Queens Park man charged with murder after body found in #Perth house

A man has been charged with murder after the death of another man aged in his 60s at a house in Perth’s south-eastern suburbs.

Police found the victim after they were called to the property on Centre Street in Queens Park about 10:15am yesterday.

A 35-year-old man, who is believed to be known to the victim, was taken into custody.

Homicide Squad detectives have now charged the man, who is from Queens Park, with murder.

The man is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court later today.

via Queens Park man charged with murder after body found in Perth house – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Paid parking later this year at what is soon to be #Perth’s biggest shopping centre has drawn the ire of customers, who have threatened to shop locally or online to avoid paying.

New parking ticket machines installed at Westfield Carousel next to yellow bollards.The introduction of paid parking later this year at what is soon to be Western Australia’s biggest shopping centre has drawn the ire of customers, who have threatened to shop locally or online to avoid paying.

Scentre Group, which owns and operates Westfield Shopping centres in Australia, confirmed paid parking after the first three hours will be introduced at its Cannington shopping centre.

The fees will kick in when a $350 million redevelopment is completed later this year.

License plate recognition technology is already being rolled out at carpark entry and exit points at Westfield Carousel.

It will be the first time Scentre Group has introduced paid parking in WA.

While Scentre Group would not be drawn on how much shoppers can expect to pay, its charges range from $5 to $40 at interstate car parks.

Shoppers will avoid payment if they park for less than three hours but will face escalating costs of up to $40 per day after that.

via Customers unhappy over Cannington shopping centre parking fee plans – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Hawaii volcano: Lava from Kilauea eruption creeps toward major power plant

Screenshot from 2018-05-22 17-54-05.pngMolten lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is creeping towards a geothermal power plant site, as workers rush to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.

Key points:
A County spokeswoman said the lava had stalled at a berm on the property’s boundary
The plant has been closed since the May 3 eruption
Workers have already moved 227,124 litres of pentane
Crews worked into the night to cap the 11th and final well at the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) plant, which provides about 25 per cent of the Big Island’s power, as lava from an active fissure flowed around 250 metres from the nearest well pad, county and federal officials said.

“County, state, and federal partners have been collaborating closely to monitor the situation and work with PGV to ensure the safety of the surrounding communities,” the county said.

via Hawaii volcano: Lava from Kilauea eruption creeps toward major power plant – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Bushfire burning out of control, threatening lives and homes in Augusta-Margaret River

A map showing the fire zone of the Emergency Warning issued for a blaze in Augusta-Margaret River.A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for parts of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, about 300 kilometres south of Perth.

The warning covers people in the area bounded by Brockman Highway, Courtney Road, Payne Road and Wall Road.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said the fire started near the intersection of Brockman Highway and Beck Road in Courtenay.

via Bushfire burning out of control, threatening lives and homes in Augusta-Margaret River – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)