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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.

WA Police pull out all stops to catch hoons

Liam Ducey Be it on the ground, in the air or via camera, WA Police have demonstrated they have the means necessary to catch hoon drivers in any situation.

Hunt continues for prison escapee last seen in Armadale

The search continues for Michael James Hayward.

Liam Ducey Police are continuing their search for prison inmate who escaped custody on Monday morning.

Woman allegedly stabbed, killed in front of police in Kununurra

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Liam Ducey Two Kununurra police were forced to draw their weapons on a woman after she allegedly stabbed and killed another woman in front of the officers in the car park of a shopping centre in the Kimberley...

Dad 'drove at 168km/h with unrestrained child'

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A man has allegedly been caught driving at 168km/h on a West Australian highway while his four-year-old daughter slept in the back seat without a seatbelt.

Hunt for prison escapee Michael James Hayward in Armadale

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Leanne Nicholson A police search is underway in Armadale for an escaped prison inmate.

Bentley man charged over alleged train assault

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Liam Ducey A Bentley man will face the Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday after allegedly indecently assaulting a woman on a crowded train last month.

Liquorland entry age appeal set for August

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Liam Ducey A spokesman for the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor has confirmed that an appeal against conditions imposed on two Liquorland outlets should be heard in mid-August.

WA experts ready to assist MH17 recovery

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Aleisha Orr West Australian experts in the identification of victims following disasters are on standby and could be sent to Ukraine to help recover bodies of those killed in the MH17 disaster.

Critically injured Meekatharra woman loses fight for life

Leanne Nicholson A woman critically injured at a home in Meekatharra has lost her fight for life at Royal Perth Hospital.

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Motorbike rider dead in Chittering crash

News: A 22-year-old Turner man has died after coming off his motorbike in Lyneham on Christmas Day. 26th of December 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Robyn Preston A 23-year-old motorbike rider died after he collided with a four-wheel drive in Chittering on Saturday.

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Man stabbed in fight at Fremantle taxi rank

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A 24-year-old Mandurah man was stabbed at a taxi rank in Fremantle in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Eaton pizza shop staff threatened with knife for cash

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Robyn Preston Pizza shop staff in Eaton have been threatened with a knife, after they were targeted by an armed robber on Sunday.

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Four killed in weekend traffic carnage

Robyn Preston Four people have been killed in separate traffic crashes in WA over the weekend.

Police appeal for witnesses after three fatal crashes on WA roads

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Liam Ducey Police are appealing for witnesses after three crashes on Sunday claimed the lives of a 72-year-old man, a 21-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman in Dwellingup, Red Hill and Jerramungup.

Meekatharra woman in critical condition after assault

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Liam Ducey A woman is in a critical condition in Royal Perth Hospital after being assaulted with a metal pole in Meekatharra on Wednesday afternoon.

Four fires, two suspicious, cause $670,000 in damage overnight

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Liam Ducey Police believe a fire at a Belmont unit on Thursday morning was deliberately lit, after discovering signs of a break-in at the property.

Two men in RPH with serious injuries after rural assaults

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Liam Ducey Police are investigating two separate incidents in remote rural towns that have left two men in Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries.

Shark death investigated as video goes viral

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Aleisha Orr The death of a tagged great white shark near Geraldton is being investigated by the Department of Fisheries.

'No remorse' over drug dealer's death

A woman who lured a convicted drug dealer to a house where her partner killed him over a debt has no genuine remorse, a West Australian prosecutor says.