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Pilbara woman who died after custody went to hospital three times

Liam Ducey WA Police have revealed a 22-year-old woman who died in Hedland Health Campus after being in custody was taken to the hospital on two separate occasions prior to her death.

Pilbara police hunt thieves who stole smoking herbs, sex toys

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Allen Newton Pilbara police are on the lookout for thieves who stole adult toys and herbs for smoking valued at $4000.

Mine worker rescued from flooded creek in Pilbara

A mine worker has been rescued after his car became lodged in a flooded creek in the Pilbara.

A South Australian mine worker has been rescued after becoming stranded in a flooded creek crossing in Western Australia's Pilbara region.

Pilbara, Gascoyne floods prompt Ross River virus warning

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People in Western Australia's Gascoyne and Pilbara regions have been warned to take extra care to avoid contracting mosquito-borne viruses after heavy rainfall and localised flooding.

Pilbara in lockdown as Christine bears down

Cyclone Christine hitting the Pilbara.

Leanne Nicholson Residents are in lockdown and emergency welfare centres have been opened in the north west of Western Australia as severe tropical cyclone Christine bears down on the Pilbara.

Pilbara asbestos fears follow in the wake of cyclone Christine

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Leanne Nicholson Asbestos dislodged or damaged during cyclone Christine now pose an additional health risk to Pilbara residents.

Tracking cyclone Christine along Pilbara

Bureau of Meteorology plots cyclone Christine's progress across the Pilbara

Pilbara mine worker air lifted after serious crash

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Leanne Nicholson A Pilbara mine worker has been flown to Perth in a serious condition after an accident at the Christmas Creek mine early on Tuesday morning.

Pilbara floods during dry season

Pilbara flooding

Parts of the Pilbara were put on alert after heavy rain caused floods during the region's typically dry season. Photos from PerthWeatherLive.com

Asylum seeker boat spotted in Pilbara

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Aleisha Orr Customs officers are on their way to the Dampier area where a suspected asylum seeker boat was spotted by workers on an oil and gas rig off the West Australian coast.

Cyclone Peta floods the Pilbara in January 2013

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Cyclone Peta might not be a major threat to the Pilbara but it has brought plenty of rain already.

Pilbara set to dodge Cylone Narelle's fury

Cyclone Narelle

Tropical Cyclone Narelle has been upgraded to a category four as it continues to move closer to the coast of northern Western Australia.

Pilbara ports in lockdown mode

Cyclone warning for Pilbarra.

Robyn Preston Pilbara's ports hit evacuation mode on Tuesday, locking-down sites and moving ships out to sea, after warnings that a tropical cyclone that may pass through the region on Wednesday.

Pilbara dust storm - February 2013

Onslow dust storm February 11, 2013

Properties in the Onslow region of the Pilbara were covered by a storm of red dust on February 11.

Perth's 'storm troopers' to fly to Pilbara ahead of cyclone

A tropical cyclone is developing off the Pilbarra's north coast, which could develop on Sunday and impact communities in the next week.

Robyn Preston Perth "storm troopers" are planning to fly to the Pilbara, putting themselves at risk to witness what may be the most powerful tropical cyclone so far this year.

Tiny Pilbara community dodges Rusty bullet

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Rolling coverage of tropical cyclone Rusty as parts of WA's North West prepare for destructive winds and flooding.

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New iron ore port for Pilbara

Chalpat Sonti The Pilbara region will get another deepwater port for iron ore exports, after the state government today decided to spend $3.5 million on a site first identified more than 30 years ago.

Little girl dies in tractor incident in WA's north

Aleisha Orr A two-year-old girl has died after falling from a moving tractor in the Pilbara on Sunday.

Police handcuffs to be given to murder victims' parents

Murder victims Laura and Colleen Irwin.

Nicole Cox EXCLUSIVE: WA Police will gift a pair of police handcuffs to the parents of two Melbourne women who were raped and murdered in one of Australia’s most heinous crimes.

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McGowan hopeful but does not expect support for FIFO inquiry

Opposition leader Mark McGowan has called for a bi-partisan investigation into FIFO suicides.

Liam Ducey Opposition leader Mark McGowan has demanded bi-partisan support for a parliamentary inquiry into FIFO suicides - but he's not optimistic.