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People should prepare for stormy weather in Perth and South West

People living between Geraldton to Albany, including Perth, have been warned to brace for storms as a strong cold front approaches the South-West.

WA man charged over forcing woman into car at knifepoint

A 30-year-old Perth man has been charged after allegedly threatening a woman with a knife and forcing her into his car while she was walking towards a train station.

Garbos get the go ahead as Transpacific trucks get back on the road

Bins line the street after Transpacific pulled its trucks off the road for safety reasons.

Aleisha Orr Thousands of full rubbish bins will soon be emptied now that waste management services that had been disrupted are expected to resume throughout the Friday.

Lloyd Rayney says murder charge took away working, personal life

Lloyd and Corryn Rayney in happier times.

Candice Barnes Lloyd Rayney has spoken publicly for the first time about the disproved murder allegations that left him "without a private personal life" and apparently saw him taunted in public by teenagers.

Retirement age change considered in WA police reform

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West Australian police officers could be forced to retire by a certain age if they are too old for frontline duty.

Five people injured in five-car Gnangara Road smash

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Liam Ducey Gnangara Road has been reopened following a five-vehicle smash on Wednesday morning.

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50 people evacuated from Northbridge fire

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About 50 people were evacuated from their homes in Northbridge on Saturday morning after a fire broke out at a block of units.

Accused people smuggler arrives in Perth

A man accused of people smuggling has been arrested in Perth after being extradited from Germany.

SIEV 221 people smuggler loses sentence appeal

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An Iranian-Australian man convicted for his role in the 2010 Christmas Island boat tragedy that killed 50 people has lost an appeal to reduce his sentence for people smuggling offences.

'The trucks are s--t, I don’t want to kill somebody': ex-Transpacific driver

The man who previously worked at the Malaga Cleanaway depot described major safety issues with the trucks.

Aleisha Orr A former employee of the firm which took its fleet of trucks off the road nationwide after a fatal crash says he quit his job with the waste management company a year ago because he did not want to...

35 people charged over juvenile jail riot

The entrance to Banksia Hill detention centre in the southern suburb of Canning Vale.

Thirty youths and five adults have so far been charged over a violent riot at Western Australia's only juvenile detention centre.

People smuggler pleads guilty over boat tragedy

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An Iranian-born Australian citizen has pleaded guilty to four people smuggling charges, and now faces a maximum penalty of 20 years behind bars.

Accused people-smuggler fronts WA court

An Australian man charged with 89 people-smuggling offences, many of which relate to last year's deadly Christmas Island boat disaster, has made a brief appearance in the Perth Magistrates Court.

27 people confirmed dead in Christmas Island disaster

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Rescuers have recovered 27 bodies from the wreckage of a boat that sank off Christmas Island this morning.

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Horses banned from WWI ANZAC march in WA

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Horses have been banned from marching in the World War I centenary ANZAC parade in Albany due to safety concerns, prompting outrage from equestrians and talkback callers.

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CCI releases blueprint for WA's economic future

Could Perth be the most liveable city in the world?

Leanne Nicholson What type of place will Western Australia be to live and work in 2034?

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Cute Kimberley quoll discovery during wildlife survey

Leanne Nicholson The cute-o-meter has gone off in the Kimberley with the discovery of a healthy group of endangered quolls among other finds during a recent wildlife survey.

Craigie Leisure Centre closed after swimmers experience breathing difficulties

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The Craigie Leisure Centre has been evacuated after a number of swimmers became ill.

MacTiernan miffed she was never shown financial discrepancies

Ms MacTiernan said if she knew about the letters to explain a $3m discrepancy, she would have called an urgent meeting with the local government audit committee.

Brendan Foster Former mayor of Vincent Alannah MacTiernan says it is "outrageous" that letters from the Department of Local Government warning the city of its financial woes were kept from her.

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WA police could seize beggars' coins as proceeds of crime

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Brendan Foster Western Australian police say it's "too early to say" if it will follow Melbourne's lead and seize beggars coins as proceeds of crime if the City of Perth introduces a begging ban.