Baby found abandoned at school gate in Yunlin County

Police and social workers in Yunlin County are searching for the parents of a two-month-old baby, after it was found abandoned in the courtyard of a kindergarten in Dayi Township. A member of staff at the kindergarten was alerted by the sound of the infant’s faint cries when she stepped out of the front door at around 5:00 pm, yesterday, Tuesday, December 4. The baby was dressed in thin clothing, and wrapped in a bath towel. A medical examination at

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Santas on Harleys visit central Taiwan’s oldest Catholic church for Christmas

Close to one hundred Harley Davidson motorcycle owners put on Santa costumes for a procession through Puxin Township, Changhua County, finishing at the Luocuo Church, known as the oldest Catholic church in central Taiwan. Organized by the “Iron Wings” Motorcycle Club, Harley riders from three counties converged on Puxin on the invitation of the town’s Mayor, who also happens to be a member of the club. Puxin Township Mayor, Zhang Chengyu, explained that the Lucuo Catholic Church usually organizes a

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Indonesian caregiver sentenced to 1 year in prison for injuring employer who withheld her passport & air tickets

An Indonesian national employed as a caregiver in Yilan County was sentenced to serve one year in prison followed by deportation, after she held a knife to an elderly woman’s neck, causing injury, in an attempt to get her passport and air tickets back so that she could go home. According to the findings of the Yilan District Court, at around 3:30 am on August 8, 2021, 31-year-old Puji Lestari threatened the 81-year-old woman, named Wu, with a knife .

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Cops pass the hat around to help elderly man get through winter after arrest for petty theft

Police at a station in Taoyuan City bought food for a man they arrested on suspicion of petty theft, then passed the hat around and sent him off with a little cash in his pocket, hoping that it could help him through the winter. Officers from Guishan District Police Precinct were on patrol last night when they noticed two men apparently having an argument on Wensan Third Street at around 9:00 pm. The police officers stopped to question the men,

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Help for the homeless in Keelung City as cold weather descends on Northern Taiwan

Volunteers handed out sleeping bags, blankets, warm coats, and food, while also offering temporary shelter to homeless people around Keelung railway station, yesterday evening, as a continental cold front descended on northern Taiwan, combined with a northeasterly monsoonal airstream, causing temperatures to plunge into the low teens. In an underpass at Keelung Station, homeless people put up cardboard, styrofoam, and umbrellas as makeshift windbreaks, and one person even erected a tent in an attempt to shelter from the cold wind.

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6 people on one scooter spotted in Taipei City

A family of six was seen riding a scooter across Bailing Bridge in Taipei City, December 7, and some YouTube viewers suggested that the government should give them a free SUV. Dashcam footage uploaded to a popular YouTube channel showed two adults and four children crammed onto the motorcycle as it headed into Shilin District. Assumed to be a man and wife, two children stood on the floorboard, while a toddler sat between the adults, and the mother held a

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Search continues for hiker missing in mountains for 14 days

Firefighters, aircrews, and civilian volunteers are searching for a man who was last seen when he left a group of fellow hikers in a remote mountain area of Hualien County, November 24. The 52-year-old man, named Lee, left his group of 8 hikers, and turned back on the second day of a hike, feeling that he lacked the physical stamina to keep up. The other hikers continued, and when they reached a ridgeline and had network coverage on November 27,

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Good conduct trumps good homework: student praised for taking responsibility for accident

The owner of a scooter damaged when a junior high school student accidentally bumped into it while cycling to school this morning declined compensation, saying that the happiness he felt at witnessing the young man’s exemplary conduct was worth far more than a cracked fender. Somewhere in Taiwan at around 6:50 am today, the student, named Chen, was cycling to school, when heavy traffic compelled him to ride too far to the left, and he bumped into a scooter parked

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Fight breaks out in Costco over Black Friday sale special

Two men have been charged with injury after a fight broke out in a Costco store in New Taipei City yesterday, [Black] Friday, November 26. According to reports, a fight broke out in the Costco store in Xinzhuang District shortly before closing time yesterday evening, after a man, named Lin, moved a queue barrier so he could cut a queue to grab a bottle of heavily discounted shampoo. A man in the queue, named Huang, berated his act, and an

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Student expelled from police university over marijuana import case

A student of the Central Police University has been expelled, and is currently in detention after facing charges over the import of cannabis earlier this year. According to reports today, November 25, the 20-year-old man, named Hsu, was arrested after taking delivery of a package of marijuana that had been identified by customs officers at Taoyuan International Airport. The package had been sent from Canada. On August 12, officers from the Taoyuan City Police Department disguised themselves as couriers and

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Pervy toilet signs controversy breaks out in Taoyuan City

The Taoyuan City Government will have public restroom signage in a Hakka culture park in the city redesigned after public criticism that the symbols were degrading to women, and in poor taste. The signs at the Lunping Cultural Landscape Park in Guanyin District depict a male peeping over a wall at a female, and a male lifting a female’s skirt. The unusual and pervy symbols are used to guide users to the public restrooms. The signs have “been around for

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