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Young Couple Vanish From WA Camping Spot

1 min read

Police are searching for two young people who went missing near Albany on Western Australia's south coast.

Crime

Crime

High-Pitched Screams Heard On Nights Claremont Victims Were Murdered, Court Hears

3 min read

Multiple people heard high-pitched screams on the nights two victims of the accused Claremont serial killer were murdered, a Perth court had heard.

Crime

Crime

What We Can Tell You About The Claremont Serial Killings Before The Trial

8 min read

On Monday, November 25 the murder trial of Bradley Robert Edwards begins, as does the possibility of closure for the families of the three women he is accused of killing in the Perth suburb of Claremont in the mid-1990s.

News

News

Rio Tinto Worker Crushes Own Ute With Massive Haul Truck

1 min read

If you thought you were having a bad day, spare a thought for the driver of this haul truck who ran over his own ute.

Crime

Crime

Woman Jailed For Burning Down Cheating Partner’s Home

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WARNING, GRAPHIC: A woman who burnt down her cheating partner's rental home, killing a pet cat and dog inside, has been jailed in Western Australia for two years.

Crime

Crime

WA Bureaucrat Charged With Corruption

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A high ranking bureaucrat from Western Australia's Department of Communities has been charged after allegedly committing the biggest corruption ever seen in the state's public service.

National

National

Desperate Search For Missing German Hiker Continues

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Authorities are still in search of a man notified missing in regional Western Australia.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

'Catastrophic' Conditions in NSW, Total Fire Bans Across Parts Of The Country

4 min read

What you need to know about the bushfire dangers across the country.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

Catastrophic Fire Conditions Predicted For Western Australia

2 min read

Fires would be extremely difficult to control if they spark in parts of regional WA, where the mercury is forecast to climb to about 40C.

News

News

Kookaburra's Head Ripped Off In 'Horrific' Pub Attack

3 min read

The RSPCA is investigating after the head was allegedly ripped off a friendly kookaburra which had been a regular visitor to a pub in Western Australia.

News

News

Heart-Stopping Near Miss With Baby Caught On Dashcam Video

1 min read

Extremely concerning dashcam footage has been released of a near head-on collision on an outback road.

Crime

Crime

Purest Cocaine And Heroin In The Country Found In WA

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Western Australia has the highest purity heroin and cocaine in the country, according to a new drugs report shedding light on Australia's problem with illicit substances.

News

News

Landmark Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation To Be Introduced In WA

1 min read

The state government has announced it will introduce legislation to legalise voluntary assisted dying in Western Australia into parliament at a press conference on Tuesday.

Health

Health

Measles Outbreaks In WA, Doctors Beg Parents To Vaccinate Kids

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Doctors are urging parents to make sure their children get vaccinations, following a number of measles outbreaks in Western Australia.

News

News

Perth Council To Rename 'Blackboy Park' Over Racism Criticism

1 min read

The name of Blackboy Park is racist, according to the local council, and will be changed after a resolution.

National

National

Fishermen Rescued Off Perth Coast After Ship Catches Fire

1 min read

The 24-man crew of a Japanese fishing vessel abandoned ship after a fire broke out on board, and had to be rescued.

Views

Views

'I Left My Job To Drive 25,000 Kilometres Around Australia'

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“It’s always been one of those dream things. But always too hard, too big, too much to actually do. Until you sort of realise, well no one is going to do it for you."

News

News

Restaurant Slammed For Using GoFundMe To Pay Unpaid Staff

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A crowdfunding page set up by restaurant owners to help pay their employees and suppliers has been slammed by trade unions.

News

News

Thief Burns Himself After Stuffing Hot Spaghetti Down Pants

1 min read

Tip: If you're going to stuff stolen goods down your pants, make sure they aren't scorching hot.

Crime

Crime

Alleged Drunk Driver Five Times Over Legal Limit Caught Twice In One Evening

1 min read

Forrestfield Police caught a Perth man allegedly drink driving on two separate incidents in one night -- at the same location.

Politics

Politics

Mike Nahan Quits WA Liberal Party Leadership

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West Australian opposition leader Mike Nahan has quit the Liberal Party leadership, just hours after rejecting claims he had drafted a resignation letter.

Tech

Tech

Concerns Raised Over CCTV Facial Recognition Trial

5 min read

Public CCTV cameras will be fitted with facial recognition technology in Perth, in the vein of similar trials which have been decried as "hopeless".

Updated

Updated

Mother Located Hours After Newborn Baby Found Near Hospital

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UPDATE: The mother of a newborn baby found abandoned near a hospital in Western Australia, has been located safe and well.

National

National

'Silver Lining': Woman Who Had Her Bottom Pinched By Cop Says Fight Is Not Over

2 min read

Paralympian Kathleen O'Kelly Kennedy was posing for a photo at a charity wheelchair event when she was pinched on the bottom by the police officer she had asked to take a photo with.

News

News

Only In Australia: Huge Snake Swallows, Regurgitates Fellow Snake

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Snake sightings aren't rare in the Kimberley, but snake-on-snake cannibalism is.

National

National

Gold Nugget Worth $100,000 Found In Shock Discovery

1 min read

One lucky person has struck gold.

Crime

Crime

Police Hunt Man Seen Following Women Into Public Bathrooms And Showers

1 min read

Police are working to identify a man who allegedly followed a number of women into female toilets and showers, in a string of suspicious incidents across Perth this week.

National

National

Thousands Evacuated By Plane From Cyclone Trevor's Path

2 min read

Thousands of people have been evacuated from the path of severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor.

National

National

Cyclone Sandwich: State Of Emergency Declared

3 min read

Not one, but two massive tropical cyclones are battering Australian coasts, at the same time. 

