10 Injured in Family Arson Case: Brother Arrested

A man set fire to his family’s home in the early hours of this morning in Keelung City. A total of 9 people, including a 1 month-old baby required hospital treatment for smoke inhalation. Mr Yang, 29, had long resented the way he was treated by his elder and younger brothers. He claims to have lost his temper after family members looked at the contents of his cellphone. Yang, who is said to be on the autistic spectrum, told police

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Human Remains Reveal Skeletons in School Closet

Forensics officers from Chiayi District Prosecutor’s Office were sent to an elementary school in the town of Putai to recover and examine skeletal remains suspected to belong to a school worker who went missing 10 years ago. The human bones, skull, clothing, a quilt, and an old cellphone, were found in the corner of a concrete drainage gutter on the roof of Yongan Elementary School yesterday afternoon, when workers were sent to clear drains after the roof became flooded during

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Three Injured in Road Rage Stabbing

Two men and one woman were sent to hospital for treatment after one of the men went berserk with a knife during a road rage incident in Taipei City’s Xinyi District this morning, June 13. The driver of an Infiniti, 61 year-old Mr Ren, entered Zhongpo Road from a side-street, forcing 45 year-old Mr Zhou, who was driving a Mercedes Benz, to change lanes to avoid a collision. The two drivers stopped next to each other at a red light

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Man Arrested After Posting Lethal Weapon Video to Youtube

A 25 year old man was arrested in Taichung after police found Youtube videos demonstrating the lethal power of modified air-guns. A police criminal investigation unit in Taichung patrolling the Internet became suspicious when they saw air-guns offered for sale on an Internet auction site at up to 10 times the normal price. The videos associated with the ads demonstrated that the rifles and handguns had been modified to fire pellets that penetrated metal. A police officer posing as a

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Sub-Machine Gun and Grenade Found in Arrested Gangster’s Arsenal

Police discovered what they called “a small arsenal” of weapons after arresting a gangster wanted in relation to a kidnapping for ransom case. The haul included a sub-machine gun and a grenade. Earlier this year, during the Chinese New Year holidays, the son of a gang boss serving time in prison, was kidnapped and held for 14 hours. The kidnappers demanded a NT$5 million ransom. Police investigators had been working on the case for more than four months. After identifying

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Brother Arrested After Gruesome Murder in Taichung

[Cover Picture: China Times] The younger brother of a murder victim was arrested yesterday after police found blood in his car. In the early hours of Thursday morning, June 1, a security guard found a partially burnt corpse on a road in Hsitun District in Taichung. Police forensics found the man’s throat had been cut, and both his hands had been cut off. The hands were missing. Police also found 6 dice around the body, and at first suspected the

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Murderous Mayor’s Sentence Reduced After 25 Million Payment

A Chiayi County township mayor who was sentenced to life imprisonment after paying a hitman to murder a police officer, has had his sentence reduced after paying a large sum of money to the victim’s family. In April 2016, Jhuci Township Mayor, Wang Kun-hong, was sentenced to life imprisonment along with the gunman surnamed Liu, after 47 year-old police officer and SWAT team member Lin Jin-zhong was ambushed and brutally murdered with three shotgun blasts outside his wife’s art supply

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Woman Decapitated in Kaohsiung

A 52 year-old mentally-ill woman was decapitated by her 54 year old brother on a busy street in Kaohsiung this morning. At around 9:30am, the woman surnamed Lin tried to leave the house. Her brother tried to prevent her leaving and an altercation ensued. United Daily News reported that witnesses said Ms Lin kneeled and begged for forgiveness as Mr Lin wielded the chopper. Ms Lin even kowtowed. But Mr Lin grabbed her by the hair and chopped her neck

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Road Rage: Young Man Beats up 60 year-old

A 60 year-old man was beaten up by a younger man after he stopped his scooter at a red light, blocking the path of a couple on a scooter behind him, on Yanping Road, Taipei City yesterday, Tuesday, May 9. The younger man, who was not named in Chinese language reports, took a knife out of his scooter’s helmet compartment and threatened the older man, named Zhai (翟) before beating Zhai with his motorcycle helmet. Mr Zhai suffered a black

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Pro China Group Behind Statue Beheading

Former Taipei City Councilor and pro-Chinese unification group member Lee Cheng-long (李承龍) has been identified as the main suspect in the beheading of a bronze statue in Tainan City. The bronze statue, commemorating Japanese civil engineer Yoichi Hatta was found beheaded on Sunday at a memorial park in Guantian, Tainan City. The vandalism incident comes just three weeks before an annual memorial service is to be held at the park. Liberty Times Network reported that police identified Lee and a

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Armed Gold Robber Foiled

[Picture: United Daily News] A woman attempted to make off with NT$1.73 million worth of gold jewelry at a store in Hsinchu City yesterday, and was arrested when the owner chased her into the street, and drew the attention of patrolling police officers. On the evening of April 12, the 33 year-old unemployed woman, Ms Liang, entered the store, and told the store owner she was getting married, and wanted to purchase gold for her wedding. Liang spent 2 hours

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