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Police appeal for witnesses after three fatal crashes on WA roads

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Minister denies Perth congestion crisis

Perth storm damage - Traffic jam on the freeway near Canning Bridge.

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

Sinkhole at Crown Casino in Perth.

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.

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Flood warning for North West

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Adrian Beattie Residents and travellers in the WA's North West have been told to brace themselves for heavy rains and flooding.

Perth road toll under fire from opposition

Robyn Preston Perth's first toll road won't fix congestion, but it will destroy an internationally renowned wetland, according to WA's Opposition transport spokesman.

WA's north warned to prepare for bad weather

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Robyn Preston Those in the Pilbara and western Gascoyne have been warned to prepare for bad weather, as heavy rainfall moves through the north of Western Australia on Sunday.

Vehicle stolen from Armadale Hospital emergency department

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Liam Ducey A woman has been arrested after allegedly stealing the car of a person who was being helped into the emergency department of Armadale Hospital.

Two tourists saved from swollen WA creek

Police needed to cross several large flooded areas to reach the stranded tourists.

Two European tourists have been rescued from a flood-swollen creek in Western Australia after activating a personal locator beacon.