Sandfire: Road block nets stolen ute driver.

Police say a man stole a ute from a resort at Cable Beach yesterday morning.

After several high-speed pursuits they arrested him at Sandfire Roadhouse about eight hours later.

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014 Broome, Police and courts Comments Off

Warneke killer’s sentence delayed

The man who pleaded guilty to killing Josh Warneke could not be sentenced today as planned.

Justice Lindy Jenkins postponed the sentencing because Gene Gibson did not have an interpreter present.

He had previously had a murder charge downgraded to manslaughter because Justice Stephen Hall found he had been denied the right to an interpreter and had made involuntary admissions to police.

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome, Police and courts Comments Off

Broome: Bell on trial for baby murder

A baby’s stepfather is on trial for the child’s abduction, torture, rape and murder.

Police say Mervyn Kenneth Douglas Bell took the 10-month old boy from his mother in Broome in March 2012.

The boy was found dead at the Fortescue River Roadhouse 15 hours later.

He is on trial at the Supreme Court

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 Broome, Police and courts Comments Off

Free slide shows: Six new Kimberley frogs

A WA Museum scientist has described six new Kimberley frog species.

Science Network [read this story]

Dr Paul Doughty will be giving free talks at Kununurra and Broome’s libraries next month.


7pm, Wednesday 17 September


6:30pm, Thursday 18 September



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Sunday, August 17th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Kununurra Comments Off

Broome: Paul Kelly opens concert

Broome’s racing round opened yesterday with a concert featuring Linda and Vika Bull, Stephen Pigram and Ernie Dingo.

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Monday, August 11th, 2014 Broome Comments Off

Paspaley charged for diver’s death

Paspaley Pearling Company has been charged over the 2012 death of one of its employees.

Pearl Diver Jarrod Hampton, 22, died while working off the Kimberley coast.

The West  Australian [read this story]

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Police and courts Comments Off

West Kimberley: Five bushfires burning

Broome and Derby-West Kimberley shires have a total of five bushfires burning at present.

They are at:

  • Great Northern Highway north-east of Willare Bridge Roadhouse
  • Cape Leveque Road 15 kilometres south of Lombadina
  •  five kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse
  • 90 kilometres east of Roebuck Roadhouse
  • Great Northern Highway between Bidyadanga Road and Fraser Downs Road.

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 Broome, Derby, Environment Comments Off

Broome: Robber used spear gun

Police say a man threatened service station staff with a spear gun and escaped with cash last  night.

The West Australian [read this story]

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 Broome, Police and courts Comments Off
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