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Emergency services busy in Perth after heavy rain

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Robyn Preston Emergency services have responded to calls for help after severe rainstorms caused widespread damage to Perth homes on Sunday morning.

Police arrest WA church leaders over protest

Ray Sparvell WA police used a minibus to transport 11 female church leaders, arrested Monday at the West Perth offices of Federal Senator Michaelia Cash.

Dunsborough Leavers: 14 drug searches, 38 charges across four days

Some of the drugs seized by police during Leavers Week.

Jemillah Bickerton While the first night of Leavers Week for 2014 was quiet, WA police were still hard at work with 38 drug charges laid.

Bloody pig's head found outside Perth mosque

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Steve Holland A Muslim leaders says it is "disappointing" a vandal chose to target a Perth mosque with a bloody pig's head early on Monday.

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Clive Palmer under investigation by WA Police

Palmer United Party Leader Clive Palmer is being investigated for fraud by WA Police.

Billionaire Clive Palmer says there is no truth to allegations he fraudulently siphoned $12 million in Chinese funds to bankroll his party into the 2013 federal election.

Dogs are out, quokkas safer, as schoolies hit Rottnest

Police say there is a quieter presence of leavers on Rottnest Island this year.

Steve Holland WA police have deployed an elite dog unit to sniff out people carrying drugs to Rottnest Island ahead of school leavers’ celebrations.

Carlisle knifeman hostage victim thought she would die

The hostage shot twice by police and stabbed by her abductor during a fatal siege in Perth says she thought she was going to die when she saw she was covered in blood.

WAPU conference to examine police postings

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Removing the WA Police Commissioner's power to deploy an officer anywhere in the state is among motions to be discussed at the union's annual conference.

Former West Coast star Daniel Kerr speaks for first time since jail

Daniel Kerr leaves jail

Steve Holland Troubled former footballer Daniel Kerr says he spent more time in jail than he needed to because ex-West Coast teammates couldn't raise the cash to bail him out.

Bickley fire causes $100,000 damage to house

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Ray Sparvell A Bickley family of seven was lucky to escape a fire which ripped through their property in the early hours of Monday.

Two more motorcyclists killed on WA roads, adding to grim record

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Two more motorcyclists were killed on WA’s roads, on Sunday, adding to the state’s grim record-high death rate for motorbike riders for the year.

Plans for new medal to recognise slain, seriously injured WA police

Opposition Leader Mark McGowan and a proposed new WA Police medal for slain or seriously injured officers.

Nicole Cox Every slain and seriously injured WA police officer would be automatically honoured with a special commendation medal to mark their selfless community sacrifice, under a new plan to be mooted at the...

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Take it or leaver: South West traders ready for WA schoolies bonanza

Local traders say the influx of schoolies into Dunsborough is vital for the local economy.

Brendan Foster The roads blocks are being set up. The police have called in reinforcements as a tsunami of debauchery swarms towards the South West. It can only mean one thing: schoolies.

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'Shark anxiety' strikes WA, behaviour and tourism hit

A white shark caught by Fisheries after the attack on Sean Pollard off Esperance.

Steve Holland Psychologists have warned that West Australians fuelled on fear of sharks are changing the way they think about the beach, which may have a long-term impact on sports, recreation and tourism.

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Hundreds march in Perth to protest violence against women

Coffins at the protest representing the number of people who have died from domestic violence this year,

Brendan Foster More than 500 people have silently marched through the streets of Perth on Friday to protest against domestic violence towards women.

Fremantle Prison inmate reveals hidden bomb to WA Police

The main block of Fremantle Prison.

Candice Barnes It reads like a Hollywood film – a daring prison escape plan, explosives, and an inmate with a conscience.

Mitchell Freeway back flowing after rollover caused traffic jam

WA road users face stiffer penalties under changes to road laws.

A vehicle rollover on Erindale Road has brought traffic southbound traffic on the Mitchell Freeway to a standstill.

Police find guns, drugs and gold in Halls Head raid

Steve Holland A Halls Head man faces a string of charges after a police raid uncovered $22,000 worth of gold bullion on Thursday.

Broome man on child exploitation charges

Ray Sparvell A 55-year-old man will appear in Broome Magistrates' Court on Friday charged with possession of child exploitation material and an article relating to bestiality.

WA teens jailed for 6.5 years for 'persistent' killing

Quinn De Campe, 16, was bashed to death.

A trio of teenagers who fatally bashed a 16-year-old boy during a staged drug deal in Perth have been sentenced to six and a half years behind bars.