Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Minnie Bridge: Truckie charged after head-on collision

A truck driver has been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

He was in a head-on collision with another truck at Minnie Bridge, on the Great Northern Highway near Derby, last July.

Emergency workers had to close the single-lane bridge for 12 hours, and cattle on one truck had to be destroyed.

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Categories: Derby, Police and courts

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Broome: Pedestrian killed

A man died after a car hit him on Herbert Street last night.

Police are hoping to interview anyone who saw the man, or a Toyota Rav 4.

WAToday [read this story]

Categories: Broome, Police and courts

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Halls Creek: Shire backflips on grog ban

Halls Creek shire is urging a rethink of existing takeaway alcohol restrictions.

The Shire CEO told the ABC the current system has caused an increase in grog running and cannabis use.

Council urges a re-introduction of takeaway sales, with regional drinker ID and a daily purchase limit.

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Categories: Government, Halls Creek, Local Government, Police and courts

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Kununurra: Police charge teens with diamond theft

Police have charged two 14-year-old boys with aggravated burglary and stealing.

Photo courtesy flickr FancyDiamonds.net

Photo courtesy flickr FancyDiamonds.net

They allegedly stole diamonds worth $30,000 from Kimberley Fine Diamonds last week.

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Categories: Kununurra, Police and courts

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Prescribed burning today

DPaw is burning off at two Kimberley locations today.

They are Prince Regent National Park, 250km north-east of Derby; and 200km north-west of Kununurra.

You can read a media release here:

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Categories: Environment, Government

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Government move to take over fire fighting

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services is moving to take volunteer fire fighting away from local councils.

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Categories: Local Government

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Fewer holiday makers in caravans

Caravan parks are not filling up as quickly as they used to, with fewer Australians taking caravan holidays.

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Categories: Broome, Business and finance

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Cattle prices consistently high

Cattle prices for northern Australia have stayed at a high level this season.

The Land [read this story]

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Categories: Business and finance

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