WA news LIVE: Man bitten by shark near Coral Bay in stable condition; Nova 93.7 regains Perth radio title (2024)

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Man bitten by shark near Coral Bay in stable condition

An update now on the man bitten by a shark in WA’s north yesterday.

The spearfisher remains in a local hospital in a stable condition after being attacked by an unknown species of shark at 14 Mile Beach, near Coral Bay around 11.20am.

The attack occurred shortly after authorities issued a shark warning for a whale carcass spotted floating around 60 kilometres north of the incident.

Another member of the public reported a shark swimming five metres from shore at 14 Mile Beach shortly after the attack.

The injured man was due to be transferred to Perth for treatment overnight, but remains in a local hospital.

Nova 93.7 reclaims title as Perth’s #1 radio station

Nova 93.7 has regained its title of Perth’s most listened to radio station after briefly being bumped off the top by 96FM earlier this year.

In the latest radio survey, released this morning, Nova holds 15.2 per cent of the market, with 96FM dropping to 13.6 per cent. Rounding out the top five were MIX 94.5 (12.2%), 92.9 Triple M (9.3%) and Radio 6PR (9.1).

In the breakfast radio wars, Nova 93.7’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun continue their dominance, claiming 18.5 per cent of the market, with MIX 94.5’s Pete & Kymba being its nearest competitor with 12.2 per cent of the audience.

Man fighting for life after hit-and-run

To overnight news now and a 38-year-old man is in a critical condition after a suspected hit-and-run in Perth’s east.

WA Police allege the man was struck by a dark coloured vehicle on Albany Highway in Maddington around 7.30pm near a 7-Eleven petrol station.

WA news LIVE: Man bitten by shark near Coral Bay in stable condition; Nova 93.7 regains Perth radio title (1)

He was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital where he is fighting for his life this morning.

Police are searching for the driver involved in the incident, who did not stop to render assistance.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

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Thunderstorms, gusty winds forecast for Perth

Perth’s coastal suburbs are expected to cop brunt of a severe weather warning due to hit the south-west of the state this afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the cold front will bring gusty showers and isolated thunderstorms, with winds forecast to average between 50 and 60 kilometres an hour, and peak at around 90 kilometres an hour.

WA news LIVE: Man bitten by shark near Coral Bay in stable condition; Nova 93.7 regains Perth radio title (2)

BOM spokeswoman Jessica Lingard told Radio 6PR Perth could see how between 15 and 25 millimetres of rain.

“In terms of when we can expect to see this reaching the city, it will probably be later this morning, so we do have a decent run for all those folks heading to work this morning, but then we will see the weather taking a bit of a turn as we make our way through this afternoon and into this evening, as that cold front comes up and comes through,” she said.

“The severe weather warning includes all of the southern suburbs and most of the northern suburbs up to around the Ocean Reef area.”

Across the nation and overseas

Here’s what’s making news.

  • Real estate agents, lawyers and accountants used to launder the money of drug dealers and terrorist-funders will be the target of new laws to stop the flow of dirty money in Australia.
  • Federal Treasury is reviewing an unknown number of foreign takeovers involving PwC after the embattled consulting firm was accused of misleading the Tax Office.
  • Labor’s Peter Khalil has become the first MP to push back against claims made by a pro-Palestinian political movement aiming to unseat Labor politicians.
  • Overseas, Israeli forces advanced deeper into the Gaza Strip’s largest city in pursuit of militants who had regrouped there, sending thousands of Palestinians fleeing.
  • Also abroad, Russia has rained missiles down on cities across Ukraine in broad daylight, killing at least 36 civilians and badly damaging Kyiv’s main children’s hospital.
  • President Emmanuel Macron has refused the resignation of France’s prime minister, asking him to remain temporarily as the head of the government after the chaotic election result left the government in limbo.
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This morning in Perth

Good morning, we’re back bringing you another day of local news as it happens.

We’ll start today off with a riddle. What do carpenters, geologists, secondary teachers and fitness instructors have in common?

It turns out more of them prefer to live in Scarborough than any other suburb in WA, according to new census data revealing where certain professions call home.

What is the most common suburb of residence for your job? To find out, type it into the box below and follow the prompt to our visual story.

Meanwhile, West Coast would face a payout of close to $1 million if they sack Adam Simpson as senior coach at or near the end of the 2024 season.

For many clubs, the prospect of spending that $1 million – money that must be counted in their soft cap – on a costly termination would be sufficient to give the senior coach the opportunity to coach on and complete his contract.

Despite this, it is difficult to see how Simpson will survive as coach after a third season in which West Coast have continued to produce an excess of substandard performances.

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