The use of stimulant medication to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder faces new scrutiny in the wake of a world-first study by Perth researchers linking it to poor school performance and raised blood pressure.February 17, 2010, 2:35 am
Drug charges in Northbridge and the Perth CBD rose dramatically last year with more than 1000 offences, but police have warned that the amount of illicit substances they seize is only a fraction of the drugs on the streets of the entertainment precincts.February 17, 2010, 2:27 am
Only about 100 of almost 6000 applicants to the Redress scheme will today receive details of their ex-gratia payments as the first round of offers are made by the Government to former State wards.February 17, 2010, 2:15 am
Child Protection Minister Robyn McSweeney said yesterday that plans by a Pilbara Aboriginal community to exact tribal punishment on four girls were as abhorrent to most Australians as female circumcision.February 17, 2010, 2:05 am
Southbound on the Kwinana Freeway, traffic is building over the Narrows to Mill Point Road. A crash has closed the right lane prior to the Leach Highway merge point and traffic is backed up to the Mount Henry Bridge - motorists can expect delays.February 16, 2010, 5:10 pm
A baggy green cap worn by former Australian Test captain Greg Chappell shortly before he defected to World Series Cricket in the 1970s has sold for over $16,000 at an auction in Melbourne.February 16, 2010, 4:34 pm
A 36-year-old British citizen, alleged to be part of a multi-million dollar Eftpos scam, has been granted bail in the Supreme Court.February 16, 2010, 4:28 pm
A boy armed with a knife has confronted a fellow pupil at a school in Sydney's west, police say.February 16, 2010, 3:59 pm
Police received a 000 emergency phone call from a hysterical woman warning she had been attacked by a man on Stevenage Street in Huntingdale 15 minutes before a 16-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death at a party on that road.February 16, 2010, 3:20 pm
Bob Dylan wrote a song about him, Denzel Washington played him in a movie, and this afternoon Rubin "Hurricane" Carter arrived in Perth to lend his fame to a new group seeking to address problems with WA's justice system.February 16, 2010, 2:52 pm
Resource kits and training to protect children suffering from potentially deadly allergies will be rolled out from today to every school and childcare centre in WA.February 16, 2010, 1:33 pm
A cricket pitch invader who tackled a Pakistani player and prompted a call for tighter security and stiffer penalties has escaped a jail sentence, walking from court today with a total of $9000 in fines.February 16, 2010, 12:37 pm
St Kilda have sacked Andrew Lovett effective immediately, a day after the midfielder was charged with rape.February 16, 2010, 12:10 pm
Troy Mercanti's partner Tammy Cherie Kingdon failed in a fresh bid today to have her relationship with the notorious bikie suppressed as she faces a trial over an allegation that she stole money from a trust fund set up for the children of slain Coffin Cheaters bikie Marc Chabriere.February 16, 2010, 11:57 am
A punter has walked away with almost half a million dollars after placing five bets which totalled just $230 at Medina Tavern TAB last week.February 16, 2010, 11:19 am
An Abbott Coalition government would sell Medibank Private, shadow treasurer Joe Hockey said today, in a move to pay down government debt more quickly.February 16, 2010, 10:04 am
Children in New Zealand are being encouraged to ditch homework and read comics and cereal boxes instead.February 16, 2010, 10:00 am
A woman has been injured in a five car crash on the Mitchell Freeway northbound this morning.February 16, 2010, 9:26 am
Australia's IBO cruiserweight boxing world champion Danny Green says he hopes to "smoke out" arch rival Anthony Mundine by defeating one of his conquerors - Manny Siaca.February 16, 2010, 9:23 am
An earthquake far off Western Australia's north-west coast rattled walls, windows and crockery across the Top End this morning but caused no damage.February 16, 2010, 9:03 am
Today's forecast: Heavy rain
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