WA detention centres are 'dysfunctional'

Three asylum seekers escaped a Western Australia detention centre in 45 seconds last week, exposing major security flaws at the facility, a leaked report has revealed.

Detainee flees Serco guards in Perth city centre

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Police have caught an escapee who ran from Serco guards in Perth's city centre.

Moore River burst banks, sucks man out to sea


Robyn Preston A man has been rescued in a marine search operation, after he was dragged out to sea when the bank burst along the Moore River in Guilderton.

Police investigating Wedge Island death

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A man has died and two other people injured during an incident on Wedge Island in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Two teens killed in separate crashes

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Robyn Preston Two West Australian teenagers have died in separate car crashes.

Western derby day derailed

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Robyn Preston Planning officials have been criticised over the timing of rail works that will see train line closures during the western derby weekend.

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Woman arrested over cop station fire

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Police are searching for a woman who threw a suspected petrol bomb, into the Wanneroo Police Station on Wednesday morning.

Man dies after crayboat sinks

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One man has died and three others are being treated for hypothermia after a crayboat sunk off Lancelin Island, north of Perth.

Murder charge after man, 41, shot dead


Aleisha Orr A man has faced court over the alleged shooting of his stepson.

Thailand stab victim 'lived life to the full'

Michelle Smith with husband Geoff.

Anne-Louise Brown Geoff Smith was used to dropping his wife Michelle at Perth International Airport – as a travel agent of more than 30 years experience she’d been all over the world. And Monday was no different.

Tongue bite accused granted bail

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Rania Spooner A Scottish man accused of biting off "a significant portion" of another man's tongue at a Perth home on Sunday has been granted bail.

Perth wakes up to a $100m clean-up after storm of the year


Colin Barnett has declared the devastating storm that hit Perth a natural disaster as the city braces for more hail, lightning, gales and flooding this afternoon.