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German backpacker remains in critical condition

Robyn Preston The tight-knit WA community of Bruce Rock is 'in shock' and has 'shut down' after a German backpacker was struck by lightning on Friday.

One-punch victim Thomas Keaney dies in Perth hospital

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Aleisha Orr A man who suffered severe head injuries as a result of a one-punch attack earlier this month has died in hospital.

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.

Seven children injured, one critical, after golf buggy crash

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A child is in a critical condition after a golf buggy carrying seven children crashed into a tree.

Middle Swan bashing victim dies in hospital

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Liam Ducey Charges against two men may be upgraded following the death of a Bullsbrook man bashed at Middle Swan Reserve.

Plane crashes near southern suburbs high school

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Michael Hopkin Two men have survived after a small plane crashed and burst into flames on a sports oval in South Lake.

Tributes flow after death of Duncraig teenager Quinn De Campe bashed in Balga park

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Staff writers Tributes have flooded in following the death of a 16-year-old boy who was beaten and left for dead at a Balga park on the weekend.

WA man Greg Pickering has operations after Esperance shark attack

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An abalone diver attacked by a shark off a remote part of Western Australia's southern coast has undergone a series of operations while the Department of Fisheries has conceded its kill order could...

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Second time 'lucky' for Esperance shark attack victim Greg Pickering

Shark attack victim Greg Pickering at Jandakot Airport, on his way to hospital in Perth.

Aleisha Orr Greg Pickering is either very lucky or very unlucky depending on which way you look at it.

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Man falls two storeys in balcony plunge

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A 44-year-old man is in a critical condition after falling from the balcony of a building in Highgate.

Sixth suspicious death in six days

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Corey Stephenson A man is due to be flown to Perth under police guard as officers continue their investigation into the death of a woman in Narrogin, 190 kilometres south-east of Perth.

Two men dead in Wubin truck crash


Aleisha Orr Two men died when a triple road train collided with a car on Wednesday night.

Payet arrested at hospital with 'self-inflicted wounds'


Aleisha Orr A hunt for a man police believe can assist with the investigation of a hair salon stabbing has presented himself at Murdoch Hospital.

Masked men 'storm' Perth auction house

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Witnesses say about six men wearing balaclavas 'stormed' a Perth auction house brandishing weapons just before midday on Tuesday.

Fugitive hit by truck

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A man who was running away from police has been hit by a vehicle and seriously injured in suburban Perth.

Four injured in Stirling crash

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Robyn Preston Two people have been seriously injured and two others taken to hospital after a crash which left a car wrapped around a pole at traffic intersection in Stirling

Questions raised over nurses' overdose deaths

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Rania Spooner The fatal drug overdoses of two nurses working in Perth's public hospitals have come under coronial scrutiny amid concerns the controlled substances could have come from their workplaces.

Son saves father's life in vicious dog attack

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Liam Ducey A Como man who had his hand ripped apart by a Staffordshire bull terrier two weeks ago believes his son saved his life by flagging down passing motorists on Manning Road.

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Gang of teenage girls attack women on night out in Northbridge

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Robyn Preston Two 18-year-old women have been brutally attacked by a gang of seven teenagers during a night out in Northbridge on Saturday.

Overdose killed WA health workers: coroner


A coronial inquest has found a midwife and nurse at two of Perth's main hospitals died of accidental overdoses within six months of each other after obtaining drugs from their workplaces.