Macro boss describes turning point in Claremont investigation after DNA breakthrough

“We now had a living witness, a description of the person responsible, and a method or style of assault or attack to look for and we had the highly discriminating DNA profile.”

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/macro-boss-describes-turning-point-in-claremont-investigation-after-dna-breakthrough-20200224-p543vo.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

Claremont serial killer trial ‘breakthrough’: scientist gives evidence

A laboratory assistant at the UK facility where the first major breakthrough in the Claremont murders case was made has testified about how male DNA was found on fingernail samples from Ciara Glennon.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-serial-killer-trial-breakthrough-scientist-gives-evidence-20200219-p542hb.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

Perth grandmother banned and fined for attacking teenage umpire

Charmaine Judith Wright, 46, has been given a life ban and fined more than $3000 after an all-in brawl at a kids’ football game at the Tom Bateman Sporting Complex.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/perth-grandmother-banned-and-fined-for-attacking-teenage-umpire-20200210-p53zj5.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

Claremont killer trial LIVE: Defence suggests accused could have serviced phones in Pathwest DNA lab

Pathwest forensic scientist Anna-Marie Ashley will continue to give evidence today about when, where and how Ciara’s crucial fingernail exhibits were tested, and whether they ever came close to the Karrakatta rape exhibits in the lab, which contained the accused’s DNA.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-killer-trial-live-state-claims-edwards-dna-never-on-same-bench-or-shelf-as-ciara-s-crucial-fingernail-exhibits-20200203-p53x87.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

New year, new schools: WA students’ first days as inaugural year groups

Fundreds of WA students Monday will not only be their first day of school for the new year but it will be the first day they walk through the doors of the state’s newest education facilities.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/new-year-new-schools-wa-students-first-days-as-inaugural-year-groups-20200202-p53x14.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

Dry 2019 wipes millions of tonnes off WA grain harvest

Cooperative Bulk Handling’s 2019-20 harvest report reveals 9.7 million tonnes of grain was received during this year’s harvest, down from the 16.4 million received in 2018-20.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/dry-2019-wipes-millions-of-tonnes-off-wa-rain-harvest-20200201-p53wub.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia