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Murder charge over Orange Grove stabbing

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Liam Ducey A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder over a stabbing at a caravan park.

WA taxi driver 'guilty' of sex assaults

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A Perth taxi driver has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five wheelchair-bound women in his vehicle.

Christian protestors arrested after sit-in at Julie Bishop's Perth office

Outside Julie Bishop's office.

Liam Ducey Police have converged on the electorate office of Deputy Leader Julie Bishop, arresting 11 Christian leaders protesting the detention of children.

Biggest great white shark ever tagged in Australia off coast of WA

The massive female great white, estimated to weigh about 1.6 tonnes, is the biggest ever internally tagged in Australia.

Scott Coghlan The tagging of a huge five-metre white pointer in King George Sound has presented a potentially huge breakthrough in shark research and a triumph for local Fisheries staff.

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Human remains found near Kwinana train station

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Robyn Preston Police have been called to investigate human remains found in bushland near the Kwinana train station in Parmelia on Sunday.

Perth woman recovers money following dating scam

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A woman who lost a six-figure sum in an online dating scam has become the first known West Australian victim of romance fraud to get some of her money back.

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Troy Buswell resigns as Cabinet Minister

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Aleisha Orr Troy Buswell has resigned as a Cabinet Minister from the West Australian government.

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Ex-surf lifesaver charged with sex assault

A former West Australian surf life saving club instructor has been charged with historic sexual assault offences.

Chopper rescues children from bogged car

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A dramatic helicopter rescue saved five children and their father, who had been bogged on a remote flooded Western Australian road for nearly four days.

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Collingwood player Marley Williams says fear was why he threw punch

Marley Williams arrives at Albany District Court.

Collingwood's rising AFL player Marley Williams said fear, not revenge, was on his mind when he broke a man's jaw with one punch outside a West Australian nightclub.

Baby injured in hospital bashing dies

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Staff reporter A premature baby boy who was left with critical head injuries following an alleged assault by his teenage father has died in a Perth hospital.

No more stopovers for WA, NT politicians

Don Randall

Politicians heading to Canberra from Western Australia and the Northern Territory can no longer charge taxpayers for overnight stopovers unless they prove no connecting flight is available.

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Fisheries to take over shark tender after contractor scared off by threats

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Aleisha Orr The shark-kill zones policy will be implemented by the Department of Fisheries in the metropolitan area after the contractor awarded the tender withdrew after receiving threats.

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Police deny talk of Claremont arrest

Ciara Glennon, Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer.

Detectives in Perth have taken the unusual step of denying rumours that they are close to an arrest in the notorious unsolved Claremont serial killings.

Joint police operation takes cocaine off WA streets

Leanne Nicholson A joint operation by WA Police and Australian Federal Police has kept about five kilograms of cocaine off the streets of Western Australia.

WA tax conspirator Gregory Dunn to be key murder witness

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A man facing jail after being caught in one of Australia's biggest tax stings is also set to be a star witness in the prosecution of two Thai men accused of murdering a good samaritan in Melbourne.

WA Premier Colin Barnett beefs up security after shark threats

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Under-fire West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says nothing will change his mind about the state's controversial catch-and-kill shark policy, despite vociferous public opposition.

Heart disease risk high for volunteer firefighters

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Not only do they battle the flames, heat and exhaustion of Australia's bushfire season, but new research says volunteer firefighters may also be more likely to have to fight off heart disease than...

Nigerian arrested over WA woman Jette Jacobs death

Jette Jacobs

AFP Nigerian police say they have arrested a 28-year-old man wanted in connection with the death of an Australian woman and for defrauding her of $US90,000 ($A102,800) in an online dating scam.

Detainee flees Serco guards in Perth city centre

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Police have caught an escapee who ran from Serco guards in Perth's city centre.