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Home invasion at Cranebrook

Police are investigating a home invasion in Cranebrook this morning. About 2.30am, two males forced their way inside a home on Redditch...

Who do you slow down for?

Minister for Roads Duncan Gay has asked the Western Sydney Wanderers and their supporters: who do you slow down for? The NSW Government and Western...

Drunk man fell asleep on stranger’s couch

A local magistrate has warned a Glenmore Park man to “stay off the grog” after he mistakenly entered a neighbour’s home drunk and fell...

Drunk driver crashes into house

Police have charged a man after his car crashed into a house at Penrith late last night. About 10.30pm lastnight, a car...

David's important role

Penrith Police have welcomed Reverend David Riethmuller to the station as their new police chaplain. A service of investiture was held...

Time to nominate deserving cops

The nomination period for next year's St Marys Local Area Command (LAC) Police Office of the Year awards began this week. ...

Gun found during vehicle search

Police have found a handgun after a van was stopped and searched at St Marys on Friday night. Highway Patrol officers stopped...

Morrison lends an ear

Penrith residents are concerned about the blow-out in the Federal Government’s spending on border protection policies, says Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship,...

Penrith performer earns huge acclaim in London

A former Penrith resident is wowing critics and audiences in London with her portrayal of the iconic Judy Garland. Belinda Wollaston, a former Jamison High...

Driver escapes, police officer injured

A police officer has suffered minor injuries following a pursuit through the western suburbs. About 2.50pm yesterday (Friday, April 7), officers attached to Penrith Highway...

Chance to honour our top cops

Every day our local police officers put their lives on the line to ensure our safety, and St Marys and Wallacia Rotary Clubs are...

Trio guilty of horrifying gang rape

Three men have been found guilty of gang raping a teenage girl at a St Clair house party after footage of the assault was...

What if the past month’s biggest stories had very unlikely endings?

They’re the issues that have dominated the news cycle over the past month, but Troy Dodds ponders, what if their conclusions took a surprising...

Man dies in Colyton shooting

Police have launched an investigation following a fatal shooting in Colyton this evening. Shortly after 9pm tonight, emergency services responded to reports of shots fired...

The Week: October 7

Troy Dodds is joined by Nathan Taylor and Emily Newton to discuss the week that was and the week that will be in Penrith https://soundcloud.com/westernweekenderpenrith/the-week-october-6

Longing for the days of the corner shop

I grew up in a small beach suburb of Wollongong called Towradgi where, as children, we would ride in the back seat of the...

State Government delays Levy introduction

The State Government will delay the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), it was confirmed today. Currently, the Emergency Services are funded through...

Turnbull makes education announcement in Emu Plains

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made an education announcement while in Lindsay this morning. Mr Turnbull caught the train to the local area and visited...

Cornish’s hopes for weekly red bin collection rubbished at Council meeting

Fortnightly rubbish collection is set to continue as Penrith remains a leader in domestic waste practice. While Councillor Marcus Cornish was dissatisfied with the current...

The verdict’s in: Joe’s out!

As a Sheriff Officer for 27 years you’d be forgiven for thinking Joseph Coote had seen it all. And you’d be right. The veteran security enforcer...