Road Rage: Driver forces motorcyclist off road, gets shot with pepper gun

A man was shot five times with a pepper ball gun after he forced a motorcyclist off the road in a road rage incident in Kaohsiung City, it was revealed after a video of the incident was shared on social media, yesterday, October 30. A helmet-cam video uploaded to social media showed the driver of blue sedan cutting across traffic from the left lane to make a right-hand turn in Sanmin District at around 7:00 am on September 16. According

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Stray silver fox to be put up for adoption if owner doesn’t come forward

A Miaoli County animal shelter will put a silver fox up for adoption if the owner doesn’t claim it within seven days, after the rare exotic pet was found wandering in a suburb of Miaoli City in recent days. Members of the public reported an unusual-looking stray dog with a Buddhist lucky charm hanging from its neck in the Fuxing Mountain area on the outskirts of Miaoli City a few days ago. The “dog” was chased by other stray dogs

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Gravel truck plows into vehicles stopped for ambulance in tunnel, leaving 1 dead, 11 injured

One man died and 11 people were injured after gravel truck plowed into stationary vehicles in a tunnel in Yilan County, causing a pile-up of 16 vehicles, including 5 trucks, 10 cars, and one motorcycle, today, Tuesday, October 24. Emergency services received reports of a serious multi-vehicle accident in the northbound lanes of the Xin’ao Tunnel on the Suhua Highway (Highway 9) in Nan’ao Township at 1:40 pm. The Yilan County Fire Department dispatched teams from fire stations in Su’ao,

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Kaohsiung City police solve mystery gun woman case: just taking care of business

Kaohsiung City police launched an investigation after pictures began circulating on social media this morning of a woman holding a gun and making shooting motions. The investigation found that the gun was a legal BB gun, and the woman was shooting at monkeys. The picture of a middle-aged woman wearing an apron while aiming a pistol appeared on the Facebook group “Road Observation Academy,” causing a discussion among readers. Some speculated that the woman may be a gangster, or perhaps

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Bus driver considered a serious criminal suspect following investigation into fatal crash

Prosecutors applied to the court this morning to keep a bus driver in detention, as they considered him a “serious criminal suspect” for his involvement in a crash that killed 4 and injured 22 people on a freeway in Yunlin County yesterday, Saturday, October 21. The 63-year-old driver, named Chen, is expected to be formally charged with offenses including professional negligence causing death later today, after a forensic examination of the bodies of the deceased is completed. Witness testimony, Chen’s

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Bus crash on freeway leaves 4 dead, 22 injured

Four people died and 22 were injured after a crash involving a tour bus and an SUV on National Highway 3 in Yunlin County today, October 21. According to reports, a tour bus crashed into the central traffic divider and collided with a car at around 9:40 am. The Yunlin County Fire Department dispatched four firetrucks, 10 ambulances, and 30 personnel to the scene of the accident. Four people were found without breathing and heartbeat. A 12 year old boy

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15 people evacuate bus moments before it bursts into flames

A driver and 14 passengers escaped unharmed moments before a fire quickly spread from the rear of a tour bus, consuming the vehicle in a sea of flames, on National Highway 1 in Taoyuan City last night. The National Highway Police Bureau received reports of a tour bus on fire on the shoulder of the southbound lanes of the Wugu to Yangmei elevated section of the freeway shortly after 10:00 pm. Although the fire occurred in Taoyuan City, the Taoyuan

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Young Formosan black bear rescued from boar trap

Animal rescue workers took a juvenile Formosan black bear to a rehabilitation center for medical treatment after it was rescued from a boar trap in a mountain district of Miaoli County yesterday, October 16. A fruit farmer named Zhang was inspecting his orchard when he heard an animal growling in a nearby bamboo grove. On inspection, Zhang found a small black bear with one limb caught in a snare. Zhang contacted the Taichung branch of the Forestry and Nature Conservation

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Police seize biggest haul of domestically manufactured meth in Taiwan history

Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau conducted a two-year-long investigation, culminating in a raid on a drug manufacturing facility in Nantou County that netted the largest single haul of domestically-produced methamphetamine in the country’s history. The investigation was instigated by the Pingtung District Prosecutor’s Office, and involved the joint efforts of a team from Taichung City, Changhua City, and Kaohsiung City police departments. According to the investigation, a 32-year-old man, named Lee, financed the operation. Lee employed a 30-year-old man, named Lu,

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Mother sentenced to prison for chaining 5-year-old in bathroom so she could go to work

A woman in Kaohsiung City has been sentenced to a three-month prison term for leaving her 5-year-old daughter chained by the neck in a bathroom while she went to work. According to the Kaohsiung District Court, on October 15, 2022, the 30-year-old single mother, named Lee, fed her daughter lunch, then tied a chain around her neck and attached the other end to a crossbar in the shower cubicle of her apartment’s bathroom. Lee then went to work. The girl

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Driver dies, bleach spills on road after chemical tanker crash on coastal highway

The driver of a chemical truck died, and a large amount of bleach was spilled on the road, after the truck crashed and overturned on Provincial Highway 2 in New Taipei City this morning. The New Taipei City Fire Department received reports of a crash and chemical spill on the coastal highway in Gongliao District at 10:44 am. NTCFD dispatched 24 vehicles and 40 personnel to the scene of the accident. After identifying the spilled chemical as sodium hypochlorite (bleach),

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