Suspects arrested after man critically injured in parcel bomb explosion

Two suspects have been arrested after an investigation into a blast that critically injured the owner of an interior design company in Kaohsiung City, yesterday, May 15. Shortly after noon yesterday, an explosion blasted out the glass windows and doors of an interior design company office on Minkang Road, Gushan District, leaving the owner of the company, a 53-year-old man named Feng, critically injured with burns to more than 60% of his body. Initial media reports reported a gas explosion,

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Vigilantes damage woman’s home after dog abuse video uploaded to social media

A woman’s home in Kaohsiung City was vandalized yesterday, after animal lovers responded to a video uploaded to social media that showed the woman beating a dog with a broomstick. On May 8, Ms Huang (黃), a resident of Linyuan District, became angry after finding out a dog adopted by her neighbors, named Guo (郭), had damaged her pot plants. Huang demanded Ms Guo compensate her for the damage to her plants. After Guo refused to pay for the damage,

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Suspect arrested for home-invasion murder of elderly woman in Kaohsiung City

A suspect was arrested in Tainan City today, after an elderly woman was found dead in her home in Kaohsiung City Wednesday, April 17. At around 8:00am Wednesday, the son of the 78-year-old woman named Wei, paid his mother a visit as was his daily routine, only to find the glass on the front door broken, and his mothers lifeless body in her bedroom. Paramedics who responded to the son’s 119 call found that Ms Wei was already dead and

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11-year-old boy survives 15-floor fall

A boy in Kaohsiung City is in a serious condition, but conscious and able to speak, after falling from his family’s 17th floor apartment onto a second floor awning this evening, April 15. At around 5:35pm, neighbors called emergency services after being alerted to the fall by the boy’s mother’s screams. Firefighters who attended the incident on the corner of Guanxing Street and Mingcheng Road, found the boy conscious and writhing in pain. “My stomach hurts,” the boy said. The

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Driver killed after car crushed between two trucks on freeway

The driver of a sedan died at the scene of a five-vehicle accident after a semi trailer plowed into stationary vehicles, crushing the car between two container trucks on National Freeway 1 this morning, March 21. The accident occurred at around 11:30am as a line of vehicles were stopped behind a road maintenance vehicle in the fast lane of the the freeway in the south-bound lanes at the 364.5 kilometer mark in Kaohsiung City. As the vehicles waited to merge

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Driver survives 10 meter fall after car plunges from bridge

A man in Kaohsiung City suffered multiple injuries after crashing through a barrier and plummeting 10 meters onto a dry riverbed this morning. Mr Lee, 34, is suspected of having tried to dodge a cat when he lost control of his car on Shuangyuan Bridge shortly before 8:00am. Lee’s car skidded into the slow lane and hit a 20 centimeter high traffic separator, launching into the air and crashing through the bridge rails before landing on a sandbar below. Firefighters

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Suspect arrested after taxi driver shot in Kaohsiung City

A man was arrested this morning, suspected of having shot a taxi driver four times in the back, leaving him to die on the side of the road, and stealing his cab. The taxi driver, Mr Lee, 56, was found laying in a pool of blood on a sidewalk in Kaohsiung City’s Qiaotou District at around 8:30am yesterday, Sunday, February 10. Struggling to remain conscious due to massive blood loss, Lee said to police, “I’ve no strength,” before losing consciousness.

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Woman jumps from moving car on freeway after husband stabs her

A woman in Kaohsiung City jumped from a moving car to escape being stabbed to death by her husband as they traveled on National Highway 10 this morning, January 28. The 38-year-old woman named Sun was traveling with her 51-year-old husband, named Liu, and their 2-year-old son, when the couple began to argue at around 10:40am. Mr Liu lost his temper, grabbed a knife, and stabbed Ms Sun. Ms Sun then jumped from the car at high speed, according to

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Uni Student Shot Dead after KTV Taxi Dispute in Kaohsiung City

A 22-year-old man bled to death after being shot twice in the abdomen by a man who felt slighted in a dispute over taxi called to a KTV in Kaohsiung City in the early hours of the morning, December 29. At around 2:00am, two groups were singing at a KTV on Zhonghua Road in Qishan District when a university student named Chen called a taxi for his friends. At around the same time, a 37-year-old man named Shih, who manages

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Media Abuzz about possible Arnold Schwarzenegger visit to Kaohsiung City

Taiwan’s news media, abuzz with rumors about a famous Hollywood celebrity visit to Kaohsiung since comments made by the mayor-elect on December 18, is reporting that Arnold Schwarzenegger is slated to make a speech in the city in March 2019. Last week, mayor-elect Han Kuo-yu ( 韓國瑜), sparked media interest when he told reporters that an internationally renowned person from Hollywood will speak in Kaohsiung in March. Today, Pan Heng-Hsu (潘恆旭), the incoming Kaohsiung City Government Tourism Bureau director, who

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1 Dead, 1 Injured after Truck Slams Head-on into Bus

The driver of a small truck was killed instantly, and a bus driver injured, after the truck hit a municipal bus head-on in Liugui District, Kaohsiung City, this morning. Fortunately, none of the passengers on the bus, which included students on their way to school, were seriously affected by the crash, according to reports in Liberty Times Network, and SETN. The bus driver, Mr Pan, 39, was unable to evade the oncoming truck as it hurtled toward him on the

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