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Broome Paspaley Pearls charged over Jarrod Hampton death

Aleisha Orr A Broome company has been charged over the 2012 death of a pearl diver off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia.

Caltex Broome staff threatened with spear gun during robbery

Liam Ducey A spear gun was used to threaten staff of a service station in Broome during a robbery on Monday night.

Police seek witnesses after taxi hits woman in Broome

St John Ambulance.

Liam Ducey Police are searching for witnesses after a woman was hit by a taxi and left with serious injuries in Broome on Monday.

Broome man charged after car crash kills girl

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A man has been charged following a single-car crash which killed a 13-year-old girl in Derby, in WA’s Kimberley region.

CCC charges from alleged Broome watchhouse assault adjourned

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Leanne Nicholson A former WA Police officer has appeared in Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on Monday to face charges resulting from a Corruption and Crime Commission investigation into an incident at the Broome police...

Broome crocodile too close for comfort

Large estuarine crocodile with a tracking device fitted.

Broome residents have been warned to be alert for a three metre estuarine crocodile spotted twice in shallow waters between Port Jetty and Entrance Point Boat Ramps.

Trying to cash in on Broome horseplay, hurt by human blockades

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Jenna Clarke Tourism and business operators in Broome are growing frustrated with protest action against the proposed gas hub off James Price Point.

'I won't be travelling too far from Broome': Bob Brown

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Rania Spooner The iconic Greens senator on the proposal for a $35 billion gas hub at James Price Point, retirement and turning into a grey nomad.

Pilot dies in Broome plane crash

Cessna 206.

Aleisha Orr Investigators from Perth will head to Broome today to examine the site where a 27-year-old pilot died in a plane crash at Cable Beach last night.

Broome crash pilot 'very experienced'

Adam Gaffney

Anne-Louise Brown The pilot who died in a Broome plane crash was an experienced pilot who had flown the route numerous times before, according to the directors of Golden Eagle Airlines.

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.

Pearl diver's father 'insulted' over Paspaley charge

Paspaley Pearls outlet in Melbourne

Nicole Cox The father of a pearl diver who died off Broome says he is 'insulted' and 'disappointed' that heftier charges were not laid against WA pearling giant, Paspaley.

Pearl diving industry 'unregulated'

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

Aleisha Orr The Maritime Union of Australia is calling for better regulation of the pearl diving industry.

Christian Brother in court over alleged WA child sex offences

Aleisha Orr A man alleged to have sexually abused a seven-year-old child at a Christian Brothers school in the 1970s has made a brief appearance in court.  

Five bushfires burn in tinder-dry Kimberley region

Leanne Nicholson Emergency services are monitoring five bushfires burning in the popular Kimberley region as the area reaches a severe classification for this year’s dry season.

Kimberley fire threatening campers, motorists

Liam Ducey A suspicious fire that has been burning for nine days in the KImberley is possibly threatening lives and homes as it continues to burn.

Josh Warneke murder charge dropped after police bungle

Josh Warneke was found dead by a passing taxi driver on the side of Old Broome Road in 2010.

Nicole Cox Josh Warneke’s devastated mother has expressed utter disbelief that the man who killed her only son will not face a murder charge after police failed to follow due process when interviewing the...

WA Noonkanbah community backs fracking plan

The Noonkanbah Community says it will give its backing to fracking plans.

The Aboriginal community that staged Australia's most famous protest against oil drilling on a sacred site has thrown its support behind a plan to frack for gas in the area.

WA indigenous alcohol inquiry slams liquor industry

Woolworths, Coles and the big independents' management of responsible service of alcohol is a "joke", West Australian Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan says.

Former Christian Brother charged with indecent assault

Liam Ducey A 77-year-old man has been charged over alleged child abuse at a Christian Brothers school in the mid west over 30 years ago.