Gammy saga: Australia 'already rejects' Down syndrome immigrants

Aleisha Orr Many Australians might have made a judgement on the parents of baby Gammy not bringing their son who has Down Syndrome home to Australia after being born to a surrogate mother in Thailand but the...

WA rubbish bins may not be emptied as usual as trucks grounded

Cleanaway's fleet was grounded because of a crash in Adelaide.

Aleisha Orr Rubbish collections across parts of Western Australia could be disrupted due to the fleet shutdown of one of Australia’s largest waste management companies.

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WA go-kart hire fined over hair tangling

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PERTH, Aug 21 AAP - A girl was pulled back over the seat of a go-kart and passed out after her hair became tangled in the rear axle at a Perth track.

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.

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.

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Teenager arrested after Clarkson chase


Liam Ducey Police have charged a 19-year-old man with driving and drug offences after an alleged car chase through Clarkson on Saturday afternoon.

Reported property sales in Perth drop

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Property sales in Perth have dropped by 10 per cent since June, with the median house price falling to about $540,000, while the rental market has remained steady at $450 a week.

Perth driver smashes fences in alleged attempt to evade police

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Liam Ducey A man has been charged with multiple driving and assault offences after allegedly taking police on a chase through the northern suburbs on Tuesday night.

Serco escapee climbed through bathroom ceiling


A 28-year-old prisoner who sparked a two-day manhunt after he escaped custody has appeared in a Perth court.

Merriwa driver blows six times over the limit

Liam Ducey A Merriwa man has passed out while being processed by police after allegedly recording a blood alcohol reading almost six times the legal limit.

Merriwa men charged over northern suburbs armed robberies


Liam Ducey Two Merriwa men have been charged over two armed robberies commited in the northern suburbs on Tuesday.

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Early raids hit organised crime


Adrian Beattie Investigators targetting organised crime mounted a series of raids in Perth's north in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Two P-plate cars impounded after 'racing 70km over limit'

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Robyn Preston Two cars have been impounded for a month after police caught the P-plate drivers racing at speeds more than 70 km/h over the limit, in Alexander Heights on Saturday.

Few fines for feline offenders as WA's cat count set to decrease

Cat owners predict a drop in domestic pet numbers.

Aleisha Orr Perth will likely see a noticeable reduction in the number of cats within the next 18 months as a result of cat laws that have now been in place for six months.

Edgewater man charged over six armed robberies

Liam Ducey An Edgewater man is scheduled to face Joondalup Magistrates Court on Wednesday after he was arrested for a string of armed robberies committed on Monday and Tuesday.

Four children in Mirrabooka crash scare

Adrian Beattie Four children had a lucky escape in the early hours of Saturday when the car they were in crashed and rolled.

Second prang for WA police in 24 hours

There have been three accidents involving police cars in 24 hours.

Liam Ducey A third police car has been involved in an accident less than 24 hours after a previous accident involving two other police cars.

Injured policeman Matt Butcher waits for civil action closure

Injured policeman Matt Butcher is still waiting for the civil action case against him to go to court.

Nicole Cox Maimed policeman Matt Butcher is still waiting for his day in court more than three years after controversial civil action was brought against him by the father of the man who hit him.

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash in Padbury


Liam Ducey A 66-year-old motorcyclist has died after he was involved in a crash with a panel van and a utility in Padbury on Tuesday.

Council investigates Lancelin balcony collapse after five injured


Nicole Cox The Shire of Gingin will investigate the horrifying balcony collapse of a Lancelin holiday home that left five people injured after plummeting 3m to the ground.