Bus Driver Killed in Collision on Freeway 1

The driver of an intercity bus died at the scene of an accident on National Highway 1 in Tainan, after plowing into a flatbed semi-trailer that had gone out of control and jack-knifed in wet and slippery road conditions, in the early hours of the morning, January 9. Four people were sent to hospital with what were described as light injuries. The injured included the truck driver, a bus passenger, and two occupants of a car. At approximately 4:12 am,

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Cop Who Shot Suspect Dead Exonerated

A police officer who shot a suspect dead in Wanhua District 5 years ago was acquitted after a court hearing in Taipei today. Taipei City Police Commissioner Chen Jia-Chang went to the Wanhua Police Bureau to congratulate the officer, and speaking to the media, Mr Chen thanked the judges for standing up for the benefit of society and making a decision fair to all parties. August 13, 2013, a suspected thief named Lee was stopped by police in Zhonghe District,

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Man Shot Dead in KTV

A man in a Changhua County KTV was shot dead in the early hours of the morning today, January 8, 2018. According to China Times, Mr Lee, 38, from Taichung City, went to a KTV in Xihu Township, Changhua County, at around 1:00 am, after being invited to drink with friends. He was accompanied by his girlfriend. At around 2:00 am, a man entered the KTV room and fired a single shot, hitting Lee in the left side of his

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Police Fire 8 Shots in Arrest of Drugs and Guns Trafficker

A suspect in Changhua County abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot after officers attempted to make an arrest. Police fired 8 shots as they chased the man through residential properties and fields, before the suspect finally surrendered. A military assault rifle was seized in the investigation. Mr Hong, 53, used a mobile food truck as a front for trading in drugs and firearms, police told media at a press conference in Taichung this morning. Hong traveled around Taichung, Changhua,

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Eight Scooter Riders Bowled Over by Out of Control Car

Six college students were injured after a car went out of control and careered into a group of 7 scooters traveling together on route 28 in Kaohsiung yesterday. At around 9:30 pm, a driver named Zheng (鄭), who police suspect was speeding, lost control of his vehicle on a bend, and smashed into the group of 8 young scooter riders aged 19 and 20, who were on their way to Qishan Township. Fortunately, none of the injuries were life threatening,

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Man Flies into Rage over Fish Soup and uses Car as Weapon of Mass Destruction

A man in Tainan flew into a rage and drove his car into a roadside restaurant after the proprietor ignored his requests for another bowl of fish soup. While reversing out of the shop, he knocked over a scooter rider. At around 8:00 am yesterday, Mr Shen had just enjoyed a breakfast of milk fish porridge, and asked for a top up of fish soup. After the owner of the shop either ignored his request, or didn’t hear it the

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Runners Go Bananas in Kaohsiung

Six thousand runners participated in the second annual Banana run – the Qishan Marathon, in Kaohsiung this morning, Sunday, January 7. Many runners wore yellow clothes, some sported yellow sneakers, and a few even donned banana suits for the event. The route for the run meandered through banana plantations and fields of soy bean. Participants were treated to all kinds of banana flavored snacks including banana soup, banana egg rolls, banana cake, banana bread, banana popsicles, and banana vinegar drinks.

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Ultralight Plane Breaks up After Emergency Beach Landing in Taitung

Two occupants of an ultralight aircraft declined medical treatment after making a forced landing on a beach near Chenggong Township in Taitung County this afternoon, December 6. The plane broke into several pieces after landing. Taitung County Fire Services Center received the first report of the incident at 15:33 pm. A member of the public reported that an airplane had lost power and made a forced landing on the beach, and that two pilots had disembarked from the wrecked aircraft.

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Gun Dealer Arrested in Taoyuan City

A man nicknamed “The Master” was arrested in Taoyuan City today after being investigated for modifying model firearms to fire real bullets. Five handguns, an assault rifle, and more than 100 rounds of ammunition were confiscated. Mr Peng, the owner of a model gun shop, allegedly transformed model guns into real firearms and sold them to clients for between NT$50,000 and NT$80,000. Police were led to Peng after a case in which a firearm was confiscated several days ago. As

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Police Chase Ends with a Crash

A suspect trying to evade the police crashed into another vehicle in Yingge District, New Taipei City, injuring two people as well as himself, yesterday, January 5. At around 8:40 pm, police noticed a vehicle illegally parked in Guishan District, Taoyuan City. When officers approached the car, the driver sped off. Police chased the vehicle to Yingge District. As the suspect ran a red light, he crashed into another vehicle. Two people in the other vehicle were injured and sent

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Drunk American Arrested After Harassing People in the Street

An American man was arrested in Taipei City yesterday afternoon, January 4, after he harassed one man and four women near a Zhongshan MRT Station exit in an alley off Chang’an West Road. Police allege he sexually harassed women and groped their buttocks and chests. At around 3:00 pm, an obviously drunk Caucasian male was reported to be aggressively harassing passers by. Some women alleged the man groped their buttocks and breasts, and at least one reported being bear-hugged. Video

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