Latest WA state news

Man charged with murder over West Perth shooting death

Brendan Foster 9:21 AM   A Girrawheen man has been charged with the murder of a 34-year-old woman in West Perth on Monday.

Police rush to Lesmurdie fatal crash

Police have rushed to the scene of a fatal crash in Lesmurdie.

Lisa Barnes 8:13 AM   A person has died after a car hit a tree in Lesmurdie on Tuesday morning.

Rally marks year since WA death in custody

The rally is held to renew calls to find out what happened to WA's last death in custody.

8:06 AM   A rally will be held in Perth to mark one year since the death of Aboriginal woman Julieka Dhu in police custody.

Applecross residents to protest against two-storey McDonald's store

Local residents want to say "no thank you" to a two-storey McDonald's in Applecross.

Brendan Foster 7:58 AM   Residents opposed to a two-storey, 24-hour McDonald's mooted for Applecross are planning a protest outside the State Administrative Tribunal's office in Perth on Tuesday morning.

Dolphins, fish of Roebuck Bay need marine park sanctuary: scientists

Some 200 snubfin dolphins live in Roebuck Bay.

Emma Young 7:58 AM   Scientific research suggests sanctuary zones can be the powerhouses of marine parks. So why isn't there one being planned for WA's Roebuck Bay?

Friend claims Rolf Harris was a victim of childhood abuse

A friend of convicted sex offender Rolf Harris claims the entertainer was abused in his childhood.

Candice Barnes 8:40 PM   A friend and former driver of Rolf Harris has claimed the disgraced entertainer was sexually abused as a child growing up in the Perth suburb of Bassendean.

Young Fremantle girls campaign to stop rabbit-baiting at Bathers Beach

Tanga took her campaign to save the rabbits to the Radio 6PR airwaves with Adam Shand on Monday afternoon.

Ray Sparvell 7:55 PM   Rabbits at Bathers Beach and Arthur Head Reserve could be poisoned as early as Wednesday despite a protest by two Fremantle girls.

Kwinana Freeway accident at Bull Creek slows peak traffic

Traffic is building up on the Kwinana Freeway after an accident in Bull Creek

Ray Sparvell 7:52 PM   Monday afternoon peak traffic has ground to a crawl on the Kwinana Freeway southbound.

Flying debris could kill motorists: Safety council

Unsecured loads are not only potentially deadly, but also create large costs for the clean-up.

Brendan Foster 6:17 PM   Motorists are at risk of getting killed by flying debris because commuters are failing to tie down their loads according to the Road Safety Council of WA.

Firefighters rush to blaze at boat maintenance facility in North Fremantle

It is thought a 65 foot boat within the shed caught fire - causing flames to spread quickly

Brendan Foster and Ray Sparvell 6:03 PM   Firefighters are rushing to a fire at a boat maintenance facility in North Fremantle on Monday afternoon.

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

Rockingham VFRS attends a bushfire in Baldivis on January 27.

Emma Young 6:01 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.

WA homeless crisis: what cars at Rockingham and Kwinana beaches mean

Every night in Perth, thousands of people are sleeping rough because they can't find or afford better accomodation.

Ray Sparvell 5:59 PM   Every night some 50 vehicles can be found in the Rockingham and Kwinana Beach carparks. At first glance, that might be unsurprising, but the reality is the people sleeping in them represent one of the many faces of homelessness in Western Australia.

Quad bike rider killed at Lancelin

Friends enjoy quad biking at Stockton Sand Dunes, Port Stephens.

Ray Sparvell 5:49 PM   A man has been killed in a quad bike accident at Lancelin on Monday.

WA Labor slams Barnett government's ambulance ramping ban

Ramping times at Fiona Stanley and Royal Perth Hospital decreased but they increased at Sir Charles Gairdner.

4:39 PM   ​The state government's ban on ambulance ramping at three Perth hospitals has failed, the opposition says, with paramedics spending almost 350 hours at emergency departments last month.

Shark warning at Myalup after whale carcass washes up on beach

Shark caution has been urged at Myalup beaches after a whale carcass washed up.

4:18 PM   A shark warning has been issued due to a rotting whale that has washed up on a beach about three kilometres north of Myalup townsite in the Shire of Harvey.

Fire breaks out in East Perth apartment block

The fire broke out in a flat near Bennett and Wickham streets .

Brendan Foster 3:08 PM   Firefighters are battling a blaze in the top-floor flat of an East Perth apartment block.

Would be speaker's $9000 Perth trip on taxpayers

Liberal MP Philip Ruddock is being tipped to replace Bronwyn Bishop as speaker

2:57 PM   Taxpayers forked out $8800 last year for Liberal MP and favourite to replace Bronwyn Bishop, Philip Ruddock, to travel to Perth for a work trip that included a Hollywood-themed ball.

Crew rescued from sinking boat off Carnarvon coast

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

Brendan Foster 2:30 PM   Three crew members have been rescued from a sinking fishing boat off the north-west coast of WA.

Wavegarden concept brings shark-free pools to surfers

wave garden

Derek Rielly 2:13 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.

Comments 2

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.

Comments 6

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.

Comments 8

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

Crash Gosnessl

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

Police car

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   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   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   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.