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Rania Spooner

Rania is a health reporter at The Age.

Questions raised over nurses' overdose deaths

hospital corridor

Rania Spooner The fatal drug overdoses of two nurses working in Perth's public hospitals have come under coronial scrutiny amid concerns the controlled substances could have come from their workplaces.

Principal 'set fire to school to cover up stealing'


Rania Spooner The former principal of a remote West Australian school is standing trial this week accused of destroying school buildings by fire to cover up hundreds of theft and fraud crimes.

Perth to eclipse Sydney on rental prices

Rental property.

Rania Spooner Rental prices in Perth have continued to rocket despite median falls or stagnation in every other Australian state or territory in recent months solidifying a trend that could see Perth become the...

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Teen jailed for fatal stabbing

Calvin Beeston.

Rania Spooner A Perth teenager has been sentenced to nearly eight years jail over two stabbings last year, one of them fatal.

Howard Sattler suspended over PM interview

Gillard 'Is Tim gay?' (Thumbnail)

Rania Spooner Perth shock jock Howard Sattler has been suspended from his 6PR Drive program after a bizarre interview with the Prime Minister in which he asked if her partner Tim Mathieson was gay.

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Olympic rower 'out of depth, now paying for it'

Todd Skipworth

Rania Spooner An Olympic rower who claimed the first home buyers' grant when he wasn't entitled to it has been spared a criminal record because of the "catastrophic" consequences of a conviction.

Shower tragedy shows need for post-natal help: WA Coroner


Rania Spooner The 'tragic case' of two young boys who died in a bathroom over ten hours while their mother lay on her bed only metres away has highlighted the need for ongoing awareness of post-natal depression,...

Paedophile's 'sleazy' brother on trial


Rania Spooner The brother of St Andrew's Hostel paedophile Dennis McKenna is on trial this week accused of molesting two girls at the now infamous boarding facility in Katanning 30 years ago.

Craft world mourns loss of 'giant'

Kathreen Ricketson and Robert Shugg.

Rania Spooner Outpouring of shock and grief over beloved craft blogger's sudden death off WA coast.

Family road trip becomes tragic nightmare

Kathreen Ricketson an author who died on a family road trip across Australia.

Rania Spooner The children of a missing man watched on as a 'nightmare' unfolded at a picturesque beach south of Coral Bay on Wednesday.

Journalist awaits fate of Hancock subpoenas


Rania Spooner A West Australian Supreme Court justice has retired to decide the fate of subpoenas compelling award-winning journalist Steve Pennells to reveal sources for articles Hancock Prospecting's lawyers...

'What happened?': father of boys found dead in bathroom

Lochlan and Malachi Stevens

Rania Spooner Inquest could finally explain tragic mystery of dead baby brothers.

Teens charged with bashing murder face court

Tauri Litchfield

Pamela Mirghani and Rania Spooner The three teenage boys charged over the bashing death of Mandurah man Tauri Litchfield have been held in custody.

Baby Shorn's mysterious death not SIDS: inquest


Rania Spooner A Perth baby who died days after he was found face down in his cot and later discovered to have alcohol in his blood has been ruled out as a case of sudden infant death syndrome.

Frozen in silence: Mercanti case highlights domestic abuse

domestic abuse violence

Rania Spooner Domestic and family violence experts explain why the domestic violence ordeal of former Finks bikie Troy Mercanti was far from unique.

Teen shot himself loading gun

Joshua Zinni-Forbes

Rania Spooner The gun shot related death of a teenage boy on a property north of Perth at the weekend is not being treated as suspicious.

WA election

WA stays with Barnett's Liberals

Colin Barnett

Rania Spooner West Australians have given Liberal leader Colin Barnett another four years at the helm in a commanding win the returning premier attributed, in part, to Federal Labor being "on the nose" in WA.

The Heng effect


Rania Spooner Who knew an internet sensation would be born when the West Australian election campaign crossed paths with a Christian music enthusiast and would-be campaign manager?

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Grisly find

Slaughtered emus: a gruesome 'traffic barrier'

Slaughtered emus found in Nannup, south of Perth.

Rania Spooner Arranged in a gruesome public display a group of young emus have been found slaughtered and laid out on a road in Western Australia's South West.

Grandmother's tragic online dating death

Jette Jacobs

Rania Spooner A widowed grandmother who travelled to South Africa to marry the man she loved has been found dead under suspicious circumstances in a Johannesburg guest house.

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