Drunk driver investigated for gun crimes after bullets found in vehicle

Police in Kaohsiung City are investigating a man on suspicion of firearms and weapons crimes after finding 28 bullets in his motor scooter’s under seat compartment following his arrest for drunk driving. Police on a routine patrol in Sinsing District pulled over a 64-year-old man named Hsu after spotting him crossing the stop line at a red light at the intersection of Zili 1st Road and Qixian 1st Road at around 9:20 am yesterday, January 19. Noticing that Hsu smelled

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1 dead, 1 injured after wheel falls off truck on freeway

A female passenger in a car was killed instantly, and the driver was injured, after a wheel fell off a truck and bounced into oncoming traffic on National Highway 3 in Kaohsiung City today, December 10. According to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, a semitrailer carrying recyclable materials was travelling southbound when a left rear wheel disconnected from the trailer, and bounced into the northbound lanes at the 384.8 kilometer mark, at around 12:50 pm. The wheel hit a pick-up truck

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Police fire 4 shots chasing gravel truck in Kaohsiung City

Police fired at a gravel truck’s tires, after the driver refused to stop for a roadside inspection, attempted to ram a police motor scooter, and took to the freeway in an attempt to escape, in Kaohsiung City today, December 8. Two officers from the Gangshan Police station stopped a gravel truck suspected to be overloaded near the Yanchao Interchange in Renwu District at around 10:30 am. However, the 38-year-old driver, named Lu, suddenly attempted to ram one of the police

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2 dead after motor scooter run over by gravel truck in Kaohsiung City

Two women traveling on a motor scooter in Kaohsiung City died at the scene of the accident, after being run over by a gravel truck today, December 5. At 11:10 am, a 52-year-old woman, named Yang, and a 68-year-old woman, named Yao, were riding parallel to a gravel truck near the intersection of Renlin Road and Linsen Lane in Renwu District when they fell into the path of the truck on the narrow road. The 59-year-old truck driver, named Yu,

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Drunk driver plows into pedestrians on zebra crossing, leaving 1 dead, 3 injured in Kaohsiung City

One person died and three were injured after a drunk driver hit a family of 4 using a pedestrian crossing in Kaohsiung City this evening, December 26. Witnesses said that a BMW sedan was travelling very fast when it hit the three women and one man in an area crowded with people who had just left a Christmas market on the banks of the Love River in Qianjin District at around 7:20 pm. A 37-year-old woman, named Fan, lost vital

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Man’s attempt to evade the law thwarted when he chooses wrong fake ID

A man pulled over for a minor traffic infringement in Kaohsiung City was arrested yesterday, after he gave police his brother’s ID number, unaware that prosecutors had issued a warrant for his brother’s arrest. According to reports, Mr Chen, 49, was pulled over by police, Sunday, November 29, after they spotted him using a mobile phone while waiting for a red light on a scooter in Xinxing District. Chen was not carrying ID, and when asked for his ID number,

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Gay pride event welcomed in Taiwan: but please don’t pander to China

Taiwan, and the City of Kaohsiung were happy to receive the news that Kaohsiung City was chosen to host WorldPride 2025, after an announcement by InterPride, November 13. However, there are mixed feelings about terminology used in the announcement that reeks of pandering to the Chinese Communist Party. Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chi-mai said that Taiwan is the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage and that the choice of Kaohsiung, Taiwan to host the 2025 event is of

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Couple on scooter killed by drunk driver in Kaohsiung City

A husband and wife who had just set off for a day trip to the mountains both died after being hit by a car driven by man affected by alcohol in Kaohsiung City this morning, Saturday, November 13. The couple, riding a scooter, had just left their home to meet up with friends and relatives, and were passing through the intersection of Guangming Road and Wengyuan Road in Daliao District at 5:10 am when a black Lexus sedan driven by

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Two arrested after couple found dead in motel jacuzzi

Kaohsiung City police have arrested two people suspected of dealing drugs after a man and a woman were found dead in a motel in Gushan District yesterday, November 6. Motel staff entered a room shortly after noon after the occupants failed to check out, didn’t answer the phone, and did not respond to knocks on the door. The staff found the two occupants, a male, named Hong, 20, and a female, named Huang, 18, naked and unresponsive in a jacuzzi.

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More than 20 people stung by hornet swarm in Kaohsiung mountain district

Twenty-four people were stung, and 2 required hospitalization after a swarm of hornets attacked a group of 39 tourists in Kaohsiung City’s rural Namaxia District yesterday, October 31. The group of Kaohsiung City residents was visiting the Tangaanua Shrine as part of a tour of the Bunun indigenous people’s traditional culture when a child was stung by a Asian giant hornet at around 10:30 am. The frantic actions of the child attempting to wave the hornet away is believed to

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