World champ e-sports player arrested for MARIJUANA!!!

An e-sports player who represented Taiwan’s 2012 winning team in the Season 2 World Championship of League of Legends has been arrested and charged for trafficking marijuana, according to reports today, September 29. Kurtis Lau Wai-kin, a native of Hong Kong better known by his in-game moniker Toyz, was arrested after a search of his home earlier today. The Chief Prosecutor of the Taichung District Prosecutor’s Office said that police conducted a search of the 29-year-old’s residence in Taipei after

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Truck plunges off elevated road after crashing into car

Two people were injured on National Highway 4 after a truck slammed into a broken down car then crashed through the guardrail, falling 10 meters from the elevated road section. Taichung City Fire Department dispatched six firetrucks, two ambulances, and 24 personnel to the scene of the accident after receiving reports at 10:14 am. Firefighters arrived to find the 50-year-old truck driver conscious but trapped in the vehicle. The truck driver was rushed to Tzu Chi Hospital with injuries described

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Two trapped by rising river airlifted to safety in Taichung City

Two people were rescued by helicopter after becoming trapped on a sandbar when the water level of Dajia River in Taichung City suddenly rose due to heavy rain upstream. Taichung City Fire Department received reports that two people fishing in the Dajia River in Shigang District were trapped by rising water shortly after 3:00 pm. The Fire Department dispatched five fire trucks, one ambulance, an inflatable boat, and 10 personnel to conduct rescue operations. At around 4:00 pm the National

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Man shot in freeway road rage incident

A man was shot in the arm in what police believe was the result of a “driving dispute” on National Freeway 1 in Taichung City last night. According to the media reports, the 25-year-old man, named Lin, was driving from Taoyuan City to Taichung City with his girlfriend when somebody driving a black sedan began to flash their headlights and tailgating his vehicle after passing the Fengyuan Interchange at around 9:00 pm. Lin attempted to speed away and a game

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Police hunting for suspect who hacked restaurant owner down in the street in Taichung City

Police are searching for a man who injured the owner of a buffet restaurant with dozens of knife wounds in a frenzied attack in Taichung City this morning, August 18. According to witnesses, the 56-year-old restaurant owner, named Hsieh, had just opened his buffet-style restaurant for lunch at 11:00 am when a man arrived on a motorcycle and attacked him with a knife. Hsieh was standing standing outside the restaurant in Dali District, when the man wearing a white shirt,

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Judo boy dies after 70 days in a coma

A seven-year-old boy who was repeatedly thrown by his judo coach and an older classmate until he was unconscious, has died after spending 70 days in a coma in a hospital in Taichung City. Doctors at Fengyuan Hospital removed life support systems in the presence of the boy’s parents yesterday evening, and the boy, named Huang, was declared dead at around 9:00 pm, June 29. See previous story: 7-year-old brain-dead after being thrown more than 20 times in judo class

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Man survives fall from 23rd floor in Taichung City

A man remained conscious after falling from the 23rd floor of a building and crashing through the roof of a neighbor’s shed this morning, June 14. Taichung City Fire Department received an emergency call at around 7:00 am from a resident who reported that a stranger had crashed through the roof of his backyard shed, and required an ambulance. Firefighter paramedics responding to the report found a man named Hsu, conscious and with a suspected broken limb. Hsu told the

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Woman spotted in Taichung City walking around without a mask or PPE

A woman in Taichung City caused tongues to wag, and sent the local media into a frenzy yesterday, after she was spotted walking around without wearing a surgical mask. The woman was seen near the Zhonghua Road Night Market, June 11, at around noon. Not only was the woman not wearing a surgical mask, but she was not wearing any kind of personal protective equipment (PPE) at all. Carrying only a large, black handbag, and donning a pair of slippers,

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Coal conveyor on fire at Taichung Power Plant

A fire that consumed around one hundred meters of a coal conveyor belt at the Taichung Power Plant this morning is now under control and power supplies will not be affected according to state power supplier Taipower today, Thursday, June 10. According to reports, the conveyor belt began to emit smoke and flames shortly after 7:00 am. A total of 11 fire fighting appliances and 24 personnel were dispatched from the onsite fire station, and four other surrounding stations. The

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Burned corpse of driver found in car after crash and fire in Taichung City

Firefighters found the burned corpse of a driver after extinguishing a fire that consumed a car after a crash in in Taichung City this morning, May 27. The Taichung City Fire Department received reports that a car was ablaze after crashing through a fence in a dead end street in Daya District at around 9:30 am. Two fire trucks, an ambulance, and five personnel were dispatched to the scene of the blaze in Fenglin Street. After extinguishing the fire, firefighters

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2 men killed in high-speed single-vehicle crash in Taichung City

Two men were cut out of the mangled wreck of a vehicle without vital signs and were later declared dead at the hospital, after a single vehicle accident in Taichung City this afternoon, Sunday, May 16. The 43-year-old driver, named Wu, is suspected to have lost control of his vehicle at high speed while negotiating a curve on Dafeng Road, in Dali District, slamming into a tree on the central traffic separator. The Toyota SUV was left wrapped around the

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