Two Killed In Fatal Bookara Crash

Major Crash Detectives are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred in Bookara yesterday afternoon. At about 2:50pm a silver Toyota Camry sedan was traveling north on Brand Highway near Butcher Road, before it crossed into the southbound lane and collided head on with a white Toyota Land Cruiser. The 53 year old Camry driver…

Youth Prisons Stable Despite Opposition Claims Budget Cuts Responsible for Greenough Escape

Fran Logan has made assurances that WA’s juvenile prisons are stable, following opposition claims that budget cuts and understaffing caused last week’s mass breakout at Greenough Regional Prison. The Corrective Services minister said youth prisons in WA including Banksia Hill Detention Centre were coping while` the State Government claimed the escape of 10 inmates that…

Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan Apologised To Geraldton Residents

Following the Greenough Prison riot Corrective Services Minister, Fran Logan, apologised to Geraldton residents for the fear and anxiety caused. “I will do everything I possibly can to ensure that those ring leaders and escapees suffer the harshest penalties for what they’ve done,” Mr Logan said. He promised he will do everything possible to implement…

Regional WA Mental Health Care Bolstered With New Service

A new community mental health service will open in regional WA that will provide vital residential and individualised care for those with mental health conditions. The community mental health step up/ step down service will support people in the community in areas close to their personal network, while also cutting hospital admissions, serving as a…

Police Hunt Greenough Prison Inmates Still At Large After Mass Breakout

Three men are still on the run following a mass break-out from Geraldton’s Greenough Regional Prison on Tuesday. 23-year-old Devon Comeagain and 28-year-old Alan McDonald were recaptured this morning but Bradley Silvester, Brendan Bartley and Darryl Councillor are still at large, out of 10 inmates who escaped. WA Police released the names and photographs of…

Geraldton gunshot victim identified and accused man found dead

Police have confirmed yesterday’s Geraldton gunshot victim was 49 year old husband, father and accountant, Philip Chamberlain. Officers searched overnight for the man accused of killing him, and found local farmer, Rodney Vlahov, dead this morning at a family property in Chapman Valley. Mr Chamberlain died after being shot at close range by Mr Vlahov,…

Naala Moort Gang Members Charged After Drug Raid

Two members of a gang have been charged for drugs offences after a police raid allegedly uncovered methamphetamine at their headquarters in Midland. Carnarvon Detectives executed a search warrant at the Naala Moort gang clubhouse on Rogers Street, where police allegedly located and seized 112 grams of methamphetamine. The raid was part of a police…

Planning Process Maps Geraldton Port Future

Geraldton Port will be redesigned for the future through a new planning process, mapping out is role for the next 30 years. The process will plan the port’s role and infrastructure needs up to 2050 under the Port Master Plan, beginning with a public survey launched by the State Government. “We want to identify future…

New Geraldton Facility to Help Those at Risk of Homelessness

A new centre to help those who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness was opened in Geraldton today. The Sun City Christian Centre is managed and operated by service provider Sun City Care. In 2014, the Department of Communities approved the $500,000 grant to build the crisis accommodation facility. The facility was built…