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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.

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Women assaulted at Esperance hotel

Two tour guides were involved in a fight at Sovereign Hill.

Esperance Police are investigating a serious assault at the Pier Hotel in Esperance on Saturday night.

'Die for Syria' car sticker prompts concern in Perth

The car displaying the DIE FOR SYRIA! sticker.

Nicole Cox A Perth woman has expressed concern about the possibility of radicals attempting to recruit extremists to the Syrian conflict after witnessing a "Die for Syria!" sticker on a car in Southern River.

Worrying trend of couples dying together

A spate of double suicides involving older couples in WA has prompted calls for a discussion of voluntary euthanasia.

Aleisha Orr A spate of double suicides involving older couples in Western Australia has prompted calls for discussion of voluntary euthanasia and concerns about the isolation those over the age of 50 years may...

Alleged people smugglers plead not guilty in Perth court

New but untested evidence heard in the Eastman Inquiry this year potentially raised the suspicion of mafia involvement.

Aleisha Orr Two men on trial in Perth for people smuggling say they are actually asylum seekers.

Pilot killed in helicopter crash in WA Kimberley

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A 34-year-old man has been killed in a helicopter crash in Western Australia's Kimberley region.

Joe Francis: 'I wouldn't want him next door either'

Patrick Comeagain became known to the public after he was publicised leaving jail.

Chenee Marrapodi West Australian Minister for Corrective Services Joe Francis has admitted he would not want one of the state's most notorious sex offenders "living next door to me either".

Albany man with suicide drug "loves life", wants to be cryogenically frozen

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Nicole Cox An elderly Albany man who admitted possessing the imported euthanasia drug, Nembutal, says he "loves life" and would live forever if he had the choice, revealing an aspiration to be cryogenically...

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Man stabbed over parking bay at Crown Casino

Two tour guides were involved in a fight at Sovereign Hill.

Liam Ducey A 21-year-old man was stabbed in the car park of Crown Casino on Saturday night.

Disgraced WA MP Troy Buswell quits politics

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Brendan Foster Disgraced former West Australian treasurer Troy Buswell has quit politics, citing his ongoing mental health problems as the main reason.

Hot ashes may have started $1 million Bentley blaze

A firefighter tackling a bushfire at Winmalee in October 2013.

Aleisha Orr A $1 million fire at a business in Bentley is believed to have been sparked by hot ashes placed in a plastic bin on Sunday.

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Drugs possibly a factor in East Victoria Park car versus house

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Liam Ducey A driver has been taken to hospital for a drug test after crashing his car into two houses in East Victoria Park.

WA couple jailed over 2011 shooting death of drug dealer

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

A Perth man has been jailed for unlawfully killing a convicted drug dealer over a debt, while his former partner has also been jailed for luring the victim to his death.

Police shooting near Albany prompts gun safe crackdown

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Geoff Vivian Albany’s Police Inspector said an alleged police shooting at Crossman truck stop near Albany last November prompted a crackdown on gun safes.

Police internal affairs called to investigate Mandurah siege death

Police cordoned off a number of streets in Dudley Park after a woman was shot.

Staff writers WA Police internal affairs has been called to the scene of a Mandurah siege which has ended on Monday with the death of a 67-year-old man.

Girls lured into Karratha bush, photographed by man

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Liam Ducey Police are searching for a man who coaxed two young girls into bushland in Karratha and took indecent photos of them.

'No under 18s' restrictions lifted on two WA Liquorland stores

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Liam Ducey Two WA liquor stores forced to ban anyone under 18 from entering have had the age restriction condition of their liquor licence removed ahead of an appeal from parent company Coles.

Mandurah shooting investigation over as police confirm suicide

The shooting on Monday morning led to a siege situation in Dudley Park.

Liam Ducey A report will be prepared for the coroner after an investigation into a fatal shooting in Mandurah wrapped up on Tuesday morning.

Men in hospital after Wednesday morning incident in Morley

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Geoff Vivian Two men were taken to hospital after being found injured at a Morley address on Wednesday morning.

Woman involved in Mandurah shooting defends 'man she loved'

Kate Hedley The woman involved in this week’s tragic shooting in Dudley Park has broken her silence in defence of the man she loved.