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Coroner called in to investigate Port Hedland death in custody

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Leanne Nicholson The coroner has been called in to investigate the death in custody of a 22-year-old woman in Port Hedland.

Port Hedland tug boat workers to strike

Julie-anne Sprague Australia’s largest port, the Port of Port Hedland, will be rocked by industrial action this weekend that will threaten $100 million in daily iron ore exports after tug boat engineers issued...

Port Hedland man dies in motorcycle accident after fishing trip

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Liam Ducey A man has died on a Port Hedland cattle station after riding a motorcycle back from a fishing trip on Sunday.   

Port Hedland braces for Cyclone Christine to hit on last day of 2013

Port Hedland and district residents go to red alert as tropical cyclone Christine intensifies and heads towards WA's Pilbara coast.

Leanne Nicholson A red alert has been issued for Port Hedland and district residents as tropical cyclone Christine intensifies and heads towards Western Australia's Pilbara coast.

Suspected Port Hedland homicide

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Robyn Preston Police are investigating the death of a woman who was shot in Port Hedland on Saturday night.

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.

Mining towns lose boom-time lustre

Kalgoorlie ?.?.?. big rental returns no longer possible with the heat gone out of the mining boom.

Tess Ingram Property owners in the historic goldmining city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder have long enjoyed high yields and strong capital gains, backed by a strong resources industry.

Maritime Union of Australia threatens Chevron Gorgon project

A planned Pilbara strike will impact supply operations at Gorgon.

Julie-anne Sprague The Maritime Union of Australia has accused the operator of a key Pilbara supply base of failing to take pay negotiations seriously, triggering a 10-day strike that it says will impact...

Indonesian jail delays release of WA mum

WA mum Julie Anne Joseph was in the Senggigi area when she was arrested.

A West Australian mother who has served eight months in jail in Indonesia for drug possession will have to wait at least another day to be released.

Julie Anne Joseph released from Indonesian prison

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A West Australian drug offender freed from jail in Indonesia says she is relieved but wishes she didn't have to be deported from the country she has made her home.

Police investigate shot fired at BHP train

There are about 2,500 workers at Worsley.

Damage to a moving BHP Billiton iron ore train appears to have been caused by gunfire, West Australian police say.

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.

Clean-up begins after WA cyclone Christine

Cyclone Christine smashes WA's Pilbara coast (Thumbnail)

Tropical cyclone Christine has been downgraded to a category one system as it continues to sweep inland through Western Australia, leaving behind largely superficial damage to trees, fences and roofs.

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.

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.

Cyclone Rusty could hit WA coast with 100-kilometre wide eye and 200km/h winds

Eye of cyclone Rusty.

Aleisha Orr Cyclone Rusty could have a 100-kilometre wide eye and feature winds of more than 200km\h by the time its full force is felt on WA's North West coastline late on Wednesday.

Towns shut as Rusty rolls nearer

Aleisha Orr People sheltering from a category four cyclone could be stuck inside for some time as the storm creeps nearer.

Cyclone Rusty weakens to a category one

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Tropical Cyclone Rusty in Western Australia's Pilbara region has been downgraded to a category one, allowing emergency services authorities to give the all clear to Pardoo and Marble Bar.

Tiny Pilbara community dodges Rusty bullet

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

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Cyclone Rusty weakens, threat moves inland

While tropical cyclone Rusty continues to weaken, communities inland from Western Australia's east Pilbara region are now in its firing line as the storm continues creeping south.