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Three killed in deadly day on WA's roads

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

Christian protestors arrested after sit-in at Julie Bishop's Perth office

Outside Julie Bishop's office.

Liam Ducey Police have converged on the electorate office of Deputy Leader Julie Bishop, arresting 11 Christian leaders protesting the detention of children.

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.

Hovea man dies defending home from Perth hills bushfires

The Parkerville fire.

Robyn Preston A 62-year-old Hovea man has reportedly died, after he lost consciousness on the roof of his house while defending it from a bushfire and 27 homes have been destroyed in the Perth hills.

Perth hills bushfire could have flare-ups, was probably started by power pole

Fire crews Perth bushfire

Firefighters are still working to control a blaze that destroyed 52 homes and two sheds in the Perth hills, with authorities warning strong winds could cause a flare-up.

Chopper rescues children from bogged car

Chopper rescue

A dramatic helicopter rescue saved five children and their father, who had been bogged on a remote flooded Western Australian road for nearly four days.

WA Premier Colin Barnett warns of budget pain to come

Colin Barnett

Western Australia's Premier Colin Barnett has again warned of a "very tight" budget for Australia's economic golden child, as pressure comes from federal Defence Minister Stephen Smith to spend money...

Morangup in shock over the deaths of Jess Seager and her sons Jayden and Cody in crash

Jayden, six, and Cody, three, died at the scene of the crash.

Aleisha Orr The small community of Morangup, 70 kilometres north-east of Perth, is mourning the loss of a young family killed in a shocking crash on Wednesday.

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Dead body discovered in East Perth

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Michael Hopkin Police are investigating the discovery of a dead body on a vacant lot in East Perth.

State government welcomes Perth road funding boost by would-be 'infrastructure prime minister'

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and Liberal MP Ken Wyatt make an announcement on the Perth-Darwin Highway during his visit to Western Australia, on Saturday 17 August 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Pamela Mirghani The Western Australian state government has welcomed the federal opposition's promise to contribute $1.

Man found dead in Doubleview

Doubleview death

Detectives have launched a homicide investigation in Doubleview after a man was found dead in the street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Legislation lags while WA police pursuit laws pay off

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Liam Ducey Mandatory six month jail terms have served up to 113 drivers involved in dangerous pursuits since December, however Police Minister says other proposed mandatory terms will have to wait.

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Trying to cash in on Broome horseplay, hurt by human blockades

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Jenna Clarke Tourism and business operators in Broome are growing frustrated with protest action against the proposed gas hub off James Price Point.

Surfer lucky to be alive after shark attack at remote beach

Horror shark attack claims 24-year-old man (Thumbnail)

Lucy Rickard and Aleisha Orr A 34-year-old man is lucky to be alive after fending off a shark at a remote WA beach, about 1000 kilometres north of Perth yesterday afternoon.

Storm threat passes metro area

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About 9000 homes lost power overnight as a fierce storm lashed the state, and it looks like there is more wild weather on its way.

Deadly asbestos mine takes toll for Wittenoom kids

Phillip Noble and Ross Munroe. Photo courtesy of the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia.

Operators of the former WA asbestos mine in Wittenoom could be liable for a wider range of deadly illnesses following new research about the effects on children who grew up there.

Expert says new light rail network could be built sooner, cheaper

The light rail network will run from Balga to the CBD.

Courtney Trenwith The man behind a 30-year push to build light rail in Perth has hailed the state government's commitment as historic but says the network could be built much sooner and for less than the projected $1...

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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.

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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