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Woman dies off Little Beach in Albany

A woman has died after falling into the water off Little Beach in Albany.

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Police investigate three arson attacks

bush fire

Police are investigating three arson attacks in Perth's northern suburbs.

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Police search for missing Fremantle man

Missing man Gary Miles.

Police are searching for a Fremantle man who has been missing since Friday morning.

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Transperth driver forces sick boy off bus

Transperth bus

Adrian Beattie A Perth mum says she is angry and disgusted after her son, who has several serious medical conditions, was forced off a Transperth bus.

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Kite and wind surfers forced to wear life jackets

Kite and wind surfers will have to obey strict new safety guidelines after the state government brought in new laws.

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Man seriously injured after falling from car

Ambulance.

Police are investigating how a man fell from a moving car in Morley, sustaining serious head injuries.

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Woman missing from crash scene found safe

Crashed car at Cowaramup

Police are searching for a woman whose crashed car was found in Cowaramup, just north of Margaret River, on Friday night.

WA pearl diver inquest deferred until after criminal case

Jarrod Hampton died while working as a pearl diver off Broome.

An inquest into the death of a pearl diver off Western Australia's far north coast has been deferred until after a criminal case has concluded.

Australia well equipped to cope with 'unlikely' ebola outbreak

Medecins Sans Frontiers members put on protective gear in Conakry, Guinea.

Aleisha Orr An infectious diseases expert says the threat of an ebola outbreak in Western Australia is “very, very small”.

Disabled sex offender to be freed on strict conditions

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An intellectually impaired paedophile has been released from indefinite detention in Western Australia on a strict five-year supervision order.

Perth-Northam paddle in 1956 a forerunner of the Avon Descent

The Sanisbyi crew on a river mission in the 1950s.

A series of articles from 1956 describes four young Northam men undertaking a 90-mile paddle to Perth, taking off at 7.45am on a Saturday morning.

Bunbury golf club stabber jailed for eight years over man's death

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A man who stabbed his drunken attacker in the back with a broken golf club with such force it almost penetrated the width of his body has been sentenced to eight years and three months in jail.

Margaret River police hunt Cowramup fibreglass cow thieves

Zannia Yakas Margaret River Police hope to catch the people who stole a fibreglass cow from Cowaramup recently.

Man to face court over kicking dog so hard its lungs punctured

An arrest warrant has been issued for TK Hemopo.

Aleisha Orr A man accused of kicking a dog so hard it suffered pierced lungs and one of its legs had to be amputated is expected to face court on Friday afternoon.

Colin Barnett criticises Federal Government on welfare

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says the federal government's plan to force unemployed people to apply for 40 jobs a month will not work.

Mullewa man 'asleep' on train tracks survives being hit by train

Freight train.

Aleisha Orr A man who is believed to have fallen asleep on train tracks was lucky to escape serious injury, when struck by a 600-tonne freight train early on Friday morning.

WA public hospital industrial action ends

Health workers walk off the job

The health union has called off all industrial action in the state's public hospitals after the government agreed to go to arbitration to resolve a pay dispute.

Perth police on the lookout for industrial area thief

The distinctive blue trailer and fuel tank taken in one of the burglaries.

Aleisha Orr Police want the public’s help to catch a thief or thieves who have targeted businesses in industrial areas of Perth, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage.

MH17: Maslin siblings, grandfather to be celebrated in service

Evie, Mo and Otis Maslin and their grandfather Nick Norris were killed on MH17.

Nicole Cox A private celebration of the lives of three Perth children and their grandfather killed in the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 tragedy will be held on Sunday.

Mid West New Year's Eve murder accused to plead not guilty

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A 65-year-old man accused of murdering a younger man during an argument at a small settlement in Western Australia's Mid West region on New Year's Eve intends to fight the charge.