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Freo roads trucked up because of ship damage to rail bridge

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Aleisha Orr With the Fremantle rail bridge off limits to trains, commuters aren’t the only ones being affected; freight that would usually be trained to the port now has to go via road.

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Police appeal for witnesses after three fatal crashes on WA roads

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Liam Ducey Police are appealing for witnesses after three crashes on Sunday claimed the lives of a 72-year-old man, a 21-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman in Dwellingup, Red Hill and Jerramungup.

Fog delays flights, slows roads across Perth's metro area

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Liam Ducey A thick band of fog descended on Perth this morning, delaying flights and causing major congestion on the roads.

Three killed in deadly day on WA's roads

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Aleisha Orr Three people have been killed in separate traffic incidents in a deadly day on WA's roads.

'The trucks are s--t, I don’t want to kill somebody': ex-Transpacific driver

The man who previously worked at the Malaga Cleanaway depot described major safety issues with the trucks.

Aleisha Orr A former employee of the firm which took its fleet of trucks off the road nationwide after a fatal crash says he quit his job with the waste management company a year ago because he did not want to...

Five bushfires burn in tinder-dry Kimberley region

Leanne Nicholson Emergency services are monitoring five bushfires burning in the popular Kimberley region as the area reaches a severe classification for this year’s dry season.

Police target Perth car clubs during two weekend operations

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Liam Ducey Police are targetting car clubs in an attempt to rub out hooning on Perth roads, with two vehicles siezed and 100 people caught speeding in two separate weekend operations.

Life sentence for Merriwa hit-and-run killer

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Aleisha Orr A man who struck another man with his car and killed him in Merriwa has been sentenced to life in prison.

Car club owner says police targets are "monumental waste of time"

The focus on the two car clubs netted more than 120 speeding offences.

Liam Ducey The owner of a high-performance car club with more than 3,000 members said his club would not tolerate any members behaving like hoons, but believes police shouldn't be focusing on clubs.

Injured Perth cyclist urges road users to put phones down

Cyclist Ian Beard says his rides along the South Perth foreshore have become more dangerous because of the prevalence of smart phones.

Liam Ducey A Perth cyclist has told how his life changed in a matter of seconds as he was hit by a car at an intersection in Ardross.

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WA police crack down on drugged drivers

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Aleisha Orr West Australian police officers have improved ways to identify people driving with drugs in their system.

Subi markets make way for 16-storey tower

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A new 16-storey development aims to help Subiaco’s regeneration as a thriving inner city suburb.

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WA Liberals flag sex offender law changes

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In a tough proposed measure, Western Australia's dangerous sex offenders could have their continuing detention orders reviewed once every five years, instead of annually.

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Dangerous weather warning for South West

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People living in the southwest of the state have been warned to stay indoors with a storm system expected to bring dangerously high winds to the region.

RAC text message trial under fire for risk of WA distracting drivers

Liam Ducey The RAC believe a trial SMS service notifying drivers of imminent bad weather will not distract their members on WA roads.

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Man's body found in Geraldton house

Two men are being questioned by police after a man's body was found in a Wonthella house.

Leanne Nicholson Two men are assisting Geraldton police after a man’s body was found in a Wonthella house on Thursday morning.

Minister denies Perth congestion crisis

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West Australian Transport Minister Dean Nalder says ongoing works around Perth are contributing to worsening congestion, but denies the city is in a traffic-jam crisis.

Bushfire control triggers smoke alert for northern suburbs

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Leanne Nicholson A smoke alert has been issued for Perth’s northern suburbs as bushfire season preparations continue.

Sinkhole swallows car tyre at Perth's Crown Casino

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Robyn Preston A car has been left a little worse for wear at Perth's Crown Casino, after a sinkhole opened up in the carpark on Sunday morning.

Police vehicles involved in Morley crash

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Aleisha Orr Two police cars have been involved in a crash in Morley this afternoon.