Elderly Man Murders Wife over Affair Suspicion

A 76 year-old man in Changhua County was arrested yesterday after killing his 72 year-old wife with a hammer. Mr Ho (何), a resident of Dacun Township became suspicious that his wife, who frequently left the house to exercise, was in fact, seeing another man. During a quarrel yesterday afternoon, Mr Ho attacked his wife with a hammer and killed her. After sitting with his wife’s lifeless body for four hours, Ho called his son-in-law, told him about the killing,

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7 Injured in Restaurant Gas Explosion

[Picture: A man is seen rescuing his 3 year-old daughter after a gas explosion in Changhua County.] Seven people were injured, including a 3 year-old girl, when leaking gas at a table in a hot pot restaurant erupted into flames in Changhua County this evening, Thursday, November 9. Video monitors recorded the moment at around 6:00pm, when a staff member was attempting to change a gas bottle for the tabletop gas burner. The staff member looks nervous as he anxiously

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Machine Pistol Seized During Roadside Check

A Zoraki 914 automatic pistol was confiscated by police after a driver was pulled over for running a red light in Changhua City shortly after midnight today, November 5. While submitting the driver to an alcohol breath test, police noticed a case on the floor of the vehicle which the driver said contained a power tool. Police insisted on searching the box and found it contained an assault pistol, magazines, a silencer, and 48 rounds of ammunition. The Zoraki 914,

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Stranded Ship Mysteriously Catches Fire

A 500 ton Mongolian-registered cargo ship that ran aground on the coast of Changhua County October 13 suddenly erupted into flames at around 4:00am this morning. At around 4:00am, Changhua County Fire Bureau received a report from Coast Guard officers that the cabin of the Lianhe 36 was on fire. Five firefighting teams were dispatched to deal with the blaze, along with 17 firefighting appliances and an ambulance. Firefighters used ladders to board the stranded vessel and took around one

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Ship Aground on Changhua Coast

A 500 ton Mongolian-registered cargo ship ran aground on the coast of Changhua County yesterday, October 13, during stormy weather and high seas generated by a typhoon in the South China Sea. The vessel named Lianhe 36 is stranded on the shore of an industrial zone in Hsienhsi Township. The crew of six were evacuated from the vessel, and an emergency crew boarded to pump out the diesel fuel October 14 to prevent an oil spill if the vessel breaks

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Runaway Truck Smashes into Vehicles Causing After-School Traffic Chaos

[Cover Picture: Liberty Times Network] Brake failure is the suspected cause of a multi-vehicle accident in Changhua County’s Tianzhong (Tienchung) Township this afternoon. At around 4:00pm, shortly after children were let out of school, a 48 year-old driver named Yu (余) lost control of his truck on a downhill section of Zhongnan Road. The speeding truck rear-ended a scooter and two cars traveling in the same direction, then careered into two on-coming cars before flipping over in front of a

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Lexus Breaks in Half in High-Speed Accident

A man is fighting for his life today after losing control of his vehicle at high speed in Puhsin Township, Changhua County. The vehicle broke in half after hitting a road sign. Lin, 47 was driving his Lexus 430 at around 6:00am when the accident occurred on a bend on Chongcheng Road. A witness said he saw the car approaching the bend at high speed, and fearing for his life, dived into his house seconds before the crash. Rescue workers

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People Injured in Worker’s Protest

Sixty people, including police and reporters were injured during a protest in Changhua County when protesters clashed with police over the closing down of a chemical plant. Workers at the Formosa Plastics Group factory are facing unemployment after the Changhua County Environmental Protection Agency refused to renew the plant’s operating license. Seven people required treatment at a local hospital after the clash, including a police officer who suffered a fractured finger. A news reporter was also injured. Protesters hurled full

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