A WA father of four who lost his job earlier this year has been dealt another blow after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. The bills are piling up but the Mid West community are rallying around to help the family stay afloat.
Two popular South West beaches were closed over Christmas due to shark sightings and with summer well and truly underway WA's Surf Life Savers are urging beach goers to follow a few simple rules to reduce their risk of a shark encounter.
A young South West netballer has been hand-picked to represent the nation; Brooke Repacholi will head to the Gold Coast next year with the All Australian Schoolgirls where they'll take on netballers from around the world.
A young boy has been charged over an alleged rampage through a South West cemetery on Boxing Day Gravestones were left damaged, gifts destroyed and ornaments smashed leaving grieving families heartbroken.
With Christmas all wrapped up kids and adults alike will be making the most of their new toys and with drones becoming increasingly popular as presents authorities are warning new drone-users to fly safely.
It's been a horrific four days on our Great Southern roads with one person killed and many more injured after sixteen separate crashes over the Christmas period. Police say fatigue was a factor in most of them.