Carousel teen in court; Bunbury cleanup; Live export ban


That’s all from us today, thank you for staying with us as we brought you the biggest headlines from around the city and across the state.

If you’re just about to hit the road for the commute home, Main Roads has just warned about a police incident on the Narrows Bridge northbound, with traffic heavy as the afternoon peak hour ramps up.

As we leave you, there are revelations the four Vietnamese asylum seekers intercepted by Border Force off the coast of Broome last week come after 38 people were also picked up after two boat arrivals – but none have been taken to Nauru for processing as yet.

Meanwhile, iron ore miner Rio Tinto has launched an investigation after one of its autonomous trains hauling wagons of ore to its ports crashed near Karratha.

A photo of the crash was posted on the “Mining Mayhem” Facebook page, showing locomotives on their sides and derailed wagons spilling iron ore everywhere.

An autonomous Rio Tinto iron ore train has crashed in WA’s Pilbara region, about 80 kilometres from Karratha.Credit: Mining Mayhem/Facebook

In court, a Perth wife accused of trying to secretly poison her husband has had her trial vacated at the eleventh hour after prosecutors realised the solution she was spiking his water with could not have been fatal.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old boy has fronted court over the alleged altercation that plunged Carousel Shopping Centre into lockdown on Friday – and been released back on to the streets.

And it’s hard to conceive from a city gasping for rain, but remote parts of WA’s south got so much of it two months ago they remain hazardously boggy even now.

The region was battered by a year’s worth of rain over a few days in early March, closing the highway and stranding a family of seven, who were rescued after a Police Air Wing search.

The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed today the area had not had more than 3 millimetres on any day since then, with the exception of 5.8mm at Eyre on May 5.

Yet a man and woman in their 50s got bogged in mud on Friday near Cocklebiddy, a roadhouse on the Eyre Highway about three hours west of the WA/SA border.

Thank you again for joining us, tune in tomorrow as we bring you all the news from the federal budget – and what it means for WA.

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