News

News

New WA Laws Allow Killing Dingoes With Explosives, Green Groups Claim

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Environmental groups claim new laws allow dingoes to be killed using explosives, with calls for the public to take action against "abhorrent" changes to  biodiversity legislation in Western Australia.

National

National

Body Found In Search For Missing Hiker Who Called For Help After Snake Bite

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A body has been found in the search for a missing hiker who called for help over a snake bite on Sunday.

Crime

Crime

Woman And Baby Reported Missing 20 Years After Disappearing

1 min read

Veronica Philomena Lockyer, 33, and her seven-month-old baby Adell Sherylee Partridge were last seen in rural Western Australia in 1998.

Crime

Crime

Caught On Camera: The Moment A Woman Steals A 98 Year Old's Wallet

1 min read

A 98-year-old woman was shopping in a Western Australia supermarket when the unthinkable happened.

National

National

Prince Leonard, Who Formed His Own Micro-Nation Over A Wheat Dispute, Dies Age 93

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Prince Leonard, a former Western Australian farmer who used international law to declare his property an independent province in 1970, has died age 93.

National

National

Measles Case Hits Perth's CBD

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A Perth measles diagnosis has prompted a warning for city-dwellers to watch for symptoms of the contagious disease.

National

National

Nightclub's 'Sexist' Staff Dress Policy Request

2 min read

It all started when Amplifier Capitol's duty manager allegedly told "bar ladies" it had become compulsory for them to wear lower-cut shirts.

National

National

Massive Search Underway For Missing Mum In Remote WA Outback

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A massive land and air search is now in its third day for missing hiker Felicity Shadbolt near Tom Price in the remote West Australian outback.

National

National

Police Fine Driver For Going 28 Kilometres Under Speed Limit

1 min read

Police in Western Australia are being praised online for fining a driver caught travelling more than 20 kilometres under the speed limit on a busy freeway.

National

National

'Miraculous': Campaign To Free Jailed Women Hits $200,000

2 min read

Women who have been incarcerated over unpaid fines will be freed with more than $200,000 raised in a viral crowdfunding campaign.

News

News

Truck Driver Claims Hot Cross Buns Could Put You Over Drink-Driving Limit

1 min read

It may only be January, but hot cross buns are hot out of the oven and onto supermarket shelves, prompting an online warning from a West Australian truck driver.

National

National

'Appalling' Photo Of Elderly Woman Left To Lie On Hospital Floor Leaves People Outraged

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A photo of an 84-year-old woman lying on a hospital floor has gone viral, after she was told there were no beds for her.

National

National

'Why Don't You Die': Spider Scream Sparks Panicked Call To Police

1 min read

A fear of spiders led to police rushing to a home, after neighbours heard a toddler crying inside a house and a man screaming "why don't you die".

National

National

Australia To Swelter Through Christmas In First Day Of Heatwave

3 min read

Put down the umbrellas and turn on the air conditioner, we're about to swelter through a heatwave.

Politics

Politics

'Hello Speaker, My Old Friend': WA Pollie Wraps Up The Year With a Song

1 min read

Politics can be a tough game, but one player wrapped up the year with a good humoured song.

National

National

Australia's Most Common Car Accidents Revealed State-By-State

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There were more than 360,000 car crashes on Australian roads in the past financial year, and with the festive season now upon us drivers are being reminded to travel safely this Christmas.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Let Me Give You A Steer On What It's Like To Be Too Big

5 min read

It’s all very well for you, isn’t it?

National

National

Knickers The Massive Steer Is Just A ‘Little Above The Norm’

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At 194 centimetres tall and weighing in at a whopping 1.4 tonnes, proud owner Geoff Pearson says Knickers has always been a "standout steer".

Crime

Crime

CCTV Captures Woman Stealing Vibrator By Hiding It In Mobility Scooter

1 min read

A woman in a mobility scooter is being accused of stealing an $85 vibrator by hiding it in her basket.

Politics

Politics

'It's About Choice': The Fight For Assisted Dying Laws In Western Australia

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Dinny Lawrence's father died panicked and alone, without the choice of having a dignified death.

National

National

Bodyboard Champion Describes His Fight With Shark After It Bit His Leg

1 min read

Noah Symmans said he stomped off a shark when it grabbed him on the leg while he was in the surf on Sunday.

National

National

Thai Cave Rescue Diver A Western Australia Award Nominee

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The retired Perth veterinarian who helped rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thai cave is one of four nominees for the Western Australian of the Year award.

National

National

Stolen Puppy Can't Hide Its Excitement At Being Reunited With Family

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A week ago Pippy the dog went missing from outside a shop in Nedlands, Perth.

National

National

Australian Man Dead After Jumping Off Bali Cliff

1 min read

A Western Australian father has died after jumping off a diving board on a cliff in Bali.

National

National

Two Bodies Found In Search For Missing Fisherman

1 min read

A second body has been found at sea during a search for four men who failed to return from a fishing trip off the coast of Perth.

National

National

Kangaroos 'Tortured And Killed', Footage Too Graphic To Release

1 min read

Detectives are currently investigating two incidents of animal cruelty where two kangaroos were " tortured and killed". 

Politics

Politics

Perth Mayor Suspended For Seven Months

1 min read

Perth's lord mayor will be suspended for seven months over her gifts disclosure scandal, a tribunal ruled, after the state argued for her disqualification.

Politics

Politics

What the Proposed GST Overhaul Actually Means

3 min read

The government unveils a fairer system by "making the pie bigger".

National

National

Up Close And Personal With Whale Sharks

3 min read

Ten Eyewitness News' Lee Steele recounts swimming with the ocean's gentle giants, the whale shark.

National

National

Father Of Four Children Killed In WA Murder-Suicide Breaks Silence

2 min read

Aaron Cockman doesn't want anyone to be angry about how his children died.