy

Martina Riccioni was killed in a horrific head-on collision.

Brendan Foster   The family of an Italian tourist killed in the south-west of Western Australia have gone to desperate measures to bring her body back to Italy, setting up a crowdfunding appeal.

Albany mum takes out WA Mother of the Year award

Anne Caldwell was nominated for the Mother of the Year award by her daughter Tammy-Anne.

Candice Barnes   Many might argue they have the best mother, but Tammy-Anne Caldwell has proof – her mum Anne has been named Western Australia's Mother of the Year.

Western Derby XLI: is it just another AFL game?

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  Michael Embley of the Eagles wrestles with Steven Dodd of the Dockers during the round three "Western Derby" AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers at Subiaco Oval on April 09, 2005 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Michael Embley;Steven Dodd

Brad Elborough   Is there still a hype surrounding the Western Derby, or is it just another game of football?

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Fiona Stanley Hospital is not in crisis: AMA WA

A water leak is Fiona Stanley's latest problem.

Perth's new hospital is not in crisis and Labor should take responsibility before raising "minor grievances" about the facility, the Australian Medical Association says.

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Qantas reinstates Perth to Singapore route

Qantas has announced direct flights between Perth and Singapore will be available from June.

Candice Barnes   Australian airline Qantas will again fly direct from Perth to Singapore from late June, after deciding to shelve the route in May last year.

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'We know ...': WA Police reveal clue in five-year-old Mosman Park sex crime

A diary featuring a logo of a German cattle breeding company has been displayed by police as an item stolen during the 2010 sexual assault.

Leanne Nicholson   A clue which may help solve a five-year-old crime that shook Perth has been uncovered during a recent public appeal for information.

Truck driver dies after Wattleup crash

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A 61-year-old truck driver was killed in a collision with a car in Wattlelup on Thursday afternoon.

Worker safety at risk as WA Water Corporation wields job axe: union

Union officials say health and safety could be compromised at the Water Corporation as a result of job cuts

Ray Sparvell   Worker safety could be at risk at the Water Corporation with nearly a third of its health and safety specialists likely to face redundancy within days, according to its union.

Motorists dash for cash in Perth freeway money mystery

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Ray Sparvell   Police are puzzled by a flurry of $100 notes that swirled around traffic on Mitchell Freeway, south of Powis Street, near Leederville, on Wednesday.

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Weapons, drugs, software seized in Rivervale raid

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Ray Sparvell   A pen gun and an electric shock device were seized in a raid on two houses in Rivervale and a storage unit on Thursday.